Myriad Ways to Show Employees Your Love

by Network for Good Specialist on ‎02-25-2014 3:00 AM, EST

By Allison McGuire | @CaliMcG


Did you know showing recognition is one of the three top factors to measure engaged your workforce is? Did you know employee engagement is a virtuous cycle?


It looks like this:    employee feels valued-->engagement level increases-->productivity grows-->motivation rises


Quantum Workplace's 40 Ways to Show Employees Your LoveIn preparation for next week’s Employee Appreciation Day (March 7), we’re excited to share our friends at Quantum Workplace have released a comprehensive—and fun!—guide to think creatively about engaging your employees.


Below is a curated selection of their ideas. Definitely download the highly-skimmable whitepaper for the whole list.


40 Ways to Show Love to Your Employees


#1) Happy Anniversary!

Nothing says, “You’re appreciated!” like celebrating the day each employee joined your workforce. Big company? Modify your celebrations.

  • Delegate party planning to team leaders and let each department honor employees with their own celebrations.
  • Set aside one day each year to celebrate. (Save the Date: National Employee Appreciation Day is March 7!)

#2) Say Thank You

“[The words ‘thank you’ are] two of the most underused words in corporate America with the most potential to impact ROI and ROT.” ~Michael Guld, president of the Guld Resource Group

This simple expression of gratitude sends a powerful message. These two little words give employees the priceless recognition they deserve, acknowledge that you depend on your employees for help, and express that you value employee contribution.


#14) Team Retreat

Reward employees with a little getaway. This can be as little as or big as you want. It can be a getaway for one employee, an employee and guest, or a whole team. Here are a few ideas:

  • Afternoon at the movies
  • Day trip to a local winery
  • Destination, one-week, team retreat

#33) The Classic Gift Card

Not sure what kind of gift to give your employees? The classic gift card is always a safe bet. Here are a few ideas:

  • Provide a week’s worth of morning coffee with a gift card to a nearby coffee shop.
  • Pay for a fancy night out with a gift card to a five-star restaurant.
  • Give employees the gift of giving with a corporate charity gift card.

Download the full guide here: 40 Ways to Show Love to Your Employees


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