• Thanksgiving Gift Certificates Say ‘Thank You’ When It Counts

    gThankYou Thanksgiving Gift Certificates with free gift Enclosure Cards

    All gThankYou! Thanksgiving Gift Certificates come with your choice of custom ‘Thank You’ gift Enclosure Cardsfree!

    What’s a meaningful yet simple way to share your Thanksgiving gratitude with employees? Thanksgiving Gift Certificates!

    gThankYou’s Thanksgiving Gift Certificates for Turkey (or Turkey or Ham) allow you to give recipients the gift and joy of a Thanksgiving turkey for the centerpiece of their holiday meal.

    The centerpiece to the Thanksgiving feast is a symbol of gratitude and family togetherness going back generations. It’s America’s oldest tradition — and a practical gift everyone appreciates and enjoys sharing with family and friends.

    Thanksgiving Gift Certificates from gThankYou can be redeemed for any brand, any size and any preparation of whole turkey (or whole or half ham), at virtually all major groceries nationwide. Our Gift Certificates redeem as Manufacturer Coupons.

    What will really make a lasting impression is sharing your sincere message of “Thanks” along with your Thanksgiving Gift Certificate.

    The ‘Uplifting Charm’ of Thanksgiving Gratitude

    As 2017 comes to a close, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on the year and express appreciation for all your staff’s hard work. Thanksgiving was created for sharing gratitude!

    In a newspaper column this week, editor Ben Bromley praises the simplicity of Thanksgiving.

    “There is beauty in simplicity, and grace in gratitude,” Bromley writes.

    Thanksgiving is underrated, and it’s time we “give Thanksgiving its due.”

    “Ever since the Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered to break bread and give thanks for the harvest, there has been a quiet, uplifting charm to the holiday,” he writes.

    Celebrate that charm with employees! Express your thanks to staff with a practical, meaningful gift that symbolizes gratitude: Thanksgiving Gift Certificates.

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  • Be An Office Hero: Easy, Meaningful Holiday Employee Gifts

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

    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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  • It’s Halloween! Don’t Forget This Secret to Workplace Fun

    What's the secret to workplace fun?

    Workplace fun on Halloween feeds creativity and teamwork — but only when accompanied by employee recognition. (Photo via Brentano)

    Happy Halloween! It’s the perfect holiday for dressing up, eating candy, carving pumpkins and having some workplace fun.

    But in all the fun, don’t forget a key element: recognizing and thanking employees. It really is the secret to planning effective and worthwhile fun activities in the workplace.

    A report released this week shows many companies have their priorities mixed up when it comes to engaging employees with workplace fun. What employees actually want doesn’t always match what employers think they want.

    The report is based on a survey by HR systems firm Sage People. It asked workers for opinions on various workplace benefits and conditions.

    Quirky perks like a job-site ping pong table got a resounding “meh” from employees. Meanwhile, 72 percent of those surveyed said that feeling valued and recognized is what they value most when it comes to their day-to-day work experience.

    “The research reveals that while many companies invest in quirky benefits to keep staff happy, employees aren’t impressed,” the report concluded.

    Halloween workplace fun - a pumpkin carving contest!

    Gratitude and fun go together like Halloween and carving pumpkins! (Photo via Vancouver Film School, Flickr)

    Does this mean ping pong tables, games and fun activities don’t belong in the workplace? Not at all! Having fun at work builds creativity, engagement and teamwork.

    But it isn’t reasonable to install a pool table in the break room and expect employee engagement to automatically go up.

    Perspective, and a culture of appreciation, must come first. That means a) listening to employees, and b) incorporating appreciation into day-to-day work as well as special celebrations and activities.

    Of the employees surveyed by Sage People, a whopping 42 percent said they have never been asked by their employer what they believe would improve their work experience.

    “The findings show a disconnect between the benefits employers provide and what employees want. This failure to listen is costing businesses in the form of reduced productivity levels and a disengaged workforce,” the report says.

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  • How to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees

    Download your free gude, "How to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees" by gThankYou.

    Ever notice how people save and collect the holiday cards they receive? A holiday message of gratitude is memorable and meaningful. (Photo via slgckgc, Flickr)

    Learning how to write a Thanksgiving letter to employees can be a transformative experience — for you, your staff and your company.

    Take it from Brian Buffini, founder and chairman of the real estate training and coaching firm Buffini & Company.

    In a recent column for Entrepreneur, Buffini writes about why sharing Thank You notes “should be as automatic as brushing your teeth.”

    Buffini got the idea early in his career to write 10 notes a day to people he’d recently met, to business contacts and friends, or simply to those who came to mind.

    Note-writing has been part of his routine over a quarter century. He writes thousands of notes in any given year.

    “I’m a prolific note-writer to my clients, staff, family and friends. I firmly believe that the cumulative effect of all that goodwill over time has been one of the key ingredients for my success,” he writes.

    One of the most important times to show appreciation through notes is at the holidays. At Thanksgiving in particular, we’re naturally drawn to gratitude, expressed and received.

    Learn how to write a Thanksgiving letter to employees with gThankYou’s free guide on writing the perfect holiday Thank You letter. This step-by-step guide teaches all of the basics. It also includes lots of real-life examples written by CEOs and other leaders to inspire you.

    Read on to find out more, and to see how Buffini has helped build his company culture through Thank You notes.

    FREE eBook: How to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees

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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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