As the current year fades into just a memory and the year end figures are being added up, it may be a good timeto think about ways to improve your employees production and morale. Yes, it”s been rough for many businesses these last couple of years. Most businesses have had to lay off valuable employees and keep wages and benefits at the current levels if not reduced to keep budgets from falling into a bottomless pit. You know it, and your employees know it. They have worried along with you about your business, their jobs, and if the orders will continue to come in.
Those employees who have helped you weather the economic storm should be recognized for their efforts and dedication. They have worked hard for you, through many difficult times. They have trusted you to acknowledge their efforts and reward them somehow.
Plan for a recognition program to be initiated or increased in the new year. Your employees will feel better, work harder, respond to the challanges ahead with increased effort when they recieve a recognition item at least quarterly. It does not have to be a big ticket item, a simple plaque, tickets to the theater, a round of coffee and treats for everyone, a hand written thank you note goes a long way. Your employees will feel better, and so will you. You’ll like the way it makes the work atmosphere feel better, and the way your bottom line will increase.
Contact New Direction Embroidery and Engraving to see if our RAISE program may help you with your recognition program.