Many Chicago businesses realize that a happy employee is more productive, more loyal, and has better attendance and attitude than an unhappy employee. Obviously, pay and rewarding work are important factors in an employee’s happiness but sometimes the missing ingredient is just acknowledgement for a job well done. At one progressive employer in Chicago, there was a weekly acknowledgement of some employee’s contribution and it was celebrated by an announcement to the whole work force and with a small reward. These rewards were coveted by everyone, even though it wasn’t a monetary award.
Many of the best rewards were ones that an employee could take home and enjoy with their family. Things like a restaurant coupon or theater tickets were the simplest form but a custom gift basket would have to be the best and most appreciated idea for a reward that I can think of. Think of how nice corporate gift baskets would be to bring home to share with the family. The best part for the employee is explaining to the family it was for a job well done. Chicago themed gift baskets are another outstanding choice as a reward. Any of these gift basket ideas can be customized for a particular company, job, or functional area, making them not only a great “perk” but seemingly the perfect nod to that outstanding effort. Unique gift baskets can be made to order and delivered weekly, if desired, right to your company.
Wondering how to customize a gift basket for your employees? Just contact the folks at www.thoughtfulpresence.com and give them the general idea that you have and you will be delighted at what they can put together for your special recognition award. Don’t wait to show your best employees how much you value their contribution to your company’s success.