Is the fourth quarter a busy time of year at your company? It certainly is for us here at Baudville! We’re launching new products, taking orders for employee Christmas gifts, engraving trophies for award ceremonies, and getting ready for the start of the New Year!
With so much going on, it’s easy to forget to say thank you and appreciate your team’s efforts. It’s important to remember that when we’re really busy, appreciation is more important than ever! Recognition and praise can keep employees engaged, productive, and happy at work.
Managers can’t let recognition fall by the wayside just because things are busy!
To help managers appreciate their team during the busy season, we’re just released four new recognition themes and over forty new employee gifts. Our new recognition themes give managers fresh ways of expressing their appreciation and inspiring staff, and each has unique employee gifts that you’re going to love!
The new themes are each very different and are best used in different situations. Here are my recommendations and new product picks!
The new “You are a Star” recognition theme is great for recognizing employees for their unique contributions. I recommend the colorful on-the-spot items that you can use to encourage your team on the fly. For the most motivation for your money, create a stockpile of memo clips, fun pin packs, and Pocket Praise mini-note cards. These items are all around $3 each or less!
To honor an individual or team at the end of a big project, choose a gift from the “Thanks for Making a Difference” recognition theme. This theme acknowledges all the small acts that go into a big goal, and provides an important reminder to look for the little things that make a big difference in accomplishing your goals. My favorite new gift in this theme is a sleek silver kaleidoscope. Not only is it a unique employee gift, but you can personalize it with up to three lines of engraving!
A new theme for recognizing teamwork, “Supreme Team” should be used to encourage teams during a busy season in business. Pass out water bottles or Twist Top Tumblers, pens, and wrist bands to your team at the start of a busy week to promote teamwork, remind the group of important goals, and let them know you appreciate everything they do!
It’s important to recognize managers, too. The new “Leadership Begins with You” recognition theme is perfect for thanking the individuals who lead teams. If your managers don’t feel appreciated and receive positive feedback for their performance, they won’t be able to effectively praise their employees.
When you make recognition and appreciation a part of your work routine, you have the ability to influence employee and company performance through increased engagement and productivity. Use one of these new recognition themes and their corresponding employee gifts to show teams appreciation and keep them motivated during the busy fourth quarter!
Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too) and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.