Video:How to Show Appreciation to Employeeswith Angela Lussier
Showing appreciation to employees improves office morale and helps the company run more effectively. To show appreciation fairly, consider these human resources tips.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Show Appreciation to EmployeesHi! This is Angela Lussier for About.com, and today you'll learn how to show appreciation for employees.
Ask Employees What They Prefer as a RewardThe best way to know how to show appreciation to your employees is to ask them. Everyone likes to be recognized differently. Some people like a token of appreciation, like a trophy, plaque or a pin, while others like cash bonuses or extra time off. You can conduct a survey asking them what kinds of rewards they would like for their hard work. You can put boxes on the form that say, would you like a cash bonus? Or time off? Give them a space to write in something if they're not really interested in the items you offer.
The Manager Decides How to Show AppreciationWhen you receive the survey results, it's up to you to determine what's fair and what's reasonable. Once you've created an outline of what you're willing to offer, you call a staff meeting with everyone to discuss the results. An example of something that's fair and reasonable might be something like free gas for a month. Something that's probably not fair and reasonable is a brand new car.
Communicate to Employees About Their RewardsCalling a staff meeting accomplishes two goals. It tells the staff that you're following through on your promise to create a new program, while also communicating the results and let them know what they have to look forward to.The final step of this process is the most important. That's following through on what you promised in the staff meeting. If you set timelines and goals that you expect the staff to adhere to, you do as well. Make sure that what you tell them will happen, and if they do meet their goals, you give them what they ask for. This will build trust, and also make them more loyal employees.
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