Let me ask you something; have you recognized your employees hard work lately? I mean besides just letting them keep their job? Do they skip into work with big smiles or do they shuffle in with frowns while contemplating socialism? Oh sure, they should be thankful, and I bet they are, but do they feel “appreciated?” Appreciation is a fundamental human need. Employees respond to appreciation expressed through recognition of their good work because it confirms their work is valued. When employees and their work are valued, their satisfaction and productivity rises, and they are motivated to maintain or improve their good work.
Consider these facts about the benefits of “Employee Appreciation – Recognition”:
- Increased productivity – recognizing desired behavior increases the repetition of the desired behavior, and therefore productivity.
- Greater employee satisfaction and enjoyment of work – more time spent focusing on the job and less time complaining.
- Higher loyalty and satisfaction from customers.
- Teamwork between employees is enhanced.
- Lower employee turnover.
- Better safety records and fewer accidents on the job.
- Lower negative effects such as absenteeism and stress.
Now you might be saying to yourself “I’ll just give them a hi-five followed by a ‘Now get back to work!'” That’s just great and all, but how about something they will remember? Something that reminds them “Hey, someone thinks I’m awesome!” It’s simple; give them a promotional product reward… What?!?! That COSTS MONEY! Well it’s not like I’m talking about a paid vacation to Rome. Maybe a nice tote bag or a coffee mug with your company logo on it. Something they might use daily that will remind them “Yeah, I’m the shiznit.”
I wonder who could help you find such things? Say it with me now “EDC”, again, but with more feeling “EDC!” Okay calm down. EDC has ENORMOUS catalogs of promotional products, anything and everything from pens and coozies to bags and brief cases. We have something for everyone. How about a nice embroidered shirt or jacket? We have that too. And if you need help please call 1-800-445-2946 and speak with a friendly CSR. They really are friendly. I call them all the time and they’re all like “Who are you and how did you hack into our blog?” Thanks for reading!