The holidays are the perfect time to show your employees how much you value and appreciate them. To get into the spirit, here are some top ways to say “Thank You” to your team members.
A Simple “Please” and “Thank You”
In a fast-paced workplace, manners can sometimes fall by the wayside. So, this is the perfect time to remember what your parents taught you—a simple “please” and “thank you” can make a huge difference when communicating with your coworkers.
Publicly Recognize Their Work
Praise your employee’s efforts at an all-hands meeting, departmental meeting, or on a public recognition wall. Share specific helpful behaviors, and give kudos on projects they rocked. Doing this publicly will also encourage others to share positive feedback, and it’s a great note to end the year on.
Give Them A Little Extra Time-Off
Take the stress out of the holiday season by being flexible on scheduling. Allow employees to leave a couple hours early, or give them a half day off on the Friday before a holiday weekend. Show them that you value their work-life balance and time spent with family and friends.
Personalized Gifts or Handwritten Cards
Give employees an end-of-year gift with a handwritten thank-you card acknowledging all their work throughout the year. Again, point out specific actions and behaviors that you feel are their strengths. Let them know why they’re so valuable to the team.
Hey, who doesn’t love food? You can bring in catered lunches for office-based staff, or ship treats to folks working from home. Food delivery gift cards are a favorite among Reflektors!
Provide Growth Opportunities
The greatest gift you can give employees is demonstrating that you’re invested in their long-term development. So, give them the chance to lead a meeting, attend a virtual conference, deliver a company-wide presentation, or represent the team on interdepartmental committees. It’ll set an exciting tone for their growth in the year ahead.