Your valuable employees deserve appreciation and rewards for their hard work. In Canada, we observe Employee Appreciation Day in March every year. There is no better time to honor employees with branded gifts than on this day. According to a survey published by Snappy Gift, almost 95 percent of employees who received gifts developed a positive attitude towards work. Gift giving also helped create an engaged company culture.
Corporate gifts provide endless benefits for your business; they help build a strong and smooth relationship with employees, for example. Whether it’s for anniversaries, birthdays, promotions, or special events, distribute useful business gifts that will be kept for a long time. Gifts show your appreciation for employees’ hard work and loyalty. Customized business gifts are one of the effective ways to market your brand’s products and services. Here are three important gift ideas you can use to build strong and trustworthy relationships with your employees.
Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps, peanut butter eggs, Easter grass candy, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow Easter hunt eggs, Robin Eggs, mini eggs, chocolate carrots, coconut nests, etc. are perfect gifts for the Easter season—but don’t forget to write a personalized note along with the gift. You can also use seasonally-themed chocolates for a festive touch at employee appreciation events. Seasonal candies also serve as an excellent add-on for corporate gifts at award ceremonies. They’re a great choice if you’re looking to give your clients and employees gifts at seasonally themed corporate celebrations and parties. These delicious candies can increase the festive vibrancy of the season. Pack holiday-themed gift sets with different coloring and ribbon packaging options, along with your company logo and contact details, to promote your business.
Give the Gift of Safety
Emergency essentials are a must-have at every organization. National Safety Month is observed in June. Make workplace safety your top priority by spotlighting the importance of it, and remember the day by rewarding employees with gifts. Consider gifting workplace safety products, such as pocket first-aid kits, laminated safety posters, hard hats, custom lanyards with safety breakaways, stickers, and other helpful safety reminders, to honor your team for promoting safety in the workplace. These gifts not only reinforce safe work habits but also show you care about the health and safety of your employees. Customize these gifts by imprinting your brand message, logo, and company name, that way they become great promotional products. You can also promote safety awareness programs at community events, trade shows, and safety fairs by offering free giveaways, such as personalized first-aid kits, heat-sensitive pencils, lantern lights, flashlights, and other glowing products.
Give the Gift of Time
Behind every employee is a beloved family deserving of quality time and attention. Make employees feel special by including their families in company anniversaries, employee recognition days, sports days, and other unofficial private celebrations. Encourage your employees to celebrate festive days with family and colleagues by closing early or reducing work hours. Find something for their family—a ride on a ferris wheel, a fancy dinner reservation, a digital family picture frame, a ticket to a music concert, etc.—so that your employees can spend quality time with their loved ones.
Employee appreciation should not be reserved for one day. Find out who the best employee is every month and celebrate them. Congratulate them by offering a dry-cleaning service, a night out in a luxurious hotel, movie tickets, a bouquet of flowers, a Starbucks gift card, a house cleaning service, tickets for a baseball game, or a karaoke party. As the prices of gifts vary significantly, choose only the most deserving employees so you can honor their high-quality work performance.