Invest in Team Success

February 24, 2017 | Corinne Grandgirard

Photo of a team of work partners during Employee Appreciation Day.

It’s good practice to show appreciation for your employees so they feel confident that what they do and how they do it matters. After all, they keep things running smoothly on a day-to-day basis, and satisfied employees are more likely to enjoy coming in each day to do their best work. Plus, happy employees lead to happy customers. Employee recognition builds trust, helps motivate employees and maintains a positive work environment, so that everyone can feel empowered in their role and good about their role in the organization.

Employee Appreciation Day is March 3, so you may be looking for ideas. There are plenty of ways to recognize your employees while making sure everyone feels like part of the team. At Mission Federal Credit Union, we understand that our employees are an essential part of our team. Our employees help us achieve our mission to earn our customers’ trust, invest in our membership’s success and care for our community. We believe in putting people before profit, and that includes helping to ensure that our team succeeds, too. If you want to show appreciation for your employees’ hard work, consider giving acknowledgements or awards to your employees that recognize the important role they play in the company. Recognize leadership, positive attitudes, go-getters and anyone who regularly goes above and beyond for the team. Employees will feel satisfied knowing that you noticed all their hard work and recognize their strengths.

At Mission Fed, we understand how to motivate employees—with a corporate culture that values our employees as essential to our success, as well as to our customers’ success. As Mission Fed VP Contact Center, I know that my team can make a difference in customers’ lives every day and that’s why we work so hard to say thank you to our employees who return the same kindness to Mission Fed customers.

Still searching for employee recognition ideas? Employee recognition begins with offering employees the opportunities to grow, learn and develop, as well as giving them the chance to make a difference in their community. If you have employees who show a talent for leadership, coach them and nourish their growing strengths. If your employees are interested in furthering their education, offer higher education tuition reimbursement. Even offering paid time off shows employees that you value their lives outside of work. If you want to know how to motivate employees, show them that you understand they’re more than just employees. Show that you value their interests and goals at work and beyond.

Employee Appreciation Day is about more than just motivating employees or one particular—it’s about creating a corporate culture that shows employees you value the work they do and the contributions they make to the success of the company throughout the year. Recognizing employees’ talents, achievements and impact within their roles is key to maintaining positive employee morale and employees who are engaged in what they do.

The content provided in this blog consists of the opinions and ideas of the author alone and should be used for informational purposes only. Mission Federal Credit Union disclaims any liability for decisions you make based on the information provided. References to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name in this article by Mission Federal Credit Union is for the information and convenience of its readers and does not constitute endorsement, control or warranty by Mission Federal Credit Union.

Corinne Grandgirard

Corinne Grandgirard

Corinne Grandgirard has worked in financial services for more than 30 years and has been with Mission Fed for the last 20 years. As VP of the Contact Center, she truly enjoys working with and leading her high performing teams to making a difference in Mission Fed members’ financial lives.

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