Savvy HR: Celebrating Easter in the Workplace
Celebrating Easter in the workplace welcomes the Spring season! It’s a great chance to recognize employees with seasonal gratitude and fun, fresh gifts.
Perk up your team with a colorful Easter party that focuses on employee appreciation. Celebrating Easter in the workplace is the perfect time to recommit to New Year’s resolutions for 2018 and get excited for the rest of the year.
Easter this year is Sunday, April 1. It’s followed by Easter Monday, a public holiday in some countries and celebrated by Christians worldwide with family gatherings, festive parades and special foods. The week-long Jewish festival of Passover coincides with Easter this year, March 30 to April 7, starting with the first Seder on March 30.
Regardless of your employees’ religious affiliation, however, there are many secular ways to celebrate the season: a company-wide egg hunt for families, community outreach programs, fresh flowers for the office and brightly decorated baskets stuffed with chocolate treats and little gifts. Make it an inclusive occasion everyone will enjoy.
(It’s a perfect time to thank customers, too. See our recent how-to blog post on ideas for Easter customer appreciation.)
Your employee Easter gifts don’t need to break the budget — keep it simple, fun and festive. And don’t forget to include a “Thank You” message with your gifts. Gratitude is essential to the season and the cornerstone of meaningful employee engagement.
5 Gifts for Celebrating Easter in the Workplace
Gifts are a key way to reduce employee turnover, according to HR Technologist.
“One of the most important ways to ensure your staff members stay with your company for longer is to recognize and reward their efforts and results. This doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money but can make a huge difference to employee satisfaction and engagement,” guest author Tiffany Rowe writes.
A heartfelt, sincere “Thank You” in person or with a note shows your team you’re noticing their hard work — and you appreciate it.
And, Rowe writes, it pays in the long run to include gifts and perks along with your thanks.
“Gifts can include things like vouchers, movie tickets, bottles of wine, hampers, flowers, chocolates or anything else you think will specifically suit the person and their interests, hobbies and home/family life,” she writes.
The takeaway here is that your employee gifts need to align with what employees want. Have a workplace full of sports lovers? Reward them with game tickets or a special company outing to watch a local team play. Need to please family-oriented employees? Share gifts they can enjoy with their kids or grandkids.
By far the safest, most popular employee gift is the gift of food. Food gifts please everyone and are easily enjoyed together, plus they’re affordable and low-hassle for you.
The iconic gift of a Thanksgiving turkey is the perfect example of a workplace gift that’s endured for generations as an important holiday tradition.
The more we study and learn about employee engagement, however, the clearer it is that year-round recognition is what drives engagement. That means sharing gifts and gratitude not just at the big holidays, like Thanksgiving, but throughout the year — at Easter, too!
Here are five practical, meaningful gThankYou food gifts for celebrating Easter in the workplace:
1. Ham Gift Certificate
Eating a ham at Easter is a tradition going back hundreds of years, as far back as the sixth century. It’s the centerpiece to a big family meal that marks new beginnings and a new season. Your gift will be at the center of the dining table, a delicious symbol of your gratitude!
A gThankYou! Ham Gift Certificate makes it easy to share Easter ham gifts in any workplace.
Redeeming is simple, too: all of our Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons, just like the cents-off coupons we all use, so recipients choose the ham they want and redeem their Certificate at checkout just like a Manufacturer Coupon.
2. Turkey or Ham Gift Certificate
Your recipients will love being able to choose with gThankYou! Turkey or Ham Gift Certificates. They can use their Certificate right away for an Easter ham, or save it for a summer turkey barbecue!
3. Pie Gift Certificate
There’s a pie for every time of year, from traditional pumpkin pies after the fall harvest, decadent chocolate pies at Christmas and delicious berry and fruit pies in the warmer seasons. A gThankYou! Pie Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for employees to enjoy together with family and friends, at Easter or anytime in the coming months.
4. Candy Gift Certificate
We associate candy with Easter, including chocolate in all shapes, from eggs to bunnies, and baskets of colorful jelly beans. Reward your team with sweet treats in the form of a gThankYou! Candy Gift Certificate. Better yet, tuck your Certificates into an Easter basket full of candy. Employees get candy to enjoy immediately — and candy as a treat for later!
5. Ice Cream Gift Certificate
As Spring warms up, so does the appeal of a creamy and cold cone of ice cream. Share this warm weather treat with employees along with a note of appreciation that looks ahead to summer goals. With gThankYou! Ice Cream Gift Certificates, your recipients get to choose the exact flavor and brand of ice cream they love!
Don’t Forget gThankYou’s Gift Enclosure Cards (Free!)
Every great gift needs a Thank You card to go along with it, and we’ve got you covered! gThankYou Enclosure Cards are free with any purchase.
Choose from dozens of card designs, then give us your personal message for recipients along with your company logo (if desired). We’ll create a proof for you to approve and include the cards with your order — all for FREE!
See our Spring & Summer Designs for the full range of seasonal options.
Want to make your “Thank You” Enclosure Cards even better? Include a personal letter of gratitude to employees. Download our eBook, “How to Write a Thank You Letter to Employees” for tips and real-life examples to inspire your Thank You message any time of year.
Celebrating Easter in the workplace should be a fun, easy opportunity for employee recognition. Let gThankYou help you with the logistics of gifts and cards so you can focus on what only you can do best: thanking employees and wishing them a hopeful and bright Spring season.
We hope you find a way to bring the joy of the spring into the workplace and help employees feel valued and appreciated.
FREE Download: 2018 Employee Celebration Calendar for Easter and Beyond
Celebrate kindness and generosity in the workplace all year-long while invigorating your employee recognition planning for the rest of 2018! Download gThankYou’s FREE “2018 Day-to-Day Employee Celebration Calendar” today and start building an everyday culture of appreciation employees will love.
We’ve updated our annual day-to-day appreciation calendar with lots of new topics, new case studies and even more holidays and reasons to celebrate! As in previous years, the gThankYou calendar is jam-packed with insights into the latest HR trends, how-to tutorials for engaging and thanking employees, case studies to inspire you, examples of holidays to celebrate each month, and research statistics to help you make the business case for appreciation.
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About gThankYou, LLC
Turkey Gift Certificates, Ham Gift Certificates and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates by gThankYou are three of America’s favorite employee gifts and can be redeemed for any brand (Turkey, Ham, or Turkey Or Ham), at virtually any grocery store in the U.S.
gThankYou, LLC provides company leaders with a variety of easy, meaningful and affordable ways to recognize and reward employees, holiday time or anytime. gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude and our free Enclosure Cards are personalizable including incorporating your company logo. And, nearly all orders ship same day.
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