Why saying thank you to employees matters

16 September 2021

To say the last year and months have been hard for everyone would be an understatement!

Working from home has certainly had its benefits, but it’s also been a challenge juggling everything – if you’ve ever had to present on a zoom call with hyperactive toddlers running around and a dog that can’t resist telling you there’s a squirrel outside, then you know what we’re talking about!

After the difficult year and a half we’ve had, taking care of your employees is a must. Here are five things you could do to improve their engagement at work, and their overall happiness.

5 ways to say thank you to your employees

  1. Physical gifts

There’s no better way to put a yay! in someone’s day than an in-real-life gift. Who doesn’t want to be greeted by a friendly post person delivering their favourite box of chocolates?

But what about hybrid working? Not a problem! With many of us returning to the office, even if it’s just for a few days a week, turning up to see your favourite bottle of wine on your desk is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face.

The Elovo platform is the perfect solution, giving you an easy way to show them you care, wherever they are, with fantastic gifts at scale, for all budget.

  1. Gift cards

So you want to say a big thank you to that one colleague that is impossible to buy for. The one who changes their mind like the weather when it comes to what their favourite things are.

Remember that coffee shop they liked last week? This week, yeah… not so much. I know, it’s getting hard to keep up! But worry not there is a solution, gift cards are a great way to please the picky people in our lives.

Luckily for you, you can head over to Tillo for all of your gift card needs.

3. Regular praise

When the deadlines are quickly approaching, your Zoom meetings are piling up and you haven’t even had a chance to drink your morning brew, it’s hard to remember to say thank you to your staff.

With 69% of employees saying they would work harder if they felt appreciated, your employees will always appreciate regular praise.

  1. Rest and relaxation

They say that change is as good as a rest but we are big believers in taking a break, especially as the lines between the office and home have become blurred.

One of the best ways to show appreciation to your employees is by letting them take some well deserved R&R. Introducing a Wellness Weekend – taking a Friday and Monday off that doesn’t count towards their holiday, is a great way to let your staff recharge their batteries and come back to work fresher than a daisy.

  1. Employee benefits

Having benefits at work is great, like medical benefits or a gym membership. But offering benefits that make staff feel engaged is another great way to show appreciation for all the hard work they do.

Why not introduce a personal training budget to allow staff to develop their skills or allow time off to give back to the community by volunteering at a charity?

Put a yay!into someone’s day