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Showing appreciation doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Employee rewards and recognition programs don't mandate that companies spend thousands of dollars giving workers raises and promotions.

Employee rewards and recognition programs don't mandate that companies spend thousands of dollars giving workers raises and promotions. In fact, there are a number of simple ways to show staff members appreciation.

One of the best ways to do so is to celebrate the achievements and important milestones of staff members. This can be done in a variety of ways, including re-instituting a traditional form of recognition – Employee of the Month, Week, and year.

"You would be surprised to see how much your staff would appreciate this sort of recognition, especially if there is some sort of reward attached, like a bottle of wine or a dinner," Business 2 Community suggests.

Additionally, companies can try spicing up regular meetings or events that may often seem tedious by incorporating a new component – food. The news source explains that firms can show a little appreciation for those staying late, attending meetings and coming in early by bringing in food.

The most important thing for businesses to remember is to tailor their recognition programs, no matter how small, to their company culture, i.e. looking at their budget and taking into account what their staff members will most appreciate.

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