Every successful entrepreneur knows that one of the keys for continued success is working with people who are happy with the opportunities they are given, the work environment and the way they are treated by their superiors.
From the point where you stand, it might seem as a given that a happy worker is a committed worker, but you’d be surprised how many firms neglect their staff, thinking they’ll do just fine without their best people. Unfortunately, the climate we live in propagates the idea of everyone being replaceable, one way or another, which is why plenty companies are suffering major losses in the midst of this fallacy.
Assuming you are one of those rare smart people who are not only committed to turning your firm into a well-known enterprise but also cherishing people you work with, we are giving you a few ideas that will help you make your employees realize how important they are to you. Mind you, little things do really mean a lot, and small signs of attention will take your business relationships to a whole different level.
Not that you didn’t know that money plays a huge role in life, but it doesn’t harm to remind you of it.
To show your best employees what an amazing work they are doing, award them with a bonus they certainly haven’t expected. This will definitely give them an additional boost while at the same time send a positive message to everyone else at the office – that you are actually awarding those loyal and committed to doing good work.
Everyone loves presents, no matter their age or the type of work they are doing. Presenting your best employees with a gift card for some of the currently popular brands everyone is talking about. Even better, make it for things you are certain will be beneficial for your people. That way you are showing them you care for them personally, not only on a business level.
No matter how in love someone is with their job, they are probably more in love with their partners and their families. Awarding your best employees a few extra vacation days would be a amazing! Give them as many days as you feel it is okay and let them use those days when they want to. They’ll be over the moon, we promise!
Furthermore, if you feel like a particular employee has deserved more than a few days off, you may even present them with vacation offers the firm is willing to pay for them. Speak about the best firm ever, right?
Although buying your employees/colleagues gifts can be a bit tricky (because, unless you are very close outside of work, you can’t be certain what it is that they like), there are a few items you can never go wrong with.
If you feel like rewarding your best employee, treat them to a nice set of high quality wines. If you know their favorite, even better! Getting someone wine is a sophisticated, never-goes-out-of-style gift and you’ll definitely get your employees’ appreciation.
Other gifts that may be appreciated are office equipment like high quality headphones, tablets, USB sticks, external Hard Drives, laptop bags and tablet cases, and other equipment alike.
There are rarely any jobs left that don’t revolve around spending long hours at the office and in front of the computer; this is not a natural environment for any of us, nor is the constant staring at the screen healthy. This is why presenting your employees with a voucher to a spa weekend in the best local spa centre or outside of town is a spectacular gift! There’s nobody who will say “No” to a massage, a day at the pool and quality foods, with full service on top of it! Spa (gifts) is a fantastic way for your employees to recharge and come fresh and happy back to work.
Good luck with your choices and remember – your employees are the core value of your firm, and the more you appreciate them, the better it’ll be for your company in the long run!