While it would be easy to ignore the vast array of previously non-existent hallmark holidays, Employee Recognition Day, should at the very least be a stark reminder for employers that employee recognition matters. In a job market that is growing increasingly tight, it’s easy to lose sight of the ongoing battle of not just attracting top talent, but retaining those workers who are the very lifeblood of your business.

Our suggestion: develop a culture that both rewards and recognizes your employees 365 days a year.

No, you don’t need to cancel the team lunch or after-hours mini-golf, these still have their merits. However, study after study shows that daily engagement elicits drastic improvements in morale, work ethic, and happiness, directly translating to superior work and higher retention.

The biggest takeaway this Employee Recognition day, your leadership needs to have this conversation:

  • “What efforts are we making to recognize our employees the other 364 days a year?”
Have a great Friday everyone!