How to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them
You know the old saying, “good help is hard to find?” These days it can be hard to keep, too! Many businesses are short on help these days, so taking the trouble to let your employees know how much you appreciate them will go far towards helping you to keep them – and towards building your reputation as a great place to work.
Raises and promotions go far towards recognizing employee value, but good, loyal employees have a right to expect such recognition and regular intervals – much like birthday or Christmas gifts! It’s the smaller, everyday gestures that go far towards making a workplace feel more like a family. Showing employees that you appreciate them can improve engagement, retention, productivity and morale.
Here are some tips for keeping your employees happy and feeling valued:
If the term “corporate gifts” immediately makes you think of corporate gifts for clients, that’s understandable – presenting your clients with a corporate gift shows them you appreciate their business and helps bring recognition to your brand. But arranging business gifts for employees is also a great way to show your employees how much you appreciate them. It’s customary for businesses to host holiday parties and give gifts to their employees at Christmas, but you can take it a step further by remembering your employees on other holidays or even individual birthdays.
Hosting an Employee Appreciation Day each year is always a great way to boost morale in the workplace. Consider having a lunch party or after-work party to thank your workers for all their efforts throughout the year – you might consider setting a day aside for some fun team-building games and prizes. You can also take your employees out for a day of golfing, bowling or mini golf – such activities are both team building and fun! Whatever event you plan, be sure to supply your team with delicious treats to nibble on throughout the day or evening.
Creating a Fun & Friendly Work Environment
There are many small, fun and affordable ways to foster team spirit and a friendly work environment on a day-to-day basis. Recognizing an Employee of the Month is a great way to single out specific people, and needn’t be overly expensive, either. Consider adding an Employee of the Month prize to the traditional employee picture in the breakroom and plum parking spot with something small and universally loved, like a gift of fresh fruit from Hale Groves (your employees will love it because they can take it home to share with their families).
Leaving food in the breakroom on casual Friday is also a great way to reward your employees for their week of hard work and let them know you’re getting into the weekend spirit with then. This would be a good time to put out coffee cakes, cookies or other sweet treats to go with their morning coffee. These types of business gifts for employees are a good investment!
Recognizing On-the-Job Milestones
Business thank you gifts need not be cool and perfunctory. If you want to reward an employee who has gone the extra mile to do a good job by treating a customer especially well, handling a crisis with grace, stepping up to the plate in an emergency, learning a new skill, completing a big project, or other on-the-job accomplishment, surprise them by leaving a fruit basket or other small gift – along with your note of appreciation – on their desk. They’ll appreciate it, and you as a thoughtful employer who recognizes their hard work!
Recognizing Off-the-Job Milestones
We guarantee it – few things will let your employees know you value and appreciate them as people as your remembering that they have lives outside of work will. Getting married, having a baby, losing a loved one, facing an illness or recovering from an injury – your workers can usually expect to receive recognition from their co-workers for such events in an official capacity, but getting recognition from you, their employer, in an official capacity will help foster that “family feeling” everyone wants.
Why go with Hale Groves for Business Gifting?
If you value your employees and want to let them know it, shop Hale Groves and discover delicious gourmet gifts to show your appreciation!
Corporate food gifts for your employees are always welcome because everyone needs to eat, and you won’t have to worry if the gift will fit! And with dietary restrictions, allergies and food sensitivities, fruit is always a great choice. By going to the trouble to send gifts to your employees, you show that your company has that personal touch that so many workers miss. It doesn’t have to cost a lot, and by taking the extra effort you’re helping your business to shine.
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