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The Power of Employee Appreciation

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Employee Appreciation Day falls on the first Friday of March each year. While bosses should make sure their employees feel appreciated year-round, this day is a great opportunity to thank and reward them! 

You don't need statistics to know that lack of appreciation is one of, if not the #1 reason why people leave their jobs. It's costly to lose good employees, and costly to hire and train new ones. Feeling appreciated is a top motivator for employees to do great work and go above and beyond. It's simple: appreciation = increased morale, and increased morale = improved performance + job satisfaction. Employee appreciation doesn't have to consist of grand gestures in order to make a meaningful impact. Whatever you do, as long as the acknowledgement is coming from a sincere place, it has great power to make a lasting impression! Not sure what to do for Friday? Here are three easy ideas:

  • Give them a change of scene and take them out for a fun, long break during the day! A lunch out somewhere nice, a relaxed BBQ at the park, a fun team-building activity out of the office... It'll be a good opportunity for them to connect with you and also get a well-deserved break!
  • Give them a thoughtful, quality gift! (And no, not another pen or mug with the company logo). By quality, we don't necessarily mean expensive either. It can even be a gift with quality snacks! Check out our collection for ideas!
  • Give them a personalized, hand-written note. In the age of technology and emails, a sincere hand-written note with something you appreciate about them or acknowledging something they did would be a simple but very impactful gesture!

Show your employees appreciation, not just on this designated day, but year-round and you will see the difference the power of appreciation makes!

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