Employees are among the most important assets of any business. To maintain a thriving and productive work environment, it’s important to show your employees you care about their wellbeing and to thank them for their hard work and dedication. Entrepreneur Omar Yunes shows three easy ways companies can make their employees feel appreciated and motivated.
- Praise. Don’t let an employee’s hard work go unnoticed. Offering a simple “thank you” or “great job” for employees who go above and beyond helps boost morale and make staff feel uniquely valued. Employees who feel appreciated will remain motivated to keep up the great work. Offer verbal or written praise, and give a shout out to your hard working employees at company meetings to express appreciation and motivate the rest of your team.
- Feedback. For upper management, it can be difficult to keep tabs on what’s going on in every aspect of the company. Encourage your employees to speak up about any problems, concerns or ideas they have to make the company operate at its best. Keep your door open, and encourage employees to speak up and make their voices heard. For employees who want to express concerns or ideas confidentially, have a suggestion box where they can provide their feedback anonymously.
- Growth Opportunities. Show your employees you care about them and their future and aspirations by offering opportunities for growth. Not every company can afford to offer tuition assistance, but you can provide in-office workshops and training sessions for them to enhance their skills. Ask your employees what areas they want more training in and offer free training sessions weekly or monthly. In addition to improving their skills, listen to your employee’s aspirations and help them get to where they want to be.
These are three ways you can show appreciation for your employees from Omar Yunes. How can else can you thank your staff?