What is the best way to praise the employee?

@youless (90906)
Guangzhou, China
November 20, 2007 4:28am CST
What is the best way to praise the employee in your opinion? I can think out many ways, but I would also like to hear your ideas:)
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@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
21 Nov 07
i believe all of employee would say highly wages/salary to appreciate and praise employee (or it would be just me? :P). coz by that, they will able to buy some stuff that they really want. well its just my opinion but if the company not able to raise the salary, its better if the management/boss of employee giving praise in words about their hard working. its simple thing which i m sure can raise the working spirit of employee but so difficult to do by boss.at least the words "thank you for your working" is rarely coming from our boss. well, it becaused the boss might think that its already the employee duty to do their best in their working field so that its not necessary to say it.
@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Nov 07
My boss is hardly praise us. He may think we should do it, so no praise at all. Whereas when you make a little mistake, he will yell to you.
• Indonesia
21 Nov 07
thats also happened in here, too. and sometimes, it makes me so upset. well we know that we just only employee but still that we are human not as like a machine which having no feeling at all
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@williamjisir (22904)
• China
20 Nov 07
Hello youless. I cannot say that I am good at praising people, but I love to say nice things to people to make them feel good and enhance the relationship between my friends, colleagues and me. You know, nice words or comments are always some kind of encouragement to make people be more positive towards their work, life and relationship. Say more positive things than negative things or praise someone for his hard work, then point out something that he still needs to get improved in his work as we cannot be perfect in everything. To praise is to make the work better...
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Nov 07
You are very nice. Actually I read some of your comments to my responses, it is obvious that you are very kind. I am sure many people like you, including me:)
• Indonesia
21 Nov 07
williamjisir, right. giving good words and positive words can be one of one way to praise employee. it will able to courage their spirit and their productivity
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
20 Dec 07
Hey yl, I think the best way to give an employee praise is to tell them "good job" specifically pointing out the positive & a little cash bonus never hurts |;) +'s |:)
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Dec 07
It seems it is hard for the employee to praise the employers.
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• India
25 Nov 07
by hiking his salary
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Nov 07
Good idea:)
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
24 Nov 07
Everyday greetings, tapping at the shoulder, small talk, and little encouragements really counts a lot. It makes the employees feels especial and boosts their morals. It makes them feel a great part of the company.
@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Nov 07
You will be a good boss:)
• United States
24 Nov 07
I think you should give him/her a bonus, a paid vacation, and last but not least a public thank you for a job well done so everyone knows who did the great job.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Nov 07
Nice to hear that:)
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• United States
21 Nov 07
There are so many, and the budget of the employer controls many of them. I have been given and appreciated giftcards to local stores/restaurants, food baskets. One day of my choice with pay was a wonderful gift, and of course a pay increase, perhaps the most appreciated, yet the most costly since it is ongoing. But once I worked for an administrator who knew the secret, and it cost her very little. She came into a facility with a horrendous attendance problem and a problem with keeping staff. From day one her door was rarely closed and she listened to every complaint from every employee. Once a month she would bring in doughnuts for all of us to have for break. but the most important thing? Every single day she was at work she took the last hour to go around and thank every single employee for coming in and for working so hard. This was even marked on her daily calendar, every day, 'thank employees'. Within two months our attendance rate had gone to almost 97% and the rate of people quitting had plummetted to nearly 0%. People bagan to recommend working there to their friends. Mind you, nothing else about the jobs had changed. The work, the stress, the schedules, all were exactly the same as before, she had no power to change them. But on days when you wanted to quit, when you told yourself, 'this is it, I'm going home in a bit and I'm not coming back', she'd be standing by the door and say 'Thank you for coming to work today and for working so hard. You did a great job. I hope you will come back tomorrow because we need you and you are important to our team.' And somehow it made it all worthwhile and you'd find yourself thinking it was not so bad. And sure enough, you be going back in to try it for another day. Many times i felt, and heard other employees say, 'She's the only reason I'm still here.' I left while she was in charge for a position closer to my home, but I did hear that within three weeks of her leaving that facility over 30% of the employees put in their notices. She had the secret to loyalty and it cost her little, she respected us and she let us know it, not just once in a while, but every single day. Those little words, 'thank you' 'you did great' men a great deal to employees.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Nov 07
She is very sweet:)
@joahnna18 (368)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
By giving him a simple of token that will surely appreciate him and most especially by saying he/she did a job well done. By simply saying this your employee will be happy to serve because you are appreciating things that she/he does. And also by giving simple gifts especially this Christmas. Happy mylotting my friend.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Nov 07
I always think praising people won't cost anything, however, not many people like to do so. What a pity!
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Not only with words of praise but maybe an incentive or reward for achieving the company goals or targets. It can be reflected by a pay increase, incentives or even an afternoon off or something to reward their great work.
@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Nov 07
If the pay raise is not so possible, then an afternoon off will be nice anyway:)
• Indonesia
20 Nov 07
My management in my previous company get an idea of giving a "good-job sticker" to everybody who did a good job during their working hours. Like helping others, finishing their job faster, etc.. The sticker is not limited. On company's birthday party you can change the sticker with lots of gift according to the number of sticker you have. That makes everybody do their best with their job because they want to have a gift they like.. and another bonus is given to the one who got the most sticker.. Ilike that idea. I remember I exchange my sticker for a beautiful watch..
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Nov 07
I think I deserve to have more good job stickers:)
• India
20 Nov 07
The employees, in most cases dont expect any additional benefits on day to day basis. He just needs a word of apprecition, and it will move his spirits to good heights and make him contribute him/her more and more. Also,Let the employees be rewarded with the suitable promotions and bonuses and other benefits ..which are due in time to time... This itself is suffice for to have a good employee and employer relationship.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Nov 07
Perhaps employers will like to have a word of appreciation to the employees rather than giving them some practical praise:)
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
20 Nov 07
Do not praise an employee. Whenever he /she performs well (better than others) congratulate her with a small gift as a token of reward in front of all the employees. If you simply praise, the receiver and others will not be interested. I was working in a multinational company as a senior Manager and all employees were eager to achieve that star position of being awarded as the best employee of the year, best employee of the month and finally if they repeat the performance for more than 6 times in a year, they are given additional incentive at the end of the year.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Nov 07
That's a good idea. This is the same reason why girls always prefer their boyfriends give them flowers when there are a lot of people presented:)
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
Aside from gifts and commentdations or certifications, giving bonuses or some raise in the salary would be nice. Or in some cases, a nice vacation trip for two would be pleasant. It's all about pampering your employees, but not that much though. It's just a simple reward for giving their extra effort, dedicating full time just to accomplish their job, for their loyalty and excelling from their crafts..
@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Nov 07
You have brilliant ideas:)
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Nov 07
this is easy.just give him a gift with keep it up written on it.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Nov 07
That's nice:)