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Start Preparing Now for the Holidays

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With people back from summer vacation, most businesses have ramped up their activities and are well into a dynamic fall period. Workflows have returned to normal and productivity levels are soaring since staff is at maximum capacity. From now until the holidays, employees and management teams will have their hands full, so it’s crucial to plan recognition efforts accordingly. In most workplace cultures, it’s expected for employers to underline their teams’ accomplishments during the holiday season, often through gift card rewards. Many companies also thank their trusted partners in the same fashion. Here’s how you can get ahead of the game to keep everyone happy!

Include the Topic on Meeting Agendas

It may seem early to address holiday recognition, but this quarter zooms by quickly in most workplaces. To avoid a last-minute rush, start planning now! Include the topic on your next meeting agenda with management and HR teams to flesh out your strategy, identify who does what, and leave a comfortable window to execute everything. It’s been a difficult year for most, so it’s crucial to make employees and partners feel valued.

Personalize the Experience

Avoid one-size-fits-all presents—people feel genuinely appreciated when their gifts are personalized. Since team leaders and middle management usually know their staff best, talk to them! Determine which gift card suits each person’s likes and interests. If you wish, pair it with a card, signed by your whole management team, and highlight each employee’s contributions to the workplace. Even if it’s just a few words, this kind attention will go a long way.

Work With a Dedicated Gift Card Distributor

Once you’ve determined personal preferences, work with Gift Card Warehouse for a seamless procurement process. In doing so, you’ll reduce the workload for your HR and management teams and avoid any errors. For over 10 years, we’ve developed close relationships with top retailers and built a state-of-the-art fulfillment platform, with the option to have each order packaged individually for easy distribution. We are there to support businesses as they reward their people—it’s our expertise!

Beat the holiday rush by acting now! In doing so, you’ll design a well-thought-out recognition strategy and really wow your staff. Place your orders or create an account if you don’t yet have one—everyone will thank you!