Appreciating employees in week-long event

Commitment, team-building events, awards, brochure make for memorable occasion
By Chris Vyse
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2012

There are a lot of different days and weeks of celebration in our calendars now. When I was young, it seemed there were Easter and Christmas holidays, two weeks for summer break and a national holiday here and there. But today, we have national days and weeks for everything.

One of these newer celebrations is a day that’s really important to support: Employee Appreciation Day. Since 1995, it’s been the one day — the first Friday in March — companies large and small take the time to appreciate, recognize and thank employees.

But what if Employee Appreciation Day was extended to Employee Appreciation Week? With just a little effort, an employer can create an environment where people feel valued and appreciated.