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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

National Employee Appreciation Day

Do you ever find yourself asking "When is Employee Appreciation Day?"

National Employee Appreciation Day occurs annually on the first Friday of the month of March. This year, it falls on Friday, March 4, 2011. If you miss it, don't worry, the entire month of March is also Employee Spirit Month!

According to the website
Employee Appreciation Day first arrived on calendars in 1995.  A Recognition Professionals International’s founding Board member, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created Employee Appreciation Day as a way of focusing the attention of all employers, in all industries on employee recognition.

We're all about fun here at, but showing appreciation to your employees is serious business. Companies should try harder than ever to retain and reward their best employees.

If you need National Employee Appreciation Day ideas, gift certificates are a good place to start. Most any drug store or supermarket will sell a wide range of gift certificates in any price range. Look for gift certificates with wide appeal. While Starbucks may not be everyone's cup of tea (or coffee), almost anyone can enjoy a popular restaurant or bookstore.

Here are some additional Employee Appreciation Day ideas:
And remember: show your employees that you care. And not just on National Employee Appreciation Day, but year-round.

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