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The Workplace Has Changed

Our work lives have been transformed by the pandemic. Despite the optimism brought by vaccine approvals, the fact remains it may be a long-time before we are back to business as normal, if at all.

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The Workplace Has Changed

Our work lives have been transformed by the pandemic. Despite the optimism brought by vaccine approvals, the fact remains it may be a long-time before we are back to business as normal, if at all.

This new world of work provides both challenges and opportunities for recruiting, nurturing and retaining employees. Workplace leaders recognize the value of being creative and adaptive during these times.

Josh Bersin, HR industry expert, sees this time “as an incredible opportunity to transform”. “Companies are treating employees better than ever.” There is a new focus on protecting employees’ “personal productivity, wellbeing and personal resilience.”

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Rethinking Employee Engagement and Appreciation

Our Employee Celebration Calendar could not come at a more needed time.

We have created a resource that presumes social distancing and remote work will dominate 2021. And, one that provides the inspiration and creative ideas to help keep employees feeling valued and important to the success of your organization in the uncertain year ahead.

Take advantage of this unique time to invest in employee engagement. Our popular one-of-a-kind resource provides the fresh perspective and resources you need to retool your employee appreciation efforts for today’s workplace.

Showing appreciation is even more crucial now.

As Sabina Nawaz wrote in a Harvard Business Review article about how a little thanks goes a long way:

“Research clearly indicates expressing gratitude is beneficial to our health and well-being.  During a crisis, taking the time to thank others is vital to dampen loneliness, amp up social connection and generate generosity.”

We’ve curated a collection of impactful and inspiring articles, resources, best practices, stats and quotes that will help guide you through 2021.

The year ahead may still present challenges, but it also provides new opportunities to build connections with employees.  Eileen McNeely, a Harvard School of Public Health researcher, shared that her team’s studies indicate that caring and empathy from management and employee trust in management is a “great driver of well-being.”

As we wrote in the intro to the 2021 calendar, we’ve seen success stories emerging during the pandemic that underscore what we have known all along — HR leaders are nimble, creative and passionate.  The calendar is a reflection of gThankYou’s commitment to helping workplace leaders who continue to create loyal workforces and cultures of appreciation, even during a pandemic.

Your free 2021 Employee Celebration Calendar will guide you through each month with:

  • Research-based suggestions for building a culture of gratitude.
  • Monthly celebration ideas to engage employees.
  • Recommendations for current, topical resources.
  • Inspiring and current real-world examples.

 

Download your day-to-day guide to engaging employees in 2021!

Download your 2021 Day-to-Day Employee Celebration Calendar Now!

Don’t wait! Download your free copy now and share with colleagues. We hope the new year brings fresh optimism and hope for the future. Visit our website for more free resources for building a lasting workplace culture of gratitude.

Your friends at gThankYou

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Redeeming Your gThankYou Certificate in the Pandemic https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/redeeming-gthankyou-certificates-in-pandemic https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/redeeming-gthankyou-certificates-in-pandemic#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 20:45:05 +0000 https://www.gthankyou.com/?p=36855 Redeeming a certificate is as easy as ever – even during the pandemic. gThankYou Gift Certificates can be used for Any Brand of merchandise, at Any Major U.S. Grocery Store that honors Manufacturer Coupons. The store will process your Gift Certificate as a Manufacturer Coupon. It’s that easy!

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Redeem your gThankYou Certicate at grocery stores that honor Manufacturer Coupons.

Your Certificate is a Manufacturer Coupon

To redeem your gThankYou Certificate, shop at any major grocery chain store that honors Manufacturer Coupons – anywhere in the United States.

Your Certificate can not be redeemed at stores that do not honor Manufacturer Coupons including Sam’s, Costco, and Aldi stores, as well as specialty stores such as HoneyBaked Ham.

If the store you choose has any questions, please have them call the toll free number (888-484-1658) on your Certificate so we can help.

Select Any Brand, Any Preparation

Your Certificate is good for any brand, size and preparation of merchandise specified.

For example:

A Turkey Gift Certificate is good for a whole turkey, any brand, any size – fresh, frozen, brined, smoked or cooked from your grocery store.

A Grocery Certificate is redeemable for any combination of food items only, up to the face value of the Coupon.

A Pie Certificate is redeemable for up to four pies, cakes or cheesecakes – fresh, refrigerated or frozen – up to the face value of the Coupon.

To Shop Online

Should you want to grocery shop online for curbside pick-up or home delivery, we can reimburse your purchase of qualified items up to the value of your Certificate.

Simply send us a copy of your store receipt for what your Coupon is intended for, as well as your Certificate and we will reimburse you with a check.

For details and the address to send your receipt and Certificate,  TEXT “Return” to 888-222-9054.

Shopping at a Store That Doesn’t Honor Coupons

If you prefer to shop for your holiday meal items at a store such as HoneyBaked Ham or your local butcher, you can choose to have us reimburse your qualified purchase with a check.

As above with online shopping, TEXT “Return” to 888-222-9054 for the address and details.

Download This Information to Share with Colleagues – English or Spanish

We offer a one page download that explains how to redeem gThankYou Certificates, where to shop, where not to shop and answers basic questions.

Download a copy below in ENGLISH or SPANISH and share with colleagues or recipients.

 

Download Guide to Your gThankYou Gift Certificate Now!

Download Spanish Language Guide to gThankYou Gift Certificates Now

 

gThankYou Customer Service Hours

You can call us at 888-484-1658.

Our customer service line is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays (Central time). Hours may be longer during peak holiday shopping times and we offer Spanish language support during business hours and peak shopping times September through December.

Check our our FAQ page to learn more.

You can also reach us via email at info@gThankYou.com.

 

We hope you and your family have a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!

Your Friends at gThankYou

 

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Virtual Holidays: Thanksgiving is Still On! https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/virtual-thanksgiving https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/virtual-thanksgiving#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:00:02 +0000 https://www.gthankyou.com/?p=36425 Despite the election uncertainty and the pandemic, the uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving is still happening. And boy, we need it! Even if the table will be set for less, or holiday celebrations at work are “virtually” unprecedented, there are many ways to embrace Thanksgiving and the spirit of gratitude in 2020.

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THanksgiving High-Five: Virtual Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving is America’s holiday of gratitude. It will never be canceled. But it will be different this year. Smaller gatherings, no travel and reunions going on-line. 

In these times, gratitude means more than ever. Your staff has conquered unprecedented challenges we never imagined. Your team deserves all the recognition you can offer.

Unite in a Spirit of Gratitude

If your workplace family can’t be together in person this year, have you considered a virtual Thanksgiving event?

Colleagues have grown accustomed to meeting and socializing via platforms like Zoom. According to Business of Apps, Zoom was seeing 200 million daily meeting participants in March 2020 and 300 million in April. The week of Thanksgiving is an excellent opportunity to bring together your remote workplace community for some online warmth, positivity and gratitude.

Host a Virtual Thanksgiving Event for Your Workplace Family

There are many ways to share your appreciation remotely:

  • Host a meeting on Zoom (or your platform of choice) in which people share what they’re grateful for, and company leaders express their gratitude to employees.

  • Have leadership write (by hand, if possible) thank you notes to share with employees. (It’s easier than you think. Get our best note-writing tips here.)

Download your free Ultimate Turkey Cookbook for your virtual Thanksgiving event!

  • Share Thanksgiving recipes digitally. (Share our free turkey cookbook here:  “The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide.”)

  • Encourage employees to share pictures of Thanksgiving decorations or stories of favorite traditions. (We’ve always loved Lisa’s Thanksgiving story – you will too.)

  • Give Gift Certificates for a turkey or a gift basket for a complete meal.

 

Be sure not to let the details of a virtual event deter you – keep it simple and fun, and don’t underestimate the gesture.

Share the Gift of a Thanksgiving Turkey

The tradition of giving delicious Thanksgiving turkeys to employees stretches back more than a century. This year, it’s impractical to distribute frozen turkeys, but you can still help put the centerpiece on employees’ tables with gThankYou Turkey Certificates.

Download your free copy of "10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays"

 

At gThankYou, we provide the ease and means to give Thanksgiving turkeys and hams to employees, remote or not. Our gift certificates are a meaningful, appreciated and practical gift. Recipients can use their certificate to buy the brand of turkey they they want, where and when they want.

There’s still time left to order your Certificates of Gratitude. Most orders ship the day they are placed. You can choose delivery early as tomorrow!

Kicking off the Holidays

Consider how you want to use a virtual Thanksgiving into a transition into the end of the year. The gift-giving season looks differently this year. Yet gratitude-sharing is more important than ever.

Seriously consider a employee holiday letter of gratitude this year, or if management prefers an all-company gratitude-centered online event. Employees need to hear senior management’s appreciation for all their efforts over the past unprecedented year and the challenging Covid-centered winter ahead.

Should you need inspiration, try our free ebook full of examples of real company holiday letters of employee appreciation. We’ve been inspiring workplace leaders to share gratitude for years!

Download FREE eBook, "Put the "Thanks" in Thanksgiving" Now! The perfect resource for writing a Thanksgiving letter of gratitude.

 

Learn More Today!

gThankYou provides workplace leaders with gift certificates for meaningful yet practical gifts such as a Thanksgiving turkey or a Christmas ham. The gift of food is universally appreciated especially when it’s given in the spirit of gratitude and evokes the rich traditions of Thanksgiving or other beloved holidays.

Contact us for pricing and to learn more: 888-484-1658 or info@gthankyou.com.

We wish you and your colleagues a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving season!

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What Employees REALLY Want this Holiday Season https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/what-employees-really-want-this-holiday-season https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/what-employees-really-want-this-holiday-season#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:00:18 +0000 https://www.gthankyou.com/?p=35961 Holiday gift-giving can be a joyous time to spread gratitude. It brings people together (even remotely) and delivers a pick-me-up during  challenging times. The COVID-19 Pandemic has rocked many boats, but let's look at the positive: increased employee engagement. To embrace this uptick, let's also explore employee appreciation and keeping morale high by giving them what they REALLY need or want.

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Gratitude: Giving back to the employees who give so much every day

Holiday gift-giving is a joyous time to spread gratitude. It brings people together (even remotely) and delivers a pick-me-up during challenging times. The COVID-19 Pandemic has rocked many boats, but let’s look at the positive: increased employee engagement! To embrace this uptick, let’s also explore employee appreciation and keeping morale high by giving employees what they REALLY need or want this holiday season.

COVID-19: Good for workplace engagement 

Understanding the importance of employee engagement has always been important to organizations; especially those that care about employee satisfaction, retention, and a variety of other factors that support a great workforce. With the COVID-19 pandemic, employee engagement has been absolutely critical as companies have needed to heavily rely on essential workers and revamp organizational structures. Remote workforces require extra effort to keep engagement levels high, and recent research indicates that this is indeed happening.

According to Josh Bersin, noted HR industry analyst, educator and thought leader, made a bold statement in an April 2020 blog post entitled “COVID-19 May Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Employee Engagement.”  Bersin pointed out that the Coronavirus accelerated one of the biggest business transformations in decades. He stated,

 “Yes, it’s a health crisis but for most companies, it’s also an incredible opportunity to transform.”

Bersin & Associates research showed that during the pandemic,

“companies are treating their employees better than ever. And employee engagement, a problem that plagues more than two-thirds of companies year after year, is actually going up.”

Bersin indicated that businesses are bending over backward to take care of their employees because they have to these days.  There is a new focus on protecting employees, “personal productivity, wellbeing, and personal resilience.”

The COVID-19 crisis has brought many challenges to the world of work, but it has also opened up a remarkable opportunity for workplace leaders to reinvent how they engage, appreciate and recognize their workforce.

Holidays are a great time to say “Thank You”

The holidays are a traditional time for employers to think about ways to show gratitude to all employees. Whether someone is a front-line worker or steadily holding backend processes together, companies would not survive without the resilience of people who care. Employee appreciation should occur year-round, but there is no doubt that the holidays are special.

What do employees really want this holiday season?

Your recognition of the challenges of this past year and appreciation for all employees have done to keep your business going.

There are countless ways to say “thank you” to employees. One of the simplest and most universally appreciated is with a personal letter of appreciation.

Human resources experts have found that employee thank you notes can have a profound impact on engagement. But they’re most effective when they come from the top down. When asked for a Gallup survey, most employees said the most memorable recognition they ever received at work came from a manager, CEO, or other company leader.

If it’s been a while since you’ve written a thank you note, don’t worry. It’s easier than you think. Here are a few tips:

  • Be yourself — no need to be gushy or overly sentimental.
  • Take a friendly tone that says, “We’re all in this together.”
  • Be forthright and specific about the challenges of the past year and how employees efforts and contributions have helped the business.
  • Tell a success story about your company, involving your employees as key players.
  • Handwrite it, if possible. Handwritten notes cut through the digital noise.

 

 

For more letter-writing tips, including examples of thank you notes by industry leaders, get your free copy of our e-book, “Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving.”

Show your gratitude with a gift employees will truly appreciate this year

A Holiday Turkey

Turkey is the traditional workplace gift of thanks.

gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates are just the thing for convenient workplace turkey gifts. Certificates fit inside standard #10 business envelopes, they’re good for any brand of turkey at virtually any U.S. grocery store, and they come with free customizable “thank you” Enclosure Cards.

Groceries

According to Feeding America, “From the beginning of March through the end of June, food banks nationwide distributed more than 1.9 billion meals to people facing hunger in the United States. In March alone, food banks gave out 20 percent more food than an average month.” While many Americans are relying on help to regularly feed their families, there are other households that are simply appreciative of extra help with groceries. Either way, food is always welcome and appreciated.

gThankYou! Grocery Gift Certificates are a popular option for the gift of groceries. Certificates can be redeemed for any combination of food items and are redeemable at major grocery stores nationally. Grocery vouchers by gThankYou prohibit alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and any non-food items. To learn more, call 888-484-1658.

Robust Engagement

Pick up the phone and wish every team member personal best-wishes for Thanksgiving and the holidays. Check-in and ask how employees are managing and if there is anything you can do to help make them more successful in what they do for you. Create opportunities for employees to connect virtually or social distanced with colleagues. Host a virtual holiday party or team building activity. Be creative in your ways of connecting.

Family Activities

A benefit of people staying home is more family bonding. Whether playing cards, streaming movies, backyard tournaments or cooking, people are appreciating the extra time with their loved ones. There are many ways to support activities through game gift baskets, streaming entertainment (like a Hulu gift card), cookbooks, or other creative ideas.

Mental Health Resources

The CDC has been very communicative about how the pandemic can affect mental health. Frontline workers, families of those sick or immunocompromised, and anyone who has struggled with isolation or loneliness are just examples of groups who may need external help. Resources aren’t a replacement for a positive and uplifting holiday gift, but be ready to provide the necessary assistance that shows you care.

Positive Outlets

Let loose a little! Organizations can make virtual celebrations fun and engaging, including ice cream socials and coffee breaks. Check out Paperless Post for inspiration and invitations. Send fun gifts ahead of the event – party supplies or treats to share while being online with colleagues. For upcoming holidays, consider hosting an online party where attendees can win prizes, socialize, and take their minds off of work or home-related stress. Here are some tips for Halloween!

Uphold Traditions

Employees look forward to and depend on your holiday traditions. If a certain cash bonus or Thanksgiving turkey gift is what employees have come to rely on, it is important to stay consistent. This year may have budgetary restraints, but if at all possible, deliver something that delivers a feeling of normalcy. Here are some case studies that show how easy gift-giving can be.

Reassurance

As we struggle with uncertainty, the human need for reassurance grows. Especially when it comes to job security. Employers should take advantage of any way to offer reassurance that is authentic and dependable. An article by SHRM addresses this topic well: “How can we reassure employees who are worried about the coronavirus?”

A thoughtful employee holiday letter is one of the simplest ways to broadly communicate reassurance during these challenging times.

Whatever gift-giving strategy you choose, if you share your gifts with gratitude, your appreciation will be valued.

We wish you, your family and your work family health, safety and joy this pandemic holiday season.

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Host a virtual Halloween party in your workplace this season!

 

What about your annual office Halloween party?

Health experts recommend skipping in-person gatherings this year — especially in areas with high COVID-19 levels. But you can still have plenty of spooky seasonal fun online.

Holiday parties have always been a great way to help employees bond and burn off stress, and to recognize their hard work. That matters more now than it ever has.

Mix some fun and creativity and you can host a virtual Halloween party! Your colleagues will appreciate the efforts to keep the Halloween spirit alive despite the pandemic.

Here’s how to get started:

Your Virtual Halloween Party

Build the Halloween Party Hype

To communicate it’s time for fun, create an engaging digital Halloween party invite or flyer. We LOVE the options at Paperless Post. Take a look at their classy and festive Halloween invitations and party tips.

Get Creative with Your Zoom Backgrounds

Create your own background or feel free to download one of the ones below for your use! Throw in some spooky background music and you’ll be ready for Halloween fun.

 

Halloween Zoom Background - Scary pumpkin

 

Halloween Zoom Background - Pumpkin Balloons

Halloween Zoom Background -Ghosts

Halloween Zoom Background - Spiders

Virtual Trick or Treating

Hosting a virtual Halloween party requires planning and creativity. You’ll need something to break the ice and get people comfortable and engaging. Consider a digital round of trick or treating by giving employees digital treats such as a credit for a digital song, an app or even a digital sticker or wallpaper. If you have a small team, give people a budget and let them choose the treats they want to trade.

Add a “trick” to the fun such as needing to answer a Halloween question for the “treat” such as:

  • Favorite Halloween candy
  • Favorite Halloween tradition
  • Best costume of all time

    Candy Gift Certificate from gThankYou with Halloween Card

    Send a thoughtful candy gift to employees to create excitement for your virtual Halloween party!

Or send them a gThankYou Gift Certificate for the candy of their choice – a head of time!

 

Halloween Costumes

There is something about dressing up for Halloween in costume that brings out the child in all of us. It’s permission to have fun. Feel out your team, but chances are everyone would appreciate the encouragement to dress for the event. Make it costume optional for those naysayers.

Dog friendly office? Have a pet costume contest. Winner gets featured on the company website…

Consider taking the pressure off people feeling like they need to go to a store or outlay cash during the pandemic, just for a costume. Restrict costuming to what’s available at home for example. It’s bound to challenge the creative juices too!

Virtual Contests

Contests are a good way to weave in team building to your Halloween festivities. Download “20 Ideas for Halloween Team Building”. While it was created for a work world pre-pandemic, many of these ideas can be finessed virtually.

Download Your Free "20 Ideas for Halloween Team Building"

Think about how to structure your contests. Do you want to have departments compete against each other, assign teams or have everyone compete on their own? Might be different criteria for different contests.

For large remote workplaces, we like Virtual Team Building who can run your online contests or parties for you for very large groups.

Need contest ideas? Brainstorm with colleagues but here’s a start:

  • Halloween trivia
  • Best Zoom Background
  • Best Homemade Costume
  • Best Make-up
  • Best Don’t Want to Meet in a Dark Alley Costume
  • Best Alter-Ego
  • Best Jack-o-Lantern or Painted Pumpkin
  • Best Pet Costume

Contest Prizes

If you are onsite, you’ll have more choices for either budget friendly or creative prizes. If you are digital, go for small affordable digital gifts – or follow-up by sending winners a pair of Halloween socks, a gift Certificate for pizza, or a work from home survival kit!

Other ideas include:

  • Cash! If that is a possibility, people will clamor to participate.
  • Sugarwish digital gift certificates for candy, cookies or even popcorn!
  • An afternoon off! Time off is always appreciated, and if it works with your policies, it can be one of the best incentives possible.
  • A basket of local Fall treats – candy, cookies, hot chocolate makings, apples and caramel, pumpkin spices anything!
  • Ultimate surprise package. What can you offer that will turn on the competitors? It can be a highly sought-after tech item, a yearlong subscription to a delivery service, or even just a jar of pickles.
  • Door prize: voucher for a free coffee/tea (or other inexpensive item) just for showing up!

Halloween Movie Night

If your workplace isn’t the costume, contest type of culture, there are plenty of other options to bring the fun of the holiday to employees in or out of the workplace.

How about a Halloween movie night? Either adult or all family. Or offer both and display on different feeds. Simply project the movie in one location and share it with the zoom participants. Send everyone microwavable popcorn or a pizza ahead of time and make it a casual Halloween get-together.

Whatever you choose to do, be sure to share your sincere appreciation to your work team for everything they have done and continue to do for your business. They will appreciate your efforts to bring fun back into the workplace and your thoughtful support.

Be safe, be smart and have a fun and spooky Halloween!

Your Friends at gThankYou

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Making Workplace Gratitude Easy – gThankYou Case Studies https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/gthankyou-case-studies https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/gthankyou-case-studies#respond Fri, 09 Oct 2020 20:00:41 +0000 https://www.gthankyou.com/?p=35834 We are extremely grateful for our wonderful customers who enjoy giving gThankYou gift certificates for the holidays and year-round. We enjoy partnering with leaders who understand that thoughtful, practical, easy-to-use gifts are an excellent way to illustrate gratitude. These three case studies may reflect similar issues you face as you make decisions for gift-giving this holiday season or as a special appreciation gift any time.

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GIVE THANKS – gThankYou Case Studies

We are extremely grateful for our fantastic customers who enjoy giving gThankYou Gift Certificates to employees and customers for the holidays and year-round. It’s our pleasure to partner with leaders who understand that thoughtful, practical, easy-to-use gifts are an excellent way to show gratitude.

Every organization has their own unique stories of sharing gratitude.

We are excited to share three customer case studies of organizations who use gThankYou Gift Certificates to share gratitude in different ways with their workplace teams. We hope it provides inspiration and insight for sharing gratitude in your workplace. You can find all of these and download PDFs to share with your management on our new gThankYou Case Studies page!

Nothing tells a story better than satisfied customers and thousands of happy employees!

gThankYou Case Studies

Growing Company Keeps Turkey-Giving Tradition Alive

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For many companies, the gift of a turkey for Thanksgiving has long been a beloved tradition. Chances are, the company started gifting frozen turkeys from a big refrigerated truck on a cold November day as that was really the only choice.

Gifting frozen turkeys has always been a lot of work. As companies grow and have remote workers the logistic complications become exponential. That’s why so many companies choose gThankYou Turkey Gift Certificates  – good for any brand and preparation of turkey and redeemable at supermarkets nationally. The easy, convenient way to share your holiday turkey gift with employees.

In this case study, we showcase this common problem. Learn how one company with a 50 year tradition of sharing a Thanksgiving turkey with employees evolved to keep their valued tradition alive as the company grew and expanded into multiple locations. You can read the case study and download the PDF here.

“As the company has grown, it’s become challenging to send frozen turkeys to all its employees. Some of the company’s locations have thousands of employees while others have only 10, and the vast range in needs made delivering the frozen turkeys complicated. Some employees, such as ones who work remotely, are not always on site when the frozen turkeys arrive, so the company would have to keep them frozen until they could retrieve them. Plus, trying to ship frozen turkeys to locations in warmer states added an additional layer of complexity.”

Check out our recent blog about how thePandemic Makes Frozen Turkey Gifts Unpractical.

“Turkey Gift Certificates from gThankYou were the perfect solution for the company’s gift to its remote and small population locations, while employees in more centralized locations like its corporate headquarters still received frozen turkeys. This ensured that all employees received a gift.”

 

Manufacturer Finds Easy Way to Show Appreciation for Essential Employees

Grocery gift-giving - gThankYou Case Study

The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected us all. It has transformed our workplaces, has forced us to be innovative, and has emphasized to us the importance of our teams. Never before has the term essential employees been used so often, referring to the people who put their safety on the line to keep our country’s “engine running.”

Manufacturing companies are the heartbeat of America and critical to the supply chain. Leaders of these companies have needed to juggle safety and productivity, leaning heavily on managers and employees daily. This company, a family-owned, hands-on manufacturer, wanted to share a special thanks on Employee Appreciation Day during the pandemic.

The VP of Human Resources had previously worked with gThankYou and knew the company’s food gift certificates met the criteria for a perfect gift of gratitude.

“Because the Certificates and the flexibility of redeeming them at any grocery store were so well received by associates, the manufacturer continues to use them for other moments throughout the year. The Certificates are used in giveaways to show appreciation for its essential employees during COVID-19, raffle drawings and as a gesture of condolence when an associate experiences a death in the family.”

Click here to read the case study and download a copy to share with your team.

 

Government Health Service Promotes Public Health Programs with Unique Incentive

Healthcare case study - gThankYou Case Study

Food has long been an incentive that works for everyone – not just employees. For this customer, a government agency, gThankYou Gift Certificates are used to incentivize participation in important healthcare initiatives and provide food assistance when needed. gThankYou Certificates are an affordable way for the agency to meet program goals with an incentive everyone can feel good about – the gift of food (and only food).

gThankYou Grocery Certificates are a cost-effective, controlled solution for nonprofits, food banks and government-funded organizations to provide food support for the populations they serve.

In this case, the program manager purchases the Certificates on an as-needed basis as she provides them to her patient population each month. Unused Certificates are able to be refunded for a credit, ensuring the program doesn’t waste any of its funding for incentives.

“For the past two years, gThankYou’s Grocery Certificates have provided a solution that allows the government health service to responsibly spend its funding to incentivize the vulnerable populations it serves. In fact, the government health service has seen such success with the Certificates that it has begun using them as incentives for other public health programs, participation in research and preventative medicine, program compliance and even in support of COVID-19 programs. The service also uses the Certificates for its own staff as retirement gifts, year of service rewards and employee of the month awards.”

Read more here and download the case study.

Learn more about gThankYou

You can find all of these gThankYou Case Studies on our website here.

Do you have questions about how gThankYou can help your gift-giving challenges? Give us a call at 888-484-1658 or email us at info@gthankyou.com. We would love to hear from you!

Let gThankYou help YOU show appreciation holiday-time or anytime!

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Thanksgiving Cards for Your Holiday Thanks https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/thanksgiving-cards-for-holiday-thanks https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/thanksgiving-cards-for-holiday-thanks#respond Sun, 04 Oct 2020 18:00:13 +0000 https://www.gthankyou.com/?p=35759 Thanksgiving Cards for Your Holiday Thanks

 

This year, more than ever, displaying gratitude is critical for employee motivation and engagement. Our teams have weathered unprecedented challenges and deserve accolades for their hard work and dedication. The holidays are quickly approaching – are you prepared to show your employees how grateful you are?…

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Thanksgiving Cards for Your Holiday Thanks

 

This year, more than ever, displaying gratitude is critical for employee motivation and engagement. Our teams have weathered unprecedented challenges and deserve accolades for their hard work and dedication. The holidays are quickly approaching – are you prepared to show your employees how grateful you are?

Check out this article from the Harvard Business Review, In Times of Crisis, a Little Thanks Goes a Long Way.”

At gThankYou, when you order holiday gift certificates, a personalized card enclosure is included. This offers that extra touch of customization that make recipients feel seen and valued.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, a thoughtful employee holiday letter or card from your CEO can be especially meaningful. As part of our holiday gift offerings, we have new Thanksgiving Thank You Card Designs, crafted to inspire your messages of gratitude.

Personalize Your Thank You!

As always, choose any design, customize your message and add a logo or other signature – for no charge with any purchase. See all Thanksgiving and fall designs or Winter and Christmas options.

Take a look at these new pandemic savvy, festive options!

Thanksgiving Cards for Your Holiday Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving

"Happy Thanksgiving" - Thanksgiving Card Designs

 

Fall Colors

"Fall Colors" - Thanksgiving Card Designs

 

Masked Turkey

"Masked Turkey" - Thanksgiving Card Designs

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

"Thanksgiving Dinner" - Thanksgiving Card Designs

 

Become a Gift-Giving Guru!

Do you want to be the rock star of giving? Our free E-book, Ultimate Guide to Employee Gift-Giving helps you understand why and how to build a culture of appreciation.

 

Download FREE eBook "Ultimate Guide to Employee Gift-Giving"

 

Visit the rest of www.gthankyou.com for a wealth of resources, including our robust blog, eBooks for workplace leaders and much more!

Learn More about gThankYou Thanksgiving Turkey Gifts

gThankYou offers Gift Certificates for practical, appreciated food gifts such as a Thanksgiving turkey or a Christmas ham. It’s the perfect workplace gift this pandemic when the gift of the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal is especially meaningful. Learn more reasons why you should give employees a Thanksgiving turkey.

gThankYou! Gift Certificates offer:

Range of Dollar Denominations
gThankYou Gift Certificates come in a range of dollar denominations that fit any budget.

Volume Pricing
Have a large workplace? Contact us to learn about our volume pricing and shipping options for remote workers.

Any Store, Any Brand
Certificates are good for any Brand, size or preparation and can be redeemed at major grocery stores nationally.

Free Certificate Personalization
Our Certificates include optional personalization of recipient and giver names – always free!

Free Enclosure Cards
All orders come with optional gift Enclosure Cards for your message of thanks. Just like our Thanksgiving Cards above! Customize your design, message and add a logo – FREE!

Same-Day Ship
Orders that arrive by mid-day (Central Time) ship the same day. For very large orders and many locations – call us for details at 888-484-1658.

Give us a call or email us at info@gthankyou to learn more!

 

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Liz King, CMO of gThankYou talks about the importance of gratitude in the workplace on this week's Talent Culture Podcast

 

Join Us on the #WorkTrends Twitter Chat this Wednesday at 1:30 pm EST

Our CMO, Liz King, recently spoke with Talent Culture rock star Meghan M. Biro about the importance of workplace gratitude on this week’s #WorkTrends Podcast.…

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Liz King, CMO of gThankYou talks about the importance of gratitude in the workplace on this week's Talent Culture Podcast

 

Join Us on the #WorkTrends Twitter Chat this Wednesday at 1:30 pm EST

Our CMO, Liz King, recently spoke with Talent Culture rock star Meghan M. Biro about the importance of workplace gratitude on this week’s #WorkTrends Podcast.

You can read Meghan’s Blog and listen to the podcast here: #WorkTrends: The Power of Workplace Gratitude with Liz King“.

We hope you’ll join us or listen to the podcast anytime!

#SpreadGratitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pandemic Makes Frozen Turkey Gifts Unpractical https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/pandemic-makes-frozen-turkey-gifts-unpractical https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/pandemic-makes-frozen-turkey-gifts-unpractical#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:30:10 +0000 https://www.gthankyou.com/?p=35623 This year especially, showing gratitude to employees with a turkey gift certificate is an excellent way to say “thank you” to team members who continue to weather the storm of COVID-19.

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Protect your holiday turkey gift giving this year! The Pandemic makes frozen turkeys unpractical and unsafe.

Your Turkey Gift to Employees is More Important than Ever

The pandemic has changed lives and dramatically changed our workplaces.

For many of us, we have lost the in-person connection with employees – the ability to smile, share a handshake or genuinely thank someone in person.

Employees need to feel secure right now in knowing that they are valued. If you have company holiday traditions that are near and dear to your team, respect them. Find a way to make them work in our new work world. Many employees are relying on that cash bonus or holiday turkey gift that they have always received.

Thanksgiving and the holiday season have always been an opportunity for workplace leaders to share their gratitude and appreciation to employees. Your appreciation and thanks are more important than ever this holiday season.

The gift of a Thanksgiving turkey has long been a valued and meaningful gift for employees. The tradition of turkey gift-giving is revered by many companies, and for some, distributing frozen turkeys is a beloved tradition that is decades old.

This year especially, the practical gift of food is something everyone can appreciate and can share with family. The gift of the centerpiece of the holiday meal is a truly meaningful and appreciated gift by all.

If you are new to turkey gift-giving, download our free PDF, “10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays” and share with colleagues.

 

Pandemic Makes Frozen Turkey Gifts Unpractical and Unsafe

The reality of a literal gift hand-off this year brings about a variety of challenges.

Firstly, safety is paramount. Commitment to employee safety continues to be in the spotlight for good reason. The pandemic means leaders can’t go desk to desk shaking hands; gatherings of employees exchanging pleasantries and holiday goodies simply isn’t feasible or legal in some cases. And, a socially distanced line of masked employees to receive a frozen just isn’t that safe or appealing.

Secondly, many workforces are partially or wholly remote at this point making frozen turkey gift-giving logistics simply unfeasible.

No need to worry! gThankYou can help.

You can keep your beloved turkey gift tradition this year with gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates. Employees choose the brand, preparation and size turkey that their family would like, at major grocery stores nationally. No messy frozen bird logistics to manage plus flexibility in distribution for in-person and remote workplaces.

Easy Turkey Gift-Giving with gThankYou Turkey Gift Certificates

Pandemic makes frozen turkey gifts unpractical - choose Turkey Gift Certificates from gThankYou instead!

 

gThankYou has been working with workplace leaders since 2007 providing Certificates of Gratitude™ for popular and practical holiday food gifts such as a Thanksgiving turkey or a Christmas or Easter ham.

gThankYou turkey vouchers are good for any Brand (Butterball®, Smithfield® or any other), any preparation and size of whole turkey, and are redeemable at chain grocery stores nationally.

Turkey vouchers are available in convenient dollar denominations ranging from $10 to $30 so you have the flexibility to choose the right value for your budget.

All Certificates come with FREE personalization such as employee names (if desired) and company logo.

And, all orders come with FREE gift Enclosure Cards customizable with your personal message of ‘thanks’ and logo or management signature scan. Cards and Certificates fit in a #10 business envelope for flexibility in distribution.

For bulk purchases and pricing call us at 888-484-1658 or email us at info@gthankyou.com.

Most all orders ship same day. For large distributed workplaces we work with you on a custom plan and timing to meet your needs.

Due to the pandemic, let us know if you need help with envelope stuffing and USPS mailing. Call us to learn more!

 

Customers Agree! Don’t Just Take Our Word

Turkey Gift Certificates are a safer choice than frozen turkey gifts

Learn how one gThankYou customer found a safer, easier to manage way to share turkey gifts with a distributed workforce – while keeping the importance of the company tradition of Thanksgiving gratitude.

“As the company has grown, it’s become challenging to send frozen turkeys to all its employees. Some of the company’s locations have thousands of employees while others have only 10, and the vast range in needs made delivering the frozen turkeys complicated. Some employees, such as ones who work remotely, are not always on site when the frozen turkeys arrive, so the company would have to keep them frozen until they could retrieve them. Plus, trying to ship frozen turkeys to locations in warmer states added an additional layer of complexity.”

“Gifting the frozen turkeys was becoming more and more complicated, but the company didn’t want to give up the tradition. It was a gift that employees looked forward to each year — it’s something their whole family can enjoy.”

“The Turkey Gift Certificates have been a success for the company. Each year, the company’s order increases, with 4,000 employees receiving Turkey Gift Certificates in 2019.”

You can read and even download the full case study of how this national furniture manufacturer and retailer switched from frozen turkeys to gThankYou Turkey Gift Certificates.

 

No More Frozen Turkeys for Large Regional Healthcare Provider

Frozen turkeys unpractical for large regional healthcare system - learn how gThankYou Turkey Gift Certificates make more sense for you too!

As you consider your holiday gift planning, we will leave you with this thoughtful quote from another satisfied gThankYou customer.

“Senior management LOVES sharing the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey to employees – we’ve been doing it for decades. But when you grow over the years to multiple companies and over ten thousand employees – orchestrating frozen turkey distribution takes months of planning and is a logistics nightmare. I know, I’ve been doing it!

“I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates. With gThankYou everything is easier – it’s easy to order, delivery is quick, pricing is discounted, employees can shop at any major grocery store and buy what they want, and I love the free enclosure cards. Did I mention, no more frozen turkey logistics!! Giving a turkey coupon is just so much more convenient than a frozen bird, and it’s better for recipients too!

“It’s such a relief to know we can give employees a gift of a turkey without having to tax them and still allow them to control when and where they purchase it, the size of the bird and what holiday they can use it for.“I would recommend gThankYou to any company looking to gift their employees with ease and choice!!!”

– HR, Employee Relations Specialist, Large Regional Healthcare Provider

 

At gThankYou, we are ready to help you craft a turkey gift-giving plan that makes sense for your workplace, budget and timing. Call 888-484-1658 or email us at info@gthankyou.com to learn more.

Happy Holiday Gift Planning!

Download your free copy of "10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays"

 

 

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The Power of Workplace Gratitude https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/the-power-of-workplace-gratitude https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/the-power-of-workplace-gratitude#respond Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:45 +0000 https://www.gthankyou.com/blog/?p=26474
Gratitude in our personal and professional lives is a trending topic these days, but when we first introduced our popular ebook, Transforming Your Workplace With Gratitude, in 2013 we were in the vanguard of the workplace gratitude movement as it relates to company culture and employee engagement.

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Gratitude in our personal and professional lives is a trending topic these days, but when we first introduced our popular ebook, Transforming Your Workplace With Gratitude, in 2013 we were in the vanguard of the workplace gratitude movement as it relates to company culture and employee engagement.
Sharing new information related to this fascinating topic through our publications and blog has long been a priority. In the face of the worldwide pandemic, gratitude is again a popular topic. Be sure to check out our recent post, “Pandemic Makes Workplace Gratitude More Important than Ever”.

 

Download your free copy and harness the power of workplace gratitude!Since its introduction, our eBook on workplace gratitude has been a helpful guide for companies, large and small, as they learned to embrace an attitude of gratitude.  Over the last five years, research has underscored the power of gratitude in our lives.
This growing body of research demonstrates that companies that make an effort to appreciate employees are among the most successful, most innovative companies in the world and have the highest rates of employee satisfaction and retention.
Our original 2013 version has been completely rewritten with a focus on how to build authentic appreciation in the workplace today. While the key element in achieving that remains gratitude, the book is an exciting resource for businesses who are either curious to learn more as they embark on this journey or remain committed to sustaining a culture of appreciation. We will continue to update this popular eBook as the world of gratitude research evolves.

 

Why We Love Workplace Gratitude

In his book “The Little Book of Gratitude,” the world’s foremost gratitude expert, Professor Robert A. Emmons, calls gratitude “the ultimate performance-enhancing substance.”  Who wouldn’t want that in the workplace?
Imagine what your work team could accomplish with a 50 percent jump in productivity. What if you could slash voluntary turnover by 31 percent?
Part of the answer lies in just two words: “Thank you.” Experts agree that authentic gratitude makes all the difference.
“Thank you” is more than good manners. it’s a powerful force that elevates employee wellbeing, loyalty, productivity and business performance. Not convinced? Download our free eBook and learn why leading business executives take workplace appreciation very seriously.
We feel strongly about the transformative power of gratitude and think you will too!

Infographic detailing the power of workplace gratitude

 

Your Employee Thank You Really Does Matter

According to leaders in the field of gratitude and happiness research, the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley – sharing your heartfelt ‘thank you’ at work, at home and with friends, does truly remarkable things:

“Over the past two decades, studies have consistently found that people who practice gratitude report fewer symptoms of illness, including depression, more optimism and happiness, stronger relationships, more generous behavior, and many other benefits.”

The Greater Good Science Center feels so strongly about the power of ‘thank you’, they launched a multi-year initiative with Robert Emmons of the University of California, Davis, to expand gratitude research (particularly in the areas of health and wellness) and create practical programs to promote gratitude in classrooms and the workplace.

We are very excited to share that the first book from this initiative has just been introduced! The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good” by Jeremy Adams Smith and colleagues.” Stay in touch with what they are doing via their newsletter or check out the gratitude videos and speaker bureau.

Why You Should Download Your Free Gratitude Guide

gThankYou’s “Transforming Your Workplace with Gratitude” is written to provide everything you need to harness the power of appreciation in your organization.  It’s easy to read and organized so that you can quickly peruse it for tangible takeaways you can implement right away or dive deep for a more comprehensive and strategic view.

If the leadership at your company isn’t on board with your plan to embrace gratitude, you can share persuasive data about the business benefits of genuine gratitude that are hard to ignore.

In addition to compelling research and case studies, you’ll learn:

  • How everyone benefits from workplace gratitude
  • Why appreciation is so effective
  • How to create a culture of gratitude
  • The importance of your employee thank you
  • Creative how-to tips for putting appreciation into practice
  • Resources to help you sustain and nurture your culture of gratitude

 
Don’t wait. Take advantage of the power of gratitude in your workplace starting today!

 

Download-Free-Workplace Gratitude-eBook-from gThankYou

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