How to show appreciation to your employees

The importance of appreciation in the workplace cannot be overstated. Most employees will work more efficiently and diligently for your organization if they know their efforts will be recognized.

8 Simple ways to appreciate employees

Each team and team member should understand how their work adds value to your business’ growth and success. Here are eight simple but effective ways to show appreciation to your employees:

  • Say thank you whenever your employees do good work. It’s a small act, but those are the ones that add up the most over time. Make them count!

  • Trust your employees with their work without micromanaging them. If you make it known that you are a supportive resource for your employees, they will come to you if they need to.

  • Provide learning opportunities for your employees that help them advance their career and gain a competitive edge.

  • Organize friendly competitions and reward the winners. This is a great way to make work more fun and motivating, and recognition is built-in by design.

  • Strengthen your benefits package and provide perks that suit your employees’ specific needs and interests.

  • Post genuine words of appreciation about your employees on your company’s social media channel to show you care.

  • Ask for your employees’ feedback regularly and always try to incorporate that feedback in your people management practices.

  • Remember to have fun with your employees. We spend a third of our lives at work. Giving your employees a chance to relax can be an excellent form of appreciation.

Read more about ways to show employee appreciation in our HR Knowledge Hive.


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