February 27, 2019
Every year, Employee Appreciation Day is celebrated on the first Friday in March - This is the official day to thank employees for their contributions to your organization. Recognition and appreciation can boost morale, increase employee engagement and reduce turnover.
Here’s the secret behind it all - be genuine and unique. What works for one organization may not necessarily work for another. In addition, forced recognition could backfire and result in disengaged employees.
To make it easier to celebrate, we’ve put together a list of simple awards to hand out to your employees on Employee Appreciation Day!
Is there an employee who tastes a cup of coffee and can immediately pinpoint whether it’s an Arabica or a Robusta bean? Do you know someone on your team who can ruminate on the brewing intricacies of the AeroPress versus the Chemex? If you answered yes, then they are the perfect candidate for the Coffee Connoisseur award!
Did you know that peanuts are used as an ingredient for dynamite? Or that the shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes? This award is dedicated to employees that seem to know almost everything about anything.
According to Plato, music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. Award this to the employee who always gets asked to play their songs on the office speaker or who knows the perfect song to create just the right mood.
From cookies to brownies, potato salad to curries, this award is for the employee whose dishes and treats always result in a stampede to the kitchen.
Like a house, there’s always something that’s broken in an office. Hand out this award to the employee who’s fixing things from weird bugs in the system to that annoying flickering light in the hall.
Team bowling? Brazilian barbecue before a long weekend? Group Karaoke? This award is for the employee who knows that a team that works hard should play hard - together.
With Health and Wellness being a top priority for many organizations, award your healthiest team member for putting wellbeing (mental, physical, emotional or financial) at the top of their list.
My mother always told me that the dishes didn’t clean themselves. So hand this award to the employee who’s always working the dishwasher to keep those dishes clean!
If you can't find a stapler or paperclips but you know you can always find it at this person's desk, then they deserve recognition. This award goes to the employee whose desk always has the office supply you're looking for.
Frustrated clients or team members often head to this employee for calm, zen-like empathy. Be sure to award them with this title, so they know their peaceful and positive vibes are appreciated!
Coffee is for closers only! Award this title to the employee who lives by the motto “Always Be Closing” and closes deals like they’re going out of style.
Do you know where your office first aid kit is? What are the steps for CPR? Workplace Safety is a growing concern at many organizations, so be sure to recognize the employees who make safety their top priority.
At Kudos, we’d like to make every day Employee Appreciation Day - we believe that recognition should be given for the big things and the small things. Book a call with us, and we’ll show you how recognition can elevate your workplace culture, boost employee morale and improve employee engagement.
From the Kudos team to yours, Happy Employee Appreciation Day!
Kudos is an employee engagement, culture, and analytics platform, that harnesses the power of peer-to-peer recognition, values reinforcement, and open communication to help organizations boost employee engagement, reduce turnover, improve culture, and drive productivity and performance. Kudos uses unique proprietary methodologies to deliver essential people analytics on culture, performance, equity, and inclusion, providing organizations with deep insights and a clear understanding of their workforce.Talk to Sales
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