Attracting and retaining excellent employees is harder than ever. Why not treat your staff to an employee appreciation night with Skyline Cruises?
While everyone appreciates a raise or better benefits, sometimes you just have to celebrate the team that makes your business flourish. Let your employees know how much you value their hard work. Unfortunately, many employers get caught up in the day-to-day tasks of running a business and forget to recognize their employees’ contributions.
What Is the Best Way to Show Employee Recognition?
Employee motivation experts say one key to motivating employees is to recognize their efforts, both big and small. Do you have a salesman who just closed a big sale or one who closed lots of small ones to meet their goals? Have a secretary who stayed late to send out important notices to your clients? Or a laborer who worked overtime all weekend to meet an important deadline?
Start by saying thank you. Consider a plaque or small monthly gift for your “employee of the month.” Even a small gesture is likely to improve employee motivation. Consider a bigger reward for larger wins, or after an excellent or especially hard year. Also, remember to acknowledge the employees who work quietly in the background but make your business run properly.
For a more significant gesture of recognition, plan an employee recognition party!
How Do You Throw an Employee Recognition Party?
One of the keys to throwing a staff appreciation event is to make sure employees want to come. If you ask employees to give up an evening or weekend for something work-related, make sure that “work stuff” is something fun, like a sunset dinner cruise. Skyline Cruises can offer employees a chance to enjoy the iconic New York skyline lit up for the night with dinner and drinks to accompany the award presentation – and an opportunity to dance the night away.
Another key to employee recognition is to make sure you are not rewarding the same one or two people all the time and you’re offering an appreciation gift that your employees will actually want. While company-branded merchandise might feel like a smart investment to your HR department, chances are your employees don’t really want another company coffee mug. An experience, however, can make memories.
Taking employees out for a cruise with dinner, entertainment, and recognition awards ensures that you are giving something to everyone who contributes to the success of your company. Invite their spouses or partners so they can share in the celebration.
To truly show appreciation for your valued employees, you want it to be an event to remember. The nice thing about choosing a Skyline Cruise is that you don’t have to break your budget to do it.
When Should You Have a Staff Appreciation Party?
Because there’s a holiday for everything, there is a recognized day for staff appreciation, but if you choose to have your staff party at some other time, it might be better received. Employees, much like partners and spouses, sometimes become jaded to official holidays. To make your employees feel like you really want to acknowledge their efforts, consider planning your Skyline Cruise staff appreciation party at some other time of the year. If you hold the event during the slow season for your business, your employees will probably be more relaxed too.
Book Skyline for Your Employee Appreciation Event
Many people are inundated with holiday parties and special events in the winter months. So, planning your employee recognition party at another time of year might be well appreciated by your employees! For assistance planning your party, use our form to contact the experienced event planners at Skyline Cruises or call (718) 446-1100 today.