Your staff delivers meaningful contributions every day. So, you want your staff to feel appreciated, particularly in the midst of a holiday season unlike any other.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the way businesses and their employees celebrate the holidays. Many companies are forgoing extravagant holiday parties due to the inability to host large gatherings during the pandemic. They are also reducing their spending as a result of financial losses incurred during the crisis.
Although the pandemic has affected businesses and employees globally, your company can still show its appreciation to workers during the holiday season without breaking the bank. Some of the best ways to do just that include:
1. Offer Additional Time Off from Work
The holiday season comes once a year, and workers should have plenty of opportunities to enjoy it. If you provide your employees with additional time off during the season, you can help them make the most of their holiday celebrations.
Workers often request time off during the holidays, but doing so requires them to use their vacation, personal, or sick days. Instead, give workers any time off you can, so they have sufficient time to commemorate the holiday season with their family members, friends, and colleagues. In doing so, you can give your staff the gift of extra time with those they care about.
2. Write a Thank-You Note
The holiday season can be stressful, and your employees may feel overwhelmed both at work and at home during this period. But, a personalized thank-you note lets you show your appreciation to employees, and it can provide them with a mental health boost.
A thank-you note gives you an opportunity to express how you feel about an employee and their contributions to your business. Dedicate as much time as you need to write a thank-you note to each of your employees and include details about how each worker contributes to your company’s success. That way, you can help your employees feel appreciated, even if they are dealing with myriad work and personal challenges throughout the holiday season.
3. Ask Your Staff to Share Their Gift Ideas
The holiday season is a time to celebrate togetherness and unity, and you can capitalize on the opportunity to engage your workers. Because, if you ask your employees to consider what non-monetary gifts they would want this holiday season, you can provide them with gifts they want and connect with them like never before.
Encourage your workers to share any non-monetary gift ideas they have with you. Then, you can work diligently to provide your employees with the gifts they request — and show your workers that you appreciate their contributions.
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