Category Archives: Workplace Gifts

Celebrate BBQ Season with Ham Gift Certificates

Share your workplace love with gThankYou! Ham Gift Certificates!

A ham gift certificate is just the ticket to help employees celebrate summer. Photo via Ken K, Flickr

It may not be summer yet, but it is BBQ season — so share your thanks by delighting employees with Ham Gift Certificates by gThankYou!

When you think of barbecuing, ham may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but Food Network experts like Patrick and Gina Neely, stars of Down Home With the Neelys, swear by it. Take a look at their mouthwatering “Grilled Holiday Honey Ham” recipe. Now that’s a feast fit for a summer celebration!

So why not share the joy of summer BBQ season and surprise your employees—whether it’s all staff, top achievers, or a successful project team—with ham gift certificates?  gThankYou! makes ordering easy by phone (888-484-1658) or online (www.gThankYou.com) with delivery as fast at next day. Plus, we provide FREE ‘Thank You” Cards customizable with your message and company logo (if desired).

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Show You Care with a Business Thank You Gift Certificate!

A thoughtful thank you gift is the perfect way to show employees, vendors, and even customers that you care.  Who doesn’t like to be surprised with a gesture of gratitude? Add a heartfelt card of  “thanks” and your recipients will be sure to remember your appreciation.

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Saying “Thank You” is easy, meaningful, and affordable!

Rather than shop for a memento they’ll put on a shelf (if you’re lucky), or selecting logo wear they are unlikely to use, consider choosing a gift certificate that lets recipients choose a gift they actually want, from any store, anytime.

In Entrepreneur article 10 Ways to Say Thank You,” writer Kara Ohngren names the virtues of expressing your thanks. 

“It’s amazing how far a simple ‘thank you’ can go. Research shows that customers spend more, employees accomplish more, and vendors are more likely to pay on time, if they’re thanked regularly.”

A business thank you gift certificate is a simple, effective way to do just that!

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Plan Now for Summer Employee Thank You Gifts!

Employee thank you gifts by gThankYou!

Share your workplace ‘thanks’ this summer with a thoughtful card and gift.

Employee thank you gifts are appreciated anytime! With summer fast approaching, why not take advantage of the warm weather and joy of the season to share gratitude in your workplace?

After all, as David Horsager, author of The Trust Edge, writes in a Forbes article, “Your Most Powerful Forgotten Weapon: Gratitude,” if we only think about gratitude at Thanksgiving, “we overlook the immense power of practicing it daily, especially in a business context.”

His research shows that gratitude makes a difference, and that people don’t require grand gestures, just heartfelt ones.

“Simple but genuine thank yous or small, handwritten notes of appreciation can mean the world to people.”

Simple, small, appreciative: means a whole lot more than monetary gifts! As Mike Michalowicz, CEO of consulting firm Provendus Group, writes in “101 Ways to Reward Employees (Without Giving Them Cash)”:

“Cash has proven to be a short-term motivator for employees. Save yours and try one of these more meaningful (and less expensive) ways to show them you care.”

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Why Does Staff Appreciation Matter?

Staff appreciation is easier than you think!

Staff Appreciation Matters!

Staff appreciation is not only important, it’s critical! In “Why Recognition,” employee recognition firm Globoforce lists the bottom-line benefits of staff appreciation:

Drive Measurable Business Results—The simple act of recognizing employees has a proven impact on your bottom line.

Retain Top Talent—Recognize your employees and they’ll stay, grow, and thrive. Great recognition has a proven, direct impact on retention.

Breathe Life Into Your Values—Use employee recognition to make values actionable for employees every day.

Inspire Employee Engagement—Appreciation inspires not only emotional commitment but discretionary effort.

And that’s important, the Globoforce website notes:

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10 Ways to Thank Your Team Like a Pro

Thank your team -- a little goes a long way!

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to thank your team. Photo via becky731

Thank your team regularly — it pays off in so many ways! Enjoy more engaged, productive employees who are willing to go the extra mile for you, who take initiative in solving problems, and who treat your customers right. All of this, of course, improves your bottom line.

In “25 Low-Cost Ways to Reward Employees,”  Forbes contributor  Kevin Kruse says that feeling appreciated—derived from others’ recognition—is a proven top-three driver of employee engagement.

How can you thank your team in creative ways without spending a ton of money? Here are 10 ways to thank them like a pro!

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For Easter, Share Springtime Workplace Gratitude

'Happy Easter' Enclosure Card from gThankYou!

gThankYou’s line of Easter- and spring-themed Enclosure Cards are perfect for sharing your workplace gratitude this season.

Gratitude comes naturally this time of year, as winter fades and the warm sun of spring melts snow and brings up flowers and the fresh optimism of the season.

What better time to take stock of why you’re grateful for your coworkers and employees? Rejuvenate employee engagement this Easter season by sharing your spring-time workplace gratitude.

Easter is of course a major Christian holiday, but as with Christmas, companies can easily honor secular aspects of Easter for a celebration of workplace gratitude that includes everyone, regardless of religion.

Your employees will be thankful for the recognition and the post-winter pick-me-up. Read on for tips on making this Easter season a happy and inclusive one for all employees.

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Celebrate Pi Day Today! – 3.1415

Pi Day

The Pi Dish Stoneware Pie Plate by Wireless

National Pi Day is today – March 14, 2015! National Pi Day celebrates the Greek letter Pi (“π”) and the mathematics number, 3.141529… National Pi Day website says it is used as a ratio of a circle’s circumference to diameter, and it is particularly helpful because it stays constant for all circles. For example, the area of a circle is πr² As tomorrow is 3/14, it matches up perfectly. Although National Pi Day is a great reason to help on your child’s latest math assignment, it is also great reason to show your gratitude towards others by sharing a pie.

Pies have been around for centuries, and are one of the most common baking items to give to others. Everyone loves pie! Why not show a little bit of gratitude towards a friend, family or co-workers tomorrow by sharing a pie? gThankYou! not only offers Turkey, Ham or Grocery Gift Certificates, but also offers Pie Gift Certificates – what could be better to celebrate this fun mathematical day?  This gift would be perfect for anyone you know to celebrate a little bit tomorrow. Pie Gift Certificates by gThankYou! can be redeemed for any brand of frozen or fresh pie, in almost any grocery store nationwide.

Help us celebrate National Pi Day by sharing pie with someone you care about! Even if you can’t buy a pie, below is a recipe for an easy apple pie you can bake at home (you could even bake it in a Pi shaped pie pan).

How do you celebrate National Pi Day every year? Let us know in the comments below!

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How to Start a Workplace Wellness Program

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Easy workplace wellness activities – organize walks or exercise classes at lunch-time

There’s never a better time to start a workplace wellness program than now!

“When workplace wellness programs are implemented correctly by using thorough, company-specific research and planning, they have win-win potential for both the employer and the employees.”

That’s according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), in Wellness Programs: How can wellness programs benefit employers, and what are the general steps for implementing a wellness program? *

SHRM observes that wellness programs can benefit employers by:

  • Lowering health care costs.
  • Reducing absenteeism.
  • Achieving higher employee productivity.
  • Reducing workers’ compensation and disability-related costs.
  • Reducing injuries.
  • Improving employee morale and loyalty.

In “Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros–#Wellness Edition,” HR consultant Sharlyn Lauby notes:

“According to the Centers for Disease Control, cardiovascular disease—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number one killer of women and men in the U.S. It’s also the leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities, as well as costing the nation over $300 billion each year from the cost of health care services, medications and lost productivity.”

How to Start a Workplace Wellness program?

A workplace wellness program can be as simple as structured lunch-time walks or sponsored team athletic events, to state-of-the-art fitness centers, healthy living programs and on-site counseling.  If you are just starting out, there’s no harm in starting small, learning what works and expand offerings over-time.

According to SHRM, the basic steps to starting a workplace wellness program include the following.  SHRM members can login and download a free toolkit called “Designing and Managing Wellness Programs”.

  1. Establish the goal of the wellness program.
  2. Decide the company’s level of involvement in the program.
  3. Establish the budget and expected ROI.
  4. Choose employee rewards.
  5. Write and communicate the policy/program.

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Happy National Pie Day!

Celebrate National Pie Day!

Cherry, blueberry, banana cream, Shepherd’s, lemon meringue or good ol’ apple — what are your favorite pies? (via sbogdanich, Flickr)

National Pie Day is today Friday, Jan. 23, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to engage employees with a tasty, fun celebration.

Why Pie?

Well, besides being absolutely delicious, pie is one of the most versatile dishes around. Sweet or savory, pies can be adapted to fit just about any preference or dining need. Everyone loves pie!

Sharing a slice of pie is a great chance to create some goodwill in the office, provide an opportunity for colleagues to share time with one and another, and communicates “thank you” for being part of our team.

Pies have been around “as long as mankind has had dough to bake into a crust and stuff to put inside it,” as TIME’s Laura Meyer puts it in “A Brief History of Pie.”

The history of pie is especially rich here in the U.S. There’s even an unincorporated village in New Mexico called Pie Town! (You’ll definitely want some pie after reading Smithsonian Magazine’s feature on it, “Savoring Pie Town.”)

Need more reasons to celebrate National Pie Day? Here are a “baker’s dozen” ways to make your National Pie Day pie-tastic, adapted from the American Pie Council.

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Now’s the Time to Recognize Holiday Workers

Be sure to recognize holiday workers!

Photo via Jen Collins, Flicker

Now that the new year is in full swing, don’t forget to recognize your holiday workers—those who worked holiday shifts rather than celebrating with family and friends. You want to ensure they still feel engaged, valued and enthused, as they are the ones who made sure you were open for business during the holidays.

Be Sure to Recognize Holiday Workers

If you can afford to do so, giving holiday workers a bonus is always appreciated, but as Fox Business article “How to Keep Workers Happy When Working Holiday Shifts,” notes:

“While many smaller companies can’t afford to give their workers holiday bonuses, there are other ways to keep employee morale up”, says Daniel Rubin, vice president of Aon Hewitt Talent & Rewards Practice.

“Not enough companies recognize employees in this way,” he goes on. “It’s easy to do, in a sense of saying, ‘Thank you.’ It’s the standpoint of taking the time and not necessarily spending money, and that is something every single company should do.”

Even if budgets are tight, give holiday workers a small token of your thanks, even if it’s just a $5 or $10 gift certificate, a home-cooked meal or a hand-written thank-you note, Rubin says.

Be sure to link this action specifically with your employee’s working on a holiday or overtime, this way he or she will be more inclined to repeat it in the future.

“Making that connection makes the effort more real to employees that their work was recognized,” Rubin says. “Get specific with them. When employees make a link between anything the company does for them with their own effort, that makes all the difference.”

The Power of “Thanks”

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