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Employee Appreciation Day is coming up later this week on Friday, March 1st, and even if you have nothing planned yet, it’s not too late. While we believe that employees should be celebrated throughout the year, this day is a great time to make the extra effort to show your employees how much you appreciate all of their hard work. 

This is a challenging time for employees around the world, with a recent survey revealing that 2 in 5 people don’t remember being recognized by a manager in the last year.

We also understand the impact recognition can have on employee burnout, wellbeing and motivation at work, with 60% of U.S. employees saying that they want to be recognized more often for their work. Organizations that prioritize reward and recognition will be better equipped to attract and retain top talent, and will stand out as employers of choice in a competitive market.

No matter where you are in your recognition journey – whether you already have an employee recognition program in place, or if you’re just starting to explore recognition tools – use Employee Appreciation Day as a catalyst to build a culture of continuous recognition at your organization.


To make things a little easier, we’ve pulled together a resource hub full of last-minute ways to recognize your employees on Employee Appreciation Day, as well as resources for long-term strategic planning. We hope that you'll find inspiration to help you attract and retain your people this year, and show them how much you value their contributions.

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Emily Mellwood

As Content Manager for the Americas region, Emily looks after the Reward Gateway blog kingdom and produces content to inspire, educate and inform our readers. She can’t live a day without coffee and plays her music at full blast. During her quiet time, you’ll likely find her curled up with a book.

Content Manager, Americas

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