5 Ways To Know If Your Boss Values You This Employee Appreciation Day

Kirstie McDermott discusses the importance of feeling valued this Employee Appreciation Day.

Feeling unloved and a bit neglected at work? Employee Appreciation Day falls on March 3rd, and is a day dedicated to recognising and celebrating the contributions and hard work of employees in the workplace––aka, you.

Its origins lie in the U.S. in the early 1990s, where it was created by a group of human resources professionals as a way to recognise the hard work and dedication of employees. These days, Employee Appreciation Day has spread internationally and is celebrated across Europe, and in Australia too.

It’s timely, because according to Indeed/YouGov’s 2022 Workplace Happiness Survey, 72% of employed Australians felt unhappy at work over the past year. And a recent Microsoft Work Trend Index discovered that Australian workers are suffering high levels of work-related burnout.

The report showed that 62% of Australian workers reported being burned out at work, a big jump up from the global average of 48% of employees. Microsoft also identified a worrying workplace trend known as “productivity paranoia”, whereby managers are distrustful of the work which remote or hybrid employees are doing––despite evidence to the contrary.

“Productivity paranoia risks making hybrid work unsustainable. Leaders need to pivot from worrying about whether their people are working enough to helping them focus on the work that’s most important,” Microsoft stated in the report.

Nice to be recognised

Whether you work in retail, a salon or in an administrative beauty role, it is nice to be recognised and have your contribution positively acknowledged, and Employee Appreciation Day is all about your manager or employer expressing your value.

Some employers might offer bonuses or gifts, others might organise events or activities to show their gratitude. Some other ways your employer might celebrate Employee Appreciation Day include:

  1. Providing a catered lunch or breakfast for employees
  2. Organising team-building activities or games, or hosting a happy hour or work social
  3. Giving out personalised thank-you notes or cards
  4. Offering flexible work hours or time off on the day or week
  5. Providing small gifts such as company-branded merchandise, gift cards, or flowers.

Will your employer step up this March 3rd and tell you how important you are to business success? If that’s a hard no, then it could be time to look for a new job where management acknowledges how lucky they are to have you. Discover three roles below that are currently hiring, and as always, there are many more on the Professional Beauty Job Board.

Clinique – Consultant – Myer Miranda – PPT, The Estée Lauder Companies, Sydney

Estée Lauder is looking for a Clinique – Consultant – Myer Miranda to provide welcoming, authentic and personalised service to customers in order to achieve all customer service and sales targets. You will also use your exceptional people skills to build collaborative working relationships with the rest of your dynamic team to ensure that the store meets the Company’s high standards of visual merchandising. If you are an ambitious self-starter with previous retail industry/guest services experience and are able to work retail hours including days, nights, weekends and special events in a fast-paced work environment, you should apply here.

Commercial Operations Manager, Myer, Docklands

As a Commercial Operations Manager, you will be supporting the development, delivery and optimisation of Myer’s Financial Services and Loyalty Products, Programs, Services and Campaigns and supporting overall operational delivery through the coordination and management of key operational suppliers. To apply you’ll need sound customer and analytical skills with strong financial acumen, intermediate proficiency in Excel, effective stakeholder and third party vendor management skills, including experience in managing operational service providers including external call centres, IT service providers and manufacturing partners. You can get the full requirements here.

Dermal Clinician – Full Time, Victorian Dermal Group, Kew

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the team at Victorian Dermal Group as a Dermal Clinician. Thus is one of Melbourne’s most progressive cosmetic practices, and you will join an enthusiastic, progressive and highly trained professional team, dedicated to continuous training and development, as well as patient satisfaction. You will need to be a senior clinician with at least three years’ experience, and hold a Bachelor of Health – Science in dermal therapies. A friendly and professional ethic, passion for the industry and commitment to

ongoing education and learning are also required. Find out more about the job here.

For more exciting opportunities in beauty, visit the Professional Beauty Job Board today.

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