Say you have a luncheon where you recognize your employees for their loyalty and hard work throughout the year and their career. You know the employees enjoy the event and appreciate knowing that their hard work has contributed to the success of the company. But, what happens after the experience is no longer fresh in their minds and they go back to their daily routine?
Keeping employees motivated throughout the year is an important goal. Did the company implement a new strategic plan for success? Has the economic environment caused the company to implement more aggressive targets? Or is everything just clicking along perfectly? Take the opportunity to share your appreciation in a motivational letter any time of the year!
A company-wide memo expressing your gratitude can help you achieve many things. You have an opportunity to convey new strategies or targets and explain reasons for implementation. By being up front and honest with employees regarding changes in business strategy, they feel integral to the success of the company. Because they were included, you’ve proven how important every employee is to making a strategic plan work, and will further their drive to be an active participant in the future success of the company.
Combining traditional employee recognition programs with a strong communicative approach can tie everything together and create an environment where your employees feel appreciated and satisfied with their work.
No doubt, motivated employees perform stronger and produce more which leads to a healthier bottom line for everyone at a business. But, how do you measure whether or not you have motivated employees? And how do you know what “exactly” motivates a particular individual? According to an article posted at EHow Money, the simplest way to learn where your employees are at with their morale and what will help get them super motivated, is to just ask! Survey employees at least yearly to find out what will make them work harder. It is important to ask because there are clearly different motivators for different generations. Besides being motivated by different things, individuals will prefer to receive feedback in varying ways. Again, asking questions is always the best policy to learn what your employees prefer. No matter what method employees prefer to receive feedback, they universally need to know where they are at towards their work goals and be recognized for their contributions. Employee recognition programs offer an opportunity for employers to reward a job well done and let employees know they are on target. Taking into consideration that different generations and people are motivated in many diverse ways, having an employee choice recognition program can be the answer you seek to motivate your employees. Royal Recognition, Inc. can work with you to create a rewards program that will be the perfect fit for your company and your employees. Recognizing individuals for a job well done will reward you with loyal employees who feel valued and contribute their best to the organization.