With Employee Appreciation day coming on March 4th let's do a deep dive on what Employee Appreciation looks like in 2022. From the Harvard Business Review they have mentioned in their research: " While most companies run employee-recognition programs of some sort, all too often they become just another box for managers to check and are completely disconnected from employees’ accomplishments." ( https://hbr.org/2020/01/the-little-things-that-make-employees-feel-appreciated
This is a scenario any company worth their salt would look to avoid. It takes work and creativity to avoid the perception that you are paying lip service to employee recognition. Incorporating a personal touch and seeing it as a long term investment for your companies culture is an important mentality to cultivate. With the phrase "the great resignation" being thrown around in article after article, changing the narrative of how management interacts with their employees will go a long way to bettering employee engagement.
Culture in the workplace is not the same as it use to be. Employees getting a pat on the back, a quiet thank you card on their desk, or a small acknowledgement with a plaque given every anniversary just doesn't cut it anymore. Instead, those companies with a greater level of employee engagement utilize a more personalized recognition program as part of the everyday work experience. They find the perfect items to honor those teammates who are working remotely, on site at the office, or balancing a hybrid model. The items below are the perfect start towards cultivating your own personalized recognition program.
Top Personalized Gifts for Employees
Desktop Vacuum Cleaner
Eco-Wise Bamboo Power Bank
Tritan Easy Carry Water Bottle
But after you’re done appreciating your employees today, appreciate them tomorrow, and next week, and the months to follow. Regular recognition isn’t just good for your team member’s souls, it’s good for your bottom line. While personalization is an important tool to utilize, small quick gifts of appreciation go a long way as well. When we’re appreciated, it gives us a deeper sense of purpose. And when we feel purposeful, we dig deeper, offering our best to ensure optimal results. Your daily recognition doesn’t have to be extravagant, but it should be meaningful. Here are a few gift ideas you can give to show your team they’re valued on a daily/weekly basis.
Top Everyday Gifts for Employees
Blooming Planter GIft Set
Bamboo Impact Water Bottle
Value Happy Hour Gift Set
Appreciation can be as small as the daily gifts we suggested or personalized for a one of a kind experience that shows an extra ounce of thought and care. However, employee appreciation does not have to be just about appreciating ones work. Your employees are more than the job they do. They are a whole person with a story, hobbies, favorite foods, and life occasions that should be appreciated and celebrated as well. This is where gifting something with more thought comes into play. Delightly is that brand to help you take your employee appreciation to the next level. See some of our best curated kits below for a taste of what your employee appreciation program could look like.
Top Delightly Gifts for Employees
Inspired By You Kit
Virtual Happy Hour Kit
Recognition Tool Kit
If our curated kits don't hit the right note, our custom concierge program will help you sing the praise your looking for. This program has three levels of customization to provide you with the easiest experience! We pair you up with your account manager (determined by your state) and you have a personal point of contact that connects with you every step of the way. That way, you don't have to repeat yourself to multiple reps, and you have a guide throughout the process.
Check out the three levels of custom we offer below!
At Baudville, we grow appreciation all day, every day and have many avenues to ensure your employee gets the experience they deserve! All of these options will give your company the best roadmap to change the perception of how you value your employee culture. There are many looks to employee appreciation. What do you want your program to look like?
To learn more about Baudville brands and how we’re helping spread gratitude and positive energy, visit the links below for blogs revolving around the topic of employee appreciation.
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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