If you have great employees, you definitely want to keep them. You could devise an elaborate retention program with giveaways and prizes based on specific achievement levels — but you really don't have to. Sometimes, simply letting them know that you appreciate their hard work can be all it takes.
Here are four ways to show your employees you appreciate them:
Specific praise — If they went above and beyond, acknowledge it with specific details on why they did a good job in your eyes. This can be done in person, via email or even a handwritten letter. If you think other employees should know about it, send out a company-wide email highlighting their work. It will make them feel appreciated and encourage them to keep up the good work.
Schedules — If they’re doing great work, nothing says “Good job!” like time off. Give them schedule flexibility and they will feel more motivated to work hard. You can also implement a day off where the whole company takes a field trip or volunteers somewhere.
FOOD — Free food is the way to many people’s hearts. When your employees have a big team success, throw a company pizza party or have an ice cream sundae buffet. Who doesn’t love pizza and ice cream?
Training — It may sound dorky, but people like to learn. Give them the opportunity for more training in an area they’re passionate about. If you can afford it, offer some sort of incentive for grad school.— Sarah Beth Jones, Business 2 Community
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