For Employee Appreciation Day, 5 tips to foster engagement

Forget the beanbag chairs and free pita chips. Your staffers want to know they’re valued and working toward important goals. Convey your company mission and their role in realizing it.

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Foosball tables, casual Fridays and unlimited PTO? Turns out that all that glitters is not always gold. These perks might be effective, but it’s crucial to understand that these are not the be-all and end-all.

Expressing that someone is valued is important, but showing they are valued is the heart of the matter.

For employees to feel genuinely appreciated, employers must listen to their voices and respond with urgency rather than relying on ping-pong perks.

Just in time for Employee Appreciation Day, here are five tips to boost engagement, morale and motivation:

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