There are so many ways to show your appreciation to your team. Employee recognition programs and sales incentive programs play a huge part in showing value to your organization, but don't underestimate the smaller things in life. Below is a list of 20 extra ways you can show your team they are appreciated:
1. Say “Thank You!”
Send a thank you note or eCard to express how much your employees mean to you and your organization.
2. Employee Incentive Program
Create an employee incentive program that sets challenging but achievable goals for employees to work towards and be rewarded for accomplishing those goals.
3. Go Public
Public recognition or praise within the organization for exceptional work by an employee.
Consistently communicate and recognize employees’ efforts on the job.
5. Get Out of the Office
Organize company outings, gatherings or social events to engage employees in your organization’s corporate culture.
6. Reward Employee Loyalty
Provide anniversary awards for years spent with your company.
Design an employee specific incentive program to engage and motivate employees and their overall performance.
8. Give Out Rewards
Offer tangible and intangible awards for desired employee performance.
9. Ask for Ideas
Encourage employee suggestions and ideas that will increase ROI and overall productivity for your business.
10. Sales Incentives
Provide specific incentives for sales employees and channel partners to increase sales, introduce new products and services, increase market share, etc.
Create a travel incentive program to award outstanding employee performance with a destination trip or vacation at the end of each year.
12. Get Active
Create a wellness program to promote a healthy lifestyle among your employees.
13. The Power of Choice
Give your employees the option on how they would like to be recognized or awarded.
14. Stay in Touch
Send out weekly or monthly communication updates on current goals, projects or contests that the employees are working towards to keep employees engaged in your organization's current events.
15. Provide Opportunities
Share opportunities for personal and professional growth. Invest in your employees' growth and it will only benefit your business.
16. "Well Done!"
Shout out accomplishments of your employees with an "On The Spot" or "Pat on the Back" reward for a job well done.
17. It's all About the Hardware
Presentation is everything - some employees will appreciate a plaque or other item they are able to display in their workspace to show others.
18. Ideal Work Environment
The ideal work environment looks different to everyone. But the important things - like communication, praise and recognition - never go out of style and are always appreciated.
Give employee awards with a personal touch - a name plate for their desk, personalized note pads, etc. Get to know their interests and give them gifts with those themes - show them you value them as not just an employee, but as an individual person.
20. Random Acts of Kindness
Recognize them when they aren't expecting it. Let them leave a few hours early on a Friday just because. Random acts of kindness help keep your company culture from becoming monotonous and boring.
Interested in learning more on how you can improve your company's culture? Reach out to us at E2. We're here to make your organization one of the best places to work with the most engaged employees!