How to Use Employee Gifts like a Pro

gThankYou! Team PhotoEmployee gifts are an important part of any employee recognition program, and the leading Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides guidelines for utilizing workplace giving to build employee satisfaction.

In its downloadable PowerPoint presentation,Employee Recognition Training for Supervisors”, SHRM shares the goal of employee recognition:

“To show appreciation for an employee’s achievement and motivate employees to continue with good performance and loyalty to the company.

Successful employee recognition will help the organization retain key employees and keep employees happy along the way.”

Recognition can be public or private, and involve a monetary or non-monetary reward. Here are some best practice occasions the Society for Human Resource Management cites for recognition and employee gift-giving:

  • Years of Service
  • Safety
  • Attendance
  • Certifications or Degrees
  • Customer Service
  • Public Service
  • Employee of the month, week, year
  • Retirement
  • Suggestion Program
  • Performance

In addition to attracting and retaining key employees, research shows that appreciation and “thank-you” gifts:

  • Motivate employees to perform at higher levels.
  • Increase employee productivity.
  • Can increase employee competitiveness.
  • Can increase company revenues and profitability.
  • Improve business quality and service.
  • Improve safety.
  • May lower stress.
  • Reduce absenteeism and turnover costs.
  • Foster employment longevity.
  • Encourage employees to continue education and training.

To ensure your workplace gifts are successful, SHRM suggests you identify what’s meaningful to your employees and offer reward options to fit those needs.  Be sure to:

  • Recognize all levels of employees.
  • Make sure recognition is given consistently.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Keep it adaptable.
  • Make it timely.

So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t developed a plan to recognize and reward employees for their hard work and contributions, there’s no better time than now. SHRM is a wealth of information on this topic if you would like to learn more. Your employees will thank you!

What employee gifts and recognition strategies work best in your workplace?

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