By: Dina Potter
HR 4 Small Biz firstname.lastname@example.org
As entrepreneurs, we hit the ground running every single day and often find there isn’t enough time to do EVERYTHING we want to do. It’s easy to take for granted those who are in the trenches with us throughout the year. So, as Thanksgiving draws near, I encourage you to take some time to reflect on how your staff is driving the growth and success of your business and ask yourself: When was the last time you took the time to say thank you in a way that really showed how much you appreciate your team members’ contributions?
Feeling appreciated leads to higher levels of employee engagement. What is employee engagement? It is a leading indicator of future business success. In fact, Gallup has discovered close ties between engagement and outcomes such as turnover, profitability and productivity. With just 32.1 percent of American workers engaged at work, Gallup estimates this is costing the nation $450 to $550 billion per year in lost productivity. As employee engagement increases, companies find themselves better positioned to grow.
So how about showing your employees some gratitude this Thanksgiving? Something as simple as saying thank-you, can add to your company’s bottom line. Here are 4 things you can do at no cost:
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