Show your employees the love

We all love feeling loved, here we are going to tell you how you can spread this good feeling throughout the workplace.

It's a fact - employees who feel valued and appreciated perform better - they want to do more for you, want to stay in your employment and will shout about the good stuff.

Here's a gentle reminder about how to spread the love:

  1. Appreciate regularly - it doesn't have to cost the earth - a simple thank-you speaks volumes. Make sure you make a note of the good stuff that your team does and don't forget to raise it. Some people may like the public praise - some will just like a quiet word. Find out what works for each person so you can make a real personal impact.
  2. Spend some time with each employee - even if you're the big boss - take the time. Everyone in your employment is a crucial cog in the business - don't under value what each and every person brings. Find out what stops them from doing an efficient job and see if you can assist - it may be a little thing but it's the little things that matter.
  3. Carry out gestures to prove you're all on the same side - go to reception to welcome a visitor instead of expecting everyone else to do it. Make a cuppa. Smile and say morning to people. Don't put yourself on a pedestal which removes you even further from the people who matter to the success of your business.
  4. If possible, introduce employee volunteer days – this is a really easy way not only to show employees that you value them, but also help local charities in the process. This helps with team dynamics, treating everyone equally and gets everyone working together on something a little different. Charities will help you with ideas of what you can do as a team, and also help organise any events you want to do.

By the way - I'm not saying that you should only do this as a one-off, as you don’t want people to feel that the gesture was disingenuous. If you want to make a lasting impact though - keep up the good work, and make sure you show your employees they are important to you.

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