Have you ever wondered how to show your employees that you truly appreciate the work that they do? Have you wanted to let an employee know that they went above and beyond yet been unsure of how to professionally go about this? Being able to reach out and recognize the people who make your company successful, are some of the key attributes of successful business owners and managers.
Employee recognition programs demonstrate to your employees that you”re not just another company barely offering the minimums to retain employees; rather, you can stand out above other corporations by showing appreciation of your employees. Whether you are interested in: employee service anniversaries or safety awards; recognition and retention of employees; peer-to-peer acknowledgement; or even customer service recognition, program management systems provide valuable solutions that many business owners and managers are seeking. These cost effective, memorable, and professional incentive-based services help attract and retain top employees, boost job satisfaction and increase productivity.
One common example of employers not knowing specifically how to show appreciation toward an employee is when a milestone is met, whether that be an anniversary-hire date or obtaining a promotion, oftentimes the date comes and goes without other employees even being aware of the service and commitment that the individual has had to the company. This is where a heartfelt card tailored to the individual can show that you value them as an employee and are committed to seeing them grow professionally.
One interesting tidbit to mention is that the custom of sending greeting cards originated as a way of celebrating the New Year among the ancient Chinese. The early Egyptians had an interesting way of conveying their greetings; they wrote on papyrus scrolls. By the 1850s, the greeting card had been transformed from a relatively expensive, handmade and hand-delivered gift to a popular and affordable means of personal communication, due largely to advances in printing and mechanization.
However, it wasn”t until nearly 100 years ago that cards began to be used for strengthening relationships and enriching lives. Why not use this same mechanism to show employees that their hard work, determination, and enthusiasm is appreciated? Giving a card is a simple gesture that can serve as a physical reminder of a significant event and professional relationship that will be remembered long after they may have grown into another position within your organization or even moved on to another company. With this form of employee recognition, the individual can long remember the impact that they had on your organization and the lasting positive memories of working with you to achieve corporate objectives.