Can you believe Labor Day is this Monday? Where did the summer go? And yet, we’ve been seeing back-to-school flyers for weeks now and depending on where in the country you live, your kids already are back in school. So enjoy the last hurrah of the summer. Enjoy your Labor Day BBQ, cheer at the parade, take advantage of the sales and then, think about how you can acknowledge the people you labor with on a daily basis.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, Labor Day “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” So really, Monday is a day to celebrate you and the people with whom you work. Here are three ways you can recognize and acknowledge your employees. They’re easy to put into practice and you’ll be amazed at the ROI you’ll get on these particular investments.
- If you have an intranet or employee newsletter, submit something about your employee’s recent success story. Let everyone know. If possible, include a picture too.
- Write a handwritten note acknowledging the work your employee has done. Receiving praise is always a boost. Receiving it in a tangible way and not through a text or email will make it more meaningful. Be specific so that your employee knows that you know what he or she has accomplished.
- Share some company news with your employees that they probably have not yet heard. When employees don’t feel like they are working in silos and can see the big picture, they become more invested and motivated.
Do you have something that you do to acknowledge your employees? We’d love to hear what you do.