Issue: March 10 is Employee Appreciation Day, but you can show your gratitude throughout the year.
Benefit: Studies show that employees who feel valued are more likely to stay, which helps your organization ... and makes your job easier.
Action: Choose your favorite ideas from among these real-life suggestions.
Money is great. Benefits are nice. But one key thing that keeps good employees from walking away is whennotices and appreciates them and their work. Employers do that in lots of ways: employee-of-the-month awards, holiday parties, years-of-service gifts, cash bonuses and even birthday cards.
Recently, participants in our online HR Specialist Weekly offered up their stories of successful employee appreciation efforts. Here are some of the best:
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