As the word begins to transition back to normalcy, it’s important to consider your employees’ well-being and thank them for adapting to this unexpected “new normal.” Over the past few months, many people have been sick, some have lost loved ones, and some have been tasked with playing new roles in their daily lives. Some employees have had to work two full-time jobs, as an employee and a parent or caretaker, and everything in between.
There’s no question that the shock of a pandemic has produced some level of impact on all of your employees, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or a combination. Taking all of these measures into account, there has never been a more monumental or important time to thank and appreciate your employees. Here are a few effective and creative ways to show them they’re cared for and appreciated during this crisis.
Send a personalized note with a gift card – Say thank you to your employees with a thoughtful gift card. Gift cards give your employees flexibility to choose what they need or want for themselves. Gift cards can be sent via email with a custom note, or mailed in bulk and distributed in-person in the office. Gift cards are well received by people near and far because of their versatility. Recipients have the option to spend it on themselves or purchase a gift for someone else.
Send a gift bundle - Show your employees you care by welcoming them back into the office with a ‘gift bundle.’ You can choose from pre-selected arrangements or create your own personalized package. A gift bundle with a few thoughtful items will show them you care, build excitement and perhaps encourage a sense of calmness or relief as they return to their daily routine. Gift bundles can be mailed directly to an employee’s home, as a work from home bundle, or sent in bulk directly to the office to wait for each employee on their desk.
Implement a recognition program – The most effective way to continually recognize and reward your employees for their hard work is by implementing an employee recognition program. Our recognition platform is a robust SaaS solution that allows managers to distribute points that can be redeemed for gift cards, merchandise, and travel. The platform has custom branding and has various modules that allow for birthday and anniversary acknowledgements and rewards, peer-to-peer recognition, a feedback and survey tool, and more. Each module can be turned on and off to fit your wants and needs. This is a great option for companies around the globe who are still working remote or back in the office and practicing social distancing because it has a full feature social wall that allows employees to interact and communicate digitally throughout the workday and beyond.
Altogether, employees are the foundation to your company’s success. Maintaining employee trust is essential to your business. Use this time as an opportunity to invest in your foundations. After all, employees should be recognized year round for their hard work and contributions and not just when times get tough. Contact a Marketing Innovators specialist today to help discuss which recognition outlet is the right fit for you.