Since 1995, the first Friday in March has been declared Employee Appreciation Day! The whole idea behind Employee Appreciation Day is simple: A day for employers in all industries around the world to celebrate their employee’s efforts and contributions!
Why should you celebrate Employee Appreciation Day? It’s a fact that employees that feel appreciated in the workplace perform better and less likely to leave for greener pastures! If you don’t tell them, how will they ever know?
Things like appreciation letters, social media recognition, and in-person leadership recognition are great ways to do so if you are on a tight budget! You can also do things like a flexible workday where your employees can elect to work from a different location that day!
If you wanted to spend some money on your employees you can do things like a team meal, a paid day off, or even a spot bonus all can be great ways to show your appreciation to your employees! Be creative and think of things your employees would enjoy, and no matter the size of the business it will definitely make your employees feel closer!