• How to Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Workplace

    Celebrate Thanksgiving in the workplace this year and show colleagues you care!

    Celebrating Thanksgiving in the workplace is an appreciated and valuable way of showing gratitude to employees. (Photo via Satya Murthy, Flickr)

    Celebrating Thanksgiving in the workplace is an appreciated and valuable way of showing gratitude to employees. Don’t miss out this year!

    SHRM calls Thanksgiving workplace celebrations an “incredible tool” for managers.

    A business veteran and author quoted by SHRM says that “in so many organizations, employees go through their days assuming that their co-workers, and especially their bosses, don’t notice or appreciate all of the hard work that they do.”

    “And if that’s the way you feel, you will just go through the motions,” the expert, Todd Patkin, says.

    Thanksgiving gratitude to the rescue! “Tapping into the spirit of Thanksgiving can tip the balance between success and growth or stagnation and failure,” Patkin says.

    Celebrating Thanksgiving in the workplace is also a “motivator and catalyst for growth,” he added.

    Read on for tips on how to celebrate Thanksgiving in the workplace, even with limited resources or at the last-minute. After all, the emotion that Thanksgiving thrives on — gratitude — is 100% free and instantly accessible.

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  • It’s Not Too Late to Order Business Thanksgiving Gifts!

    Thanksgiving is next week, but it’s not too late to order your business Thanksgiving gifts for the workplace.

    gThankYou offers same day shipping so your business Thanksgiving gifts can arrive as soon as tomorrow!

    Not only are gThankYou’s business Thanksgiving gifts fast and convenient, they’re a meaningful and practical gesture of gratitude that your workplace will love.

    gThankYou! Gift Certificates for Turkey (or Turkey or Ham) allow you to give recipients the gift and joy of a Thanksgiving turkey for their holiday meal centerpiece — without the stress of handing out actual frozen turkeys or hams.

    Our Thanksgiving Gift Certificates can be redeemed for any brand, any size and any preparation of whole turkey (or whole or half ham), at virtually all major groceries nationwide. gThankYou Gift Certificates redeem as Manufacturer Coupons, just like the cents-off coupons everyone is used to.

    Plus, you won’t need to worry about finding Thanksgiving cards to accompany your gifts at the last minute. All gThankYou Gift Certificates come with customized, personalized “Thank You” Enclosure Cards — FREE.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to show appreciation in your business at this important time of year. Holiday gratitude is essential in the workplace because it is a chance to let employees know you care about them as people first, according to careers-search website Ladders.

    “As a manager yourself, part of your job description is to ensure your direct reports feel valued, treasured and supported. This doesn’t just extend to their performance between 9 and 5, but also that you understand they have a life outside of the office, too,” Ladders’ Lindsay Tigar writes.

    For employee gifts, one workplace expert “suggests a gift certificate toward something they enjoy … that you know will make them happy.”

    In the end, that’s what business Thanksgiving gifts are all about: a token of gratitude to make employees happy. Happy employees are the foundation for a successful, productive and profitable business!

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  • Employee Christmas Gifts Aren’t Complete Without Gratitude

    Your employee Christmas gifts aren’t complete without an expression of gratitude.

    Employee Christmas Gifts Need Thank You Cards - Download our Catalog of Winter Holiday Designs.

    Your employee Christmas gifts aren’t complete without “Thank You” cards — take advantage of gThankYou’s Winter Holiday Enclosure Cards, free with every purchase.

    Good news: all gThankYou Gift Certificates come with customizable, personalized “Thank You” Enclosure Cardsfree!

    Simply choose your design and give us your personal message of holiday appreciation for recipients. We create your custom card and can even add your company logo or management signature if you like. gThankYou Enclosure Cards are the perfect addition to make your employee Christmas gift meaningful and memorable.

    We’re excited to unveil new Enclosure Card designs for the 2017 winter holidays, adding to dozens of favorites to fit any company culture and occasion.

    It’s absolutely essential to show your appreciation to employees, at the holidays and year-round.

    A paycheck isn’t enough, no matter how generous.

    A new study from Payscale shows that how employees feel about their organization’s approach to pay and compensation has a higher impact on their job satisfaction than the actual amount they are paid.

    The 500,000+ employees surveyed for the study said they want something beyond pay: appreciation.

    “Appreciation raised the satisfaction meter higher than any other factor,” according to an HR Drive analysis of the study. “PayScale’s call-out of appreciation is important for direct managers. Simply taking the time to say ‘Thank You’ can do wonders for workplace culture.”

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  • Learn to Write a Thanksgiving Message to Employees

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    Learn to write an effective, memorable Thanksgiving message to employees! Download gThankYou’s FREE eBook, “Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving.”

    Learn to write a Thanksgiving message to employees without the same old clichés and platitudes — a Thank You letter that truly communicates your appreciation and embodies your unique company spirit!

    gThankYou’s FREE eBook “Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving” teaches how to do exactly that, with step-by-step instructions to guide you and lots of inspiring real-life examples.

    With just a few weeks to go to Thanksgiving, now’s the time to craft a Thanksgiving message to employees to share in holiday cards or on your company intranet or website, or to share in person at the annual holiday party.

    However you share it, the message it sends is important.

    Showing gratitude to employees is finally getting the recognition it deserves as a tool for motivation and engagement.

    Gratitude connects workers to the organization and its purpose. Gratitude lets them know why their hard work matters — and encourages them to keep it up.

    Sharing and receiving gratitude is also good for our health, lowers stress and helps us get along better.

    “As Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to gratitude — at home and in the workplace. Studies suggest that expressing gratitude may focus your mind to notice gratitude more frequently,” TalentCulture founder Meghan M. Biro writes.

    Quite simply, the more you express gratitude, the better you feel and the better others around you feel. And that, Biro writes, has a powerful effect in the workplace, where “expressing gratitude and being on the receiving end can be an effective morale booster and motivator.”

    According to a Glassdoor study Biro cites, 80 percent of employees are willing to work harder for an appreciative boss.

    4 Ways a Thanksgiving Message to Employees Improves Company Culture

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  • America’s Favorite Corporate Turkey Gifts

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    America’s favorite corporate turkey gifts from gThankYou make it easy to share a clear message of gratitude at the holidays. A Thanksgiving turkey is a thoughtful, meaningful gift.

    New research shows companies with clear, top-down communication have happier employees and are more profitable — and, at the holidays, nothing sends a clearer message of gratitude from the boss than corporate turkey gifts.

    The gift of a Thanksgiving turkey sends a clear message from management to recipients. It’s a valued, family-oriented and practical token of gratitude.

    Sharing corporate turkey gifts says, “We’re grateful you’re part of our company family.”

    America’s favorite corporate turkey gifts from gThankYou are Turkey Gift Certificates that are redeemable for any brand, any size and any preparation of whole turkey at virtually any grocery store.

    Plus, all gThankYou Gift Certificates come with free gift cards for recipients! Our FREE Enclosure Cards come in a wide variety of designs to fit your company culture. We can add your company logo and custom message — all free!

    Corporate turkey gifts from gThankYou aren’t just appreciated at Thanksgiving. They’re also perfect to share at Christmas, New Year’s or as employee recognition gifts any time of year.

    Corporate Turkey Gifts: A Clear Message of Gratitude

    A new Siegel+Gale survey shows that at “simple” organizations, 95 percent of employees are more likely to trust leadership. Employees at these companies also said that being innovative is easy, that they were likely to refer job candidates to their company and that they intended to stay at their jobs longer.

    In turn, these companies are more profitable.

    What makes an organization “simple”? How communication is shared and received in the workplace is key. A HR Dive analysis explains:

    “Simple” organizations may be best described as less bureaucratic than most. Clear communication is passed along from company leaders to employees quickly and more effectively when there are fewer barriers to obscure the message.

    Specifically, the communication style that works best is “clear, top-down” and transparently connected to the organization’s “purpose and business goals.”

    At successful companies, employees hear feedback directly from management. The appreciation they receive connects them to the greater purpose and goals of the company.

    This type of clear communication is essential at the holidays. Study after study shows what employees want most isn’t a year-end cash bonus but sincere appreciation from management.

    A turkey is the very symbol of gratitude, the centerpiece to every Thanksgiving meal. The turkey centerpiece evokes childhood memories, time with family and friends, and giving thanks together.

    Corporate turkey gifts are the perfect companion to your clear message of holiday gratitude!

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  • Your Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide

    Download "The Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide" - the perfect guide for your holdiay employee gift planning!

    Our new, updated Employee Gift-Giving Guide is now available! Click to download.

    gThankYou’s new, updated Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide has fresh case studies, more resources and the latest research in HR management – the perfect resource for planning holiday employee gift-giving and recognition efforts for the new year.

    Download it FREE today!

    Originally released in 2013, our popular Gift-Giving Guide has been updated with new insights to fit the rapidly changing landscape of employee rewards and recognition.

    Our Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide isn’t called “ultimate” for nothing! It has practical tips for choosing and sharing employee gifts, but it also includes in-depth tutorials in creating an overall workplace culture of appreciation.

    Ultimately, understanding appreciation and how to apply it in the workplace is the first step to sharing meaningful gifts with employees. It’s the foundation for a happy, productive and loyal workforce.

    Gratitude as a management technique is finally getting the research and attention it deserves.

    “The practice of gratitude — and its close sibling, appreciation — has started to infiltrate workplaces,” according to a recent HuffPost article from the Greater Good Science Center.

    Research into workplace gratitude has so far linked it to more positive emotions, less stress and fewer health complaints, a greater sense that we can achieve our goals, fewer sick days and higher satisfaction with our jobs and our coworkers.

    Much of this gratitude research is just from the past few years, so we’ve added it to our updated Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide.

    “Building on — and even getting out in front of — the existing research on gratitude at work” is crucial, according to the Greater Good Science Center. Reports from early adopters of gratitude research insights “suggest that building cultures of gratitude and appreciation can transform our work lives, leading to deeper connections to each other and to the work we’re doing.”

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