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High-Five your way to Employee Appreciation Day

Looking for ways to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day? Check out these fun and quirky ideas to show your appreciation to your hard-working employees.

Employees are the soul of the workplace. Business exists to solve problems, and employees are the ones who help to solve them. Work is more than just a means to an end for human employees. It gives them a purpose and meaning to their daily lives, and believe us, your employees do their best.

Today is dedicated to recognising and thanking employees for their hard work and contributions to the organisation.

It's an excellent opportunity for employers to show their gratitude and let their employees know how much they value their efforts. Here are ten ways you can celebrateD-Day:

1. Personalised gifts

Gifting is a display of admiration. Show it to your employees by giving a personalised gift

– a gift card to their favourite restaurant, a handwritten note, a mug with their name on it, or a small desk plant – and watch their mood switch up

2. Company meals

People like to eat food – a pizza party or a company-provided meal is a great way to reward your employees. You may have a large team who cannot meet at a common location. In that case, send them a company-sponsored delicious meal.

3. Provide an extra day off

You could provide a paid day off or a day where they can use their earned leave. It's a great way to show that you value their time, recognise their efforts, and want them to take a break and recharge.

4. Conduct a skill development workshop

Invest in your employees' skill development by conducting a workshop or training session. You could invite a guest speaker or have an in-house training program that helps your team improve their skills and knowledge.

This gesture has the dual benefits of upskilling your people and showing that you care about their professional growth. It can help manage their work better and increase productivity.

5. Host a sports day

Organise a sports day for your employees. It could be an outdoor activity or an indoor game tournament that allows everyone to unwind and have fun. You could also encourage team building by having them participate in sports like cricket, football, or board games.

Sports help promote coordination among individuals from different departments.

6. Implement a wellness program

We at Kenko love fitness, and you can promote the well-being of your employees by implementing a wellness program.

It could involve simple things such as providing gym memberships, healthy snacks in the office, or organising a wellness challenge. This gesture shows that you care about their physical and mental health.

7. Have a casual dress day

Relax the dress code for the day and allow your employees to come to work in casual attire. It shows that you understand the importance of a comfortable work environment and want the people in it to feel at ease.

8. Offer flexible hours for employees

Express your gratitude by offering them flexible hours for their work. Commuting can take up significant hours of productive time. Offering flexible hours to employees can allow them to avoid rush-hour traffic and commuting hassles, saving them time for their families and self.

9. Host a happy hour

Plan a happy hour after work for your employees to socialise and relax. You could rent a local restaurant or host it in the office. It's an excellent opportunity for everyone to connect and build stronger relationships.

10. Give them a health plan

A great way to show that you care for your employees is by caring for their healthcare. You could provide them with a health plan that provides benefits for them and their families. By taking care of their health, you can show that you care for their financial and well-being.

The best way to show your employees that you care is by getting The Individual Plan by Kenko Health. In this plan, you and your family get over 50% off all their medical bills. Be its lab tests, medicines or getting daily essentials. The health plan from Kenko takes care of your every need.


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