Ways to Show Appreciation for Your Employees

Appreciated workers are motivated workers. Instilling recognition as part of the company culture will improve morale, increase productivity, and reduce turnover.

Different employees prefer feedback in different ways. Some like one-on-one meetings, while others enjoy public praise. Still others would rather receive gifts or attend employee parties. Protect your business, show your workers that you value their contributions and obtain Tennessee Business Insurance in order to make sure that all aspects of your business are covered.


Healthy people are stronger employees, utilize sick leave less often and have more energy throughout the day. Offer incentives for employees to work out and eat healthier. Implement a wellness program that rewards employees for healthy activities. This will show that the company cares. Offering something as simple as a discounted gym membership, employees will appreciate the investment in their well-being.


Demonstrate trust by allowing employees to help decide what the company does with its profits. That doesn’t mean employees should get to vote on potential acquisitions, but employees who feel like their opinions are valued are more likely to work hard for the company’s mission. Employees see their roles as more fulfilling when they can make positive societal impacts through work. Let employees decide the focus of the company’s charitable outreach efforts.

Driven employees seek rewards in the form of additional knowledge. Give employees new resources to expand their horizons, then provide them opportunities to take on projects outside the scope of their usual duties. Opportunities for advancement enhance output and delivery but also allow staff a key role in their own long-term success.

Time Off

Provide ample opportunities for employees to create the work-life balance that fits their needs. Parents need flexible daily schedules to pick up kids from school, while others many love the opportunity to travel abroad and work remotely. Show employees that you respect them as people, not just as worker bees, and you will get their best efforts while they’re on the clock.

Offer staff members flexible scheduling for the holidays, if feasible. If work coverage is critical, post a calendar so people can balance their time off with that of their coworkers.

Praise and Connection

Identify the specific actions that you found admirable. Emphasize the actions that you’d like to see the employee do more often and everybody benefits when people experience clear directionSay please and thank you often and show your appreciation for their hard work and contributions. Social niceties do belong at work. A more gracious, polite, civilized workplace is appreciated by all.

Food is a great source of energy and pick-me-up. Invest in snacks for the break room, employees can gather, feel appreciated and then get back to work. Take your staff out to lunch, get lunch catered at the office, or schedule a brunch for a team that has met their current goals.

Ask employees  about their interests, family, or how their weekend went. Genuine interest makes employees feel valued.

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