As a business owner, one of your most valuable assets is your staff. Without them, you could not hope to be nearly as successful as you are today. As has been said for generations, a happy worker is a productive one. You will want to show your employees that you value their contributions. This is especially true in a competitive industry where personnel can move over to another company where they feel more valued and fulfilled. You can keep that from happening. Here are three ways to show your employees that you care.
From holiday seasons to the sending off of a special employee who is retiring after years of service, a celebration is in order. Employees love parties. It is their time to interact with one another in a casual atmosphere away from work. It is also your chance as the boss to let your hair down a bit and enjoy the company of your staff. The trade-offs can be beneficial to you in the end. Having an office party is a way to celebrate those significant milestones in life, from holidays to a record-breaking year of sales.
Money is Good
Little can motivate your employees like the sound of money. If you have had a particularly good year, you have your staff to thank for that. You may already reward them handsomely with one of the best salary packages in the industry. Remember that they would receive that even if you had a poor year of productivity. Show them that you really care by allowing them to share in the revenue that you have experienced throughout the year. They will most definitely appreciate the gesture.
There are times when an individual employee deserves some special recognition. You might have just had someone shatter the sales record or another who has recently become a published author because of research done at your firm. Whatever the case might be, you can consider a special ceremony just for that person, and bestow a special gift upon him or her.
While there are countless ways that you can show your appreciation for employees, from simple thank you’s in the hallway to full-blown corporate get-togethers, these three seem to be a special treat. The key is to reward employees for a job well done. This can be spontaneous, or it can be planned well in advance. The choice is up to you. It does not even have to be that big of a deal. Employees will feel if you are genuine in your offers, so remember that and you should be able to retain your talent pool.