As a manager, you strive to always let your employees know that you appreciate them. However, it sometimes gets tough trying to figure out how to let them know this. It’s one thing to say you appreciate someone, but another to show it. Luckily, we’ve got some fun ideas to show gratitude to your employees.
Catch your employees off guard in a good way by letting them know you’re buying lunch for them. Give them a little notice so they don’t waste time packing something from home.
Gift cards are always appreciated and make good gifts for remote employees who you don’t see in the office. Send a note with a gift card saying, “I appreciate all you do.” Gift cards come in a few forms, but barcode or magnetic strip cards work best. Consider making a collection of gift cards that employees can redeem within your own company; you can keep them on hand for a quick thank you gift whenever need be.
Showing gratitude is reason enough to organize a fun social event outside of work. Say thanks with a nice dinner out or a family picnic. If your team works remotely, you can also organize fun virtual experiences and team-building events. It doesn’t have to be fancy—just something to get everyone together and say thanks.
If your company doesn’t already offer this perk, consider showing gratitude for your employees by offering flexible schedule options. Flexible schedules consist of allowing employees to work fully remote, partially remote, and partially in the office. Not every company can do this, but if you can, you will make your employees feel greatly appreciated.
Surprise Day Off
Certain holidays are set on the calendar for all employees to have a day off. Wouldn’t it be a kind gesture to announce that next week, you’d like everyone to take Friday off with pay? Let them know they’ve earned it and their hard work is paying off.
The next time you feel you haven’t done enough to show your employees you appreciate them, pull out our list of fun ideas to show gratitude to your employees. Appreciated employees are loyal employees.