Building a connection and engaging with your nursing staff is an important habit to not only maintain but grow in our current climate. Giving praise and thanks at work for our frontline health staff is at its peak of importance. Many are of the belief that, with the pandemic under some control, we can get back to our lives as they were, but the term "Essential Worker" and the thought of continually celebrating their work and efforts should not be relegated to the dustbin of history. We must continue to support and grow employee engagement and with Nurses Week coming up on May 6th, now is as good a time as any to start thinking of the best promotional gifts and swag to give to them this year.
Research across the industry shows that branded promotional items are kept for a longer period of time than a generic gift after being given to someone. This alone should be enough of an example to find that perfect branded gift that will garner thousands of impressions day-in and day-out. The gifts you provide, highlighting the importance of your essential staff, will be a consistent reminder that your organization cares not only about its staff but cares about creating a welcoming culture filled with gratitude.
From the National Academy of Medicine's 2021 Future of Nursing report: "Many called nurses heroes, but nurses time and again shunned that title and responded by saying they were doing the work they were called to do as nurses" (Source
) While they keep their humility in the face of such praise, appreciation and recognition for all that they do is still an important endeavor to help grow gratitude. Put a smile on your staffs tired and weary faces and honor their passion for their patients, with some of our best recommendations for great branded gifts & swag:
Essential Gifts & Swag For Nurses Week
Add Your Logo: Spa Kit
Add Your Logo: Sip N Seed Grow Kit
Add Your Logo: Salute EZ Grip Bottle
Add Your Logo: Tall Boy Cooler
Add Your Logo: Rechargable Hand Warmer
Add Your Logo: Fold Away Swing Bag
Some key points to remember when beginning your journey shopping for swag gifts for your must deserving staff. Remember that while the pandemic is in a lull period we are still dealing with the effects this event has had on our supply chain. Between stock issues, production disruptions, longer shipping times and an increase in overall pricing it is extremely important than any gift ideas you may have are thought through carefully. You will want to plan ahead, be flexible with your choices, be flexible with your budgets and above all be open to constant communication and suggestions for alternatives, so your order and experience is as top notch as it can be.
" Recognizing nursing caregivers for the work they do and the contributions they make is vital. From delivering high-quality patient care to positively impacting society, nurses are imperative to the success of their organizations, profession and healthcare in general." (Source)
Hospital staff work some of the most demanding jobs there are and it ultimately takes a toll on their mental state as well as their physical and emotional wellbeing. Take the time this Nurses week (May 6-12) and Hospital week (May 8-14) to celebrate and appreciate those that spend their careers taking care of us. Recognition and appreciation are key in cultivating and growing employee engagement when done sincerely, frequently and consistently and this is imperative in every industry, especially that of healthcare.
For more in-depth reading, check out our other blog posts from the Baudville Recognition Hub focusing on Nurses week and steps helping with ordering custom gifts.
We've had the privilege of working with some amazing organizations to develop a branded, special experience for their team. We appreciate their trust in finding the perfect fit, and we're so excited to highlight how they turned out!
Whether you're just dipping your toe into the custom experience, or you're an old hand at it, we know that together we can pair up to make an amazing impact for you and your organization!
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