During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations had to get creative with how they show their employees their appreciation. Now that many businesses are returning to the office after years of remote work, there are many great in-person ways to demonstrate how much you value your team. Keep reading to learn six ways to show your employees appreciation from the professionals at Prescott HR.
Meeting Shout Outs
Aim to start each in-person meeting with a special moment of recognition for one employee. Before the meeting, select one individual who overperformed in their role that week and give them a special shout-out for their efforts. Recognition in the midst of work peers can go a long way when making a team member feel valued.
Create a Wall of Recognition
With your team returning to the office, they now have the opportunity to visually see who is performing in the current role. Consider establishing a “wall of recognition” in a shared use space, like a breakroom or main hallway. Highlight an Employee of the Month or a team member who is excelling in their work.
Gift an Unexpected Treat
Everybody loves an unexpected surprise! Create a schedule and rotate surprising your team members with a special treat, like a gift card to a local coffee shop, or a “go home early” pass. These are small and affordable initiatives that your employees will appreciate in a big way.
Host an Employee Appreciation Day
Get the team together and celebrate their successes with an employee appreciation day! Plan a fun day out for the whole group. We recommend receiving input directly from your employees about how they would like to spend their day. Some ideas include a team lunch, put-put golf, a movie theater trip, or group happy hour.
Treat Them to Lunch Out
If your budget will allow it, rotate taking a different employee out to lunch once per week. This is a great opportunity to get to know your employee on a personal level and to allow them to voice any ideas or frustrations they are currently experiencing in their role.
A Simple Post-It Note
If you have a limited budget, or you’re pressed for time, then don’t underestimate the power of a simple post-it note. Take five minutes out of your day to write down a thoughtful message, words of encouragement, or a bit of praise for an employee and leave it at their desk on their lunch break. It makes a world of difference to feel appreciated, even in small ways like a handwritten message.
Work with Prescott HR
Does your organization need assistance with showing employee appreciation? We are here to help! Prescott HR offers a wide range of services that can help your organization demonstrate authentic ways to show your gratitude to your team. Our unintimated HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with exactly what you need. Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.