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Thanking Employees at Easter Time

A sincere “thank you” at work means a lot, so it makes sense to find ways to show your employees you appreciate them throughout the year.

WateringCan 2013Whether you choose to celebrate the Easter Holiday or Springtime, your employees will be grateful for the recognition and the post-winter pick-me-up.

In fact, a Harvard Business Review (HBR) blog notes that saying thank you is vital. In “Do You Really Need to Say Thank You?” Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, writes:

“When you offer a real thought-out “thank you” to someone, you’re acknowledging her effort, appreciating her thoughtfulness, recognizing her intent, and offering feedback on the impact of her actions.

Still, it’s more than that. Those things are rational, but saying “thank you” is mostly an emotional act. It connects one person to another. Saying “thank you” doesn’t just acknowledge someone’s effort, thoughtfulness, intent, or action. It acknowledges the person himself.

Acknowledging other people is … perhaps the critical responsibility … of a good manager, but … that’s understating it. Acknowledging each other is our basic responsibility as human beings living in community with other human beings.”

But is it appropriate to celebrate Easter in the workplace?

gThankYou! - 5 Easter Eggs Enclosure CardMost Companies say Yes! So says WorkplaceCommunications.com:

“Of course, not everyone celebrates the holiday, but this should not stop you from offering your employees a [thank you gift].”

An article by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) staff in HR Magazine makes a great point about any workplace gifts or festivities for holidays: Make sure everyone feels included. If that means a more secular approach for your organization is a better fit, don’t loose the great opportunity to thank employees, just change your emphasis to celebrating the emergence of Spring.

“It can be difficult to stay religiously neutral during [holiday] celebrations,” according to SHRM member Melissa Fulwider of Augusta Iron & Steel Works Inc. in Augusta, Ga. Her tips include:

  • Thank employees for their work throughout the year.
  • Give everyone a small gift.
  • Share a meal with employees.

Here are a few employee appreciation ideas for your Easter or Springtime gift:

  • Homemade TreatsHot cross buns, carrot cake muffins, cupcakes with bright-colored frosting, or decorated sugar cookies say Happy Easter or Happy Spring.
  • Gift BasketsWhile they’re typically for kids, what adult wouldn’t want to receive basket full of chocolate and other goodies?
  • Items that Say “Spring is Coming”Try a flower-pot with a packet of seeds or planted spring bulbs that will bloom in the office.
  • Small Gift Certificates or Gift CardsEmployees will appreciate even a $5 certificate for pie or ice cream.  Something they can enjoy alone, or share with their family. There’s a gift certificate or card for every budget.
  • Office Party – Host an office breakfast or special lunch. Make it festive and everyone will enjoy the special break. It’s a great way to celebrate a team or work group.
  • Get Outside – Celebrate by planting flowers at a local shelter.
  • Write a Thank You Note – Personalized notes of gratitude are always a welcomed gift of recognition.

In “Easter Activities for the Office,” SmallBusinessFreeForms.com suggests an Easter office party:

“An office Easter basket lunch party always put a smile on [workers’] faces. … Take some Easter Baskets and fill them with a sandwich, Easter hard-boiled eggs, chips, and don’t forget the Easter cookies and candy. You can also add some Easter-themed pens and notepads, etc. to the baskets. Have some refreshments to go along with these and maybe a large fruit and vegetable tray … with a little Easter decor and have some fun. …”

If you go the party route, SmallBusinessFreeForms.com offers a free Easter party flyer.

If you choose homemade gifts, Workplace Communication.com, in “Easter Basket to Make for the Workplace,”  suggests a fun way to make them. If your staff is small, maybe a group could have a (paid) work party and make them for the rest of the team.

 How does your business thank Employees at Easter time? Do you celebrate the Easter holiday or make it a Spring-theme event?

About gThankYou, LLC

Turkey Gift Certificates and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates by gThankYou! are two of America’s favorite employee gifts and can be redeemed for any Brand (Turkey or Turkey Or Ham), at virtually any Grocery Store in the U.S.

gThankYou, LLC provides company leaders with a variety of easy, meaningful and affordable ways to recognize and reward employees, holiday time or anytime.  gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude and our free Enclosure Cards are personalizable including incorporating your company logo. And, nearly all orders ship same day.

gThankYou, LLC (www.gthankyou.com) is based in Madison, Wisconsin.  Contact:  Rick KileyChief ThankYou! Officer, gThankYou, LLC at info@gthankyou.com or 888-484-1658.
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NEWS RELEASE: New Spring gThankYou Cards Accent your Employee Appreciation

The path to increased loyalty and productivity is paved with employee gifts that convey appreciation and thanks. gThankYou, Corporate America’s favorite employee gift seller, helps you put a memorable touch on gifts to employees, clients and friends with fresh spring Enclosure Cards.

When you choose a gift from gThankYou, you receive your choice of new spring card designs, each conveying thanks for a job well done. Each new design is now available for easy distribution with your Ham, Grocery, Dessert or Turkey Gift Certificates from gThankYou.

“You don’t have to look at a lot of research to know that a pat on the back nets better results than criticism,” according to Rick Kiley, President of gThankYou. “Fact is, research shows workplace gifts build loyalty, boost success and increases ROI.”

These cards add a personal touch to Employee Gift Certificates. Choose cards that feature a Blooming Walkway, Colorful Easter Egg and Blooming Tree and more.  Each design was created by artist Amy Pierquet of Waterfront Graphic Design, and each makes these employee gifts memorable and creates a reward program that gets results.

Personalize cards at no additional charge, one of the convenient reasons employers choose gThankYou Gift Certificates.  This service includes a card design of your choice plus your company name and the recipient’s name printed on the Gift Card.

Order Ham Gift Certificates, Grocery or Turkey Gift Certificates easily online at www.gthankyou.com. Certificates are simple to give, often distributed with payroll. Redeeming Certificates is easy, too. Employees can redeem Certificates at any grocery store for the Ham, Groceries or Turkey of their choice.

gThankYou Gift Certificates are the ideal workplace gift. They’re meaningful, affordable and appreciated by all. They offer the perfect opportunity for leaders to recognize workplace success. Learn more at www.gThankYou.com or by calling 888-484-1658.

About gThankYou.com

gThankYou, LLC (http://www.gthankyou.com) is based in Madison, Wisconsin. Find out more about gThankYou on the company’s website. And read more about how Thanks can boost your company at the gThankYou.com blog (http://blog.gthankyou.com/). Contact: Rick Kiley, President, gThankYou, LLC, info@gthankyou.com, 888-484-1658. gThankYou is a registered trademark of gThankYou, LLC.

NEWS RELEASE: New gThankYou Holiday Enclosure Cards offers Seasonal Salutations

gThankYou (www.gthankyou.com) has made it simpler to customize your Employee Gift Program. A new batch of Holiday Enclosure Cards has been added to help tailor your year-end gift of Thanks. From heartfelt to fun, each card has a new, brilliant holiday image and message certain to make your gift special.

“Year end is a key time for companies to recognize achievement. We continue to add new gift cards to our selection to make it easier for leaders to customize their Thanks to each employee,” says gThankYou President Rick Kiley. “We’ll even imprint your corporate logo and name, and the name of your recipient onto each card.”

Choose from among these new designs by Artist Amy Pierquet of Waterfront Graphic Design:

  • Festive Blue Ornaments
  • Classic Gift with Red Ribbon
  • Blue Snow Globe (at right)
  • Snowbirds
  • And more

Adding enclosure cards to your order of Turkey, Ham, Grocery or Dessert Gift Certificates is simple. Just pick your card design, send us an optional message and logo and we’ll include a card for each Gift Certificate you order. We offer customization at no extra charge.

gThankYou Gift Certificates come with your choice of new seasonal, Turkey Gift Certificates, Ham, Grocery or Pie Gift Certificates online in a variety of denominations. They’re easy to order as well as simple and quick to distribute to employees who can then redeem them at nearly any grocery store for the Turkey, Ham, Ice Cream or Groceries of their choice. Learn more at www.gThankYou.com or by calling 888-484-1658.

About gThankYou.com

A popular choice for employee gifts and rewards, gThankYou® Gift Certificates help companies celebrate success! gThankYou, LLC (http://www.gthankyou.com) is based in Madison, Wisconsin. Find out more about gThankYou on the company’s website. Plus, read more about how Thanks can boost your company at the gThankYou.com blog (http://blog.gthankyou.com/). Contact: Rick Kiley, President, gThankYou, LLC, info@gthankyou.com, 888-484-1658.

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News Release – Ice Cream Gift Certificates, New from gThankYou

NEWS RELEASE:Ice-Cream-Gift-Certificates

Celebrate Success with New Ice Cream Certificates from gThankYou. Employee gift expert gThankYou has introduced Ice Cream Gift Certificates, a new and fun way for companies to engage employees and say “Thank You” for a job well done. Ice Cream Gift Certificates are the perfect, and tasty, addition of your company’s recognition and reward program.

I Scream, You Scream…
“There’s nothing more fun to eat than ice cream, and the season is upon us,” says Rick Kiley, president of gThankYou, Corporate America’s favorite employee gift source. “There’s nothing that makes for a better celebration with friends and the entire family.”

Fun Varieties
Choose gThankYou Ice Cream Certificates for a variety of celebrations:

  • The Sundae –  good for one container of ice cream up to a $5 value
  • The Double Scoop – redeemable for two containers of ice cream up to a $10 value
  • The Triple Scoop — purchases three containers up to a $15 total value.
  • The Ice Cream Social – up to a $20 value good for four containers of ice cream.
  • The Extravaganza – up to a $25 value toward five containers of ice cream.
  • The Ultimate Scoop – an ice cream lovers dream good for six containers at up to $30 value.

Plus, add $5 or $10 to your certificate for mix-ins and toppings like nuts, candies, whipped cream and sauce.

Each certificate is redeemable at any grocery store for any brand of ice cream, frozen novelty or similar frozen dessert in the appropriate denomination and container count. Employees can also choose the brand and type of toppings of their choice, if included in the certificate.

More Information
There’s a lot more information about gThankYou® Ice Cream Gift Certificates at the Company’s website, including:

About gThankYou, LLC gThankYou helps companies celebrate with employees, offering Gift Certificates that are simple to purchase, easy to distribute and convenient to redeem for employees, customers and friends. gThankYou Gift Certificates create an ideal opportunity for workplace leaders to recognize successes. gThankYou, LLC is based in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn More about gThankYou on the company’s website. And find out how rewards can boost your company’s bottom line at Celebrating Work, the blog of gThankYou.

Already known for its popular Turkey Gift Certificates, Ham Gift Certificates and Grocery Gift Certificates, gThankYou is the top choice gift for employees; as convenient and easy for firms to give as it’s meaningful and appreciated and simple for employees to redeem.

Contact: Rick Kiley, President, gThankYou, LLC, info@gthankyou.com, 888-484-1658.

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