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5 ideas to thank your staff for all their efforts

Why should you thank your employees for the hard work that they do for you and your company?

In case you didn’t know this by now, workers are the bread and butter of any company. Without them, your business will eventually collapse.

It’s very important to have good people working for you. But at some point, even the most enthusiastic employees may feel unappreciated.

To lift their spirit and boost engagement, you should say “thank you” with a gift. Here are 5 amazing ideas that work every time.

  1. Personalized gift basket

When offering gifts to employees and express your gratitude, it’s best to avoid generic gifts. They won’t make them feel special. As an alternative, spend some time making your gesture feel more personal. A personalize gift basket with items that your best employees can actually use and relate to, is a much better idea. Customize the basket with their names, and include cool treats. Candy, whisky, wine, chocolate, high-quality pen, and notebook (with your autograph or compelling message), is a great place to start.

  1. E-reader, iPad, tablet

In business, tech gadgets like iPads and e-readers are extremely appreciated. They can be used for a wealth of purposes, including send emails, stay in touch with the team, read, and connect with customers remotely. The whole purpose of these items is to ease the job of your workers. They will definitely appreciate the gesture, not to mention that the whole company dynamic will change to the better.

  1. Leather notebook

When it comes to notebooks, it might be a good idea to do things differently. Don’t buy everyone the same type of notebook, and consider personalization. For example, you can have each one engraved with the name of your employees. Add a cute message at the bottom to boost engagement. There are lots of quotes you can get inspired from. Wrap your gift nicely and place them on their desk. They’ll love it.

  1. Corporate pens

You might think that gifting corporate pens to employees is overrated. It’s doesn’t have to be. As long as your gift screams originality, your workers will love it. Brand pens are the best. These are qualitative items that last for ages. There are lots of interesting designs you can go for, so that your gift says “thank you” from the bottom of your heart. Choose items made of quality materials, such as stainless steel. It’s not corrosive, and it can last in perfect condition for many years.

  1. Vouchers and discount coupons

You can never go wrong with a discount coupon to an expensive tech store or pampering voucher to a fancy beauty salon. These are gifts that actually matter because they can make an employee feel special and appreciated. Both Amazon and Apple discount cards are ideal. Make sure the cost reduction is at least 70% on gadgets. You’ll surely make them happy! Women however, might relate better to a voucher at a fancy spa. At the end of the week, a voucher to a relaxing massage session might be just want they need to loosen up.

Contrary to popular belief, employees are not that difficult to please. All they want is for you to look after them. They want to feel part of the team, and be treated with respect. It’s natural. Entrepreneurs and business owners should acknowledge how important workers are to the dynamics of their company.

As a general rule, the best way to boost engagement is to offer them impactful gifts. It doesn’t have to be something overly expensive. As long as you focus on qualitative gifts, they’ll surely appreciate the gesture.

Too many companies these days don’t know how to show their employees appreciation for the hard work that they do. Business owners are often too busy to look after what’s going on in the office. They realize that something’s off when they see that their bottom line is going down the drain. The thing is – you can’t afford to let that happen to you. Corporate gifts can save you. However, unless you make your gesture count, you won’t be able to increase engagement. Think outside the box, and offer employees gifts that they can actually relate to.

Aimee Lee Webber

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Reporter at CEOWORLD Magazine
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.
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