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Rethinking Employee Appreciation

With some or most of your employees working remotely, it is more important than ever to focus on celebrating wins and expressing appreciation. Working from home can be lonely and isolating, so keeping spirits high during this unusual time will help to instill loyalty from your remote employees. Make sure that those who are performing well hear directly from you that they are a key factor in making your company successful. Here are a few ways to show your gratitude:

Put your praise in writing. While verbal praise is important, putting it in writing is even better. A thank-you note, particularly one written by one of the company’s leaders, can be just the motivation an employee needs and something that he or she can look back on in the future.

Share praise with others. Larger all staff events and meetings are not currently possible, but you can still utilize video conferencing to announce achievements. This can take place in a regularly scheduled meeting, but also consider planning a special online event with the sole purpose of saluting a particular employee’s success.

Consider a monetary gift.  There are few things more motivating than monetary rewards. If possible, recognize the employee with a raise or small bonus. An employee who feels noticed and appreciated will work harder and smarter.

These are just a few ways employers can show appreciation in the absence of normal workplace comradery. If your company is currently looking to hire a motivated and talented new employee, the experienced executive recruiters at PS&R can help! Contact us at 617-723-1919.

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