3 Turnkey Employee Appreciation Ideas

3 Turnkey Employee Appreciation Gifts

In Recognition and Engagement, Recognition Awards by Lori McKnight

Employee Appreciation Day is March 6th

How will you recognize and appreciate?

In some ways Employee Appreciation Day sounds like any other unofficial holiday such as Valentine’s Day or Squirrel Appreciation Day (yep it’s on Jan 21st). A day created for either commercial gain or fun way to get some social media buzz.

Not the case.

The first Friday in March has been bringing attention to managers, company leadership and HR about the importance of appreciating employees since 1995.

Why do we need a day to encourage small acts of recognition?

Well for one thing over 65% of employees do not feel recognized for their work.

Why is this a problem?

  • 95% of employees agree that recognition in the workplace leads to stronger workplace culture (Happiness Survey)
  • 76% of Millennials say they would leave a company if they felt unappreciated (OfficeTeam Study)
  • Companies with employee recognition programs have 31% lower voluntary turnover (Deloitte)

How will you recognize and appreciate this year?

A small act of recognition makes a big impression. It’s not too late to show employees you value their contributions. Here are three practical and personalized gifts to show employees you appreciate them today… with items they will use every day.

Metal Coin Keychain

Metal Coin Keychain | Initials

A personalized keychain is a visual token of appreciation that symbolizes your thanks and company pride. $12. Get quote.

Personalized Journals

Personalized Journals | Initials

This journal with pen set can be customized with your full-color medallion to convey your brand or thank you message along with employees’ initials. Starting at $24. Get quote.

Branded Utility Kit

Branded Utility Kit | Initials

Show you care with a branded utility kit complete with smartphone charger, flashlight and universal cellphone grip stand, presented in a handy storage case. $36.75. Get quote.

Need more ideas?

Checkout these four easy to order employee appreciation gift packages.

Click here for our entire Initials line of employee appreciation gifts.

For personalized recognition awards to welcome new hires, promote nominations, celebrate years of service or other events, visit https://csistars.com/csi-stars-solutions/recognition-awards/

Author: Lori McKnight

Lori McKnightAs VP of Recognition for CSI STARS, everything I do is about promoting small acts of recognition inside and outside the workplace. Positive words, deeds and attitudes multiplied by many creates a culture where people want to work, where they refer their friends and put in their best efforts. It’s really that simple!My Creds: MBA, Certified Recognition Professional, Forbes Council Member and GO SHRM blog squad contributor. Prior to joining CSI STARS, I worked at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and was Account Director at Youthography, a youth market research consultancy.