Thanksgiving is this week — and you can still “put the Thanks in Thanksgiving” in time to delight your employees and workplace!
For Thanksgiving, and for the rest of the holiday season, gratitude is the best gift company leaders can give employees.
Learn how to express your gratitude to employees with gThankYou’s free eBook, “Put the Thanks in Thanksgiving: How to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees.”
This free how-to guide has step-by-step instructions on writing a memorable, meaningful holiday letter, as well as tips and real-life examples to inspire you.
Whether you’re composing a company-wide email, handwriting Thank You notes, preparing a speech, or just want to say “Thank You” more effectively in person — this is the eBook for you!
Genuine, clearly expressed gratitude from leadership is what really “puts the Thanks in Thanksgiving” — and it’s what employees want.
A new Randstad survey of about 1,200 U.S .employees from a cross-section of industries and regions shows that some workplace holiday traditions — cookie swaps, the annual Christmas party — are not actually that important to workers.
What employees really want, more than anything, is to feel the spirit of the holidays in their workplace.Read More
By cooking your Thanksgiving turkey, you’re taking part in a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Each generation enjoys sharing the secrets to cooking their family recipe to the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.
The Thanksgiving meal is one of America’s most beloved traditions, and sharing a turkey as the centerpiece to the meal is a tradition that has its roots in the first Thanksgiving feast shared by Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621.
In the 400 years since then, “the essence of Thanksgiving has remained the same,” as Melanie Kirkpatrick, author of Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience tells us.
That essence of Thanksgiving is gratitude.
Gratitude is “impressed on the American spirit,” Kirkpatrick says. “What it means to be American includes generosity. … On Thanksgiving Day, the definition of family is very elastic — it includes everybody in your circle. If there’s a single person at work who doesn’t have a place to go for the holiday, it’s taken for granted that one of his colleagues will ask him to join his or her family for dinner. It’s built into our DNA after all these years!”
If you are new to cooking your Thanksgiving turkey, gThankYou has free resources with tips and recipes for a successful, delicious holiday meal.
Whether you’re cooking your Thanksgiving turkey for immediate family, for a big extended family, for a church or community gathering, or for a Friendsgiving potluck — read on for resources to help guide the way.Read More
Wondering how to redeem your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate? Here at gThankYou, our goal is to make your redeeming experience easy as possible.
That way you can focus on what’s really important at the holidays: enjoying a meaningful and memorable meal with family and friends.
Thanksgiving is a special holiday because it’s centered on gratitude and being thankful for the good in our lives.
Editor Ben Bromley said it well when he praised the simplicity of Thanksgiving in a recent newspaper column:
“There is beauty in simplicity, and grace in gratitude. 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.”
Wishing you a happy, gratitude-filled holiday!
How to Redeem Your gThankYou Turkey Gift Certificate in 3 Easy Steps
gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates have long expiration dates so you can redeem your Certificate when the timing is right for you and your family — whether it’s right away for Thanksgiving or next month for a holiday party or New Year’s, or even all the way up through the Spring 2018 holidays.
Here’s how:Read More
Celebrating Thanksgiving in the workplace is an appreciated and valuable way of showing gratitude to employees. Don’t miss out this year!
SHRM calls Thanksgiving workplace celebrations an “incredible tool” for managers.
A business veteran and author quoted by SHRM says that “in so many organizations, employees go through their days assuming that their co-workers, and especially their bosses, don’t notice or appreciate all of the hard work that they do.”
“And if that’s the way you feel, you will just go through the motions,” the expert, Todd Patkin, says.
Thanksgiving gratitude to the rescue! “Tapping into the spirit of Thanksgiving can tip the balance between success and growth or stagnation and failure,” Patkin says.
Celebrating Thanksgiving in the workplace is also a “motivator and catalyst for growth,” he added.
Read on for tips on how to celebrate Thanksgiving in the workplace, even with limited resources or at the last-minute. After all, the emotion that Thanksgiving thrives on — gratitude — is 100% free and instantly accessible.Read More
Thanksgiving is next week, but it’s not too late to order your business Thanksgiving gifts for the workplace.
gThankYou! Gift Certificates for Turkey (or Turkey or Ham) allow you to give recipients the gift and joy of a Thanksgiving turkey for their holiday meal centerpiece — without the stress of handing out actual frozen turkeys or hams.
Our Thanksgiving Gift Certificates 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. gThankYou Gift Certificates redeem as Manufacturer Coupons, just like the cents-off coupons everyone is used to.
Plus, you won’t need to worry about finding Thanksgiving cards to accompany your gifts at the last minute. All gThankYou 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. Holiday gratitude is essential in the workplace because it is a chance to let employees know you care about them as people first, according to careers-search website Ladders.
“As a manager yourself, part of your job description is to ensure your direct reports feel valued, treasured and supported. This doesn’t just extend to their performance between 9 and 5, but also that you understand they have a life outside of the office, too,” Ladders’ Lindsay Tigar writes.
For employee gifts, one workplace expert “suggests a gift certificate toward something they enjoy … that you know will make them happy.”
In the end, that’s what business Thanksgiving gifts are all about: a token of gratitude to make employees happy. Happy employees are the foundation for a successful, productive and profitable business!Read More
Your employee Christmas gifts aren’t complete without an expression of gratitude.
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.”Read More