How to show employees genuine, meaningful appreciation

Drop the platitudes and pleasantries, and start prioritizing perks that remove obstacles, decrease stress and ease workers’ burdens.

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Most corporate platitudes are useless.

“We care.”

“We treat our employees like family.”

“Our core values are integrity, honesty and best-in-class innovation.”

“Together, let’s make a difference.”

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the massive and sudden reduction in headcount.”

Talk is cheap. Companies can print or publish any number of pleasantries, but actions speak immeasurably louder than business bromides.

So, on this National Employee Appreciation Day, how about showing some genuine love, appreciation, respect, recognition and meaningful gratitude for those hardworking folks who form the backbone of your company? Beyond bumping salaries and benefits—and consistently thanking folks for their toil—let’s hear some expert opinions on how to support your workers.

Appreciate employees, or watch them leave

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