Employee Recognition: How to Show Appreciation for a Job Well Done

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Your employees play an important role in the success of your business. To make your business run like a well-oiled machine, your employees have to be happy and motivated to do their best at work. This is why employee recognition is important so that employees will know how much their company appreciates them when the job is well done.

Words of Praise

A lot of times, an employee’s hard work can go unnoticed because he or she is part of a team. Although you’re happy that the team was able to accomplish the combined goal, part of your employees wish for that pat on the back or even just the words, “thanks” or “good job!”. Some little form of acknowledgment goes a long way in making employees feel good about themselves and their work and can inspire them to work even harder the next time around.

New Projects

Many a hard-working employee can feel stuck in a rut especially when he or she has been working at the same thing for the longest time. But even if they are doing the same things, you can’t complain about their performance since they always give their best in whatever task you give them. One way you can recognize this hard work is to assign them a new project. This means that you are trusting them to handle more responsibilities. In the long run, they may even prove themselves to be worthy of a promotion and a new position.

Recognition Night

Some companies like to do quarterly performance evaluation while others like to do it yearly. Recognition Night is a great way to salute those employees who have performed well and who went beyond their duty to help accomplish company goals. The certificate or plaque of excellence is usually the norm as well as a nice salary raise. An added bonus could be a personalized token like a lovely watch with the employee’s name etched on its stainless steel back. If you are on the lookout for watch designs, there is a nice selection you can browse at sites like David Yurman. Other ideas for tokens include clocks and framed caricatures of the employees instead of the very formal looking plaque.

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