February 21

4 Ways To Celebrate National Employee Appreciation Day

February 21

What is National Employee Appreciation Day and Why Celebrate It?

Celebrated on the 3rd March, employers around the world make the extra effort to appreciate their employees' effort and dedication. It’s also a great way to add value to your employer brand AKA if you’re recruiting or looking to recruit in the near future, it’s a chance to showcase your company culture on social media etc.

1.     A Special Celebration Breakfast or Lunch
Everyone loves a freebie, especially when it comes to food. Show your team that you appreciate them with pizza, donuts or whatever they choose.

2.     A Chance to Put Their Skills on Display
You hired your employees for their different skill sets and personalities, right? Give them a chance to share their skills by hosting bitesize workshops like “my role explained in 2 minutes”.

3.     An “Employee of the Month” Award Ceremony
Employee of the Month is commonplace in lot of companies, have you incorporated it into yours yet? Use the appreciation day to recognise employees going the extra mile.

4.     Treat Your Employees to a Company Outing or Retreat
Whether it’s a fine dining meal, a spa day or team building kayaking experience (you know the type), employee appreciation day can be a great excuse to have some fun together!

 Here at Handley James we know the route to our teams heart which is why the lunch run is on us! To celebrate our fantastic team and show each other how much we appreciate them we will be doing a little breakout lunch together.

I would encourage companies of all sizes to grab opportunities to show your team how much they are valued. Feeling appreciated is one of the main factors we hear when it comes to candidate retention, that is not always down to salary but sometimes a pat on the back or a cheeky Nando’s can say how you feel just as much when everyone’s time is precious. Taking moments out of the day to look at what you are all accomplishing together and how you couldn’t do it without them.

So grab the day with both hands and lets share the appreciation to everyone around us.

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