National Employee Appreciation Day is an unofficial holiday that reminds us all to take a moment in our hectic work days and share our appreciation to the employees around you. National Employee Appreciation Day falls on the first Friday in March, which is March 6th, 2020. Not only an ideal way to wrap up the first week on March, but starting the weekend in high spirits with dedication to our work.
Taking the time to appreciate your employees at work might be a simple gesture, but really goes the distance to the individual as you recognize all the hard work that they put in. Sending a bouquet of business appropriate flowers sends the right message. Flowers are something fresh, something grand, and really goes to show the gratitude you have without having to put too much effort into it. Even the offering to leave work early, or providing a complementary lunch on this day allows for each employee to feel acknowledge for the amount of work they put in.
Although this day can be looked over, it was originally created to strengthen the bond a company has with their employees, and studies show that the recognition and appreciation of an employee in a work space drives overall happiness, loyalty, and engagement. So, take the time on March 6th to engage with your employees so that they to feel recognize within the hustle and bustle of the business and in return could help your company succeed over time.