As we celebrated National Employee Appreciation Day on March 1st, it was the perfect time to reflect on employees’ needs in the workplace—as well as ways to appreciate employees in meaningful ways. Take a look below to learn more.
Cultivating a workforce
One of the most important parts of employee appreciation happens long before the first day on the job. By seeking out talent from a skilled, eager-to-work pool of potential employees, companies can ensure that they are hiring the right team for the job and that the team will feel fulfilled and valued in carrying out the role they were trained to do. This fosters an environment in which employees are able to make an impact, thus receiving the recognition and appreciation they deserve. Fortunately, the Greater Daytona Region’s wealth of colleges and universities ensures that such a workforce is constantly being cultivated, ready to head out into the professional world with the tools needed for success.
Teaching tools for success
In addition to the education provided by local colleges and universities, Team Volusia can help your company find training resources for cultivating continued success. These range from training methods built specifically for expanding businesses, to programs that help to teach existing employees skills that keep them competitive.
Though it may not be the traditional way to show appreciation, these training resources are nevertheless meaningful ways to show how you care for your employees. When your professional team feels validated and well-equipped to excel at work, they will feel valued as integral parts of your operation. In addition to on-the-spot recognition and reward systems, both of which are important to employee appreciation, training resources offer a meaningful way to develop a sense of long-term respect in the workplace.
The right environment
Another key way for employees to feel appreciated, is to place them in the right environment! When companies are in the process of expansion, choosing regions that offer top quality of life (by way of local amenities, infrastructure, education, economic health, etc.) can help them cultivate environments where employees are happy at work because they’re happy at home and around town, too. The Greater Daytona Region delivers this type of fulfillment, with recreational attractions, a beautiful climate, a thriving cultural scene and other perks that make living and working here an attractive opportunity.
Employee appreciation should always be a key leadership goal, but its importance becomes especially clear in low-unemployment climates, such as that of the Greater Daytona Region. With jobless rates at record-lows, employees often have more flexibility to seek out jobs that fulfill their needs and preferences. By taking meaningful steps to show appreciation at work (ranging from regular appreciation and rewards, to on-the-spot recognition for successful projects and an overall culture of respect), employers can ensure that they’ve cultivated the best-possible environment for happy, thriving employees to call their own.
Supportive leadership, quality environments and meaningful means of appreciation allow employers to foster teams that thrive—both on Employee Appreciation Day and all year round.