Employee recognition is a simple but important way to show your employees that you notice their hard work and appreciate the contributions they make to your business.
There are many different ways to show employee recognition. Some companies have formal programs with awards and ceremonies, while others simply take the time to thank employees individually for a job well done. The most important thing is to be genuine in your appreciation and make sure that your employees feel valued.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Say “thank you”
A simple “thank you” can go a long way in making your employees feel appreciated. Thank them for their hard work, for going above and beyond, or for taking on additional responsibility. Make sure to be specific about what you’re thanking them for so they know that you noticed and appreciate their efforts.
A simple "thank you" can make your employees feel appreciated.
2. Write a handwritten note
A handwritten note is a personal way to show your appreciation. Thank them for their contribution to a recent project or for always being willing to help out. Let them know that you value their work and that you’re grateful for their help. This may, however, seem a little old fashioned these days. So best to use your judgement.
3. Give them a gift card
A gift card is a great way to show your appreciation for a job well done. You can give them a gift card to their favorite restaurant or store, or you can get them a gift card for a future purchase. Be careful because gift cards are subject to income tax and NI if they are above £50. Better check HMRC guides lines before making the decision on the total amount per person.
4. Give them extra time off
If you can, give your employees some extra time off as a way to show your appreciation. This could be an extra day off work, a half-day, or even just an extra hour or two.
An additional day of time off is a great way to show your appreciation.