A Job Well Done – 6 Ways to Show Your Staff How Much You Appreciate Them

Job Well Done

A business couldn’t survive without great employees, so it is essential to show your team how much they mean to you.

It is natural for employees to work harder and enjoy their job if they feel valued. A successful business is one where the whole company pulls together as one big happy team and is steered forward by a boss who recognizes their efforts.

If your employees need some rewards, here are 6 ways to show your staff how much you appreciate them.

A Great Christmas Party

The festive season is a time for fun and celebration, and this should spill into the workplace.

After a year of hard work, why not throw a Christmas party for your employees? Use an online platform for events organization to make the whole planning process as easy as (pumpkin) pie.

Christmas parties are a time for employees to let their hair down and indulge in some team building. Ensure that you are generous and book a venue with delicious food, an open bar, and a throbbing dance floor.

Fun Days

Everyone needs a break from work, so now and again, you could down tools and arrange a fun day for the company. You could host a bbq, sports day, or go to a bowling alley on a Friday afternoon with your staff and let everyone have some fun.

Bonuses

Most of us work to live and don’t live to work, so why not reward them with a monetary gift. When your company has had a particularly good financial year, share the success with your staff and give them a cash bonus in their next paycheck.

Time Off

Even when employees enjoy their work, they still find it nice to have some time off to spend with friends and family.

You could consider offering your team time-in-lieu when they have gone over and beyond the call of duty or when the workload is quiet.

Tell Them

Often the best way to let your staff know that you appreciate them is to tell them. Most people like to be complimented on their work and will continue to do an excellent job to keep you happy when they know their efforts are recognized. Nothing disheartens a team more than when they work their fingers to the bone, and senior staff give no positive feedback in return. A team who feels under appreciated will soon lower their work standards, increase their absences or leave the company altogether.

Feed Them

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, which is probably true of employees too! Satisfy your hungry workers by treating them to a buffet lunch of sandwiches, cakes, and hot savories or order in a selection of pizzas. If it is a success, you could make it a weekly or monthly event for your staff to look forward to.

There are many ways to show your staff that you care and keep them motivated, so ensure you try some of them if you want your business to stay successful.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of The World Financial Review.