The month of November is often thought of as the month to Give Thanks. As an employer, are you remembering to thank your employees and recognizing their achievements? Showing your employees appreciation for all they do can help boost productivity and morale, and that is always good for business! Here are just a few ways to Give Thanks to your employees this Thanksgiving season…
Treat your employee(s) to lunch
Hand written thank you notes for a personal touch
Awards: maybe a traveling trophy, a nice clock, any type of award that the employee can display in their office space.
Notice In Employee’s File: If an employer wishes to recognize an employee in this way, he should add the note, but also tell the employee he is doing so, so the employee knows he is appreciated.
Kudos Column: If your workplace has a newsletter, add a column where employees are recognized for outstanding efforts and achievements
Simple spoken words of Thanks can go a long way.
Implement an employee of the week program
Vacation – yes even a few hours of extra paid vacation time is a big reward for most employees
Ice Cream Sundae Party at the office
Night out at the ballpark for a team of employees
Give the employee a membership or subscription to a journal that relates to their work
Today we thank all those who have served in the military to protect our freedom.
There are man y initiatives, both government and private, to encourage the hiring of recently returned veterans. These programs help families of soldiers who are working through the transition process between serving the country overseas to day to day civilian life. Many companies are launching campaigns to assist vets.
HR Strategies works every day to keep our clients OSHA compliant, because we believe that safety in the workplace is of the utmost importance. Today, we want to remind you that safety should always come first, whether you are at work or at home. Tomorrow night, as kids across America take to the streets to collect candy, HR Strategies wants to remind you to talk to your kids about Halloween Night Safety. FedEx and Safe Kids Worldwide have created an excellent infographic with tips on how to stay safe this Halloween! Enjoy!
Why wasn’t the vampire working?He was on his coffin break.
Why was the mummy so tense at work?Because he was all wound up.
When Count Dracula isn’t on his coffin break, where does he usually eat his lunch?At the casketeria.
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Halloween not the only time of year your employees stray from the dress code? HR Strategies can make sure that their “costumes” stay in line with your company’s policy.
Company dress codes can be laid out in a variety of different ways. For instance, your employee handbook can state that your employees’ should wear Professional Business Attire. Casual Attire would be the opposite extreme. Or, you may require your workers to wear a certain uniform, for example khakis and a company polo. Very common nowadays is Business Casual, which coincidentally is what we wear here at the HR Strategies’ main office. Our internal employee handbook defines Business Casual as “A comfortably relaxed version of classic business attire, with no sacrifice of professionalism or personal power.”
How does your company handle the dress code policy? Generally, one of the overarching types of dress codes (listed in the first paragraph) is specified, with a few extra pointers. You can choose to give examples of what is acceptable, and have your employees work around that. Or, you can list things that would not be unacceptable if worn, such as athletic wear, torn or tattered clothing, and flip-flops.
Other types of dress codes may revolve around safety. Some companies require employees to wear steel-toed boots, close-toed shoes, hard hats, or masks to keep them safe while doing their job. What type of dress code do you have in place? When was the last time you updated it? Have you checked to make sure that your appearance policy is compliant with all discrimination and safety laws? These are small changes that can greatly reduce your risk of unnecessary legal headaches!
No matter what type of dress code, appearance policy, or “costuming” your company requires; HR Strategies can personalize your Employee Handbook to fit your business’ needs. Call us today at (770) 339-0000 or check out our website at http://www.hr-strategies.com/ for more information!