Thanksgiving is almost here. As a leading Phoenix staffing service firm, PrideStaff knows it’s the perfect time of year to show some of the people you value most – your employees – how much you appreciate them. Don’t think you have the time? Consider these benefits of sharing your gratitude with your staff:
- They’ll feel appreciated and take more pride in their work as a result
- They’re more likely to stay with your company for longer
- They’ll develop a stronger, more productive working relationship with you
- They’ll work harder to continue to meet or exceed your expectations
- You’ll create a happier, more positive culture
Still not convinced? If you don’t show gratitude, you could be missing out on a way to boost employee productivity. In fact, according to a study by economists at the University of Warwick, happy employees are 12% more productive than average. Less happy employees? They’re 10% less productive than average. So, keeping employees happy simply makes business sense.
With that in mind, here are some ways you can give thanks to your employees this Thanksgiving season:
Get specific with praise and thanks.
Don’t just offer your employees a blanket statement about how much you appreciate them. Get specific and tell them why what they do is important and how it matters to the company. For instance, “Jane, thanks so much for getting that report to me early. The customer was really impressed with both our speed and quality. That’s exactly the kind of service that will help us get and keep great customers.”
Be consistent with it.
So, you thanked Jane for her hard work. Now, make it a habit. Doing it once or twice over the course of a year won’t go very far in creating happy and loyal employees. Instead, be more measured and consistent with your efforts, making it a point to thank an employee whenever they go the extra mile.
Give extra time off for hard work.
Extra vacation days or personal days are certainly effective rewards for a job well done. In fact, according to a survey by the Society of Human Resource Management, more employees reported wanting an increase in paid time off rather than better benefits. Even better news for you: vacation days cost a lot less than benefits.
These are just a few simple ways you can show your gratitude to your employees this Thanksgiving season – and all year-round. There are countless others, so find the ones that work best for you, then make a commitment to making praise and recognition a regular part of your workplace culture.
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