Today, March 6, is Employee Appreciation Day.
Across the U.S., employers will treat their employees to pizza parties, happy hours, cookies and more, to show their appreciation of the hard work and dedication brought forward by their workforce.
Heck, even here at Businessolver we are ending the day with special treats followed by a much-needed Happy Hour. And that’s great… but, is it enough? Shouldn’t we be showing our appreciation to our employees year-round?
65% of the workforce is “not engaged” or “actively disengaged”, do we think a pizza party is going to change that? There must be a balance.
Employers, in the tightest labor market in history, must do more to show their employees their value year-round. Show them how you are supporting them not just at the office, but also how you are impacting their lives outside of the 9 to 5. And the answer starts with Total Rewards.
Ensuring your employees have a full view into the total value they bring to your organization and how you are supporting that is a crucial step in demonstrating the appreciation you have for your employees and the work they do for your organization.
Showing your employees appreciation through benefits is a strategy that can’t simply be served up like a piece of pizza. Communicating one’s Total Rewards takes time. Consider these factors:
I’m certainly not saying you shouldn’t throw that company-sponsored lunch or buy your team a drink today. But, don’t forget that on Monday, they still want to feel valued and appreciated. What are you going to do to show them that appreciation year-round?
To learn more about how Total Rewards can help, check out “Break Through with Benefits – How a Total Rewards Solution Can Help You Attract and Retain Top Talent” below.