Ready or not, the holidays are approaching fast! What a great opportunity to show your employees how much you appreciate them then with a big celebration during this festive time of year. End-of-the-year parties are the perfect way to thank your team for all they’ve contributed throughout the year. A winter holiday celebration might just make your employees ready to take on the new year and help take your business to the next level. Unfortunately, though, a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey shows that 30% of companies aren’t planning holiday festivities for their employees. Not only is this a missed opportunity to give back to your staffers, but it’s a missed marketing opportunity as well. You could distribute promo products to your employees as gifts, effectively accomplishing a double win for you and your employees: They receive free gifts while your business gains visibility. Here are a few ideas for your next employee celebration—any time of the year.

Fall Holiday Fun Every office needs to have fun once in a while to give employees a respite from the work week. Why not host a Halloween costume contest and give away awards and themed prizes emblazoned with your company colors and logo? These items could range from something as simple as a logoed stylus pen or as nice as a power bank for remote charging tech items. Or, hold a company Turkey Trot where participants wear branded T-shirts and can win logoed award medallions or prizes.

Holiday Gift Ideas If you’re one of the 42% of employers giving gifts to their staffers this holiday season (extra points if you do it at your winter party), why not gift them with a quality item that serves as a walking billboard for your business? Consider hoodies or a weatherproof jacket with your company logo. Your employees will wear your company’s name with pride and your brand gets out there, to boot. Another cool idea? Echo your holiday party theme with coordinating employee gifts.

Backyard BBQs Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned cookout? When the summer sun is hot and your employees are dreaming of the beach and vacation days, throw them a July or August party full of all their favorite treats. Plus: Give out water bottles they can take to the beach or a backpack to carry their gear that also shows their company pride.

The important thing to remember is that all your employees want to feel appreciated and valued throughout the year, so you don’t have to wait for the holidays to let them know how much they mean to you and your company’s success. Hosting a party to honor your employees and rewarding them with nice gifts at any time of the year boosts morale and retains good employees. To learn more about the human resources marketing services that we offer and how they can help your business, please contact us today! 


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