This time of year, you’re likely thinking about all those things you’re most grateful for. And if you own or manage a business, there’s no doubt that your employees are at the top of your list. From representing your brand to your customers to making your day-to-day operations function, you likely couldn’t run your business without the help of your employees. Here are a few ways to show them your appreciation this season.
Ditch the potluck.
A holiday event is a lot of fun, but if your employees have to supply food for the event, it might make the party more stressful than celebratory. Instead, offer up a lunch or dinner event – and arrange the catering yourself! Everyone deserves to be waited on now and then.
Give the gift of experience.
If you’re looking to step it up this year, give your employees an experience they’ll never forget. A holiday (or New Year, since holiday schedules get busy) retreat is the perfect way show your employees you care while boosting employee engagement and company morale. Plan transportation, accommodations and activities for a fun-filled weekend.
Have it delivered.
Got the perfect employee gift in mind this year? Have it delivered to your employees’ homes instead of handing it out in the office. It will feel a little more personal coming from the mailman – not to mention a fun holiday surprise!
Get out of the office.
A party is fun, but when you’re partying in the office, you’re still stuck at the office! Instead, reserve a nice restaurant or a unique venue to host your employee appreciation event. Be sure you’ve thought about parking, food and décor well before the night of the event.
Give some time.
The holidays are a time for family and friends, and your employees will appreciate any extra time you give them to spend it with theirs. An extended weekend after the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday is a great way to allow them to recover and enjoy time with loved ones. Of course, this only works if you don’t need more employees around the holidays, which many businesses do.
Not sure how to say “thanks” to your employees this season? We can help; give us a call today.