Over half of UK employees have never received a Christmas gift from their employer – we ask why!
At this time of year we start thinking about the office Christmas party and perhaps personalised chocolates as employee rewards for your hard-working staff. But did you know that recent research has revealed that that over half of employees have never received a Christmas gift from their employer?
Contrary to what you may think, it’s BIG companies that are the least likely to reward their staff. This doesn’t bode well for a motivated and enthusiastic workforce come January!
Why reward employees?
The simple answer is that people like recognition, and when we receive it we’re more inclined to work harder and strive for better results. So there’s three key reasons to reward your employees:
1) recognise hard work,
2) maintain engagement and motivation, and
3) increase loyalty and long term commitment to the organisation.
When saying ‘thanks’ isn’t enough
Yes, praise can be a motivator – especially when it’s given in full earshot of the rest of the team. But there’s no substitute for a personalised gift – however small – and no better time to give it than at Christmas. After all, it’s the season of goodwill!
So what’s a good personalised Christmas gift for employees?
Bearing in mind the cultural and generational differences of employees, it’s best to choose gifts that the majority will enjoy.
Whilst a cash bonus is a popular short-term incentive, employees are more likely to remember experiences – especially those they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. That’s why personalised chocolates fit the bill so perfectly!
Why are Chouchoute personalised Christmas chocolates special?
Chouchoute has been creating unique and exclusive luxury chocolates for businesses since 2002. Presented in elegant boxes with a wide choice of branding and gifting options, our chocolates are worlds apart from the high street brands. Our personalised Christmas chocolate gifts are tailored to your requirements – whether you want to single out individuals for their hard work or show your appreciation to an entire team.
It’s never too late to recognise great staff, and Christmas is the perfect place to start! So don’t let your workforce down this year – show appreciation where it’s due and start the festive season on a high. Speak to us today on 0121 314 3472.