The holidays are right around the corner, and, no, we’re not talking about Halloween. Believe it or not, we’re already thinking about the winter holidays! If you haven’t started thinking about employee gifts, you really should soon. Ideating the perfect gift takes time, and ordering them can take even longer during the holiday rush.
If you don’t plan to give your employees a holiday gift, allow us to try and change your mind. It’s not just about the season of giving—there are several other great reasons to show your appreciation for your employees during the holidays.
Show Employee Appreciation
With how busy most workplaces are, employee appreciation often falls by the wayside. This can create the feeling that your employees are easily replaceable and undervalued, which, as we’ll cover below, can seriously sabotage your employee retention. Recognizing your employees’ hard work shows them their efforts are not going unnoticed. It proves their company recognizes them as a person rather than just the work they produce.
The holiday season is the perfect time to remind your employees that you’ve seen their hard work and you appreciate it. If you can personalize your employees’ gifts and show you’ve put thought into it—that’s even better.
Build Company Loyalty
Employee recognition is linked to employee retention, and it’s easy to see why. In the following 3-6 months, an employee who has been recognized is 63% more likely to remain at their job. Likewise, employee appreciation helps strengthen interpersonal relationships within the company.
High turnover rates are a problem for many companies right now. If employees don’t feel recognized and respected, especially by their supervisors or managers, they won’t stick around—it’s that simple.
Improve Morale and Productivity
Both above benefits go a long way toward improving internal company culture. If employees feel appreciated and held in esteem, overall workplace morale increases. Not only does this make your company a more enjoyable place to work, but it can also make your office more productive. According to the Harvard Business Review, productivity increases by a whopping 31% when employees are satisfied and happy. When you show your employees appreciation, it comes full circle to benefit your company.
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