As the holidays are right around the corner, there are many ways to give thanks to your employees and remind them how much you value their work and talents. Your employees work hard all year and deserve to get some TLC during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Planning some thoughtful initiatives can motivate your team for the year ahead.
Here are some holiday initiatives to get you started:
Make it a celebration.
Gifts and cards are nice, but there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to throw a celebration for all your staff to enjoy. Giving your team a chance to get together, have some fun, and break away from work is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. There are countless types of holiday get-togethers to consider, such as a luncheon, dinner party, or cocktail hour. Some employers opt to turn an entire day into a fun holiday celebration, with contests, games, treats and gift-giving initiatives like “Secret Santa.” Making the time and effort to organize an event will surely bring your team together and help them remember what truly matters during the holiday season.
Publicly recognize your employees.
Showcasing your employees’ skills and talents among their peers can go a long way in showing them how much they’re valued. In addition to a formal ceremony or gathering, there are many other ways to shed light on your employees’ accomplishments. For instance, have you considered developing a creative video or newsletter that highlights all of the work your employees do? Public recognition is one of the most impactful ways to make employees feel connected to your mission and feel appreciated for their individual contributions within your workplace.
Organize a volunteer day.
With employee engagement heavily connected to a feeling of purpose, organizing a company-wide volunteer day can bring your employees together for the betterment of your community. Many employees feel strongly about being part of a corporate culture that gives back and will welcome the opportunity to take part in a day of deeper meaning and gratitude. Companies and organizations of all sizes often host an annual volunteer day during the holiday season as part of their culture and corporate giving initiatives.
With numerous ways to show your employees appreciation, there’s no excuse not to spread some cheer and give your team a holiday experience they’ll remember. After all, your people are your biggest asset – don’t forget to show them how much they mean to your company’s success!
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