3 reasons Employee Appreciation Day is irritating

One day out of 365 is not enough to recognize your associates’ efforts and build a culture of engagement.

March 4 was Employee Appreciation Day. This irritates me. My irritation might surprise regular readers who know that employee appreciation and recognition are very important to me. There are three simple reasons why Employee Appreciation Day irritates me:

1. It reinforces bad employee recognition practices.

There are already enough poor practice appreciation programs in place today: Employee of the Month, Perfect Attendance, and the like. We don’t need another added to the mix.

2. It lets supervisors off the hook for timely, frequent, meaningful recognition.

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