For generations, Thanksgiving turkey gifts for employees have been a workplace tradition.
Since businesses started the practice more than a century ago, it’s grown and spread across industries and into workplaces small and large. It’s endured from the industrial age into the digital age.
Now, the latest research in employee engagement shows exactly why the turkey gift tradition is so enduring.
Engaged employees have one big factor in common: they receive more recognition and effective feedback from their managers, according to research analyzed this week by HR Dive.
Positive, effective recognition accompanied by a meaningful token of gratitude shows employees you care. And knowing your work matters is the driving force of engagement!
More Engaged, Easier for You!
Thanksgiving turkey gifts for employees still send an effective, thoughtful message of recognition. The only difference now from a century ago? They’re easier for you to share!
The turkey gift tradition used to involve actual frozen turkeys — and that came with the hassle of buying, storing and distributing bulky frozen birds. Now you can let employees choose the right size turkey for their family, when they want it.
gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates (and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates) make it easy for you to share your Thanksgiving turkey gift for employees. Recipients love the flexibility to choose the size, brand and preparation they want as the centerpiece of their holiday family celebration. That’s because gThankYou! Gift Certificates are good for any brand of merchandise specified and can be redeemed nationally at virtually all major grocery chain stores.
Download our Product Guide to learn more about easy, affordable employee Thanksgiving turkey gifts for employees from gThankYou! To learn more about our customizing and delivery options for large orders, call us at 888-484-1658.
Read on for more research on the connection between recognition and engagement and on why gThankYou is America’s Favorite Thanksgiving Turkey Gift for Employees™.
Why Recognized Employees are 3x More Engaged
Gallup researchers have consistently found that less than a third of employees are engaged in their work in any given year. This finding has “remained consistent since 2000, when Gallup first began measuring and reporting on U.S. workplace engagement.”
For employees who are engaged, the difference is often a good manager, according to the Gallup analysis “Employees Want a Lot More From Their Managers.” Among the key points of the analysis:
- Managers account for up to 70 percent of variance in engagement.
- Consistent communication is connected to higher engagement.
- It’s up to managers to help employees develop through their strengths.
It takes more than sheer quantity of communication to increase engagement. Quality matters, too.
Employees value communication from their manager not just about their roles and responsibilities, “but also about what happens in their lives outside of work.” Gallup found that employees who feel that their manager is invested in them as people are more likely to be engaged.
“The best managers make a concerted effort to get to know their employees and help them feel comfortable talking about any subject, whether it is work-related or not. … Great managers have the talent to motivate employees and build genuine relationships with them,” Gallup’s Jim Harter and Amy Adkins write.
Other research shows the same link between recognition and engagement. IBM’s WorkTrends survey of over 19,000 workers in 26 countries, across industries and thousands of organizations, revealed that engagement is almost three times higher among employees who receive recognition vs. employees who don’t.
“Recognition has been shown to increase happiness at work in general and is tied to cultural and business results, such as job satisfaction and retention,” Christine Porath writes for Harvard Business Review.
Show Your Recognition with a Turkey Gift
How will you recognize employees this holiday season?
Thanksgiving turkey gifts for employees are meaningful and appreciated by everyone.
Turkeys are a symbol of gratitude. A gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate communicates your Thanksgiving gratitude to your workplace family for all their hard work and contributions to the success of your organization.
Sharing the centerpiece to the Thanksgiving meal lets your employees know you really care about their lives outside of work. A turkey gift carries the symbolism of holiday gratitude and family togetherness.
It’s also a practical gift your employees will be able to share with their family and friends.
Here at gThankYou, we make it easy for you to share in the gratitude of the season with your employees. And we make ordering employee holiday gifts easy, regardless of how large or spread-out your organization is!
How gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates Work
1. Call Us Or Order Online
Simply call us at 888-484-1658 or place your order directly online. Our Turkey or Ham Gift Certificates are available in a range of affordable values.
Distributed workforce? We can help! We can create custom online ordering for your distributed workplace with your choice of products, volume pricing and custom “Thank You” Enclosure Card. Call us to learn more.
2. Pick Out Your FREE Holiday Enclosure Cards
Every great gift needs a Thank You card to go along with it, and we’ve got you covered! gThankYou Enclosure Cards are free with any purchase. Choose from dozens of card designs, then give us your personal message for recipients along with your company logo (if desired). We’ll create a proof for you to approve and include the cards with your order — all for FREE!
3. Receive Your Certificates As Fast As Next Day
Have your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates (and Enclosure Cards) in hand as soon as the next business day! Virtually all orders ship same day, even large orders. Plan ahead and we’ll ensure you have them exactly when you want them.
4. Share Certificates and Enclosure Cards with Employees
Tuck your Certificates and Enclosure Cards into holiday mailings or payroll, or better yet, have managers give them out individually with a smile, a handshake and a heartfelt “Thanks!”
Be sure to share your holiday gift in time for employees to shop for their turkey or ham of choice, whenever and wherever they choose. Also, let your recipients know we offer a free downloadable turkey cookbook with helpful tips and recipes — “The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide” — as well as a free “Holiday Ham Guide.”
5. Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Let gThankYou help you with your employee holidays gifts so you’re free to spend the holidays focusing on what really matters: sharing in the gratitude of the season with your employees.
Need more reasons why Thanksgiving turkey gifts for employees are a great idea? Download gThankYou’s new brochure “10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays” to learn why so many businesses give employees a Thanksgiving turkey.
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