Over the past few months, the working world has changed dramatically; and working from home (WFH) has become the new normal. As we move into week 12 of lockdown and working from home, we notice more than ever that employees are under a lot of strain. Trying to fit in a full day’s work, while managing children, home-schooling, exercising and household chores, is no small task! More so than ever before, employers need to show support and appreciation towards employees to ensure that morale remains high. In this short blog post, Spicers of Hythe have you covered with three ways to show employee appreciation during uncertain times…
The gift of giving
Employee appreciation and recognition is fundamental to any organisations’ success. One way to make employees feel valued and appreciated in this uncertain time, is keeping motivation high with a special gift. Whether this is a handwritten card or a delicious hamper, either way is great to shake up morale while incentivising motivation. A small gift sends a clear message to staff to say they are valued! Our Corporate Hamper section is full of handcrafted hampers that are guaranteed to deliver that ‘WOW factor (we’ve popped our favourites below too !) . See our Corporate Hamper selection here.
Tower of Treats - £22.62
Coffee Lovers - £27.15
Golden Glow - £31.47
Sharing a digital G&T with your colleagues
For those still working remotely, virtual gatherings are still really important! Maintaining the fun, social aspect of work should still be a high priority for all businesses, as it keeps the lines of communication open. Trying to pencil in a ‘team drinks’, Zoom quiz or a cup of tea and catch up will help to bring people together. Having something to look forward to each week can also help incentivise motivation and also help staff to feel supported.
Providing relevant support
Employees who feel valued and appreciated by their employers are infinitely more likely to go above and beyond for a company and hold themselves accountable for their work. Employee care has always been a part of any manager’s to do list, but now, more than ever, you need to consider the support needs of your staff, as they could be dealing with extra stress to adjust to the new ways of working, anxiety about the future or money worries.