The first Friday in March is known as Employee Appreciation Day and will be celebrated this year on March 1, 2019. The United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom participates in this holiday dedicated to recognizing the hard work that employees do for the company in which they are employed. Organizations and companies across the country take this day to thank their employees for their achievements and helpful contributions.
The celebration of this holiday is important as it encourages a sense of positivity in employees and motivates workers to stay engaged and involved in their work. Positive reinforcement and rewards, such as flex days or catered meals, maintains a level of support and gratitude between employee and employer.
Despite the celebration of this holiday on March 1, the appreciation of employees should be occurring every day of the year. Employees crave the feeling of significance and emotional stability from their employers and workplaces. Ongoing appreciation for successes and dedication will improve an employee’s commitment and energy in their job duties. Appreciating an employee beyond a paycheck will make for a more productive and enjoyable work environment.
A new eBook from Maritz Motivation Solutions states that there are six employee trends that will improve engagement within workers all year long. These include the need for flexibility, seamless integration between performance feedback and management recognition, job personalization, automation in routine tasks, employee commitment, and the use of analytics to maintain top performers. These practices will enhance employee recognition and create a sense of value in the workplace.
Employees are the most important resource in a company and need to be treated with respect. If you feel as though you have been unfairly treated or harassed in the workplace, contact the Philadelphia employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. at 215-569-1999 or fill out an online contact form. Located in Philadelphia and Pennsauken, New Jersey, we serve clients from the surrounding areas, including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and throughout South Jersey.