How to Recognise your Employees this Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day

A positive workplace culture starts with you!

70% of the variance between having a poor, good or great workplace culture can be found in the knowledge, skills and talent of the team leader, not the team members.

A positive workplace culture is something we all want, including both team leaders and team members. With Valentine’s Day around the corner we have some employee reward & recognition tips to help you share the love within your organisation. Browse these staff appreciation tips for ideas on how to help all of your employees feel valued whilst giving you the opportunity to reaffirm your company’s core values.

Start with quick and easy solutions for employee appreciation

  • Include employee recognition in all company meetings

Take a little time to highlight a staff member’s recent achievements and successes. This will help boost morale. It shows that the company values employees’ contributions and is looking to recognise employees on regular basis.

  • Personal touches

Make a note of significant dates in your employees’ lives such as their birthdays, important personal and career anniversaries etc. to let them know you care. If you want to take it a step further, we can help you structure a framework for milestone anniversary’s and staff gifts.

  • Encourage “Bright Ideas” and feedback

Strive for continuous improvement by rewarding employee suggestions that improve workflow processes.

  • Go out for Lunch

Make a practice of taking employees out to coffee or lunch. Getting out of the building creates opportunities for outside-of-the-box conversations.

  • Share customer feedback

When external clients compliment an employee, ensure that this praise is visible in the workplace so that their colleagues can
compliment them and tell them well done!

  • Welcome the team!

It is important to remember recognition during new starts onboarding process – ensure they are introduced to their team and also the wider organisation for example by internal company newsletters, emails or platforms and share their picture if possible.

  • Step back and evaluate where you might be able to improve upon your own levels of productivity and engagement 

Is your desk a disorganised mess? Then take some time tidy it up, as having a nice physical space around you can have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing and increase your daily motivation levels.

Structured programmes

  • Social Recognition

Make employee recognition visible, familiar, social. Learn more

  • Long Service Awards

Acknowledge employee loyalty and celebrate key milestones. Learn more

  • Manager-Driven Recognition

Managers can reward their teams on-the-spot for great work, review nominations from peers, and access powerful reports to spot rising stars and identify mentoring opportunities. Learn more

  • Exclusive Rewards

Our Aspirations Reward Selection can be used as part of a Points Banking Solution whereby you decide the level of points to award your recipients based on the significance of their service milestone or performance, which they can then use to redeem rewards from our selection. Learn more