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It’s the most “wonderful time” of the year. Employees are thinking about family wish lists, braving the mad shopping dash, and rockin’ office parties. Most enjoy and appreciate a sentiment from their employer this season, whether it’s a simple party or gift, or a big shindig. Here are some fun ideas for your employees to enjoy this holiday season:
Give employees fewer working hours and more time to spend with family. This is probably one of the top choices among those in the workforce. They appreciate time off to spend with their loved ones around the holidays.
Host a staff Christmas party or holiday dinner. Hold a simple party at the office with holiday music, catered food, and decorations, or opt for a large party with rented space for a formal dinner or cocktail party.
Give gifts of appreciation. There are several ways you can go with this, just show your employees that you appreciate their hard work. Gourmet food and treats, gift cards for a nice restaurant or movie tickets are all things that employees typically enjoy.
Decorate the office with holiday cheer. Make an afternoon out of it: turn on the festive music and provide hot cocoa for all. Employees can help decorate together and the office will be filled with holiday cheer.
Donate to local charities and get your employees involved. Each and every year, Freedom Services holds a Toys 4 Tots gift exchange. Everyone draws the name of another employee and has to buy a children’s toy with that person in mind. Each person wraps their gift, and then they are exchanged at the office party. After we have enjoyed opening “our gifts”, they are then donated to Toys for Tots for the holiday season.
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