Engagement Activities, Planning, and Calendars: Igniting Passion and Collaboration

Step into the world of workplace engagement activities, planning, and calendars! Discover resources and ideas to foster appreciation and active participation. From employee calendars to holiday gift planning and safety programs, this guide empowers you to create a vibrant workforce.

Employee Engagement Calendar for 2023: Nurturing Appreciation Every Day

Firstly, build an extraordinary engagement calendar for 2023. Infuse each day with gratitude and elevate morale. Explore free resources and a meticulously crafted employee appreciation calendar for creative recognition.

Holiday Gift Planning Made Easy: Simplify and Delight

Bid farewell to holiday season stress! Simplify gift planning with gThankYou’s solutions. Personalized gift certificates and efficient delivery options ensure cherished tokens of appreciation.

Boosting Employee Engagement with Ice Cream: A Treat for Unity and Inspiration

Embrace ice cream to enhance engagement during National Ice Cream Month. In other words, unleash its transformative power to foster togetherness and ignite creativity. From ice cream socials to team-building events, inspire with frozen delights.

Celebrating on a Tight Budget: Infusing Meaning without Breaking the Bank

Appreciate employees without excessive spending. Explore cost-effective approaches such as volunteering, potluck lunches, and heartfelt notes.

Quick Engagement Ideas Like A Late-Summer Cookout: A Feast of Connection and Renewal

Revitalize engagement with a late-summer cookout. Further, embrace summer fun and strengthen team dynamics. Nurture connections in an enjoyable outdoor setting.

Employee Engagement Books to Explore: Illuminating Paths to Empowered Cultures

Expand engagement knowledge with inspiring books. Gain fresh ideas for a caring workforce. Learn from renowned experts to cultivate engaged workplace cultures.

Engaging Employees in National Safety Month: Cultivating Well-being and Vigilance

Evaluate and strengthen safety programs during National Safety Month. Engage employees to foster a shared commitment. Design successful incentives involving management, supervisors, and employees.
Unlock the transformative potential of workplace engagement activities, planning, and calendars. Ignite passion, foster collaboration, and nurture a motivated workforce. Celebrate achievements, recognize contributions, and forge connections throughout the year. In short, build a thriving workplace culture of shared enthusiasm and collective success.

  • 2024 Employee Appreciation Calendar Now Available!

    gThankYou Employee Celebration CalendargThankYou 2024 Employee Appreciation Calendar
    Now Available

    We are thrilled to reveal our annual Day-to-Day Employee Appreciation Calendar! It’s free and downloadable, as well as extremely helpful, insightful, and fun! If you’re focused on employee retention, improving recognition practices, or workplace engagement, we have you covered.

    We work all year to create this annual employee appreciation calendar for YOU, the people focused on employee engagement and appreciation; those who are actively building vibrant, loyal workplace cultures.

    This is a much-needed resource to turn to for creative workplace ideas. Not only does it take the guesswork out of workplace events, it provides a variety of ideas for all budgets to improve workplace culture.


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  • Be Enthusiastically Engaged!

    enthusiastically engaged resource for HR and engagement leaders


    A workplace requires employee engagement to thrive — or even survive. Increasingly more research supports the fact that people need to be positively engaged to perform their jobs, let alone enjoy them and stay with organizations. Retention is a critical topic in workforce management, and it requires attention and consistency. Post-COVID, when employees were quitting in droves, the theme was hot again — What IS employee engagement? But we’re here to make sure it doesn’t go dormant — complacency doesn’t work in talent management. The key is to lead as someone who is knowledgeable, excited about people-centric and leadership trends, and enthusiastically engaged.


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  • Build an Employee Engagement Calendar

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    January is full of forecasting, goal-setting, and looking forward to a successful new year. It’s also National Thank You month, which is why it’s the perfect time to plan ahead for acts of gratitude and appreciation.

    Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! Check out these gratitude resources that will inspire and help you build and maintain a culture of appreciation and employee celebration ALL YEAR LONG!

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  • You’re JUST ON TIME! for Holiday Gift Planning.

    Just in time for holiday gift planning.

    Believe it or not, the holiday gift planning season is here!
    Here are some details you should know as you prepare to celebrate employees for a year of hard work. The good news? We can handle the heavy lifting for your holiday gift planning.

    Many gThankYou customers are faced with the daunting task of distributing gifts to a large number of locations, employees working from home, or to clients across the country. With dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of offices and associates nationwide, it can be challenging and very time-consuming. Let us help. (more…)

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  • How Ice Cream Builds Employee Engagement

    Ice Cream Builds Employee Engagement

    Ice Cream Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

    Hopefully you are already aware that July is National Ice Cream Month! This is the month to celebrate our love of all things ice cream, including sorbet, Popsicles, sundaes, floats, shakes — we could go on and on. It’s a lot like a good employee engagement program: it brings people together, makes everyone feel happy, and is endlessly creative.

    That doesn’t mean you can drop off a tub of vanilla in the break room with a scoop and expect (more…)

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  • How to Celebrate on a Tight Budget

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    Photo by Braňo on Unsplash

    Organizations often shy away from celebrations when on a tight budget. We’ve all been there! But a small budget shouldn’t impede employee appreciation and recognition. Never forget that a “thank you” is free! But there are many ways to share gratitude that don’t end up costing a fortune. We have many ideas for how to celebrate with little time or money. (more…)

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  • How to Engage Transportation Workers

    How to engage transportation workers

    Learn how to engage transportation workers to increase retention and reliability and improve customer service. (Photo via teosaurio)

    Learning how to engage transportation workers in your industry is key to increasing retention and reliability, keeping workers happy and improving overall customer service.
    Retention and an aging workforce are challenges for the trucking industry in particular, according to FleetOwner.
    “As the ‘traditional’ make-up of the U.S. truck-driver population is rapidly aging and heads for retirement, new efforts must be made to attract younger and ‘non-traditional’ candidates to the job of piloting commercial vehicles for a living,” Sean Kilcarr writes for FleetOwner.
    The potential for automation in long-haul trucking is making current employees nervous about their long-term prospects and adding to an overall feeling of being undervalued and under-appreciated. (more…)

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  • Quick Engagement Idea: Late-Summer Cookout

    Jump start engagement with a late-summer employee cookout!

    Boost engagement in August with an employee cookout or picnic. (Photo via Cellular One IL, Flickr)

    The dog days of summer are here, and your staff could use a little extra engagement. Now’s the time to bring the team back together from their summer distractions with a late-summer employee cookout.
    Why now?
    Workplace productivity drops 20 percent during the summer months, team projects take 13 percent longer to complete and workers are 45 percent more distracted, according to Entrepreneur.
    Push back against those disengagement tendencies by embracing summer fun in a way that reinforces and builds team dynamics. (more…)

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  • Engaging Employees in National Safety Month

    Engaging employees in National Safety Month

    Engaging employees in National Safety Month in June promotes a “we’re in this together” mentality. (Photo via USACE, Flickr)

    Marc Flanders, principal at consulting firm WC Solutions Group, sees a common mistake in workplace safety engagement.
    The mistake is in how incentives are targeted, Flanders tells EHS Today. Companies may think they’re checking off all the right boxes by incentivizing safety, then reward the wrong employees.
    “I see some companies put all their budget into the people who are safe for a year,” Flanders says. “I tell them, ‘Wait a minute. You’re spending all your money on the people who are safe. What are you doing to change the behavior of people who aren’t safe?'”
    Successful safety incentives programs need to have an “everybody wins” mentality. After all, a workplace isn’t (more…)

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