Employee Engagement, are you doing it right?
Why is employee engagement so critical to your company? There are so many reasons. But the bottom line is happy employees make happy customers and it adds big profits to your bottom line. I was in corporate management for 30 years and have made many mistakes as a manager and through my mistakes learned to build strong loyal teams that made money.
Below is a great piece about this very topic. I especially like the part about employee happiness.
Many companies don’t actually realize culture is hugely important to their workforce. 65% of millennials rank company culture as more important than salary.
This article lays out how to give the kind of recognition that will truly make a difference in employee engagement, performance, and retention.
Showcase Your Core Values – Create a gift that reflects the tenets that matter the most to your company. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion? Source exclusively from BIPOC businesses. Looking to support your community? Tap small, local brands for your gift.
- Include Quality Products – No one wants meaningless tchotchkes. Think through what your employees would appreciate, want and need. Some favorites include coffee, candles, and sweet treats.
- Branding – Your employees know where they work, there’s no need to go overboard when it comes to corporate branding. 1-2 branded items is the sweet spot only if your holding a company event or onboarding.
- Include a thoughtful message – Remember showing appreciation is the goal! A handwritten note is always nice, but if you have a very large team, maybe include a QR code with a video message from the CEO. This is an opportunity to engage one-on-one with all employees so make it count!
- Think Outside the Box – Don’t be afraid to get creative! Gifts serve as an opportunity to have fun and catch your employee by surprise. Make it memorable with an unexpected element or a fun, quirky item! For example, a game night gift that includes a disco ball puzzle!
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60 Creative Employee Recognition Award Titles love the ideas they are so creative: