Whether you manage a team of five or hundreds, you know that your employees are invaluable to the success of your business — and may deserve more thanks than simply paying their salary or lunch.
Skip the cheap corporate promo items and surprise your employees with thoughtful, useful options instead. We believe that going the extra mile by customizing your employee thank you gifts adds a personal touch that truly shows your appreciation.
Whether or not your company is working from home, these corporate gift ideas will help you stay connected, show your gratitude and appreciation to both your business — and each other.
So why give a gift for Administrative Professionals Day?
There have been numerous studies completed that show the direct link between workplace satisfaction and overall job performance. One study found that when employees were happy and satisfied, there was a 31% increase in productivity. A great way to bolster workplace satisfaction? Ensure employees are adequately recognized for their contributions.
Anyone who is lucky to work with a top administrative professional knows they are the true office superhero. From organizing meetings to ensuring everybody has what they need for a successful week. Plain and simple; they make work, work!
Employee appreciation Day takes place on the first Friday of March every year, and it’s a great opportunity to show your employees how much you value them. When employees feel appreciated, they perform at their best and are less likely to leave. In fact, organizations that rate their culture of recognition highly are 3 times more likely to see increased employee retention and 2.5 times more likely to see increased employee engagement, among other benefits.
Don’t get us wrong, you can’t buy employee loyalty and expect retention, but you can show appreciation and gratitude. That in itself speaks volumes. Who doesn’t love hearing the words Great Job, Thank You or I appreciate you?
The relationship between businesses and their clients in is changing. It’s no longer characterized by providing a product or service that someone wants to buy. Consumers have a plethora of brands to choose from today – give them a reason to stay with you.
1. Recognize Birthdays
Everyone likes to be remembered on their birthday, and sending your customers a birthday card or birthday basket adds a personal touch to your customer relationship. Notions like these cause a person to be more likely to remember you – and choose you next time they are looking for a product or service that you are offering.
2. Offer Sneak Peeks
Another way to keep in touch with your customers as well as make them feel special is to give them previews into new products and services. This allows you to promote your new offerings and allows your customers to feel special as an exclusive group. Social media is a great platform for sneak peeks!
3. Meet in Person
Depending on the nature of your business it might be possible to meet your customers in person. This is especially important for B2B if you are hoping to get repeat business. However since the pandemic, more and more people are working from home. If that’s the case, you might want to take them out for a coffee or for lunch.
4. Ask for Feedback
An excellent way to get back in touch with customers after they have bought something from you is to ask for feedback. This not only maintains contact after the sale has gone through but can also give you valuable information about how you performed as a business.
Through our extensive research we’ve learned and shared about the importance of corporate/business gifting to build and maintain business relationships and most importantly, lasting impressions. But in the time of the coronavirus pandemic, the role of business gifting has become even more vital as companies adapt to working remotely and creatively tackle the issue of staying connected with employees and clients alike. The innovative ways companies are using gifts to stay connected is an example of how gifting, a deeply entrenched and deeply human activity, is about the story the giver wants to tell. (more…)
Businesses around the country are struggling to respond to the effects of COVID-19. Whether your operation has closed or you’re just struggling to stay relevant in the time of social distancing, communicating with customers is key. In all likelihood, you may need to reach out to customers in multiple ways to really get important messages across. The days of going door to door are over for now the time being. And we all know and understand that It’s tough sitting at home day in and day out not being able to reach out.