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.

  • Build a 2023 Employee Engagement Calendar

    Happy, engaged employees


    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!

    We have a wide variety of FREE RESOURCES to help you
    build your own employee engagement calendar.


    2023 Day-to-Day Employee Appreciation Calendar

    Employee Appreciation Calendar 2023It is our tradition to publish a day-to-day appreciation calendar tailored to people who are committed to celebrating employees. This popular guide helps you plan for holidays as well as your own anytime celebrations; it offers tons of ideas to keep employee appreciation front-and-center all year long.

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  • 2023 Employee Appreciation Calendar – NOW AVAILABLE!

    2023 Employee Appreciation Calendar

    gThankYou 2023 Employee Appreciation Calendar NOW AVAILABLE!

    We are excited to once again share our annual gift with you — the Day-to-Day Employee Appreciation Calendar! It’s FREE and downloadable, as well as extremely helpful, insightful, and FUN!

    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.

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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

    Piggy bank for savings

    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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  • 7 Employee Engagement Books to Read

    New employee engagement books for your summer reading list

    Put a few employee engagement books on your reading list this summer for fresh ideas and perspectives. (Photo via byrawpixel, Flickr)

    Make it a goal this summer to check out employee engagement books that will inspire and challenge you, whether you’re planning a major “think week” or just have 15 minutes a day to read over lunch.
    Get a head start on engagement planning for this year by exposing yourself to fresh ideas and perspectives. Spark your creativity!
    According to Kevin Kruse, consultant and NYT bestselling author of “Employee Engagement 2.0,” employee engagement is often misunderstood.
    That lack of understanding is holding back (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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  • Election Day: Chance to Engage Employees

    An opportunity to engage distracted employees

    Don’t let politics cause workplace disruptions! Instead, engage distracted employees with a celebration of voting on Election Day. (Image via donkeyhotey, Flickr)

    Are your employees caught up in election distraction? Don’t worry! Election Day is actually a great opportunity to engage distracted employees.
    This presidential election cycle has been more distracting and contentious than most — and it’s causing problems in the workplace, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.
    Bosses are put in a position to mediate political disputes between coworkers and are “struggling to keep employees civil and productive,” John Simons and Rachel Feintzeig report.
    At the same time, there’s no denying that (more…)

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  • National Safety Month: Recognition Improves Safety

    Celebrate National Safety Month this June.

    Promotional image via National Safety Council

    June is National Safety Month. What is your workplace doing to motivate, recognize and reward safe behavior?
    As safety recognition programs become standard for many companies, best practices are emerging.
    Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care in Colorado reduced safety incidents by more than a third since it introduced an incentivized safety program in 2009. The program focuses on public recognition in front of peers and sharing meaningful gifts with employees who stay safe.
    “Essentially, we felt like money comes and goes,” Kelly Gouge, Swingle’s director of operations, tells Lawn & Landscape Magazine for a “Spotlight on Safety” feature in the May issue.
    “But if we provide an item that means something to them — whether that’s (more…)

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