So what are some of the options you have to recognize your employees?
Allow them to take a few hours off to do some of their holiday shopping.
Offer flexible work schedules to allow them to move their schedules around to accommodate family time.
Plan a luncheon to celebrate the season and build morale by conveying your thanks. Hand out gift certificates or cards.
These are all low-cost options that go a long way in saying "thank you" to your employees.
The holiday season is also a great time to hand out bonus checks and announce promotions to those who were high contributors.
And for small business owners who don't have the resources to do what is suggested above, a simple handwritten and personalized note can go a long way in conveying your thanks.
Recognizing your employees during the holidays is a great opportunity to demonstrate you care about them, and will go a long way in improving morale in your small business.
Dick Jones is the Founder & President of Jones Simply Sales in Alpharetta, Ga. As a 4th generation sales professional, he has over 30 years of experience advising, coaching, consulting and working with small business owners. Office: 770-663-4681, web: www.simplysalesllc.com