Check out 10 creative employee appreciation ideas your employees will love.
Appreciate your employees – if you want to keep them
Did you know that one of the top reasons why employees leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated, according to Gallup’ research?
The message here is clear: If you want to keep your employees, you have to appreciate them! Employee recognition is the key to employee satisfaction.
Of course you appreciate your employees…but how often do you show it and recognize their hard work?
Gallup’s poll has found out that 65% of employees haven’t received any form of recognition for good work in the last year!
OK, so maybe you can’t afford expensive awards…but that isn’t an excuse for not showing your employees that you appreciate them! You don’t have to spend any money to recognize your employees and show them that you appreciate their hard work. Actually, according to Officevibe’s recent study, 82% of employees think it’s better to give someone praise than a gift.
Employee appreciation ideas
Here is a list of 10 great, inexpensive employee appreciation ideas your employees will love:
1. Surprise appreciation celebration
Organize a surprise party for your top performers! Include some cake, confetti and their favorite tunes.
2. Shout out on social media
Post a photo of your employees on social media and brag about their achievements. Don’t forget to tag them!
Feature you employees’ success stories in your company’s newsletter.
4. Congratulatory email
Send a company wide congratulatory email and praise your employees for a job well done.
5. Hidden praise
Hide a few notes of appreciation around your employees’ work area.
6. Handwritten note
Send your employees a handwritten note, or just leave a sticky note saying “Thank you” on their desk.
7. Thank you meeting
Call an employee to your office just to say thank you. Don’t discuss any other issue!
8. Ambassador opportunity
Offer your employees to represent your company at an event they typically would not attend.
9. Ask for their help or opinion
Show your employees how much you value their opinion and input.
10. Invitation to an executive meeting
Invite your top performer to join your executive team meeting.