Although Valentine’s Day isn’t a time of year you typically celebrate at the office, it does present a message that can impact your business.
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate relationships with people you care about. Why not take advantage of this day to show appreciation toward employees and colleagues?
Saying thanks is an important way to build employee engagement. High engagement can have positive impacts on your bottom line.
According to Wharton School Professor Alex Edmans:
“Companies with ‘engaged’ employees return approximately 14% per year on each dollar invested, while the overall market return is only 6% per year.”
Promotional products can be a great way to “show the love” for employees. Supervisors can say thank you for a job well done by handing out a food gift basket or branded desk accessories. Have a little fun and give an item such as a stress reliever after a time crunching project. Or a teamwork puzzle that represents working together.
Recognize leaders in your organization or team by offering an engraved pen set or stylish watch.
Recognition can occur all year round. Consider an ongoing recognition and rewards program where employees can receive gifts on a regular basis based on their performance.
Also, consider implementing a peer recognition program through which members of your staff can show appreciation to each other.
We also have a freebie to get you started while having a little fun in the office: free, printable Valentine's cards.
Just print them out, sign the back and pair them up with a promotional item to show appreciation to the people you work with this Valentine’s Day.