Corporate gifts aren’t only appropriate for a company’s best customers, subcontractors or vendors – they are a great way to say thank you to your own employees. Don’t overlook the most important part of your organisation – the people who do their jobs every day in order to keep your business going. Need suggestions as to how to reward your employees with corporate gifts? Read on.
Promotional Gifts as Incentives
What better way to incentivise your staff members to do a better job – or continue to do a great job – than by offering them an extra incentive? Many times, corporate gifts do double duty in providing a reward for an employee whilst advertising your business. Programs such as employee of the month, special contests and recognition for everyday achievements lend themselves well to using promotional products as a prize. Things such as watches, high quality pens and stationery sets are thoughtful, useful gifts. For truly special prizes, consider more expensive items such as picnic sets, wine coolers, golf accessories or a warm winter coat as just the thing to show special appreciation.
Corporate Clothing Promotes a Team Spirit
The best companies are comprised of tight team players all working together toward a common goal. There’s no better way to make your employees feel as if they are part of an elite team than to provide them with matching corporate clothing featuring your company’s logo. What kind of promotional items work best? T shirts, polo shirts and ball caps are all garments that can be worn on the job. You may want to designate different colours for different departments in your organisation but use the same style to show unity. Jackets and singlets are also appropriate for certain types of businesses.
Create a Green Lunch Room
If you have a corporate lunch room or lounge for employees only, make sure it is eco-friendly by providing promotional items that will get used again and again. Instead of Styrofoam or plastic coffee mugs, stock up on thermal mugs or java cups and plastic water bottles that can even be printed with each employee’s name. This is also a great place to provide rechargeable batteries that can simply be plugged into a computer’s USB port to charge. Why not make available several thermal lunch bags to encourage your staffers to fill them up at home each night and bring to work the next day to enjoy a healthy midday meal? These types of promotional items in the break lounge not only show you care about your employees but also that you care about the environment.
In order to show appreciation to employees, corporate gifts do the job for a very cost effective price!