Valentine’s Day – Not just for Romance!


Valentine’s Day is this week and what a great opportunity to show employers, employees, colleagues and customers how much you appreciate them.

It’s a win-win for both employers and employees when value and appreciation is expressed between the two parties. Take the advice directly from the Society for Human Resource Management.

“Demonstrating to your employees that you value and appreciate the work they put in each week will yield a positive outcome.

Employees are more satisfied in their job when they know their efforts are appreciated and are making a difference for the company.

High job satisfaction rates lead to more engaged workers, and more engaged workers increase business productivity.” (Society for Human Resource Management)

This same philosophy holds true for an employer who is valued by her/his employees. When an employee shows an employer value through appreciation, it demonstrates the employees’ dedication and commitment to the organization. When an employee excels in their job performance, attitude on the job and relationship with co-workers, it too is a measure of appreciation and value for the employer.

So, take time to express appreciation for your employee, employer and co-worker. Communicating sincere thanks never grows old or goes out of style.

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Here are some creative ways to show appreciation:

And, just for fun… What’s a Valentine’s Day without love songs??

With love and appreciation,

Thelisa & Josie

Josie Toth is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston area. She conducts job search skills seminars throughout the 13 county Gulf Coast region. After serving in the military, Josie utilized Workforce Solutions’ services. Her desire to help people led to an employment counselor position with Workforce Solutions, which she held for four years, until she found her niche as a Regional Facilitator.

Thelisa Lavergne is a member of the Regional (Texas Gulf Coast) Navigator team for Workforce Solutions. She specializes in providing training and education to the Gulf Coast community, career staff offices, and employers in assisting individuals with disabilities. She brings with her over 10 years of experience and expertise working in the nonprofit industry serving Houston’s disadvantaged community; individuals and families experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic abuse, and individuals and families experiencing hunger. However, her greatest contribution to Workforce Solutions is her compassion, commitment, and dedication to serving others. She holds a M.A. in Organizational Management, a B.S. in Training and Development, B.S. in Counseling, and a Certification as a Personal Fitness Trainer.

Author: Blogforce

Workforce Solutions provides comprehensive human resource services for businesses and residents of the 13-county Houston-Galveston Gulf Coast region. Workforce Solutions helps employers solve workforce-related business problems and area residents build careers, so that both can better compete in the changing worldwide economy. Our Employer Service Division provides personalized service to help employers find qualified applicants for their jobs, build the skills and expertise of their new and current employees, and address human resource needs. We operate multiple community-based career offices in 13 Texas Gulf Coast counties to help residents get a job, keep a job or get a better job – offering placement, career counseling and financial aid services. We partner with the region’s businesses, educational institutions, civic organizations and community leaders to find solutions to current and future labor needs of industries that are vital to the region and its economy.