Employee Appreciation Ideas your team will love

Laura M.
March 7, 2022
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    Employee appreciation ideas your team will love

    While Employee Appreciation Day is officially on the 4th of March every year, at Swag Hut we believe showing employee appreciation should be every day. A recent study by A Great Place found that feeling appreciated is the top motivator for employees to do great work, retain talent, and increase employee engagement.

    Recognising and celebrating employees’ great work - not only on 4th March but every day of the year - should be a priority in your business. So, we’ve put together some appreciation ideas your team will love.

    Employee appreciation ideas to inspire, lead and motivate:

    Cheers from peers

    A peer-centric employee recognition program empowers your employees to champion your workplace culture and company values as they applaud each other’s great work. In fact, peer-to-peer recognition for employees is 35.7% more likely to have a positive influence than manager-only recognition. Creating a culture of peer recognition is always a great way to strengthen the bond between teammates.

    Introducing a peer-to-peer recognition program could be as simple as buying them a coffee. Another option is to introduce a point-based system that allows employees to receive points that can be redeemed for prizes, rewards, or bonuses. This type of system can stimulate friendly workplace competition which can have a positive impact on workplace culture.

    Give employees some TLC

    Employee appreciation day is your chance to let your employees indulge and take a well-deserved break.  Give employees an unforgettable pampering experience by giving them a spa day at home. It’s safe to say we are all in need of a little self-care right now. Give the gift of rejuvenation, with the right pampering kit, your employees could transform a corner of their home into a makeshift spa. If you’re looking to encourage your employees to take a well-deserved break, our Spa Day at home gift pack is a lovely way to show appreciation for your employees' hard work. Check it out by clicking the below link.

    Games and Socialise

    With the amount of time we spend with our co-workers, the benefits of investing time and money in team building cannot be overemphasized. Team games like a scavenger hunt, ‘pub’ quiz, or team-based office sports day offer a great opportunity for teams to get to know each other better in a fun setting. Learning and insights from team-building can be transferred to the actual work environment leading to better organisation performance.

    Lunch and Learn

    Wine and dine your employees by taking them out as a group or individually so you can get to know them better and get a sense of their satisfaction levels. Getting to know your employees in a more relaxed setting makes it easier for people to offer genuine feedback. Team lunches oil the cogs of communication in your company, bringing teams together and supporting the general feeling of wellbeing.

    Meaningful moments with swag that matters

    Give your employees an appreciation unboxing experience with a curated swag pack filled with gifts and personalised company swag. Giving company-branded swag as an appreciation gift is a great way to show a team member you are grateful for their hard work, while simultaneously bolstering team spirit. Branded swag is a fun way to celebrate the team members that make your organisation great and has the added benefit of boosting brand awareness.

    Employee appreciation shouldn’t just be one day but should be an integral part of your company culture and be an all-around attitude that management adopts. Never underestimate the power of employee recognition to boost morale and keep the team motivated. Transform employee engagement, retain talent, and make your teams great by recognising successes, contributions, and good work.

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