On Friday, March 1st, we will be observing a holiday that should be on every organization’s radar: Employee Appreciation Day. Celebrated annually every first Friday of March, Employee Appreciation Day was established in 1995 by Dr. Bob Nelson, considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on employee motivation, performance, engagement, recognition, and rewards. This day was created for leaders and management to say “thank you” to their employees for their hard work that contributes to the organization’s success day in and day out.