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Employee and Client Recognition: How Gifting Can Build Better Relationships

With the year coming to an end, it is important to recognize the efforts of employees and relationships with clients. A normal year runs with it’s ups and downs, but 2020 has proven to be one of the most difficult things to adjust to!

This year has been a year of adjustment and flexibility, which was the key to keeping many businesses open. The option to work-from-home was one of those alternatives that became the only option. By now everyone that was forced to adjust has adapted to the new work style. But that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a struggle. And that’s something that as a brand, you must appreciate and recognize in employees.

“To be able to work at home successfully takes all of the following: motivation, perseverance, good work habits, no excuses, balance, accountability and action” – Byron Pulsifer. There are a lot of good habits that contribute to an efficient employee working remotely and these are skills that need to be highlighted and celebrated. The question is – how do you make sure that your employees feel appreciated? The answer is to provide them with gifts that invoke the feelings of recognition, celebration and reward. 

Recognition is important because it highlights the efforts employees put into the business as well as their ability to adapt in an extreme situation like the pandemic. A feeling of celebration is to let the employee enjoy their efforts and celebrate everything they have done. And lastly the reward is to give them something tangible that they can have as a memento or something that they can find value in. 

This goes to say that it is important to appreciate your employees, but just as importantly your clients. They have continued to do business with you and provided a stable healthy relationship during a time where both the health and economy of the world is extremely unstable. Providing gifts that invoke these feelings can also strengthen a client relationship because they also deserve to be recognized, celebrated and rewarded. Here is a list of some items that you may want to consider for holiday and end-of-the-year gifting below that are sure to be appreciated. 

A practical gift set that anyone could use. It includes the P529 2-piece black gift box, T237 Goldie wireless speaker and T1026 Mission powerbank. convenient use of this set serves as tech items that will definitely come in handy. They’ll be able to charge up on the go or enjoy music through wireless bluetooth connectivity. 

This Appalachian Sherpa Blanket provides comfort and practicality, especially with the end of year bringing in colder weather. The blanket is lined with sherpa to provide extra comfort and warmth. This item will give your client or employee the feeling of warmth and luxury that they deserve.

A tech item that will give them a reason to celebrate are these Skullcandy Indy Evo True Wireless Bluetooth Earbud. Wireless earbuds are becoming very popular for their innovative technology and convenience. This is an item that will definitely get a lot of use and be appreciated by whoever receives it.

Sometimes when working from home the work-life balance of an individual can get blurred. So an item like this Fireside 6-in-1 Multi-Game Set that comes with 6 classic family games (chess, checkers, backgammon and tic-tac-toe pieces, dice and playing cards) is the perfect way to encourage some quality family time that is much needed.

Caffeine can be an essential part to anyone’s morning routine or an aid for an afternoon pick-up. With this Personal Espresso Set, it’ll make their mornings or afternoons a little bit luxurious while enjoying that extra shot of energy.

This next item is a versatile CamelBak RPET Pivot Belt Sling. It has its practical use for carrying items around while keeping the hands free. The nice thing about this fanny pack is that it is made up of 70% recycled materials that is surely to be appreciated by eco-friendly enthusiasts.

A gift is a token of appreciation that lets the receiver know that they provide extreme value to the giver. It’s not just about who they get the gift from but it also matters if the gift makes an impact on the receiver. The importance of end of the year recognition for employees and clients is crucial for a business. When receiving recognition it gives a person a sense of purpose and satisfaction which in turn creates healthier relationships. The items listed above provide a sense of recognition, celebration and reward in different ways that will help to reinforce a good relationship between employees and clients.

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