The holidays are right around the corner, and we kick it off with Thanksgiving. This is the perfect time to show your employees how their dedication and hard work are appreciated.
There are multiple ways for employers to express gratitude to their team who has brought endless effort and success to the company. Buying your team Thanksgiving lunch and sharing pleasantries help foster a great work relationship. This is an excellent way to show your employees that you value their contribution.
With this in mind, here are four ways to show you appreciate your employees this Thanksgiving.
Food is an amazing medium to start a conversation with the staff. It can either be a potluck, which is super fun, or a company-sponsored catered lunch. Whatever you decide on, this is an extraordinary moment you can have with your team. Make sure to get to know your team’s dietary restrictions.
Give your employees the chance to leave early the day before Thanksgiving. They’ll be celebrating with friends and family on Turkey Day. Sending your team home early gives them time to prepare their contribution to a Thanksgiving celebration. Or they can travel back to their hometown to be with family.
It’s a family affair
If you’re having a Thanksgiving lunch for your staff, have them invite their family. It’s a great way to get to know your employees. Incorporate games, invite a DJ or musical performer, or a face painter.
You have the element of surprise on your side! As a small token of appreciation, give your staff a personalized gift. If you know an employee loves coffee, give him or her a bag of coffee, ground or whole bean, paired with a mug. It’s a simple gesture to show you pay attention to their interests without being too intrusive. A $20 gift card to a coffee shop works too!
How will you spend Thanksgiving with your staff? Comment below!