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20 Nov 2020

How to send a special thank you to your employees this Christmas

2020 has been tough and with no end to the pandemic in sight, Christmas is likely to look very different. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be a special time of year. In fact, with everything that’s happened, it’s even more crucial to wrap up the year focusing on the positives and celebrating the fantastic efforts of your employees. With that in mind, it’s the perfect time to send a special thank you to your people.

 

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How to reward your people this Christmas

Whether you’re delivering rewards at Christmas or at any other time of year, it’s important that the rewards you choose are relevant and meaningful to your employees. You want your rewards to show your employees that they’re appreciated. So, while there are plenty of options for you to choose from, make sure you take into consideration what kinds of rewards will suit your employees.

Here are some ideas to help you choose the right reward for your people this year:

Physical gifts

From flowers and hampers to chocolates and champagne, there are loads of fantastic gifts you can send your employees which will be sure to put a smile on their face this Christmas. Whether you opt for seasonal favourites or something a little more unique, delivering a physical gift to your employees is a wonderful way of saying thank you for their efforts this year.

Experience days

While we’re battling against restrictions as a result of the pandemic, you still have the opportunity to reward your employees with experience days. These are a great option if you want to deliver a unique reward that has long-term memorability. Your employees may not be able to use their experience right away, but they can book it later down the line and look forward to doing something special. With plenty of experiences to choose from, ranging from spa days and afternoon tea, to car experiences and wine tasting, there’s something for everyone.

With our gift service, you can choose from a fantastic range of products, experiences and vouchers to send directly to your employees. Let us know your budget and we’ll help you find a gift that’ll truly show your employees that your business appreciates them. Once you’ve decided, we’ll sort the rest and ensure your gifts arrive at your employees’ doors just in time for the festive period.

Digital vouchers

A very popular reward choice, digital vouchers are not only quick and easy to deliver but also give your employees the ability to buy anything they like from the relevant retailer. With so many available, you can choose a popular fashion store, department shop or even select a multi-store gift card to give your employees that extra freedom over where they use it.

We have a fantastic selection of digital vouchers available for a wide range of popular retailers and, even better, we can give your employees the ability to choose their own. Sent straight to your employees’ emails, they can be used straight away either online or in-store and make the perfect Christmas reward.

Personalised messages

Rewards give your employees a sense of recognition and gratitude, but they can feel quite impersonal, especially if you’re giving everyone in your business the same reward. That’s why it’s also important to say “thank you” to individuals and teams, to really drive the message that they’re valued and appreciated by your business.

So, if you’re delivering physical gifts to your employees, why not add a personalised message? We can help you do this through our popular gift service to make your rewards a little more special and sentimental.

Reward choice

While delivering the same rewards to your employees is fair, a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not the most impactful way of sending a special thank you to your employees, especially at Christmas. Everyone is different, has different interests and is therefore motivated by different things, so rather than selecting your employees’ rewards for them, why not give them a choice?

Offering reward choice is powerful. It gives employees the freedom to find a reward that has real meaning and value to them personally.  Whether you offer your employees a choice of products, experiences or vouchers, they can find something that suits their interests and has personal significance to them. That way, their reward will be more beneficial to them and more appreciated too.

 

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Our ‘Thanks to You’ Christmas reward platform makes it easy for you to deliver reward choice to your employees. Employees simply receive a code via email which they use to redeem a fantastic reward of their choice on the ‘Thanks to You’ platform. Simple to deliver and with a great selection of products available, your employees will be sure to find a reward they’ll love.

To find out more about our Christmas reward options, simply get in touch with us at [email protected] or visit our website.

In partnership with peoplevalue – The Employee Engagement Company

We are a leading provider of employee reward&recognition, benefits delivery&wellbeing solutions.

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