Employees are the bread and butter of your small business. They keep things moving and they keep things under control. Without them, you’re, well, you’re toast—minus the butter.
You appreciate them every day, but do they know it?
If you think a twice-monthly paycheck and the occasional happy hour and/or annual holiday party gives them the warm and fuzzies, think again. It’s time to step up your game and show your employees just how much you value them. But how?
We’ve gathered 10 easy ways you can make your employees feel appreciated. It’s not as hard as you think. And can be done on a shoestring budget. The result? A happier workplace with more productive employees that are more likely to stick with you.
Celebrate your team.
Your team works hard. Be sure to celebrate them—their hard work, long hours, and achievements—regularly. It might mean clocking out early and heading outside for drinks and snacks. It could be ordering in a nice lunch or giving them a surprise day off. Good managers know there’s a team behind every win. And every time you show heartfelt appreciation for your staff, your entire business wins, too.