• Sharing Employee Gratitude Keeps Holiday Stress Away

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    Put a big smile on employees’ faces by spreading gratitude in your workplace this holiday season. (Photo via USASAC, Flickr)


    Prioritizing employee gratitude helps keep holiday stress from hijacking your workplace.
    Fun activities with a focus on wellbeing, appreciation and making social connections are the antidote to the kind of stress that can distract employees and derail productivity over the holiday season.
    Keeping employees engaged and healthy is particularly difficult during the holiday season. The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year offer a lot of challenges when it comes to productivity, illness and work performance,” Forbes contributor Alan Kohll writes.
    Ironically, when stress takes over, we stop doing the things that help keep stress at bay — like exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep and engaging in meaningful social connections.
    “When employees are over-stressed or dealing with hectic schedules, they tend to drop healthy habits and become disengaged with their work,” Kohll writes.
    That’s why it’s so important for management to lead with gratitude and model healthy behaviors, especially during vulnerable times like the holidays.
    “It may feel counterintuitive, but the holiday season could be the best time for employers to double down on employee wellbeing,” Kohll writes. “By recognizing the holiday season and all the joy — and stress — it can bring to employees, employers can help reduce any extra pressures around the office and keep employees motivated to finish the year strong.”
    Simply acknowledging that the holidays can be stressful lets employees know that you understand what they’re going through. Take it a step further and let them know how much you appreciate their efforts this month, too.
    #GivingTuesday is this week, and it’s the perfect time to kick off a month of gratitude activities for the holiday season in your workplace.
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  • Happy Thanksgiving! We're Grateful for You

    Share Thanksgiving gratitude with free customizable Enclosure Cards from gThankYou

    We’re committed to helping leaders express their Thanksgiving gratitude, and this Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for you!


    Thanksgiving gratitude is what gThankYou is all about.
    And, as always, we’re thankful this year for our customers, our Certificate recipients, our email subscribers and blog readers, and our hard-working team!
    We put a high value on great customer service and helping company leaders show their appreciation with meaningful, practical gifts shared with gratitude.
    We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have loyal customers and supporters who are just as enthusiastic and committed to this mission!
    It’s an exciting time for HR management right now. Employee gratitude and employee experience are finally getting recognition as indispensable business tools. We’re grateful to help play a small part in serving this growing field.
    However you’re spending Thanksgiving — with family, with friends or with coworkers — we hope it’s a joyful experience that brings you closer together.
    And, if you’re cooking a Thanksgiving turkey, don’t forget to check out our free “Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide” for last-minute tips, guidance and side-dish recipes.

    [Tweet “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot. – Hansa Proverb”]

    We wish you a safe, happy and peaceful Thanksgiving!
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  • Employee Christmas Gifts Aren't Complete Without Gratitude

    Your employee Christmas gifts aren’t complete without an expression of gratitude.

    Employee Christmas Gifts Need Thank You Cards - Download our Catalog of Winter Holiday Designs.

    Your employee Christmas gifts aren’t complete without “Thank You” cards — take advantage of gThankYou’s Winter Holiday Enclosure Cards, free with every purchase.


    Good news: all gThankYou Gift Certificates come with customizable, personalized “Thank You” Enclosure Cardsfree!
    Simply choose your design and give us your personal message of holiday appreciation for recipients. We create your custom card and can even add your company logo or management signature if you like. gThankYou Enclosure Cards are the perfect addition to make your employee Christmas gift meaningful and memorable.

    We’re excited to unveil new Enclosure Card designs for the 2017 winter holidays, adding to dozens of favorites to fit any company culture and occasion.
    It’s absolutely essential to show your appreciation to employees, at the holidays and year-round.
    A paycheck isn’t enough, no matter how generous.
    A new study from Payscale shows that how employees feel about their organization’s approach to pay and compensation has a higher impact on their job satisfaction than the actual amount they are paid.
    The 500,000+ employees surveyed for the study said they want something beyond pay: appreciation.
    “Appreciation raised the satisfaction meter higher than any other factor,” according to an HR Drive analysis of the study. “PayScale’s call-out of appreciation is important for direct managers. Simply taking the time to say ‘Thank You’ can do wonders for workplace culture.”
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  • Learn to Write a Thanksgiving Message to Employees

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    Learn to write an effective, memorable Thanksgiving message to employees! Download gThankYou’s FREE eBook, “Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving.”


    Learn to write a Thanksgiving message to employees without the same old clichés and platitudes — a Thank You letter that truly communicates your appreciation and embodies your unique company spirit!
    gThankYou’s FREE eBook “Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving” teaches how to do exactly that, with step-by-step instructions to guide you and lots of inspiring real-life examples.
    With just a few weeks to go to Thanksgiving, now’s the time to craft a Thanksgiving message to employees to share in holiday cards or on your company intranet or website, or to share in person at the annual holiday party.
    However you share it, the message it sends is important.
    Showing gratitude to employees is finally getting the recognition it deserves as a tool for motivation and engagement.
    Gratitude connects workers to the organization and its purpose. Gratitude lets them know why their hard work matters — and encourages them to keep it up.
    Sharing and receiving gratitude is also good for our health, lowers stress and helps us get along better.
    “As Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to gratitude — at home and in the workplace. Studies suggest that expressing gratitude may focus your mind to notice gratitude more frequently,” TalentCulture founder Meghan M. Biro writes.
    Quite simply, the more you express gratitude, the better you feel and the better others around you feel. And that, Biro writes, has a powerful effect in the workplace, where “expressing gratitude and being on the receiving end can be an effective morale booster and motivator.”
    According to a Glassdoor study Biro cites, 80 percent of employees are willing to work harder for an appreciative boss.

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  • America’s Favorite Corporate Turkey Gifts

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    America’s favorite corporate turkey gifts from gThankYou make it easy to share a clear message of gratitude at the holidays. A Thanksgiving turkey is a thoughtful, meaningful gift.

    New research shows companies with clear, top-down communication have happier employees and are more profitable — and, at the holidays, nothing sends a clearer message of gratitude from the boss than corporate turkey gifts.
    The gift of a Thanksgiving turkey sends a clear message from management to recipients. It’s a valued, family-oriented and practical token of gratitude.
    Sharing corporate turkey gifts says, “We’re grateful you’re part of our company family.”
    America’s favorite corporate turkey gifts from gThankYou are Turkey Gift Certificates that are redeemable for any brand, any size and any preparation of whole turkey at virtually any grocery store.
    Plus, all gThankYou Gift Certificates come with free gift cards for recipients! Our FREE Enclosure Cards come in a wide variety of designs to fit your company culture. We can add your company logo and custom message — all free!
    Corporate turkey gifts from gThankYou aren’t just appreciated at Thanksgiving. They’re also perfect to share at Christmas, New Year’s or as employee recognition gifts any time of year.

    Corporate Turkey Gifts: A Clear Message of Gratitude

    A new Siegel+Gale survey shows that at “simple” organizations, 95 percent of employees are more likely to trust leadership. Employees at these companies also said that being innovative is easy, that they were likely to refer job candidates to their company and that they intended to stay at their jobs longer.
    In turn, these companies are more profitable.
    What makes an organization “simple”? How communication is shared and received in the workplace is key. A HR Dive analysis explains:

    “Simple” organizations may be best described as less bureaucratic than most. Clear communication is passed along from company leaders to employees quickly and more effectively when there are fewer barriers to obscure the message.

    Specifically, the communication style that works best is “clear, top-down” and transparently connected to the organization’s “purpose and business goals.”
    At successful companies, employees hear feedback directly from management. The appreciation they receive connects them to the greater purpose and goals of the company.
    This type of clear communication is essential at the holidays. Study after study shows what employees want most isn’t a year-end cash bonus but sincere appreciation from management.
    A turkey is the very symbol of gratitude, the centerpiece to every Thanksgiving meal. The turkey centerpiece evokes childhood memories, time with family and friends, and giving thanks together.
    Corporate turkey gifts are the perfect companion to your clear message of holiday gratitude!
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  • Your Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide

    Download "The Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide" - the perfect guide for your holdiay employee gift planning!

    Our new, updated Employee Gift-Giving Guide is now available! Click to download.


    gThankYou’s new, updated Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide has fresh case studies, more resources and the latest research in HR management – the perfect resource for planning holiday employee gift-giving and recognition efforts for the new year.
    Download it FREE today!
    Originally released in 2013, our popular Gift-Giving Guide has been updated with new insights to fit the rapidly changing landscape of employee rewards and recognition.
    Our Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide isn’t called “ultimate” for nothing! It has practical tips for choosing and sharing employee gifts, but it also includes in-depth tutorials in creating an overall workplace culture of appreciation.
    Ultimately, understanding appreciation and how to apply it in the workplace is the first step to sharing meaningful gifts with employees. It’s the foundation for a happy, productive and loyal workforce.
    Gratitude as a management technique is finally getting the research and attention it deserves.
    “The practice of gratitude — and its close sibling, appreciation — has started to infiltrate workplaces,” according to a recent HuffPost article from the Greater Good Science Center.
    Research into workplace gratitude has so far linked it to more positive emotions, less stress and fewer health complaints, a greater sense that we can achieve our goals, fewer sick days and higher satisfaction with our jobs and our coworkers.
    Much of this gratitude research is just from the past few years, so we’ve added it to our updated Ultimate Employee Gift-Giving Guide.
    “Building on — and even getting out in front of — the existing research on gratitude at work” is crucial, according to the Greater Good Science Center. Reports from early adopters of gratitude research insights “suggest that building cultures of gratitude and appreciation can transform our work lives, leading to deeper connections to each other and to the work we’re doing.”
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  • Be An Office Hero: Easy, Meaningful Holiday Employee Gifts

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    Holiday employee gifts let your staff know you value them. Choose wisely! Click to download our free guide to Employee Gift-Giving!


    When it comes to holiday employee gifts, a study released this month found gift certificates and food are the popular choices in the workplace for 2017.
    Employee gifts in general are on the uptick as a retention strategy in a tight labor market, according to the nationwide ASI Corporate Gift Giving Study.
    Customization and personalization also “continue to be major factors in gift choices,” the study found.
    Employees want practical gifts they can use, like food and gift cards, and appreciate a gift that has a personalized message.
    gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude for popular food items, like a Thanksgiving turkey or holiday ham, come with free customizable, personalized Enclosure Cards in dozens of designs, as well as free cookbooks.
    gThankYou Gift Certificates are redeemable at virtually all major groceries nationwide, adding to their convenience and practicality.
    At the heart of it, your company’s holiday employee gifts should express appreciation and build relationships.
    “The majority of companies reported that expressing appreciation is the primary goal of giving gifts … closely followed by relationship development,” the ASI study concluded.
    Employees want to feel valued and personally thanked — and nothing says “Thank You” at the holidays like a meaningful gift certificate for food. It’s easy to redeem, when and where the recipient wants, and it’s accompanied by a heartfelt message of gratitude. gThankYou Gift Certificates are holiday employee gifts that the whole family can enjoy!
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  • America’s Oldest Tradition: Sharing a Thanksgiving Turkey Gift

    America's oldest tradition – Sharing a Thanksgiving turkey gift

    America’s oldest tradition, sharing a Thanksgiving turkey gift, dates back to the first Thanksgiving in 1621. (Image: Wiki Commons)


    Sharing a Thanksgiving turkey gift with friends in the spirit of gratitude is America’s oldest tradition.
    It dates back to the first Thanksgiving in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that lasted three days.
    Historians have no record of the banquet’s exact menu, but according to History.com, the colonists and Native Americans shared fowl and deer with each other at a communal meal, along with corn and other harvest vegetables.
    Turkey became a Thanksgiving staple “so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday.”
    The practice of sharing a Thanksgiving turkey gift with family, friends and neighbors has endured ever since that first feast, making it America’s oldest tradition.
    Now, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation.
    “The essence of Thanksgiving has remained the same for almost 400 years and gratitude … is the watchword of the day,” according to Melanie Kirkpatrick, author of “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience.”
    Kirkpatrick spent years researching the history of Thanksgiving for her book.
    We asked Kirkpatrick to explain the Thanksgiving turkey gift tradition — and how it also came to be a tradition in the workplace.
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  • Guide to Buying Corporate Turkey or Ham Gifts

    Corporate turkey or ham gifts for your holiday employee gratitude - by gThankYou

    Corporate Turkey or Ham Gifts from gThankYou let recipients choose between two favorite holiday centerpieces, a Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham.

    Corporate Turkey or Ham Gifts from gThankYou let recipients decide which holiday centerpiece is best for their family.
    A turkey or a half or whole ham?  It’s their choice!
    gThankYou! Corporate Turkey or Ham Gifts are Manufacturer Coupons, good only for a whole turkey or half or whole ham – any brand, size and preparation, and are redeemable at virtually all major grocery stores nationwide. They have no cash value and can not be used to buy any other merchandise.
    Concerned about the tax implication of your employee holiday gifts? Learn the difference between Turkey Gift Certificates, Gift Cards and Gift Checks and consult with your company tax expert.
    All gThankYou! Gift Certificates have long expiration dates, so recipients can save their holiday vouchers for a New Year’s celebration or Easter ham if they like.
    Best of all, thank you cards for your gifts are on us!
    gThankYou offers Enclosure Cards in dozens of designs to fit your company culture and the season or holiday you’re celebrating. Our Cards can be personalized with your message and can even include a company logo. We send you a proof to approve and include them free with your purchase. Along with your certificate gift, it’s the perfect way to express your appreciation.
    Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up fast! After Halloween, you have just a little over three weeks to put together your holiday corporate Turkey or Ham Gift program for your workplace.
    But don’t worry: gThankYou has you covered with same day shipping and customized logistics for large companies and multi-location organizations. Give us a call and we will customize a plan that works for you – 888-484-1658.
    Let gThankYou help you be an office hero this holiday season!
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  • How to Engage Transportation Workers

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    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.
    Meanwhile, drivers continue to be in demand.
    “This work is undervalued even though it’s absolutely crucial to the economy,” writes truck driver Ryan Haney in a review of the new book, “The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream.”
    “As a truck driver myself, I know that so much of what we do is far too complicated to be replaced by technology any time soon. We do a lot more than just hold a steering wheel,” Haney writes.
    This feeling of under-appreciation isn’t limited to truckers. School bus drivers, among other school employees, are not getting enough acknowledgement or feedback, according to a survey of engagement in K-12 education.
    Engaging workers who are constantly on the move takes commitment, creativity and planning. Read on for inspiration and 5 ways to reinvigorate your engagement efforts.
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  • gThankYou: 10 Years of Delighting Employees!

    gThankYou: delighting employees certificates of gratitude for 10 years!

    2017 marks gThankYou’s 10th year of helping business leaders show their appreciation with Certificates of Gratitude.


    gThankYou is proud to be celebrating 10 years of delighting employees, customers and workplace leaders with meaningful food gifts like a Thanksgiving turkey or a Christmas Ham.
    To our fantastic customers: We couldn’t have done it without you!
    Over the past decade, our Certificates of Gratitude have helped countless workplace leaders show their appreciation at the holidays and anytime.
    We are grateful to our customers for choosing gThankYou to celebrate workers and customers. We couldn’t have reached this business milestone without your support and trust.
    THANK YOU, seriously.
    The gThankYou! Team believes happiness and engagement are key ingredients for a successful workplace. It isn’t easy to run a successful business where employees are loyal and the everyday culture is vibrant and engaging. But it’s possible — anyone can start today — and the benefits are worth it!
    We appreciate that so many businesses choose gThankYou to help celebrate employees at the holidays and year-round.
    In the spirit of celebrating gratitude, we’ve picked some of our favorite gratitude-related blog posts here on “Celebrating Work”— click through below to be inspired. We wish everyone success in building a successful workplace culture!
    With sincere thanks to all for your business and support,
    Rick Kiley, Liz King & The gThankYou Team

    gThankYou: Our 10 Best Recent Blog Posts About Workplace Gratitude

    Gratitude is about so much more than saying, “Thanks.” Check out these blog posts from the past few months for practical tips and the latest thinking.
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  • Affordable Staff Gifts for Halloween (or Anytime!)

    Looking for affordable staff gifts? gThankYou to the rescue!

    Affordable staff gifts like Candy are a great way to treat employees at Halloween, or anytime! (Photo via johnnytop, Flickr)


    Treat your workplace this Halloween! gThankYou has affordable staff gifts to fit any occasion — even Halloween — and put a smile on everyone’s faces.
    gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude are good for specific grocery merchandise, like Candy or a Turkey, and can be redeemed at virtually any major grocery store chain nationwide. They’re perfect for celebrating employee successes, incentivizing safety or wellness, thanking customers or simply showing anytime appreciation.
    Givers and recipients alike love gThankYou.
    Givers appreciate how fast, flexible and affordable gThankYou! Gift Certificates are.
    Recipients appreciate the opportunity shop when and where they want, for the brands they like.
    It’s a win-win! And all Gift Certificates from gThankYou come with free, personalized Enclosure Cards with options for customization (also free!) — it’s a convenient way to express your appreciation right along with your gift.
    Halloween is perfect for employee gift-giving. The fall season is in full swing by now. People are excited and starting to feel festive for the long holiday season.
    “The fall and Halloween season permeates all parts of our lives and businesses,” according to Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation, in a Markets Insider post on spreading seasonal cheer in the workplace.
    Affordable staff gifts need free thank you cards - all from gThankYou!

    Include free Enclosure Cards with your Halloween employee gifts!


    Americans today are working longer hours than ever, leading to disengagement and burnout, she says. Breaking up routine with seasonal festive activities (and gifts!) can “help lift spirits” around the workplace.
    “It’s interesting to see how consumers and businesses alike are impacted by seasonality and seasonal excitement. It’s that visceral reaction … to seasons that can make all the difference,” Sweeney says.
    You work hard to engage employees and show your gratitude all year-long. Sometimes, the best way to say “Thank You” is with a small gift. It’s a tangible, meaningful way to show you care.
    When accompanied by heartfelt gratitude, even a small gift will be appreciated — and remembered.
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  • Buyer’s Guide to Employee Turkey Gifts

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    Employee turkey gifts from gThankYou are the smart, convenient and appreciated workplace holiday gift!

    Your mission: buy employee turkey gifts for everyone.
    Your goal: happy, satisfied employees who feel appreciated by their employer at the holidays.
    Now, how will you do it?
    First, be sure you’re making a smart business decision from the standpoint of your accounting department. When it comes to vouchers for employee turkey gifts, there are several options.
    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates allow recipients to choose any brand, size and preparation of whole turkey — Butterball®, Norbest®, Smithfield® or any other brand from major grocery stores in the U.S.
    gThankYou Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons which are only good for a specific item (such as a whole turkey), have an expiration date and provide no cash or residual value. They cannot be deposited in the bank or used to buy other merchandise.
    Gift cards, on the other hand, allow recipients to buy any store merchandise. Butterball® Gift Checks, and other holiday gift checks, can be deposited in a bank account or used to buy any merchandise.
    If you are looking to restrict your holiday gift to a Turkey, choose gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates.
    Companies choose gThankYou Gift Certificates because they are Manufacturer Coupons. If you are concerned with the tax implications of employee gift-giving, please consult with your accounting or tax professional.
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  • 5 Biological Needs That Drive Employee Motivation

    Paul Kerr, employee motivation guru and author of ""Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance."

    What’s the secret to employee motivation? Using extrinsic rewards to turn on intrinsic rewards, according to researcher and author Paul Herr.


    What is more essential to drive employee motivation — rewards and recognition, or engagement?
    Both, according to employee motivation expert Paul Herr. You don’t have to choose!
    Instead, “combine the best of both worlds by extrinsically rewarding managers who become skilled at pressing the motivational ‘buttons’ (of employees)” — in short, using extrinsic rewards to turn on intrinsic rewards.
    Herr explores this innovative approach to employee motivation in his recent Incentive Research Foundation paper, “Using Behavioral Economics Insights in Incentives, Rewards and Recognition: The Neuroscience.” You can download the paper here.
    If your employees landed a major financial windfall tonight, would they still show up at work tomorrow?
    Unfortunately for most of us, money will always be a factor in where we choose to work. But when you take money out of the equation, there are other things that might make us keep coming in day after day. When we care about what we do — and the people with whom we do it — work has its own rewards.
    For a huge percentage of Americans, however, this is far from the case. According to the most recent Gallup polling data, nearly 51 percent of American workers are “not engaged” at work, while over 17 percent are “actively disengaged.”
    These “not engaged” workers, Gallup says, “…show up and kill time, doing the minimum required with little extra effort to go out of their way for customers. They are less vigilant, more likely to miss work and change jobs when new opportunities arise.”
    The “actively disengaged” are even worse. As Herr puts it, they hate their jobs and see their employers as “the enemy.”
    A “disengagement epidemic” is plaguing American employers, Herr says. His goal as a researcher is to help businesses find the cure and boost employee motivation — for good.
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  • Employee Appreciation Ideas for 4th Quarter

    Employee appreciation ideas for fall and the holiday season from gThankYou

    Fall is here, and that means the holiday season is around the corner. We’ve got employee appreciation ideas to help you sail through 4th Quarter!


    Fall is here, and that means the holiday season is just around the corner. We’ve got employee appreciation ideas to help you sail through 4th Quarter — from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year’s!
    Appreciation should be an everyday workplace communication goal.
    Continuous conversations and feedback are the #1 megatrend in HR and business today, according to a Globoforce white paper.
    “Annual performance reviews are an outdated model — a relic of old HR processes,” the white paper states.
    In the place of these annual performance reviews, HR is moving toward a model of “continuous conversations” and ongoing check-ins that “align employees behind organization priorities.”
    That’s where employee appreciation comes in. It’s essential to this new model of engagement.
    “There will always be the need for constructive feedback to help guide employees. But the heavier concentration for feedback should veer toward the positive, celebratory side of the spectrum, which is the proven way to elevate performance and meet employees’ high-level needs,” according to Globoforce.
    That’s right — the HR experts at Globoforce are giving us license to celebrate more, share more gratitude and have more fun at work!
    But if you’re in charge of planning and organizing all those activities, it may seem daunting and like … more work.
    The good news: building an everyday workplace culture of employee appreciation and gratitude doesn’t have to be a grind. We’ve got tips and employee appreciation ideas to inspire you through the end of 2017 and beyond.
    Commit now to ringing in 2018 with a happier, more engaged culture at your company.
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  • Thanksgiving Card Designs: New for 2017 Holidays

    gThankYou Thanksgiving Card Designs: Download our Thanksgiving Enclosure Card Catalog NOW!

    Download gThankYou’s Enclosure Card Catalog — including five all-new designs for 2017!


    gThankYou is pleased to unveil new Thanksgiving Card Designs for the 2017 holiday season!
    Enclosure Cards are always free with any purchase of gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude.
    Choose from dozens of holiday-themed and everyday gratitude card designs and give us your personal message for recipients along with your company logo (if desired). We create a proof for you to approve and include the cards — 3″ x 4″ and printed on high-quality card stock — with your order. And it’s all FREE!
    But more importantly, a “Thank You” card is essential to sharing your Thanksgiving gratitude with employees.
    Your workplace gifts need a clear, thoughtful message of “Thank You” anytime of year, but especially at Thanksgiving. Let your staff know how much you appreciate them. Thanking employees costs nothing yet means so much.
    gThankYou’s Thanksgiving Enclosure Cards make it easy and convenient to send that meaningful message.
    Download the new Autumn and Thanksgiving Catalog to see our new designs along with dozens of popular favorites for communicating your appreciation this holiday season. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your Turkey Gift or Turkey Or Ham Gift.
    To order gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude call us at 877-620-9789 or order online.
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  • It's World Gratitude Day! Celebrate the Power of 'Thank You'

    Celebrate world gratitude day with these two simple words "thank you"!

    Why celebrate World Gratitude Day? Because of the positive power in these two little words!


    Today is World Gratitude Day! Celebrated every Sept. 21, it’s a holiday started by the United Nations more than 40 years ago. It’s also known as the International Day of Peace.
    In the workplace, World Gratitude Day is for celebrating the power of “Thank You” — from company leaders to employees, between coworkers, from employees to customers and, ultimately, as a building block for a culture of gratitude.
    The scientific argument for showing more gratitude in the workplace is strong and backed by rigorous research.
    Numerous studies have shown the benefits of gratitude and the ill effects of a lack of gratitude — job dissatisfaction, turnover, absenteeism, burnout, gossip, negativity and exploitation.
    But one of the best arguments we’ve heard for thanking employees is actually personal.
    “No, I Won’t Thank My Employees for Doing Their Job,” is a Forbes column by Liz Ryan, CEO and founder of Human Workplace and author of the Reinvention Roadmap.
    The column is Ryan’s response to a manager who thinks he shouldn’t have to thank his employees because “it’s a business relationship.”
    The manager tells Ryan, “Maybe I am a cynic but I don’t understand why I need to thank someone for doing their job. My employees get paid.”
    “No one thanks me for doing my job. We are adults. Isn’t it appreciation enough for me to give someone a paycheck every two weeks?” he asks.
    Her response is perfect.
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  • Workplace Gratitude in Action Helps Hurricane Victims

    Workplace gratitude in action - helping Harvey and Irma hurricane victims.

    What does workplace gratitude in action look like? Helping in the community in times of need, like these College of DuPage volunteers did recently. (Photo via College of DuPage, Flickr)


    What does workplace gratitude in action look like?
    In the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it looks like employees uniting to help those in need in their community — or even thousands of miles away.
    Workplace volunteerism is a powerful way to build teamwork skills, engage employees, increase generosity and make a difference. Increasingly, opportunities to engage with and give back to the community are what employees (and potential employees) expect.
    People want to work for a company they can believe in, that aligns with their values.
    A spirit of workplace volunteerism can only thrive in a culture of gratitude. The opposite kind of culture, where incivility and rudeness rule, takes a costly toll on employees, according to new research.
    Leadership coach Tanveer Naseer believes in the benefits of expressing gratitude in the workplace, particularly as a model for more effective leadership.
    Besides fueling internal motivation, gratitude is a “powerful reminder of how we need each other to succeed and thrive — that our accomplishments are not ours alone, but something to be shared and celebrated collectively,” he writes.
    Best of all, it “allows us to see the best in those around us, and how they help us to do and be better.”
    Next week is World Gratitude Day — Thursday, Sept. 21 — so what better time to celebrate workplace gratitude in action? We’re seeing a lot of it in the news these days as communities rally to help hurricane victims.
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  • Why Plan a Workplace Thanksgiving Celebration?

    Plan your workplace Thanksgiving celebration with gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates.

    Thanksgiving isn’t just for families! A workplace Thanksgiving celebration is the perfect way to show appreciation for your team. (Photo via Satya Murthy, Flickr)


    A workplace Thanksgiving celebration lets employees know how grateful you are for their hard work, at a time of year when gratitude is on everyone’s minds already.
    Now’s the time to start planning.
    Early planning for a workplace Thanksgiving celebration means that, come holiday-time, you and your management team will be able to focus on celebrating with employees.
    And that’s key for any employee appreciation effort. Leadership needs to be present and engaged for a celebration to really work. Leaders set the tone.
    If employees sense that company leaders don’t care, even the most dazzling party and generous gifts won’t matter.
    “For supervisors, managers, business owners and other organization leaders, the Thanksgiving holiday is an excellent reminder to both remember and communicate the most valuable asset in your workplace — the people who work there,” according to Paul White, psychologist and workplace communication expert.

    How a Workplace Thanksgiving Celebration Engages Employees

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  • Labor Day Is an Opportunity to Celebrate Your Workplace

    Celebrate your workplace in honor of Labor Day!

    Labor Day parades are an American tradition going back generations! Celebrate your workplace this Labor Day with fun, engaging activities. (Image via Kheel Center, Flickr)


    The Labor Day holiday celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate your workplace and have fun  — especially if you have team members working on Labor Day itself or over Labor Day weekend.
    Officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1894, Labor Day was born out of the rise of workers’ rights during the peak of the Industrial Revolution. To this day, we enjoy the benefits of this movement: minimum wage, overtime law, the weekend and more.
    “We commemorate Labor Day because it forever changed the relationship between employer and employee,” according to a Gusto blog post.
    Labor Day is traditionally celebrated with parades and picnics. But if your company has employees working on Labor Day, there are still ways to celebrate your workplace and thank employees during the workday. Read on for easy ways to share your thanks with staff helping out during the holiday.
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How gThankYou Certificates Work

Step 1

Order Certificates

Choose the gThankYou Certificates you want and order them online or by telephone.

Step 2

Ship directly to your business

Your order is delivered by UPS. Nearly all orders ship the day received. Overnight shipping is available.

Step 3

Distribute to your employees

Personalize your gThankYou Certificates with Recipient and Giver names (optional) and give them to employees.

Step 4

Redeem at any grocery store

Recipients redeem Certificates at major U.S. grocery stores and select the items they want.