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6 Ways You Can Thank Your Employees This Christmas

Christmas is a time when you wrap up the year of work for you and your team and get prepared for a new one, whether you’ll be working down to the wire or taking an early break. 

It’s also the perfect time to reflect on the year and show your employees some gratitude for all their hard work over the last 12 months to motivate them for next year. 

So if you’re struggling to find ways to thank your employees this Christmas, here are six ways you can do just that and celebrate Christmas as a team!

1. Offer them flexible working hours over the festive period

We all have busy lives in the run-up to Christmas and over the Christmas break, some may have nativities to attend or some may just enjoy being at home more to celebrate Christmas with their family. 

This is why, if it’s possible, it’s a great idea to offer your employees flexible working hours over this time. Whether that means a more hybrid approach, or allowing them to work at any time in the day as long as they get their full daily hours in. If quality standards are already set, why does it matter what time the work gets done if it’s easier for them? 

Your employees will appreciate you asking if they’d like to work more flexible hours – it shows you’re thinking of their needs without them having to ask!

2. Appraisals with the opportunity for bonuses or a salary increase

What better way to thank your team than to reward their personal performance this year? 

You can do this by talking to each team member individually and reviewing their big wins and giving them a bonus or salary increase accordingly. This will make your team feel appreciated, and more importantly, motivated to work hard and produce quality work again next year! 

This is also a great way to thank your employees as it’ll encourage them to stay in the company for longer, rather than switching jobs to a company that has more employee benefits (especially if you didn’t already have many).

3. Christmas party in the office

Taking a break from work to have a Christmas party in the office boosts employee morale and enhances the relationship between your team members. 

This break can be as short as an hour or as long as a full day – but doing fun activities throughout the month is proven to be an effective way for your employees to feel appreciated and rewarded over the Christmas period. 

These activities could be a game or quiz, a feast or buffet, a dress-up day, or even taking some time to listen to classic Christmas songs!

4. Gifts or bonuses

One of the quickest and easiest ways to thank your employees is to give them Christmas gifts, these could be vouchers or a hamper full of goodies! These can be tailored to suit everyone in your team – so a simple solution to showing your appreciation this year! 

If your budget is a little bigger, another great way to thank your employees is by rewarding them with Christmas bonuses. These could be the same each year or vary depending on how successful the year was – either way, your employees are guaranteed to appreciate it!

5. Early finish on the last day of work

Who doesn’t love an early finish? 

If you give your employees the opportunity to leave early on the last day of work before the Christmas break – they will most likely get all their work done in order to take it.

6. Physically say “Thank you” to them

No matter which way you opt to thank your employees, don’t forget to actually tell them! Verbally being told that they are truly appreciated by the company they work for will be much more rewarding than the monetary value if they don’t already feel appreciated!

So, there you have it, six ways to thank your employees over the Christmas period. If you’re looking to bring new team members to your company in 2023, get in touch today and we can give you a helping hand in finding the perfect fit.

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