Target Employee Appreciation Strategies to Specific Generational Needs
February 28, 2013 – Long Island City, NY – In anticipation of Employee Appreciation Day 2013 on March 1, Michael C. Fina, a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs, launched a new infographic: “Appreciating A Multigenerational Workforce.” The infographic allows managers and leaders to quickly identify generational differences as well as motivators and themes for appreciating employees of every generation appropriately.
“While it is important to recognize employees every day, Employee Appreciation Day reminds us to refocus our workforce appreciation efforts,” said Ashley Fina, president of Michael C. Fina. “With four generations working together, each has distinct characteristics that organizations need to take into account when appreciating their employees.”
According to Michael C. Fina, generational differences include:
– Traditionalists (1922-1945) – Want their actions to connect with the good of the company. Recognition should hone in on service and loyalty with awards, trophies and plaques.
– Baby Boomers (1946-1964) – Need to see how their actions make a difference so recognition should promote and reward performance.
– Generation X (1965-1978) – Needs flexibility to get the job done based on their schedule and recognition should embrace these personal needs and goals.
– Generation Y (1979-1988) – Connects their responsibilities to their personal goals with tangible evidence of credibility. For example, post about the employee’s career milestones on a Recognition Wall, an internal social platform.
Michael C. Fina’s “Appreciating A Multigenerational Workforce” can be downloaded at http://www.mcfrecognition.com/media-room/employee-appreciation-day-2013.html.
About Michael C. Fina
Michael C. Fina is a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs that not only align with core values and business goals, but also inspire people to do great things. With a focus on personal service, the company’s recognition and incentive programs help organizations develop more inspired relationships with their employees. Headquartered in New York since 1935, Michael C. Fina is family-owned and operated and certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.