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While remote work has its perks, many employees find themselves feeling disconnected from work and many will have actually been working longer hours without getting paid. This is why it is worthwhile finding ways to show that you care about your employees and appreciate their hard work throughout the pandemic. So, what are a few of the best ways to show your employees that you appreciate them?
Extra Time Off
In terms of gestures that will be best appreciated, it is hard to beat extra time off. Many people have been feeling exhausted and burned out in recent times, so extra time off could be just what your employees need and will give them a chance to get away now that life is slowly returning to (almost normal).
Take Them Out For Lunch
Another thoughtful idea is to take them out for lunch. People have been working remotely for a long time now and many working relationships have suffered. Therefore, taking them out for lunch could be a good chance to reconnect and for some face-to-face time with the boss. You could also arrange a team lunch or social event as a way to bring people together again now that restrictions are being rolled back.
It is hard to go wrong with chocolate as a way to show your appreciation for someone. Chocolate gifts sent to your employee’s homes will be a thoughtful gift and show that you have appreciated their hard work during this challenging period. You could even include a handwritten thank you note as a way to express your gratitude – this is sure to be appreciated and could strengthen your bond.
If your business has plans to continue with remote work moving forward then gifting home office equipment will be thoughtful. Many people had to adjust to remote work very quickly and may not have many of the things that can make this easier. A new office chair, ergonomic equipment and an office plant are just a few ideas for gifts that will be appreciated.
Food Delivery Vouchers
Food delivery has become hugely popular during COVID-19. A great way to show your staff that you care is to gift them food delivery vouchers, which allows them to enjoy a tasty meal at home on the business.
This post should give you a few ideas for ways that you can show your employees your appreciation for their hard work during what has been an extraordinarily difficult period for all.