Employee Appreciation Day is not necessarily the most popular US holiday, but the Medico M.D. team thinks it’s pretty important. In 1995, Bob Nelson and his fellow board members of Recognition Professional International decided that no business could run without every member of the team, and there should be a celebration to recognize every employee. Bosses already had a day, and it was time to celebrate the daily achievements of people at every level of an organization. Since then, the first Friday in March has been celebrated as Employee Appreciation Day in the US. In 2018, the US will celebrate this holiday on March 2nd, but we’re no longer on our own. Canada recognizes and celebrates this holiday, and there are more nations every year recognizing employee accomplishments and hard work on Employee Appreciation Day.
A Big Thank You Our Team!
Without every member of our team, Medico M.D. clinics would not be able to offer the exceptional medical and dental care our patients have come to rely on, and for everything our team members do, we say thank you! If you don’t have plans to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day this year, consider some of these simple ways you can recognize employee successes year-round:
- Say thank you – in writing. It’s important to tell your employees you appreciate them regularly, but many employers don’t think about writing a note to say thanks. Your employer can see a thank you note for hours, days, weeks, or years rather than just the few seconds it says to say thank you. These notes can serve as reminders that they are appreciated.
- Compliment your employees to other employees. Telling an employee how proud you are of their peers gives the complimented employee a feeling of pride and tells others that you notice and recognize good work.
- Encourage employees to excel by using their unique skill sets and reward them for helping other employees find their strengths. This creates a culture of encouragement rather than competition and makes your office a great place to work.
Visit Us for Your Medical & Dental Care
We know that many employers in the DFW Metroplex, San Antonio, and Waco communities offer their employees some time off for Employee Appreciation Day. If your employer has given you a little extra time off, consider calling your local Medico M.D. clinic to schedule a physical, dental checkup, or other treatment. Celebrate Employee Appreciation with our friendly medical and dental teams. We look forward to helping you and your family with all of your oral and overall health care needs.