Affordable staff appreciation ideas
Showing your employees that you appreciate and value them can lead to higher job satisfaction, retention and productivity. But can you do it on a tight budget? Yes, definitely!
- Set up an employee of the month award program and let staff nominate people they think deserve to win it.
- Have a pizza party!
- Say it with flowers.
- Provide office catering and/or breakfast. It brings your staff together and gives them fuel for the busy day ahead. Offering a balanced and healthy working lunch or breakfast can promote a healthy food environment.
- Celebrate with cakes or cupcakes when employees achieve milestones, whether professionally or personally. For example, the birth of a child, promotion, a new product launch, work anniversary, or birthday.
- A well-stocked office kitchen = happy employees. Providing tea, coffee, biscuits, office milk, fresh office fruit, and other snacks and treats go a long way. Trust us, we know!
- Treat the team to some sweet treats like skittles, gummy worms, M&Ms or jellybeans.
- Celebrate the wins and tell everyone about it, whether in a meeting, a company-wide email, in your company newsletter or intranet.
- Send a personalized note with a small gift.
- During summer, an ice cream bar is always a great idea!
- Or how about a corporate BBQ? It’s the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
- Bring in a masseuse for an office-wide treat.
- Be spontaneous! Bring in donuts one month, or chilled drinks when it’s a hot day.
- Get gourmet coffee for the office. We have a range of corporate coffee solutions to suit your needs.
- Offer flexible hours or telecommuting options.
It’s the small things that make a big difference, so don’t be afraid to try out one or all of these ideas and mix it up. You’ll find that your employees will appreciate it and so will your company’s bottom line. If you need help or inspiration to show your staff you appreciate them, give us a call on 1300 851 900 and one of our catering consultants will be more than happy to help.