Friday the 20th September 2019 marks the first ‘i-Recognise’ day. This very special day of recognition is to acknowledge your often-under-appreciated and invisible cleaners whose hard work delivers an invaluable and essential service for us all.
The cleaning industry provides a vital service and contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy, employing over 700,000 people. However, cleaning is often undervalued or invisible by those who benefit from the service. Every single day our skilled, hardworking Tatry Group cleaning team are onsite to ensure your environments are kept clean, safe and hygienic. Therefore, this September 20th, we’re asking people to do something special for their cleaning team to let them know they are ‘Recognised’.
The sole purpose of this day is to raise the profile of the cleaning sector and to show that you personally ‘Recognise’ (Respect Every Cleaning Operative Giving Necessary Importance to Services and Environments) the work they carry out.
It's well known that one of the biggest challenges in the cleaning industry is staff retention. Cleaners often work at the end of the day or early hours when no one is around to show them the appreciation their hard work deserves. Coupled with many cleaning companies choosing to pay minimum wage, is it surprising the cleaning industry struggles with staff retention?
We all like to feel ‘Recognised’, valued and appreciated in our work. So, whether you’re a client of ours or not, why not join us and take this opportunity to thank the cleaners who clean your building and show them that they are appreciated and valued.
To help you out, we’ve listed 14 of our favourite quotes on giving praise generously and showing appreciation to those around you. Enjoy, and let us know your favourite!
“Everyone appreciates being appreciated!”
- Lance Mitchell, former American football player
“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
- G.B. Stern, Novelist
“To say thank you, is in recognition of humanity.”
- Toni Mont
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
- William Arthur Ward, Writer
“Everyone wants to be appreciated. So if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.”
- Mary Kay Ash, Businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”
- Margaret Cousins, Educationist, Suffragist and Theosophist
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
- Voltaire, Writer
“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”
- Ralph Marston, The Daily Motivator
“Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.”
- William Makepeace Thackeray, Novelist
“Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfilment.”
- Doc Childre, Author
“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.”
- Christiane Northrup, Obstetrician
“Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness, where we notice what’s right instead of what’s wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment.”
- M. J. Ryan, Author
“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.”
- H. Jackson Brown Jr, Author
“Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.”
- Richard Carlson, Author