How to Celebrate Your Employees Who Work Remotely

Man Pictured from Behind Sitting at a Desk with a Laptop on his Left and a Monitor in Front of Him During a Team Video Call

It has been a little over a year since many companies went from working in an office to working remotely. This change in operations has meant a change in company culture for many businesses, and many companies have had to get creative in maintaining open lines of communication, employee morale, and a feeling of comradery among teams at work. One way to keep up morale and help employees feel like they are part of a team, even from their respective home offices, is by utilizing employee appreciation initiatives. If your company is one of the many who have decided to continue remote operations, either temporarily or permanently, here are a few ideas for celebrating your employees who work from home:

• Virtual team lunches or happy hours: Most food and beverage delivery companies allow you to send virtual gift cards. Send your employees each a gift card that they can use to purchase a meal or alcohol delivery, and then get together over your conference call platform to update everyone on company news, play games like bingo or trivia, or just chat and catch up.

Send your employees branded company swag that they can use at home: From logoed mugs and mousepads to polo shirts, drink tumblers, and more, branded business promotional items that your employees can use at home and while on video calls helps them to still feel like part of a team while remaining separate. Some items can even be useful for employees who have video calls with clients, because the clients can see your employees using or wearing the items that have your logo on them while on the call, which helps to reinforce brand identity!

Create an employee recognition program: It goes without saying that employees who feel appreciated at work are happier at their jobs and even perform better. Set up a program for recognizing your employees’ achievements, whether it is a submission form that can be used to send in compliments that are compiled and distributed on a regular basis, an email chain that is used to call out everyone’s accomplishments periodically, or even a lottery that is held on a periodic basis to choose one employee who is spotlighted and wins a special prize.

There are many ways to celebrate your employees while working remotely, from virtual get-togethers and logoed business promotional items, to recognition programs that celebrate achievements and more. While working as a team may look a little different from our home offices, we can still find ways to feel connected and make sure our co-workers and employees are appreciated!

Promotional Kit Ideas for Your Business

Make a lasting impression by sending out promotional kits in the mail to clients or employees. When contemplating what business promotional items to include in your kit, it is best to consider items that are practical, useful, and fun. These kits are meant to be special, so here are some ideas for when sending them out makes sense for your business.

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Welcome New Employees & Engage Remote Workers

With more people working from home, it can be difficult to stay connected as a company. Boost productivity and make your employees feel appreciated with a special delivery. Although the items may be simple, it is all about presentation. Drinkware is always a reliable and welcome option such as a branded, insulated coffee mug with a lid. This is perfect for hot morning beverages like tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, plus it protects against spills from making their way to a laptop in the event it gets knocked over. Include a warm greeting to go along with the gift and you are sure to bring a smile to your employees’ faces.

Boost Virtual Event Registrations & Increase Engagement with Attendees

Thanks to technology, virtual events have played an integral role in making and maintaining important business connections. You can make it a bit of a contest by stating the first 100 registrants will receive a special gift in the mail. As the event takes place, offer to mail out fun branded products such as a T-shirt, stress ball, or sticky notes that feature the logo of your company.

Introduce Your Brand

What better way to get your name out there to prospective clients than sending a little swag out in the form of a branded kit? You want to start out on the right foot, not simply by stating you go the extra mile, but by doing it. Taking the time to put together and send something to introduce your brand not only gets your name out there but also gives a positive first impression. You can get creative with pens or other writing utensils or send out a calendar perfect for an office.

Announce a New Product or Service

Stir up excitement about a new rollout by sending a carefully curated promotional kit. Digital advertising, social media, and word of mouth are all great ways of getting the word out, but you are certain to boost the buzz by mailing out branded products that are on-theme with your announcement.

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