Acknowledge Employees' Personal Milestone Events
Your employee will appreciate your acknowledging his birthday, advanced degree graduation achievement, wedding engagement, wedding, or other personal milestone event.
If he (or she) shares with you information about any important event in his life, take the opportunity to congratulate him, honor him and acknowledge him. You can give him a card. Or, take him 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.