Acknowledge Employee Personal Milestones
Your employee will appreciate your acknowledging his/her birthday, advanced degree graduation achievement, wedding engagement, wedding, or other personal milestone event.
If they share with you information about any important event in their life, take the opportunity to congratulate them, honor them and acknowledge them. You can give them a card. Or, take them to lunch. Or, even a simple handshake can go a long way.
Taking an interest in your employee goes a long way and it's one of the easiest, meaningful actions you can take.
If you manage a large team, you'll likely want to create a way to help you remember upcoming milestone events for each of your employees.