This is just a short post today, as I am sure many of you are heading out for the Christmas holiday in the U.S. But I wanted to talk about the importance of telling employees how much you think of them. In listening to my son’s reports of his new job it is apparent that verbal appreciation is a big deal.
My son works for an engineering firm. He has been with them since August. He is drafter and he loves doing that work. He has not been around long enough with this new company to get an increase but he talks about how much he loves the new company in addition to loving the job. The reason? His boss tells him at least once a week how much he is happy to have him working for the company, or tells him he is doing a great job or recently gave him the opportunity to fill in as the lead drafter when another employee had to take medical leave. Money is nice but that kind of praise and opportunity is GOLD.
Just remember this the next time you are dealing with an employee… remember the value of praise.
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