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16 creative and cheap ways to say ‘thank you’

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Q. I started in HR at a company six months ago and morale is really low. I want to start an employee appreciation program. Can you share some inexpensive things that work in your company? — Rhonda, Mississippi

Suggestions from readers of the HR Specialist Forum:

1. We have a massage person come in for complimentary shoulder massages for five to 10 minutes each.—Debbie

2. We pre-purchase gift cards in bulk and have them available for supervisors as a tool to use for recognition. — Anonymous

3. We have an online calendar that allows employees to send each other e-cards for birthdays. — Rachel

4. Our online newsletter goes out every Monday. We use it to highlight employee accomplishments. — Alex

5. We have Employee Appreciation Week in April. One day, we provide breakfast. Another day, we provide lunch. Another day, we let them make sundaes. We sponsor exhibitions of artwork created by our staff members’ children. We have drawi...(register to read more)

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