5 Things Companies Can do for Employees this Christmas

12 December 2022

Christmas is a time to be merry. It is the perfect season to bond with family and friends and yes, even work colleagues or company staff. The majority of your day is spent for work; and ensuring that you have a good relationship with people in your company is a major plus for your retention strategy. You don’t want to lose quality or talented employees because you weren't setting aside time for fun in the office.

Since COVID-19 restrictions have been really loose for a long time now, a typical company has no reason not to organize a get-together or party for the employees, and even if it's just a simple gesture, it will surely be appreciated by the staff. A business owner should know that it would mean a lot to the employees and show them gratitude for the hard work they’ve put out the whole year.

So what are the ways to show gratitude for employees this Christmas? We list down some suggestions below:

1.Give them a Christmas Bonus.

Some business owners might think that this is an added expense and don’t see it as investing in their employees. When they are happy and satisfied with the payment they are receiving, it’s more likely that they will do their job better and won’t go looking for other opportunities that will be able to give them more.

A performance bonus can be given to those who excelled which brings us to our next suggestion.

2. Award the excellent employees.

Christmas almost means the end of the year so by December, you would have 11 Best Employees of the Month. Choose who excelled the most among all of them and give them what they are due. Award them for their service to the company. For example, someone who got the most sales can receive extra commission. Or the employees who have stayed in the company for more than 5 or 10 years can get an extra bonus. Those who delivered an exemplary performance and were given high evaluations by their supervisors can be awarded with cash prizes as well.

3. Organize a Christmas party.

As mentioned above, there is no more excuse not to have a face-to-face party. If you don’t have a human resources department, have a committee who will be in charge of organizing a Christmas party that everyone wants. This committee will be responsible for conceptualizing a theme, getting prizes for the raffle draw; making sure there is enough food and drinks (should be delicious) for everyone to enjoy; create a program flow and script for a host, decorate the venue, and then, advise everyone to bring a gift or have them make coden ames for themselves and one by one, they will pick who they will give a gift too. They should also be instructed to wear clothes according to the theme.

4. Give them a paid holiday break.

Most of these people are burnt out from the busy year and would like to take a week or two weeks off but can’t afford to. You can offer to have a mandatory but still paid holiday break for the employees. They can use the time to recharge, reset, and enjoy with their loved ones without thinking about any work after a long time.

5. Upgrade the office.

When the people are on break, why not consider upgrading the office? You can use the time to declutter, check for holes and cracks, repaint what needs to be repainted and fix what needs to be fixed. And then, you can make a huge job order of ergonomic furniture that your employees will absolutely love. It will give them the convenience and comfort while they are working for 8 hours nonstop. It will assure that they will be in good health. They will work more efficiently and productively and have more motivation when, for example, they can use a desk bike while working or stand up conveniently whenever they want to. They also would have the experience of no or minimal body pain.

We list down some items that can be bought for employees. When bought in bulk, you can enjoy discounts from FlexiSpot.

Pro Plus Standing Desk E7

You’d want a desk that’s stable and has a reliable weight capacity. The E7 is both. It is BIFMA-certified which further guarantees how stable the desk is. Its leg columns are thicker than the usual while the column gap is scientifically designed to be 0.05 mm, ensuring a smooth lifting operation. It can hold the weight of two adults easily, ready to accommodate the weight of 355 pounds.

The base structure is made of solid carbon steel, reaching an automotive-material grade. Even if your items aren’t evenly placed on the desk, you can be assured that this will always be stable.

You can also be ensured of its durability, the E7 being made to last after passing 20k motion tests in the FlexiSpot laboratory. You would even be entitled to a 15-year warranty upon purchase!

You’d love its sleek appearance with a laser-welding technique used for its frame. It features a holeless leg design that is aesthetically pleasing. It is temperature-resistant and has an anti-wear coating which makes sure the color is consistent for many years to come.

Its adjustable height range is from 22.8” to 48.4”, providing a user-friendly experience for people that stand 4’2” to 6’4”.

It comes with an embedded cable tray that is conveniently hidden under the desktop, which makes your workspace organized and visually pleasing. It makes use of a premium keypad with USB charging ports, four programmable height presets, and a child-lock button.

Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair

This ergonomic office chair features a 3D lumbar support system, 135-degree lounge tilt, and 4D adjustable armrests. The elegantly curved backrest will conform to the neck and spine that will provide the maximum headrest and lumbar support. The armrests are adjustable in four dimensions that contour effortlessly to the arms and elbows. It is made of Italian-imported chenille and K+R temperature sensitive fiber that provides maximum ventilation and the most delicate of fabrics. It also features the best-in-industry Samhongsa Class 4 Gas Lift which guarantees that this chair will be able to handle whatever you throw at it.