Showing Employees You are Thankful

Posted by April

Nov 25, 2013 2:59:00 PM

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just three days away. You have been busy with work, family and now the holiday season has commenced. For the past 25 days, people have been posting on Facebook and Twitter the things they are thankful for. Ranging from their spouse to coffee on a cold morning, people seem to be very thankful for a lot of things. We all have things to be thankful for, one of which I’m sure several people have heard is that they have a job. It’s nice being able to pay bills on time and enjoy a little fun time with friends. This leads me to wonder though, how thankful are businesses/managers for their employees?

It is true that many individuals are thankful to have a job. Whether or not they like the job, they are most certainly thankful for payday. How thankful is the company for the employees’ work and dedication though? Employees are the backbone of an organization’s success. Without their knowledge and expertise, results would be limited and success would be less than desirable.

So how can managers and companies show gratitude towards their employees? It’s as simple as engaging with employees, recognizing their contributions, and showing them you are thankful for their efforts.

Be supportive of employees’ work and offer words of encouragement.

If you don’t want your company to be part of a recent Gallup survey that found over 65% of employees felt under appreciated in their workplace (which creates lower productivity, higher turnover, and increased negativity), create an environment of gratitude and show some respect to them and their work. After all, your employees work year round and should be shown appreciation and thankfulness more than just one day a year when Employee Appreciation Day rolls around.

So before you clock out this week to celebrate the holiday, make that extra effort to show employees that you recognize their work and are thankful for their dedication to the success of the company!

Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce