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Fun Ways to Show Employees Thanks This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here, providing a perfect opportunity to let your team members know how much you value and appreciate their hard work. In fact, expressing employee gratitude at work is a lot more powerful than you may think. Studies show that organizations that encourage employee happiness outperform their competition by over 20%.

Here are a few fun ways to show your employees gratitude this Thanksgiving:

Office outings: Show your gratitude by taking your team out of the office for a Thanksgiving lunch or dinner. Or you can enjoy other activities together, including sports, team retreats, local happy hours, volunteer work, team building excursions, and so much more!

Giveaways: Giving employees gifts, or small tokens of appreciation, can be a great way to say thank you. These can be as small as promotional items and/or gift cards, or as large as gift baskets or tickets to sporting events, concerts, and festivals.

Competitive employee benefits: Offering top-tier benefits won't just show appreciation, but will help retain your best talent and attract a better talent pool. A typical benefits package includes health, vision, and dental, but larger, corporate-style benefits, such as those found with an HRO partner like SynchronyHR, can also include retirement plans, discounted tickets, pet insurance, telemedicine programs, legal coverage, and so much more!

Flexible hours: Whether it’s coming into the office later in the day, or being able to leave the office earlier, employees may enjoy the ability to schedule some flexible hours during the holiday season. This flexibility could also include a half-day in the office, or “work-from-anywhere” day.

If you are looking for new ideas on how to thank employees, or are interested in enhancing your current employee benefits offerings, SynchronyHR can help! Get in touch with us today.


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