Calling all Human Resource managers to mark their calendars, as Employee Appreciation Day is fast approaching on March 2. This is the time to show your team members how much you appreciate and value their dedication, hard work, teamwork, patience, and loyalty. Here at Birch Higgins, we have some ideas on how you can make this celebration an event to remember:
Enjoy a Company-Wide Meal. Any occasion is empty without light refreshments or sharing a meal together, and the same applies to Employee Appreciation Day. It can be a breakfast buffet hosted by the CEO, an office pizza party, ice cream social, happy hour at the workplace, distributing a selection of gourmet desserts, or even going out of town with team for lunch. Accompanied by an exercise of giving positive feedback to each other, this occasion could boost morale and make the team more cohesive.
Send Out Personalized Gifts. You can never go wrong with gift giving. It is a sure fire way to make your team feel appreciated. You can browse through our collection of promotional products and awards and recognitions and have us personalize them for your employees. You can bump up these awards and recognition products with gift cards from stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Make it extra special by sharing something you appreciate about each team member and gift them what you think they would like or want.
Giving Time Off. Employees can sometimes feel stressed when they have to sit back late and work overtime. It can be a great idea to allow employees to leave the office early one. You could even plan an event to invite everyone to, like a company-sponsored outing to a college sporting event, or even a professional or minor league game. Or you could hand out ‘’leaving work early” certificates to each employee to have the liberty to decide when they would like to leave office early.
Personal Care and Wellness at Work. During particularly stressful times, like the end of a fiscal year or an audit, your employees might have trouble coping. They might not even be able to take out time to take care of their health and wellness. A great way to appreciate your teams this Employee Appreciation Day would be to hire a message therapist for the day and provide all employees a mini message therapy to relax them and feel pampered.
These are just some of the ways that can help motivate your employees and make them feel appreciated and valued. Let us know in the comments section if you have any exciting ideas of your own. We also encourage you to contact us and discuss an opportunity for Employee Appreciation Day. Our team will to help you make this day a huge success for you and your company.