Did You Give a Happy Thanksgiving to Your Staff?
Today is almost Thanksgiving when we offer thanks to our friends, loved ones, family. But what about your employees this holiday month. How will you thank your
employees, the very people that power your business and profit and may be on call for you right now?
“Truly, from bosses I liked, anything was great because I appreciated that they thought of me. From “bad” bosses, anything would annoy me. You can’t make up for being a jerk with a token of any kind once a year.”
Ideas for inexpensive but really appreciated gifts to thank your staff – this holiday season- gift cards to grocery stores or department stores, a gift certificate from Amazon all given with a nice personal handwritten note.
How To Thank Staff All Year
- I just did a blog about your need to bill 85% of your client hours. When a care manager does bill’s 85% write them a handwritten thank-you note being grateful all year long for having the amount of productivity to keep the business thriving. Handwriting is not a lost art. It sends a message that you take the time, personally, to really celebrate what the employees do for your business.
2. Send a handwritten thank-you note to thank your employees, to each staff member during the year applauding something they did. Thanking your staff for something specific may be the ultimate reward. If you do it selectively yet authentically, a thank you note may be pinned above your employee’s desk for years. Create a formal letter recognizing your employee’s achievement. Sign it and use the company’s seal to give the letter something extra. If you really want to do it right, frame it.
3. Name an employee of the month in your newsletter with their picture. Give them a gift to tell them you are grateful for their hard work. Create a formal letter recognizing your employee’s achievement. Sign it and use the company’s seal to give the letter something extra. To thank your employees right, frame it too.
4. This year if you do not feel safe hosting an in-person party to thank your employees, have a virtual employee holiday party and mail gifts ahead of time to all employees for being such excellent care managers and for billing the 85% you need them to the bill so you will all have employment.
5. When COVID is gone, plan employee picnics, birthday parties, anniversary parties to thank them publicly throughout the year.
6. B.J Curry- Spitler, one of the first and I might say the greatest care managers, founded Age Concerns in San Diego in 1982.BJ was a master at giving thanks to her staff. She gave gifts of massages to her care managers. A brilliant gift, a massage recognizes the tough emotional work that care managers do and their need to take care of themselves- which you as their employer are doing.
Thank your staff throughout the year.
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