There is no better time than the end of the year for managers to reward the efforts of their staff – and with Christmas just around the corner, the opportunities are even bigger!
After all, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that staff who are recognised for their work are more likely to be productive in the workplace, creating a win-win situation.
In fact, recent figures from Roy Morgan Research indicated that the happiest employees are those who receive recognition for their efforts.
More than half (55.3 per cent) of those in paid employment said they are satisfied with the recognition they receive at work, showing that there is plenty of room for improvement.
So what should your company be doing to help staff feel valued this Christmas, and make sure they are aware that their efforts are valued?
Carrying out employee surveys is a great place to start – this will help you determine exactly what motivates your workforce and can help shape any strategies you decide to put in place.
Some people might prefer to receive a bonus for their work, while others might be happy with another type of reward, such as a party.
Whether you run a large or small organisation, there is no reason why your staff should go unrecognised this Christmas – even something as simple as sending out cards can give morale a much needed boost.
Just a simple thank you can go a long way as the year draws to a close – it is not always possible for businesses to spend big, so smaller touches can prove just as effective.
Whatever you decide, make sure everyone knows that their commitment has not been overlooked over the past 12 months.
If you want to find out what motivates your workforce, why not click here for a free custom-branded demonstration of PeoplePulse?