How You Can Show Appreciation to Your Employees

Where would you be without your employees?

It takes the right team to make a business succeed and keep it running. One of the best ways to keep your best team members happy and loyal is to first recognize them for jobs well done. Then, you should plan to follow-up consistently to show them they are valued members of your team.

Here are some of the best ways to show your employees they are valued.

Employee appreciation efforts can help your business in numerous ways, including:

  1. Building trust: According to one survey, 86 percent of employees felt they could trust managers who had shown them recognition within the past month.
  2. Enhancing productivity: Employees who feel appreciated feel invested in the success of their company. As a result, they make a more calculated effort to perform. If your team members feel that you genuinely care about them, you’ll see it in the results they deliver.
  3. Decreasing turnover: Because employee recognition boosts morale, it can ultimately reduce turnover as well. The result of this is reducing your cost and fallout from having to rehire and onboard new talent.
  4. Boosting your brand: In today’s day and age, word spreads in real time, via online reviews and social media. You want to be known as the organization that takes care of its people, not the one to avoid employee wellbeing. Plus, customers love to support businesses that they know treat their employees well.

Be creative – and make employee recognition count.

As you develop ways to show you appreciate your employees, think outside the box. You will want to keep in mind the individual employee whom you wish to honor. Whatever you decide, acknowledge people appropriately and tailor your recognition awards to each individual so they are thoughtful, meaningful and memorable.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Create an employee recognition program: Establish a formal and ongoing program to formally show appreciation via peer recognition. Involve your employees in the development and administration of your program by forming an employee recognition team.
  2. Celebrate milestones: Provide gifts for service anniversaries. Celebrate milestones, including employees’ birthdays. Paid time off is one of the best appreciation gifts you can give. Gift cards tailored to people’s specific interests and preferences also work well.
  3. Express your appreciation on social media: As well as describing employees’ value and contributions to your organization, include photos or videos to bring your content to life.
  4. Sponsor volunteer opportunities: Giving back to the community is the right thing to do, and it makes people feel good. Support charities that are near and dear to your employees by sponsoring events or giving people a day off to volunteer.


To help design an employee appreciation program that works for your business – or for extra tips and resources as you build your winning workforce and keep your superstar performers happy, motivated and engaged – reach out to PrideStaff Modesto today.