It’s National Employee Appreciation Day! Having a day recognizing and celebrating the hard work employees put in is essential, but employee recognition shouldn’t be limited to one day. It’s an important part of company culture all year long and significantly impacts company performance. Here are a few key reasons why employee appreciation is vital to the workplace from our HR experts at Nova Staffing!
Increases Engagement and Productivity
A happy employee is a good employee. When workers feel appreciated, that’s going to reflect in their work. By recognizing the work your employees put in, they’re more likely to be productive and engaged. Don’t expect employees to go the extra mile or work harder if you don’t take the time to acknowledge it. It doesn’t take much for employers to recognize and praise good work, so be sure to do it all year round! It’s a simple way to boost efficiency and satisfaction.
As a hiring agency, we know that finding talent is the easy part. It’s retaining it long-term that requires more work! Many companies make the mistake of thinking that a good paycheck is enough to keep talented employees around. Quality employees want to feel that their work is appreciated. Giving a simple thank you or praising good work costs employers nothing, but it can go a long way in retaining talented workers. It can also save your company money! Bringing in new hires costs time and money, so it’s always better to try to keep good workers around.
Boosts Company Loyalty and Morale
Did you know company culture and morale play a huge role in productivity? People want to work in environments that make them happy and value them. Celebrating employee accomplishments is a great way to improve company morale and help boost loyalty to the company. The happier a person is in your company, and the more respected they feel, the more likely they are to stick around! Word will also get around, attracting quality recruits and making hiring talent easier.
Commit to Year-Round Recognition
Special days like National Employee Appreciation Day are important but don’t fall into the trap of limiting celebrating employee contributions to one day. Saying a few positive words or a simple thank you throughout the year can go a long way.
At Nova Staffing, we have more than 20 years of experience placing the right people with the right company. Our focus has always been to find the right fit for our client’s companies and understanding that appreciating quality employees can make all the difference. Feel free to contact us for all of your staffing needs!