Employee Appreciation Program

12/01/2011

Contributed by Jane Ray

There is still time to redeem any coupons you have received through the employee appreciation program. The reward center will remain open until Friday, December 9. Questions or Comments? Contact the Office of Human Resources at extension 4-8000.

The Little Things Really Do Matter Most

We know a guy who keeps in his wallet a few short notes from his wife.  Sweet nothings, really.  He tells us that sometimes, when searching for a membership or business card, he’ll stumble upon them. 
     
“Or, on a really bad day at the office, I might purposely dig them out,” he says. 
     
No matter the occasion, reading them always puts him back on top of the world.  A little thing, yes.  But what an amazing impact!
     
The same thing goes for recognition at the office. It doesn’t have to be big, flashy, or expensive. A hand-written thank-you note, or a few words of praise in front of an employee’s peers at staff meeting. These small things can mean the world to employees. And the simple memory of that recognition might be just what is needed to push an employee’s performance over the top.
     
On second thought, this may not be so little after all.

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