Your employees work hard for you all year. The holidays are almost upon us, and if you haven’t planned a holiday thank-you for them, you still have time.
After all, as Harvard Business School professor and author Rosabeth Moss Kanter writes in a Harvard Business Review blog post, “12 Gifts for Cash-Short, Recession-Weary Workplaces”:
“The gift of workplace caring keeps on giving, by providing energy and motivation for the hard work ahead.”
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“Other than cash itself, the gift card is an always appreciated office gift. It also gives you a way out from having to become too personal with your decision.”
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You might order in lunch for employees and hand them their gift certificates personally. You might have executives cook and/or serve the food.
Kanter’s article suggests having bosses serving employees is a gift in itself:
“Senior executives could cook and serve breakfast, deliver the mail, or do valet parking.”
Or you could throw a party for your employees, if you’re so inclined, as the Long Beach, Calif., Press-Telegram illustrates in “Bottom Line: Company holiday fetes a thank you to employees,” by staff writer Karen Robes Meeks:
“After an eventful year that included a feature in Sunset Magazine and the installation of the city’s first parklet at his business, Lola’s Mexican Cuisine owner Luis Navarro wanted to celebrate the restaurant’s success with his employees.
So he made room in his budget, and thanks to a friend and customer, the Retro Row business owner hosted a holiday party this past weekend at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. It was an intimate, family-style celebration with barbecue and a jumper for the kids.
‘We really had this phenomenal year and I wanted to do something really nice, so that our employees understand that they’re appreciated,’ Navarro said.
Regardless of circumstances, Navarro said thanking his employees is important. ‘We’ve got to take care of our people and let them know that they’re doing a good job,’ he said. ‘You don’t have to break the bank; at least you’re doing something to let them know they’re appreciated.’”
A recent survey by CareerBuilder of 1,150 hiring managers nationwide shows 56 percent will spread holiday cheer around the office this year by giving presents to their employees. While a third plan to spend $10 or less per staff member, 20 percent expect to spend more than $25, and nearly 10 percent expect to spend more than $50.
Shouldn’t you be part of the 56 percent giving workplace gifts? The gesture will repay you all year.
How do you plan to reward your employees this season?
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