How to Show Workplace Gratitude for the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us! This time of year is a great excuse to show your employees how much they mean to your organization. Before you set out to show your team the appreciation they deserve, take a moment to read through these helpful tips from the experts at Prescott HR!
Send a Company Card
Your organization likely already sends a holiday card to your team members. Take this year’s card a step further and include a handwritten note of appreciation for each team member. Be sure to make it authentic and personal, so your team member feels valued when reading it.
Surprise Your Team with Time Off
If your organization can handle the paid time off, a meaningful gesture of appreciation is to give your team an unexpected day off. The holidays are a busy time as employees juggle work, shopping for gifts, prepping for social events, and more. Why not show your gratitude for their hard work by rewarding them with a day off to catch up on personal tasks?
Host an Office Get Together
As the holiday gets closer, consider celebrating together as a team. This could be an office party, team lunch, or employee outing that brings everyone together. One important tip: be sure that you are recognizing all holidays in December, not just Christmas.
Look for Meaningful Gifts
When you are selecting a gift for your team, we recommend avoiding a branded corporate item. Instead, gift your team members with something they will actually want or that has a deeper meaning. One example is to make a monetary contribution to an organization that matters to your team, like a local charity. You could also present them with a gift card to a local coffee or smoothie shop near the office that employees can use in the New Year.
Give Back Together
Along those lines, a great way to show appreciation for your team is to come together and work toward a goal that benefits your community as a whole. Consider giving your team the day off to volunteer as a group at a community charity. This could mean shopping for a local toy drive or packaging food for a free community food drive.
Host a Gift Exchange
A great way to celebrate the holidays is to host an employee gift exchange. Set a spending limit and allow your team to participate in exchanging fun or silly gifts with one another. This is a great way to boost team morale. Just make sure you do not make the gift exchange a requirement for all employees to participate – it should always be optional.
Work with Prescott HR
Does your organization need help to show workplace gratitude this holiday season? We are here to help! Prescott HR offers a wide range of services that can help your organization evaluate your current policies and incorporate new ones, as needed. Our unintimated HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with precisely what you need. Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.