All the research seems to agree – employers are missing out on prime opportunities to engage and recognise employees by not capitalising on the feel good, relationship building possibilities presented by the giving of Christmas gifts.
Don’t miss out on a cost effective, easy way to improve your staff’s morale especially if you have gone to the trouble of providing your hard working team with a Christmas gift!
Taking learnings from separate pieces of research the numbers speak for themselves
- Only 1/3 of UK employees who received a Christmas reward last year got a thank you from their manager.
- Saying “thank you” was the second most valued reward by staff,
- 32% of Christmas rewards were left on employees’ desks.
- More women (70%) than men (60%) thought a Christmas reward was the best way for an employer to say thank you.
- 90% thought the worst Christmas reward was a cash incentive paid through salary.
So often the whole process of trying to find staff Christmas gifts, combined with the inevitable pre-Christmas pressures in both the office and in peoples personnel lives, is so exhausting that when the gift actually gets handed over its done without any fanfare, no sense of occasion, and apparently in a lot of cases without so much as a thank you for your work this year!
Do yourself and your team members a favour – take that extra minute to give a personalised thank you to each person as you present them with their gift. Don’t use a script, don’t be fake.
In a world full of smoke and mirrors, be sure to give your staff a gift they actually want, like an eftpos gift card, take the time to say something genuine and sight a personalised example of how the person has performed well this year and why they are deserving of both their gift and the recognition.
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