National Employee Appreciation Day is Friday, 3/6/2020!
Showing recognition to your employee’s hard work is always important. While most work days focus on business goals and objectives, Employee Appreciation Day is a great way to spend some time on the teams and employees who keep the business alive & thriving.
William James, an American psychologist, said, ““The deepest principle of human nature is a craving to be appreciated.” Whether you’re treating your staff to lunch or giving a hand-written thank you note, appreciation can lead to BIG results for companies such as a stronger culture, a deeper employee connection, and increased performance.
When an employee receives gratification for their contribution to your company, they’re likely to take that feeling of recognition with them and spread it through their peer-to-peer interactions. This will develop a culture of appreciation and a positive energy. Employees who feel valued in their role also feel a deeper connection to the company, increasing employee engagement and retention. Engaged employees are enthused and dedicated to their work for the organization. An article by Forbes stated, “Global studies reveal that 79 percent of people who quit their jobs cite ‘lack of appreciation’ as their reason for leaving.”
Showing employee appreciation can also increase performance within your company. Recognition is a form of motivation which drives employees to surpass goals. A staff that is inspired generates value and results. Customers and client will enjoy doing business with your employees, resulting in long lasting business relationships.
On behalf of iWorld Professionals, Happy National Employee Appreciation Day! Be sure to take some time out of your day to tell others in your organization you recognize their contributions and appreciate all that they do.