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Finding good employees is hard, so once you hire a good team, it is important to keep them happy. They work hard for you, especially in home services busiest seasons. So how do you show your employees that you appreciate them?
You want to show your team that their hard work is appreciated, but what are some great gift ideas that they will really show them they are appreciated?
Gifts like Apple watches are great, as they are usually something many service employees can use, but may not purchase on their own. When thinking of something expensive, it is a good idea to ensure your employees do not already have them.
Another great gift idea is tools and high quality work gear. Your technicians will probably appreciate receiving something they can use for both work and personal use.
Since your team works hard, you may also consider providing them with something to receive stress and tension, like massages at the office or gift certificates.
You can also take your employees out for team building events. Send out a company survey asking your team what sort of activities would interest them and have them vote as a company on the top three. Spending quality time with your team outside of work will also strengthen your company culture.
Another great way to show employee appreciation is hosting annual company parties for employees and their families. You can host summer family picnics, holiday galas, pre and post summer “we made it through the season” events to wind down. These offer great opportunities to bond with your team, show them you care and also get to know their families.
Finding, hiring, and retaining good employees is a challenge. Showing them you care is crucial to building a strong company culture and creating loyalty. Get to know what they like by creating surveys and keep an idea list running. Whether it is as simple as offering gift cards or treating them to lunch, extravagant gifts throughout the year, or hosting parties that allow you team to bond and unwind, make sure to show your team they are appreciated.
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