With less than 2 months until Christmas, it won’t be long until the humming of Christmas songs start to echo through the office.
With most companies having already started looking at ways to celebrate the festive season, there are some which refuse to do so. According to a study by Perkbox, 41% of offices fully embrace the Christmas spirit, whereas a close 38% are workplace Grinch’s.
Christmas is the perfect time to reward your employees for their continued hard work and there are plenty of ways to do it. Some companies tend to buy their employees personalised gifts. While others offer incentives during the quiet period to help boost morale and sales. In addition to arranging activities in the build up to Christmas; Christmas jumper days, office decorating competitions, Secret Santa, baking festive cookies and arranging a Christmas dinner.
The Gift of Giving
Gift-giving can go a long way in the eyes of your employees. According to research by Instantprint, 94% of employees would like to receive a gift from their employers at Christmas in order to feel valued and appreciated. However, studies by Perkbox show that a massive 45% of employers don’t give their staff any gifts!
A small show of gratitude can be important for your workforce. Something as simple as an early finish, a Christmas gift voucher or a free bar at a party. As a result, this can help boost morale, loyalty and productivity in the workplace.
The Office Christmas Party
An office Christmas party is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season. It’s an excuse to strengthen relationships between different departments as well as giving your employees a chance to get to know each other. Employers can also use the event to hold an award ceremony to give recognition to hard-working individuals.
A study by Perkbox shows that 86% of organisations will host a Christmas party for their staff. Event planning platform Eventbrite puts the cost of parties at £42.48 per head, while in London the cost increases to £56.49 per employee.
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