There’s no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year for many. From health concerns to unprecedented lifestyle changes, it’s important to recognize the difficulties your employees may have experienced both personally and professionally this year. Loyal employees who have continued performing at a high level throughout the COVID-19 pandemic deserve more than just a pat on the back – they deserve to know that they are truly valued. Employee appreciation comes in many forms, but here are some simple yet powerful ways to show it as the holiday season gets underway:
Personalize your outreach.
While it may sound obvious, checking in with your employees at the end of each year and asking them how they’re doing can be one of the most meaningful ways to show your appreciation. Now, more than ever, fostering personal connection is directly tied to employee engagement. Even with many employees working remotely, consider sending personalized emails to express gratitude for their individual contributions to the workplace.
Promote health and wellness.
With the pandemic affecting so many people’s lives, health and wellness is undoubtedly at the forefront of most successful workplace cultures. From encouraging employees to take their paid sick time to ensuring that appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is available and used as needed, are several ways to show employees that you care about their health and wellness. After all, a healthy workplace is a thriving workplace. Embracing employee wellness is one of the most critical things you can do for your people and your culture.
The holiday season is often stressful, and this year many families are finding work-life balance even harder to achieve with kids home from school and routines turned upside down. Be an organization that flexes, flows, and moves in a direction that allows your employees to feel supported in their life demands because life got really complicated this year for a myriad of reasons, so show that you care about your employees by flexing to help accommodate some of those new work-life demands. While this type of flexibility may not be conducive to every employee, promoting work-life balance initiatives in some form will help your team better navigate the stress that comes along with the holiday season.
You probably spend more time with your employees than your family most days, so why not treat your staff like family? When it comes to employee appreciation, don’t overthink it. Just remember to show it.
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Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experiences creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.