That is a must read article, Lisa, thank you for sharing it! Rieva has certainly listed many ways we can reward our hard working employees, and some of them are an absolute blast!
I make it a point to note down birthday's, anniversaries and events of my employees and their family and wish them on special occasions, also make it a point to ask them about the health of their parents and follow the careers of their children. The personal interaction goes a long way to connect better.
Thanks for chiming in, Ani! You're right. Any effort we make to acknowledge our fellow humans can't go amiss, and it's really not a tough thing to do if we take the time.
Does your company make a policy of giving holiday bonuses, raises upon annual performance reviews, or acknowledge your employees' contribution to the success of your business in some other way? No matter what their role, employees like to know their efforts on behalf of the company are seen and appreciated. Many companies offer performance reviews, annual or quarterly bonuses based on sales or production, or stock options after a certain amount of longevity in the company. These are wonderful options, and not available everywhere. That said, there is more we can do to ensure our employees know we appreciate their hard work in a very tangible way. It may not seem like much at the time, but the return on investment can be very real.
With this in mind, I invite you to read another insightful article from small business expert Rieva Lesonsky. Within, you'll find some really great suggestions for celebrating the dedication of your hard-working employees. Please enjoy the article, and feel free to share your own ideas in comments.
Thanks for reading,