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Our Top Three Reasons to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day


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Employee Appreciation Day is always celebrated on the first Friday in March—this year that happens to be March 1st!
Will you celebrate at your company? If you’re on the fence, here are three reasons why it’s a good idea. 
It’s the Perfect Time to Say Thank You.
Knowing that the words “manager” and “busy” are synonymous, it’s very likely that you’ve let some appreciation opportunities slip by. You have the best intentions, and your team members are certainly having some praiseworthy moments, but you haven’t been able to get the two to sync up. Well, now’s your time! Starting today, set aside a few moments every day to hand write a note to each of your employees. Include  personal elements, like their latest achievements, why you enjoy working with them, and words of encouragement for the coming year. On Employee Appreciation Day, deliver your notes with a special gift. Hint: Twist Top Tumblers are our absolute bestseller for Employee Appreciation Day gifts. (And…now that you’re caught up, why not stay on top of every occasion with our new Survival Kits?)  
It Brings Your Team Together. 
There’s nothing like a group gathering to build relationships, take a well-deserved break, and, most importantly, have a little fun. So, how about organizing a gathering for Employee Appreciation Day that includes food, games, and a variety of teambuilding activities? If you’re concerned about disrupting the workday, you can easily schedule it during your lunch period. These events give employees a chance to mingle with and get to know team members they don’t work with on a regular basis—and enjoy a light-hearted, refreshing moment at the same time! With just a little bit of planning, you’ll build camaraderie that will last well beyond that one day. 
It Helps You Communicate What (Or Who) Matters.
While it’s important for everyone to loosen up and enjoy themselves, don’t forget that you have an undivided audience to hear your message of recognition. Prepare your special message to be a memorable expression of your appreciation to your team for all they do to make your organization successful. Make sure to talk about high points in the year and how each team member contributed in a meaningful way. It doesn’t have to be long-winded, just make it heartfelt, spirited, and full of thanks. Our You Are Truly Appreciated theme gifts are the perfect follow-up to drive home how important each person is.   
Forget Snow Days, Let’s Have Some “Whoa” Days!
Even in the warmer parts of our world, winter has a sneaky way of bringing on the blahs. We’ve just come down from big holiday highs, our days might be a little gray, and we may even be feeling a bit…uninspired. Hmmm…sounds like it’s time to break out of that dreariness—and our free tools, ideas, and downloads can help with that!  
Download our Fun at Work eBook. It’s filled with tons of low cost and no cost ideas for bringing some sunshine indoors. 
Have some laughs with our Print & Posts, or get a game of Office Bingo started. 
Read our blog articles on having fun at work. Trust our advice—after all, we are the experts!
Oh, and don’t worry if it seems like you’re just goofing off. You are, but it’s for a good cause: your team’s morale. Higher morale leads to higher productivity—and higher productivity is just plain good for your business! 
QUICK TIPS

 

Last Minute Employee Appreciation Day Ideas


 

Has Employee Appreciation Day snuck up on you? Don’t worry! Use these four tips to quickly pull together a meaningful day for your team without a lot of planning.


• Choose a recognition theme for the day. We recommend our thank you themes to express your appreciation while also giving encouragement.


• Send an ePraise to each member of your team. Add a personal note for each individual!


• Treat your team on Employee Appreciation Day. Bring in a breakfast treat or take them out to lunch.


• One of the best ways to reward your team is to give them the gift of time. Complete a Freedom Pass  for each teammate and give them an early start to the weekend!

 

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Give your team the gift of time with our free Freedom Passes on Employee Appreciation Day!


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BEST PRACTICES

 

Employee Appreciation Day Traditions at the Place for Daily Recognition

 

There are many tried and true Employee Appreciation Day practices that have become traditions at Baudville. Follow our lead and you’ll be sure to succeed! 


• Each manager takes the time to write a personal note to their team members and then gets into stealth mode to make sure their note, plus a special treat, is waiting for their employees when they arrive in the morning. This ensures that everyone feels appreciated from the moment the day begins. 


• Our Spirit Committee—the Baudville team that organizes all of our activities—keeps the festivities a surprise until the day of the event. Doing this creates a buzz leading up to the event and generates excitement and anticipation for everyone, making the day feel even more special.


• Managers are in charge of running the activities, which gives them the chance to interact and engage with members of their teams as well as other departments. Plus, activities are always carefully scheduled to guarantee that everyone is able to participate.    

 

     



    EVENTS

     

    March 1 - Employee Appreciation Day Shop Now>

    March 6 – National Dentist Day Send an ePraise>

    March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Shop Green>


    Start planning ahead! Find all your recognition holidays for 2013 in our Recognition Event Calendar.

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