It’s Employee Appreciation Day, and you’re doing it wrong.
- In a way similar to my disdain for the once a year “show ‘em how you really feel” Valentine’s Day, I think Employee Appreciation Day is stupid… if this is the only day you actually show appreciation to your employees. Today isn’t more special than any other day. In fact, today is also: – Dentist’s Day – […]
Want Your Stars to Stay? Say Thank You
It may come as a surprise to you that Friday, March 6th is the 20th anniversary of Employee Appreciation Day. It was created in 1995 by Bob Nelson, a board member of Recognition Professionals International, as a way of focusing employers on employee recognition. It’s probably not surprising to you that lots of employees don’t feel […]
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Wisconsin Cheese Queen! (in the cloud)
- Back some time during the 60’s, I was on the Boston-based “Major Mudd” show. It was an afternoon show on WNAC, channel 7 back in the day, and featured 3 Stooges shorts, cartoons, and live studio games where the kids became “contestants.” I remember being a “consolation prize winner,” and nobody wants to be that… […]