Putting the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving

Your employees work hard for you all year, and what better season to show your appreciation and gratitude than now, as we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.   Whether it’s with a gift of a Thanksgiving Turkey or a handwritten thank-you note, your gratitude will be appreciated. 

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Administrative Professionals All – Celebrate!

Fans of the cable hit show Mad Men recognize just how much office life has changed in the past few decades. Perhaps most notably gone are the multiple secretaries who toiled over many (many) tasks for the ad men, managers, editors, purchasing agents and many (many) more beneficiaries.

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Business Gifting Best Practices Revealed!

At gThankYou, we’re  in the fortunate position to learn and share information about how corporate gifts – to employees, customers or friends — impact business. Study after study as well as documented experiences shared by firms we serve reveals that corporate leaders practicing workplace gratitude gain a lot of what we like to call Thanks Equity.

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Growing Engagement: Just add dirt

What’s an instant recipe for growing  morale? Just add dirt.

Some companies have  found a fun and innovative way to engage employees by providing an unlikely benefit: a vegetable garden. This growing trend was recognized as one of the best ideas in Human Resources recently.

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Best Workplace Gifts: When? (Part I)

My Grandfather worked for a railroad company in Northern Minnesota for much of my young life. It was considered a very good job. The stories of Poppy’s railroad work remain a legendary part of our family’s oral history.

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The Science of Giving

The anticipation is nearly killing them. My kids, still young in the world, just can’t wait until they can open the gifts under the tree. It makes me wonder when in life we start to cherish giving and the tangible benefits this simple act bestows.

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Gifts of Thanksgiving

The emails just kept coming from our local community center, which usually collects food, assembles and distributes 1,000 plus Thanksgiving Baskets a year to needy area families. Last weekend, they were still shy a few items – more like hundreds of tin roasting pans and boxed pie crust mix.

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Gratitude Squared for HR Leaders

As consumers, we’ve all (I hope) been thankful for a genuine act of generosity. Employees have the same sense of thankfulness, the same sense of gratitude) when they’re recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty in the workplace.

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How do you measure “Thank You”?

How do you go about measuring the impact of your company’s Thank You program? Finding that 42 percent of companies that spend millions on these programs don’t know how well they work, the folks at  Globoforce have put some thought behind it.

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Say “Thank You” to Increase ROI

Saying “thank you” in your company has big generated big return-on-investment (ROI).  If you or the head of your company think saying “thank you” often is not worth the time, more trouble than it’s worth or falls on deaf ears, think again.

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