If you’re a busy manager—and, let’s face it: the words busy and manager are practically inseparable—then you might not think you have time to show employee appreciation. But, considering that 64% of Americans leave their jobs because they don’t feel appreciated (you can read about this statistic and more in our Day-to-Day Recognition White Paper), taking that little bit of time upfront can save you eons down the road.
This all makes sense; but, NEWS FLASH: you’re still busy!
At Baudville, we get it. Which is why whenever we develop new employee appreciation products, we always ask ourselves this question first, “Is it easy to use?” If we can’t answer yes, then it gets chucked into the brilliant-but-useless idea graveyard. Yes, we’re ruthless; but we do it for you!
You’ll be happy to know that several products made it past the gauntlet and into the winners’ circle this round. Here they are:
In Good Company – Business Cards with a Twist. We definitely did all the legwork for you here; you just need to add your five seconds of hand work! Simply pick out a card that represents the person you want to recognize, fill in his or her name, and deliver. If you have a Chief Imagination Office, a Professional Game Changer, or VP of Positive Mojo on staff, then these are the perfect notes for you.
Talking Praise – Fun Desktop Notes.
With 3-D being the big buzz this year, we thought we’d create our own notes that stand up, stand out, and stand apart from all the other flat note cards out there. Choose from one of six designs, write a quick note on the back, fold to make the word bubble pop out, and leave it on your recipient’s desk. What a fun, colorful, surprise way to give your praise!
Pop of Praise. When we talk to our customers, we commonly hear, “Don’t make me think!” Well, guess what? It is possible to give thoughtful employee appreciation without having to put hours of thought into it. Pop of Praise notes are perfect for quick, spur of the moment recognition—that happens in seconds! They’re available in three messaging themes and the notes inside are a random assortment of related messages. Just pull a note (it already says what you want to say), sign it, and stick it. What do you think of that?
I Rock Today Sticker Set. I just wrote about these in my High Five for Friday post; but since they are still as awesome today as they were last week, I am bringing them up again. For a modest 37¢ per sticker, you can give someone bragging rights for an entire day. That’s a little bit of pocket change and a couple of minutes with a Sharpie for a long lasting memento of your admiration.
Memo Clip & Sticky Note Gift Set. These are sort of a hybrid tool: part gift, part handwritten note. And, the come in seven different themes! You can write a note of appreciation on one of the sticky notes, attach it to the clip, and present one to everyone on your team. They get a meaningful reminder of your appreciation; plus a memo clip and a pad of notes they can use at their desks every day.
Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She’s been writing for Baudville for three years and has worked in a variety of business settings for more than 18 years. Before becoming a professional writer 11 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She’s what we call a true believer!