#WorkTrends Recap: Gratitude and Giving Back

One tenant of a positive workplace culture is appreciation. Employees who receive recognition and appreciation are more likely to be engaged and work harder. A little kudos from a manager goes a long way.

This week I discussed the importance of leaders showing gratitude and giving back to employees, partners and customers with special guest Elisabeth Vezzani, Co-founder of Sugarwish, a corporate gifting organization.

Elisabeth shared why non-cash incentives work best for employee motivation and creating happiness throughout the office.

Here are a few other key points Elisabeth shared:

  • 80% of employees are motivated to work hard when employees feel appreciation from their bosses
  • People stay longer and work harder for non-cash incentives
  • A gesture of appreciation does not need to cost a lot

Did you miss the show? You can listen to the #WorkTrends podcast on our BlogTalk Radio channel here:

You can also check out the highlights of the conversation from our Storify here:

Didn’t make it to this week’s #WorkTrends show? Don’t worry, you can tune in and participate in the podcast and chat with us every Wednesday from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). Join me on Jan 4 for our first chat of 2017. I will be joined by sales advocate and best-selling author Anthony Iannarino to discuss how to sell yourself.

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#WorkTrends Preview: Gratitude and Giving Back

On last week’s #WorkTrends, Meghan M. Biro and her special guest Kevin W. Grossman discussed the importance of companies showing respect and professionalism to job candidates.

This week Meghan will be discussing the importance of companies showing gratitude and giving back to employees, partners and customers. She’s will be joined by her special guest Elisabeth Vezzani, Co-founder of Sugarwish, a corporate gifting organization.

Join Meghan and Elisabeth on Wednesday, December 21 at 1pm EST for a fun and lively discussion around this timely topic.

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Join Elisabeth and me on our LIVE online podcast Wednesday, Dec 21 — 1 pm ET / 10 am PT.

Immediately following the podcast, the team invites the TalentCulture community over to the #WorkTrends Twitter stream to continue the discussion. We encourage everyone with a Twitter account to participate as we gather for a live chat, focused on these related questions:

Q1: What’s the value of giving gratitude in the workplace? #WorkTrends (Tweet this question)

Q2: How can corporate gifting programs empower and engage employees?#WorkTrends (Tweet this question)

Q3: How does corporate gratitude dovetail into an employer brand? #WorkTrends (Tweet this question)

Don’t want to wait until next Wednesday to join the conversation? You don’t have to. I invite you to check out the #WorkTrends Twitter feed, our TalentCulture World of Work Community LinkedIn group, and our TalentCulture G+ community. Share your questions, ideas and opinions with our awesome community any time. See you there!

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