The holiday season is the perfect time to celebrate your organization’s accomplishments for the year and praise your employees for their hard work. Organizing work festivities gives management an opportunity to thank workers for their service and dedication and also creates a caring atmosphere throughout the company. It’s a great season to celebrate the year’s accomplishments.
Holiday parties are a traditional way for businesses to celebrate. Depending on the size of your company and your holiday budget, there several different ways you could organize a party. If you want to plan a large gathering, consider doing an after-hours event, such as dinner, where employees could bring their families. If you prefer to keep your costs down, schedule an in-house lunch, where only employees would attend. You could have your lunch catered, or have a potluck.
While meals are a good time to gather employees together to share in the holiday spirit, not all companies have the time or resources to organize an event. Some places may prefer giving to show staff appreciation. If your organization has had an especially profitable year, consider sharing the wealth through bonuses or company gifts. Small gestures of thoughtfulness go a long way as well. Writing a personalized card to employees shows them you recognize their efforts and care about them.
Participating in charitable activities is also a great way to bring employees closer together. Plan a group outing where coworkers volunteer at a soup kitchen or school. Staff could collaborate to adopt a family, providing food or gifts, or bring in items to donate to a food pantry.
Regardless of how you decide to celebrate at your workplace, the important thing is to show your recognition to the people you work with each day. The holidays are a great time to let others know you care. Here at Penmac Staffing, we’re grateful for you, our clients and associates, who make our jobs possible. We’re happy for the privilege to work with such dedicated individuals. Enjoy your holiday season.
Penmac offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday, December 25, 2014.