gThankYou’s popular Employee Appreciation Calendar for 2018 is here!
We’ve updated our annual day-to-day appreciation calendar with lots of new topics, new case studies and even more holidays and reasons to celebrate! Download your free copy of our “2018 Day-to-Day Employee Celebration Calendar” and jump-start your employee engagement and appreciation planning for the New Year.
Appreciation is a major factor in workplace happiness and functionality. And employees are more likely than ever to leave their company if they don’t receive it.
According to the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley, 66 percent of employees would leave their companies if they did not feel appreciation — up from 51 percent in 2012.
Everyone wins when company leaders prioritize employee appreciation.
“Recognizing the benefits we receive from others makes us happier and healthier, enhances trust and loyalty, and encourages people to connect and invest in the workplace,” writes Greater Good’s Amie M. Gordon.
Sounds great, right?
The challenge is finding ways to consistently and authentically show appreciation, day in and day out. Vowing to thank employees more often is a good start, for example, but it isn’t specific enough to be an actionable goal.
gThankYou’s 2018 Employee Appreciation Calendar helps you identify your company’s specific needs and develop a plan to share gratitude throughout the year (not just at the holidays or annual appreciation dinner). Ultimately, the goal is a happier workforce, higher retention and bigger profits.
Read on for a sneak peek at what our 2018 Calendar has in store for you!Read More
Christmas Ham Gifts for employees are thoughtful tokens of gratitude that spread holiday cheer, evoke childhood memories and create new memories!
Our Ham Gift Certificates can be redeemed for any brand, any size and any preparation of whole or half ham, at major grocery stores across the U.S.
All of our Gift Certificates have long expiration dates, so your recipients can redeem their Certificates all the way through Easter! gThankYou Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons, just like the cents-off coupons everyone is used to.
Plus, gThankYou’s Christmas Ham Gifts come with FREE Enclosure cards so you can easily include a message of gratitude with your gift. Our Enclosure Cards come in dozens of designs and can be personalized and customized just the way you want — all free. View our Winter Holiday Enclosure Card Catalog for design options and details on customization.
A big ham is a holiday treat most of us only get once or twice a year. Many of us can still describe in detail the delicious ham our grandma or grandpa used to bake for the family growing up.
It’s a holiday meal centerpiece that brings back memories and nostalgia — and inspires us to pass on the tradition.
As a workplace gift, a Christmas ham send the message that you care about your employees and want them to have a special holiday.Read More
Holiday Gift Certificates from gThankYou are a practical, convenient and appreciated way to show your seasonal gratitude to employees and customers at the holidays.
A gThankYou! Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificate — or any of gThankYou’s Gift Certificates for popular food items — can be redeemed at major grocery stores nationwide, at the time that’s right for your recipients.
Recipients can redeem their Holiday Gift Certificates for any brand, any size and any preparation. gThankYou’s Holiday Gift Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons, just like the cents-off coupons everyone is used to.
Plus, you won’t need to worry about finding holiday cards to accompany your gifts at the last-minute. All gThankYou Holiday Gift Certificates come with customized, personalized “Thank You” Enclosure Cards — FREE.
Don’t miss this opportunity to show appreciation in your business at this important time of year!
As TalentCulture’s Jason Lauritsen writes, work is a relationship, not a contract. And the #1 relationship-builder is appreciation.
No matter what holiday traditions your employees and customers celebrate, gratitude is the theme of the season. Your sincere thanks, accompanied by gThankYou’s Holiday Gift Certificates as tokens of gratitude, sends a strong message that you value your relationship with each and every one.
“Decades of employee engagement research have been trying to tell us something incredibly important and simple,” Lauritsen writes. “To create an organization where employees will be fully engaged and committed means rethinking everything about the work experience. It means redesigning the work experience to function like a healthy relationship.”
Acceptance, communication, support, commitment and time are all key to relationship-building in the workplace, according to Lauritsen.
But appreciation tops the list.
“As human beings, we crave acknowledgement and validation. In our relationship with our employer, we need to know that we are seen and our work is noticed. Not just when it’s deemed important or when we go above and beyond,” he writes.
Read on for ideas of gThankYou Holiday Gift Certificates to share in your workplace this holiday season!Read More
Do an internet search for “choosing the right employee holiday gifts” and you’ll find story after story about bosses who made the wrong choice.
Usually these anecdotes of bad holiday gifts include branded clothing in the wrong size or something too personal or potentially inappropriate, like perfume or alcohol.
It’s easy to get disheartened and opt for what seems like the easy choice: cash.
But, as Inc. columnist Rebecca Hinds writes, “gifts of cash have little more impact than lumps of coal.”
It’s not that your holiday cash bonus won’t be appreciated — it will — but nothing can replace a thoughtful, meaningful token of gratitude that you’ve chosen for employees to enjoy.
What makes a great employee gift is the gratitude you share with it.
And there’s more to sharing gifts than passing them out. Employee holiday gifts count most when shared in a workplace culture that values appreciation. Sharing your employee holiday gift is a priceless opportunity to share your appreciation for your team’s hard work, contributions and loyalty to your business.
The good news is that insights like these make choosing employee holiday gifts easier. Choosing holiday gifts to share with employees should be rewarding and simple!
Read on for the latest research on workplace gifts and appreciation to help you choose your company’s employee holiday gifts this season.Read More
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.Read More
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.
We wish you a safe, happy and peaceful Thanksgiving!Read More