With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time you show a little employee appreciation for the team to recognize their hard work and dedication.
Running a small business is hard work, but you couldn’t get anything done without your employees. Whether you’re a team of 10 or 100, each and every person contributes to a whole greater than the sum of its parts and that should be recognized.
In this post, we’re going to tell you 4 creative ways to show your employees that you care holiday season. Read on and you’ll be able to create lasting memories with each and every one of them.
1. Give A Holiday Bonus
If you’re in a position to give your employees a small holiday bonus, surely nothing would be more appreciated. The holidays are a time of spending, so every little bit extra counts in everyone’s life. Small business finances can be tricky around this time too, though, so get some accounting advice and crunch the numbers before you decide to give a significant amount of money away.
2. Throw A Holiday Party
Throwing a holiday party is a great way to celebrate all the hard work everyone’s put in over the course of the year, and since Covid likely ruined last year’s holiday party, it’ll mean double. Let the employees choose a party planning committee and give them a budget to work with in order to book a venue, buy snacks, drinks, and games.
You can do a gift exchange and give employee awards out to enhance the party spirit. This is a time when people can relax, have a good time, and get to know the people they work with a bit better.
3. Gift A Small Token
After you’ve looked at the money and gotten your financial tips, you may not have enough revenue to give a holiday bonus. At the end of the day, money is nice, but it’s the holiday spirit and the thought that really counts.
Take it upon yourself to buy each employee a gift as a token of your appreciation. If you’ve got a smaller team, you can personalize each gift, but if you’ve got a lot of employees, get something more general that everyone will enjoy.
4. Decorate The Office
To give the office a relaxing ambiance around the holidays, set aside an afternoon at the end of November and gather everyone to help decorate the office. Go out to the shop and pick up lots of decorations and a Christmas tree that you can decorate the inside (and outside) of the office with.
The holiday vibes will boost office morale and have everyone working really collaboratively over the holidays.
Build Your Small Business Finances All Year Long
Celebrating your employees is a crucial part of the holidays, so think long and hard about how to integrate some of these appreciation ideas into your holiday plans. Before you do anything, however, you should make sure you’re accounting for how much holiday parties, bonuses, and gifts will cost your business. At Nolan Accounting Center, we can help you get your small business finances in order around the holidays so that you know exactly how much financial flexibility you have.