4 Ways To Make Your Employees Feel Valued
Many of us often forget that we, as humans, need to feel understood, valued and appreciated for what we do. It is a common, human need that every single one of us desires.
Oprah Winfrey herself established this in her commencement speech at Harvard:
“The single most important lesson I learned in 25 years talking every single day to people was that there’s a common denominator in our human experience…. we want to be validated. We want to be understood.
I’ve done over 35,000 interviews in my career. And as soon as that camera shuts off, everyone always turns to me and inevitably, in their own way, asks this question: “Was that OK?” ….[We] all want to know one thing: “Was that OK?” “Did you hear me?” “Do you see me?” “Did what I say mean anything to you?”
It is so important for organisations to remember to appreciate their employees. Employees who feel valued will be more willing to stay and work hard for the organization.
How do we show our employees that they are valued?
Here are 4 simple ways to do so:
1. The Art of Listening
Listening is the simplest but often most neglected way of showing you care. Put down your phone, turn away from your computer and stop thinking about work and KPIs for a while. Just listen to what your employees have to say.
Put in the extra effort to connect with them by really putting yourself in their shoes and empathising with them. Being a listening ear, and expressing empathy allows for a deeper personal connection transcending an employer-employee bond.
2. Express Appreciation
Tell your employees exactly what you value about them. Proactively appreciating and valuing your employees for who they are, rather than what they have done, is an incredibly powerful way to show them that they are truly valued. It lets them know that the organization cares about them, and not just what they do for the company.
3. Give thought to the act of rewarding
Instead of buying something that your employees might not like, a much better way to show appreciation is through thoughtful gestures like giving practical multi-choice online vouchers.
With UNIQGIFT gift vouchers and e vouchers Singapore, your employees would be absolutely delighted as everyone would be able to find something they like from our extensive merchant partner list.
The common vouchers that HR teams currently give to employees may become boring and employees may think that their organisations are merely finding the most convenient way to reward them without putting much thought into it.
However, UNIQGIFT e vouchers and gift vouchers are different. We have a variety of merchant partners in Singapore that include restaurants, department stores and even health and fitness stores. We also have a draw-down feature that allows for multiple transactions with just one voucher, something that not many other vouchers have.
4. Team-Bonding Activities
Lastly, allocating time for team-bonding activities show to your employees that you value the relationships you have with them, and not just the work they produce. Amazing races, Bingos, Go Kart Racing, or even Build-Your-Own Terrariums are some examples of team bonding activities that never fail to get employees to compete and have fun!
Our E vouchers and gift vouchers in Singapore can be used as prizes in team-bonding activities, to motivate them to play harder. With the relationships built, teams will be able to work more cohesively and productively together.
Let’s strive to create a culture of appreciation in our organisations, that builds people up. Our UNIQGIFT e vouchers are here to help your department as you look for employee rewards or team bonding prizes.