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How to select a gift for your employee?

Whatever be your profession, it becomes important that you are highly motivated at all stages to perform your best. In the corporate world where work can sometimes get monotonous, employers are faced with the problem of keeping their employees’ spirits high. And corporate gifts came into being. This acknowledgement of their efforts for the company goes that extra mile when it comes to motivation.

Many factors play an important role when it comes to corporate gifting. First comes the all-important question, how much should you spend. Once you’ve figured out a budget the next daunting task is how to find a gift that the employee actually likes. This could be easy if it’s a small firm and you know your employees personally, quirks and all. When the question of corporate gifting arises in a significantly larger corporate it becomes important that you get something that will definitely be liked while the choice is also professional.

Here’s how you can ensure you’ve picked the right gift for your employees:

1. The first and most important role is to not play favourites while picking gifts. The exception to this rule is when someone’s performance has been truly outstanding at work.

2. Remember to put in a bit of thought while gifting because otherwise the purpose of gifting will be lost.

3. The easiest way to pick a gift that will be appreciated is to find something that is practical and be useful to the employee.

4. It goes without saying that every employee has a desk. So gifting desk accessories, Vases, photo frames, very small potted indoor plants will definitely be appreciated and also make the workplace look more appealing.

5. Gift boxes are also a great idea and if they are customisable then all the better.

6. Sweets and chocolates or mini treats are universal gifts and will always be appreciated unless the employee is diabetic. Even then you have the option of gifting sugar-free goodies.

7. Personalized note pads and pens are a fab idea. It is a simple way of advertising your company and creating brand recall value. Also, you will be instilling a sense of belonging in your employee.

8. Fidget toys like stress balls are also a nice idea as they help in reducing work stress and add a playful touch to your workstations.

9. Coffee mugs are a tad predictable but if you are looking to personalize them according to your company’s brand image, the employee’s personality, or their position at the office it can serve as a good gift.

10.  Gift cards and vouchers are a no-brainer. This gives the employee the chance to pick something of his or her liking.

11. Award trophies are one of the best choices when it comes to corporate gifting. Captions like ‘best employee’, ‘best multitasker’ etc. will be much appreciated.

12. no workplace does not use a computer. So fancy mouse pads with comic book heroes, movie themes, company’s brand logo, etc. are also good ideas.

4 Perks Of Working From Home

During the pandemic over the last year and a half, many people began working from home. Because of this, a lot of companies realized that they don’t actually need their employees to come into the office and they can instead continue to work from home, even once pandemic related restrictions are lifted. For most people, this is a positive thing. But some still have their reservations. Why wait until when you retire to live the life you want to live with more time for yourself? If you’re not sure if you are happy about working from home or if it’s right for you, here are 4 perks it can bring.

No Commute

Not having to commute to work means saving time and that is always a good thing! Not having to drive, bus, walk, or take the train to work each day will save you several hours a week depending on how far your commute was. Now you will have extra time to get ready in the morning, spend time with your family, or catch up on sleep! Not having a commute also cuts down on the wear and tear you are putting on your car or the money you’re spending on gas, so it’s an all around win.

More Opportunity To Travel

Having to go into work physically every day means not being able to go out of town when you want to without having requested time off ahead of time. But when you are working remotely, you have the ability to work from just about anywhere in the world that has internet. This means you’ll have more opportunity to travel, especially on a whim. If you are willing to accept that you will have to work when on vacation, you can enjoy the benefits of taking vacations more often! A change of scenery is always good. 

Take Breaks When Needed

In a structured office schedule, you likely get a lunch break in the middle of the day but not much else. When working from home, you can take a shorter lunch if you want to and take more small breaks throughout the day if you need them.

Set Your Own Hours

Going into work means you’ll have to be there when they tell you to, and leave when they say you’re off. One of the great perks of working from home is that you can set your own hours more or less and start a little earlier or later in the morning if you need to, and stop working for the day once you get everything done. There is also an opportunity to work a lot more than needed or asked which may help you to take more days off! 

Get a job that allows you to work from home and start enjoying all of the benefits of it!