Recognizing All Employees this National Thoughtful Day

Discover the power of appreciation and unity in the workplace as we delve into the significance of recognizing every employee on National Thoughtful Day.

National Thoughtful Day

In our present work environment, where prioritizing employee engagement is paramount, National Thoughtful Day presents a significant opportunity to recognize and uplift employees. Research demonstrates that a culture of recognition has been shown to have far-reaching, positive effects on an organization’s overall success and individual employee satisfaction.

Consider these impactful statistics:

  • Employee engagement, productivity, and customer service are 14% higher in organizations with recognition (Bersin by Deloitte).
  • Creating a culture of recognition can save a 10,000-employee company up to $16.1 million in turnover costs annually (Gallup).
  • When recognition hits the mark, employees are on average 5X as likely to feel connected, engaged, see a path to growth, and recommend their organization to others (Gallup).

With this knowledge in mind, here are four strategies to foster a culture of recognition that can be practiced on National Thoughtful Day and throughout the year:

Make Recognition Shareable
Recognition can be shown in many forms, but in today’s tech-forward work culture, enhancing the shareability of individuals’ accomplishments can be pivotal.Visible recognition creates a ripple effect, boosting morale and fostering a sense of community across an organization. Whether through social media, team meetings, or company communications, encouraging colleagues

Get Personal
Beyond recognizing excellent performance, personalized gifts reflect a leader’s interest in their employees as individuals. Does one of your employees have an obsession with shoes? Consider a personalized e-gift card to their favorite brand to show that you really know them. A personal touch not only deepens connections but builds trust, and conveys the message that each team member is valued. Find ways to learn more about your team throughout the year through surveys, and opportunities to share personal experiences.

Keep Things Flexible
Flexible work arrangements and time off are not just about convenience; they signify a deep understanding and appreciation for employees’ diverse needs. On this National Thoughtful Day, it’s worth emphasizing how these practices can lead to a more productive, engaged, and resilient workforce, aligning perfectly with today’s evolving work trends.

National Thoughtful Day serves as an important reminder to pause and take the time to acknowledge and appreciate the diverse contributions of all team members. Let it be a catalyst for fostering a culture of recognition that resonates throughout the year.

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Julie Gu

Vice President of Consumer & Marketing, North America/Global Acquisition Marketing

Julie spearheads Prezzee’s U.S. marketing efforts, collaborating with the global team on data-driven customer strategies. With almost 20 years in brand-building and revenue growth, she’s pivotal to Prezzee’s worldwide marketing success.