“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” -Randy Pausch
Keeping your employees happy is not an easy task as all workers have a different temperament and characteristics, making it difficult for you to manage them. Also, when it comes to shopping for your employees, it can be a daunting process. So, here’s a list of some clever gift items you will be grateful to know about.
·Tea or Coffee Mug
Gifts for employees do not have to be very expensive every time. Often, small things in good packages can really make a big difference to them as after all, it would make them feel that you do care for them. Drinking tea or coffee is a part of the everyday routine for employees. For some employees, tea or coffee is a beverage that keeps them charged throughout the day and makes them work harder. Therefore, if you think that an employee loves tea or coffee very much, it is a great idea to gift a cool mug to them. Adding a funny or motivational quote or phrase on the mug can also lighten their mood when they see it if they are having a tough day.
Along with work, some employees love spending their leisure time reading books. So, there is no doubt that books are always safe go-to gifts for employees. Additionally, consider the taste and interest of your employees and gift them a book of their choice. They will definitely love it. All bookoholics know how precious and worthy a book is. If you are gifting more than one book, pack them in a stylish way.
Research predicts that employees who love songs work harder and faster while listening to music. So, here’s a great thing to gift your employees; headphones. Employees at your company who are fond of listening to songs and music will really appreciate being gifted noise-cancelling headphones. The beats of their favorite songs would motivate them to work harder. Also, what can be better than a gift that can be beneficial for both, your company and your employee? Increasing an employee’s productivity, headphones can be an awesome gift given to a music lover.
Everyone loves food. If you want to make all your employees feel special, throw them a great party. It is not necessary to have a fancy and expensive party. Come up with one dish or food item and bring your entire team together at a cool place and surprise them with a treat.
What can be better than getting a bonus as a reward? While gifts can really make the employee grateful, a bonus in the form of money and can really make the employee feel motivated as it is up to them to use the money in any way they want. When employees perform well throughout the year, reward them with a bonus for their hard work as it can be a great way to appreciate them.
Now that the New Year is just around the corner, you should appreciate your employees for all their hard work throughout the year. Surprise them with any one of the mentioned gifts in this blog and make them feel appreciated.
April Salsbury, MBA is a strategist, an analyst, an operational guru, a recognized leader and C-suite global healthcare executive with drive and focus for competitive markets. Co-host of The Business Forum Show and regular contributor to various business journals, she possess multi-functional and multi-national competencies with more than 15 years experience in business and healthcare. Her expertise is in invigorating revenue growth and infusing value of lean practices in growing companies through improvements to cash flow and operations management.
Fueling revenue, growth and profit, Salsbury & Co. is a consultancy firm focused on helping businesses and healthcare organizations achieve excellency. Our specialists have executive experience combined with deep functional expertise to provide our clients with services that drive real impact and results.
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