We’ll be the first to tell you it’s important to recognize your employees every day, but we also love celebrations like Employee Appreciation Day! Employee Appreciation Day is a unique opportunity to improve the morale and motivation of your entire team because everyone receives recognition.
You Make the Difference is a great theme to use on Employee Appreciation Day, and a theme gift set is a ready-to-go gift you can give to the entire team.
Now more than ever, employees need to hear those three little words from their managers and employers: You are appreciated. These simple and sincere expressions of appreciation mean the most to employees, and we have lots of tips and ideas – like giving gift sets to reduce planning time - to help you make the most of this holiday!
• Express thanks
Most importantly, employees need to hear that they’re appreciated by their managers and employers. A handwritten note is a simple yet powerful way to say thank you. Although Employee Appreciation Day recognizes multiple people at once, your recognition still needs to be personal. Make notes meaningful by acknowledging individual characteristics or traits you value in your employees.
• Give a gift
A tangible sign of your appreciation makes the recognition last long after Employee Appreciation Day has ended. To simplify your planning, select a gift in a recognition theme. You Make the Difference is a great theme for Employee Appreciation Day because it acknowledges the individual contribution. Make your gift giving even easier by giving a gift set that arrives ready to give.
• Have fun
You can really give employee morale a boost by having some fun at work. Organize a team activity or competition and encourage employees to participate by offering prizes for the winners. We recommend putting together a prize bag with gifts from our Clearance section, candy, snacks and items imprinted with your company logo.
• Take a break
Employees are working harder and longer than ever before, and one of the most appreciated gifts you can give them is the gift of time. Create award certificates for all your employees that allow them to leave an hour early on Employee Appreciation Day or on the day of their choice. Don’t forget to add a personal note!
The key to an effective Employee Appreciation Day is continuing the recognition after the day has ended. Use this holiday as an opportunity to reenergize your day-to-day recognition initiatives. Stock up on mini-note cards or find the right recognition tool for you during your Employee Appreciation Day planning and keep the appreciation going all year round.
Little things you can do to make a big impact on Employee Appreciation Day!
• Have personal handwritten notes on each employee’s desk when they arrive in the morning.
• Decorate the entire office with positive notes from the Peel & Stick Recognition Set.
• Give your entire team Kudos bars to acknowledge all their hard work.
• Send individual ecards to each team member. Tell them what you appreciate about them!
• Tape a Print and Post sentiment to a can of pop and deliver one to each employee in the afternoon for a fun pick-me-up.
In anticipation of Employee Appreciation Day, we took a video camera around Baudville to ask our employees to weigh in on Employee Appreciation Day best practices. Watch this short video for great ideas! Click here to watch…
For more Employee Appreciation Day best practices and great ideas, watch our video webinar. Click here to watch...
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