Top 5 Ways To Appreciate Your Employees This Valentines Day February 14th. Valentines Day. Are you celebrating another year with your partner, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife? Or are you out there celebrating being single for another year. Either way, it’s important to remember your professionalism in the workplace and knowing how to celebrate your staff and colleagues, regardless of their romantic situation. Your employees are your company’s lifeline, and they run the day-to-day actions inside your workplace. So how are you showing them that they’re appreciated? Just paying their wages aren’t enough nowadays. Unemployment rates are at an all time low, and the job market is thriving, with job offers and recruitment available to nearly everyone.
So it’s essential to show your employees a little love now and again. So how can you increase job satisfaction and show each and every member of staff that they’re valued in your company. We’ve come up with 5 ‘Valentines Day’ ideas to implement at your company (which won’t break the bank), to show your workforce that little bit of love on February 14th.
1. Free Lunch
Who doesn’t like free food? The way to your employees’ heart is through their stomachs. Take them on a company paid lunch once in a while and thank them as a team. You could also bring in snacks or get a local bakery / cafe to deliver breakfasts for your team. Just think, you’d happily take out a potential customer to lunch or dinner, but you might only see them once a year. Why not show the people you see day after day, that you appreciate them too.
2. Lottery Tickets
A relatively cheap idea and one that could make a massive difference to someone’s life. The excitement of distributing 5 or 10 of these out around the office every Friday, will keep spirits raised and will give people something to look forward to on Saturday evening. The biggest issue will be if you have a vacant job role to fill if an employee wins big!
3. Employee Of The Week Or Month
You could select an employee of the month and inform the rest of the team during a team meeting or announce it via email. Do not forget to mention why they were selected and their accomplishments, so other employees understand the kind of efforts they can put in to win the title. This can be a great way to show recognition as long as employees take the award seriously and it comes with real perks like flexible hours or a longer lunch break. The key here is to make the title something that employees want to win, and not just a throwaway email that circulates around the office.
4. Gym Voucher
What better way to say thank you to your employees, than by looking after their wellness. You don’t have to provide monthly gym memberships, but awarding complimentary passes to a nearby gym or fitness class might be an option. Healthy employees are productive workers and will enjoy being at work at lot more if they’re feeling great about themselves.
5. ELAS Rewards
ELAS Rewards is our employee benefit scheme designed specifically to motivate and empower employees. The package is split into two: the Employee Reward Portal and the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). We know the importance of boosting morale in the workplace, which is why we have created our very own saving scheme for your employees. Our employee rewards scheme is here to save you and your employees money when shopping online, in-store or by phone.