The $10,000 Question is. . .
Do you know what employees desire the most?
More Vacation Time?
A Shorter Work Day?
If that’s your three guesses, you’re wrong!
In survey after survey, employees have answered “APPRECIATION.” And, yet, that is what many employers fail to give those to keep their work places running so smoothly.
Research shows that it takes four times the cost to search, hire, train and motivate a new employee than to keep an existing one. So, why do some companies have a very high employee turnover rate and others continue to enjoy a contented staff with many years of service committed to the firm?
Perhaps these companies know how to spell appreciation with a capital “A”.
A commitment on the part of management to “show rather than tell” their employees how much their services are valued becomes a year-round event rather than a one-day “employee-appreciation day” occasion. It doesn’t take a lot of time or even much money to establish a smoothly-operating Employee Appreciation Program (or if you want to get technical, you can call it an employee relations management programs).
The most successful programs are the simplest to set-up and operate while surprising the employees on special occasions and rewarding accomplishments throughout the year. The direct benefit to the employer is a noticeable increase in company morale, employee productivity and retention of valued personnel.
What does it take to set up such a program? All it takes is a phone call or email to us. We’d like to discuss such things as what you are currently doing, what your goals are, your budget, and any ideas you many already have rambling around in your own mind. Then we can suggest what we can do to help you meet these goals, within your budget. You may be pleasantly surprised at how simple such a program can be.
If you don’t already have an EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION program already in place (or even if you do), call us today. You have little to lose and much to gain!
In the meanwhile, here are some gift ideas to get your thought process started: