Due to the pandemic, many employee appreciation and celebrations had to be canceled. Additionally, the majority of the workforce transitioned to working from home. While we are returning to a sense of normalcy, many individuals are still working remotely. It’s important to make sure those employees that have not been able to transition back to the office are appreciated and feel a part of the department. Below are a few ways that managers can show appreciation and acknowledge the work they have accomplished.
- Share Praise Received From Clients
All companies have a mechanism in place to record client feedback on the company and the employees. If a client provides positive feedback on the company or a specific employee, share it with the team and the entire organization.
- Acknowledge Your Employees Virtually
Before your meeting begins, take a few moments to acknowledge members of your team that have gone above and beyond.
- Schedule a Remote Employee Appreciation Day
Have some fun by choosing a wacky theme and even find a virtual background for all the team members to use. You can take it a step further by ordering lunch for your team and having it delivered to their home.
- Build Recognition Into Your One-on-One Meetings
During the pandemic, managers began conducting one-on-one meetings with employees. This allowed them to discuss any updates on current tasks and any concerns. It’s a great idea to highlight accomplishments and milestones with your employee during the meeting.
- Send a Thank You Card to Your Employees
It is very easy to send a virtual card to your employees but sending a handwritten card adds a personal touch. It shows your employees that you are invested in the work they are doing and they are an important asset in the department.