Although your corporate holiday celebrations will likely be virtual, there are still ways to wow your employees this holiday season - even from your home! Going out of your way to make your employees' holidays even more special not only helps show how much you appreciate them, but also helps with boosting morale and keeping employees engaged. To help you prepare for the holiday season, we have listed four ways to make your employees’ holiday a memorable one.
Make Your Christmas Party Extra Special
Just because you and your employees are working from homes does not mean that your company holiday party has to be cancelled. You can still have a holiday party with food, drinks and socialization, except this year you can take it online! For what’s likely your first virtual holiday party, consider making the event even more special with a decorating contest where the room with the best holiday decorations wins. You can also have an ugly sweater contest to bring holiday cheer to your virtual event. These ideas are not only festive and fun for your employees, they also help make your first remote holiday party memorable.
Offer Flexible Working Hours
Even if your employees are working from home, treating your employees to more flexible hours around the holidays will be a welcome surprise. Being able to work at their own pace can motivate them to be more productive, so they can spend extra time with loved ones during the holidays. Having additional time off work is definitely one way to keep employees engaged with their work while wowing your employees this holiday season.
Host a Virtual Office Award Party
And the best Zoom background goes to…. An award show is a fun way to engage with your employees this holiday season. Highlight how amazing they were during a pretty chaotic year. Brainstorm fun awards to keep things light, but also make sure to shout out those who went above and beyond in their roles. After all, recognizing employees for their outstanding work only motivates them to work harder!
Give Gifts and Thank You Notes
A simple thank you note to your employees can make them feel appreciated during this holiday season, but you can up your appreciation game by giving everyone on your team a meaningful gift that they’ll appreciate and actually use.
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Author: Chloe Barclay-Illing