Recognizing employees for their hard work doesn't have to be an expensive proposition, Peter Economy writes. In most cases, you can make employees feel valued by thanking them or by giving them small rewards such as gift cards. It's critical to personalize rewards and distribute them immediately after employees have done something positive. "It's always best to convey your praise in person and publicly, in front of the employee's peers, whenever possible," he writes.
How to show employees you appreciate their work