As a business owner or manager your employees are your life line to your success, and it’s very important to keep them happy and feeling appreciated. Most companies do things during the holiday season to show their appreciation. What about the rest of the year? A happy employee is a productive employee. A recent study by economists at the University of Warwick found that happiness led to a 12% spike in productivity, while unhappy workers proved 10% less productive.
So what can you do to show employee appreciation?
Quarterly awards dinners are one idea. Give out awards that stay on your employees’ minds. We have tons of different awards that can sit on your employees’ desks, and they will be reminded of your appreciation all year around!
Another great idea is t-shirts. Everyone loves a promotional t-shirt. Forty eight percent of Americans own promotional t-shirts, and people don’t often throw away clothes. That’s what makes apparel a great item not only to show employee appreciation but also to remind employees of that appreciation every time they wear them. Have some fun with your t-shirts. You can imprint whatever you would like.
Finally, chocolate or candy is a nice way to say, “thank you.” Everyone loves sweets, no matter what time of the year it is. They probably won’t last too long, but it’s just another way to show your employees you appreciate them.
In conclusion, as a business owner you don’t have to do anything, but happy workers are good workers. The investment is well work the return!