Remember, you’ve gone through the entire job posting, interviewing and hiring process and finally found an employee that is a perfect fit for your organization. Now, you face the task of keeping them.
No matter what language you use, saying “Thank You” is a simple yet powerful way of retaining good employees and keeping morale high in your business or personal life.
Many employees have cited that they have accepted and stayed in a job with standard to sub-standard wages because they felt appreciated and validated. They received thanks regularly.
One employee was working in a job she knew was a temporary position. The hours were too long, the job was high-stress and every day was grueling. To top it off, this employee was expecting a baby and often didn’t feel well. On paper, it didn’t seem worth it for the employee to stay.
In reality, it was one of the most rewarding jobs the employee ever had.
Because of two words: thank you.
The employee received thanks. Often. And in many different ways. Whether it in the form of paid lunches, gift certificates or merely the words of gratitude conveyed that the company couldn’t do it without her. This employee knew she had value, was an integral part of the company and was appreciated.
It doesn’t take much to make employees feel good. A few simple words each day, an acknowledgment of an accomplishment or a job well done, goes far in keeping employees happy and content.
An employee who feels genuinely valued and appreciated would walk across hot coals for their boss and be more patient when the money is tight, the hours are long or the job is stressful.
Additionally, if you’re using an online job recruitment software and interviewing candidates in-person or virtually over video chat, remember the importance of saying thank you to them. Hiring for a job can be difficult, but it can help make your company stand out in the interview process if you thank candidates.
Start today – make a list of people you have relationships with, write something about each person you are grateful for, and then find a way to express this gratitude – a note, some words or even a small gift.
You will find that the more you express gratitude, the easier it is for you to do this regularly and improve your business and relationships.
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