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Will Rethinking Employee Appreciation Bring Benefits?

HR Tech Outlook | Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Will Rethinking Employee Appreciation Bring Benefits?Allowing employees to share how they want to be recognized also aids in the smooth integration of appreciation into workplace culture and allows for greater authenticity than a management-implemented recognition program.

FREMONT, CA: Each of the employees adds value to an organization, but key employees are frequently underappreciated. According to a study, 82 percent of Americans feel underappreciated at work, and 40 percent of workers say they would work harder if they were recognized more frequently.

Employee appreciation is clearly important, but it is frequently overlooked. The recent business disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have made it more difficult to express gratitude, even in small ways, with fewer chances to say "Thanks for doing a great job" in casual office conversations.

Here are some ideas to rejuvenate the employee recognition program:

Employee Appreciation Is Important

If recognition isn't ingrained in your company's culture, work to change it. Begin with small practices and repeat them on a regular basis to help employees understand when and how recognition will occur. It can take place at the end of weekly staff meetings or on Fridays over bagels in the breakroom, as long as it occurs on a regular basis. It may appear forced at first, but having opportunities for recognition on a regular basis is critical.

Let Employees Share Their Experience

Allowing employees to share how they want to be recognized also aids in the smooth integration of appreciation into workplace culture and allows for greater authenticity than a management-implemented recognition program.

Enjoy Small and Big Wins

Companies frequently only celebrate major victories. Finding additional opportunities to recognize people is the best practice. Before one can hit a grand slam, one must first get three base hits.

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