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Creative Ways to Say Thank You to Employees

A qualified and talented workforce is necessary for any business to achieve new heights and stay ahead of its competitors. Employee appreciation and recognition are essential for retaining employees. Making your employees realize that their contributions make a significant difference in the company lets them know their self-worth. We have gathered some of the best ways to express your gratitude towards your employees:

The Employee of the Month Recognition

One of the best ways of employee recognition is to select an employee of the month and announce it via emails or in meetings. Some companies also like to set up the employee of the month’s photo in a central location where customers and other employees can frequently see the picture. Identifying the dedication and traits that distinguish the employee of the month from the rest of the team can also motivate others to work hard. You can also host formal events and felicitate the employee of the month in front of others.

Thank You Cards

Giving out thank you cards to employees for their contribution and hard work for the company is a simple yet meaningful way of showing your gratitude towards them. After completing a project, you can hand out thank you cards to employees that made it possible. These cards can also contain personalized messages to thank them for their efforts and can be handed out in monthly meetings or placed on their work desks.

Surprise Events

We can help you arrange a surprise event with some exciting and fun games. These events can help create a positive atmosphere and help your employees grow and connect. Rewarding your employees with gifts or other incentives in front of others can boost their morale and motivate them to work harder.

Formal Recognition Events  

A formal recognition event is where employees are awarded recognition packages or awards at formal ceremonies. Our experts can help you plan an event to celebrate the hard work and commitment of your employees. These events help employees achieve positive reinforcement and recognize organizational milestones.

Email Blasting

If an employee shows excellence or works better than expectation, you can send an email to all the employees recognizing and appreciating the efforts of a few. You can explain in detail how impressed and proud you are of the employee. Employee recognition through email blasting creates a friendly competitive spirit among the staff members that drives them to do better than others.

Informal Events

We can help you arrange employee recognition packages to distribute at informal events or gatherings. This way, employees will try to be present at all company gatherings and connect better with their peers and the organization as a whole. Recognizing outstanding work, staff contributions and teamwork effort encourage employees to work harder.

Appreciation Certificates

Another way to commemorate the employees’ efforts is to hand out appreciation certificates. The entire team and higher officials can sign the certificate personally to appreciate the dedication and perseverance of the employee. When colleagues and bosses appreciate each other’s efforts, a foundation of mutual trust and respect is laid, which goes a long way in employee retention.

Social Media Appreciation

Employee recognition on the company’s official social media handles is one of the best ways to thank your employees. Posting an appreciation message with a photo of the employee, mentioning client testimonials and describing what you like the most about their work can boost their confidence.

Random Recognition

If you are impressed by someone’s work, don’t wait for a meeting to appreciate their efforts. Employers can honor and congratulate the employees for their splendid work. Employee retention becomes easier when you regularly recognize and appreciate your employees in front of others.

Family Events

Organizations can host events such as family days where all family members of the employees are invited. Commemorating talented employees in front of their families creates positivity among the staff members. Talking to family members and appreciating the hard work of the employee, and awarding them can also help in employee retention.

Celebrating Success

Most employers may be already overwhelmed with work and may not find time for celebrations. But, organizing gatherings to celebrate the success or completion of a project can also help the employees relax and take some time off their work. These events can help employers and employees understand each other better, which increases overall productivity.

Planned Recognition Events

Giving out recognition awards at events planned at regular intervals gears up the employees to outshine others before the event dates. Many employees see these planned events as a milestone for their work and try to increase their efforts as the event approaches. Employees stay dedicated to their work when such events are held regularly. Various awards such as perfect attendance, punctuality, years of service, and much more can encourage employees to put their best foot forward.

Shopping Vouchers and Gift Cards

Offering monetary incentives and gifts to express your gratitude is well-received among employees. Reward them with shopping vouchers or carnival chips every time they perform well. You can also announce contests with vouchers as prizes for those who complete the tasks in the stipulated time.

Personalized Videos

Creating personalized thank you videos to acknowledge the employee’s work is a great way to show your token of gratitude. You can shoot a video appreciating the team spirit, efforts, determination and patience the employees showed throughout their journey. Sending individualized videos to employees that excel in their work inspires others to do well. 

Gifts on Special Events

Gifting company merchandise or other items on special occasions such as Christmas or thanksgiving can help employees know that they are crucial for the company. Making the employees realize that they matter in the company is essential for successful employee retention. Employers can also distribute sweets and chocolates on joyous occasions to celebrate the hard work of all employees.Our team understands how difficult it is to screen and recruit employees, and we can help you increase your employee satisfaction rates by recognizing and appreciating their efforts. Current levels of labor shortages make employee retention strategies a must for every organization. Organizing events are a great way to express gratitude towards your employees, and our experienced professionals can help you at every step to appreciate and celebrate your employees’ hard work. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services.