Company Culture
September 14, 2021

4 Pandemic-Proof Ideas For Virtual Employee Appreciation

Employee appreciation day is fast approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about how to show your employees that you’re thankful for all the hard work they do--even in the middle of a global pandemic!

But the key to retaining talent and boosting productivity is showing your employees appreciation 365 days a year. And since most of us are either fully or partly virtual these days, it’s not like you can just throw a pizza party in the break room. That’s why we put together this list of 4 ways to show your virtual employees just how much you appreciate them.

4 Ideas For Virtual Employee Appreciation

Get Social

One way to show your employees how much you appreciate and recognize their skills is with a social media recommendation onLinkedIn. It will only take a few minutes to write, but it will show your team members how meaningful their work is. It’s also great for your company, because it shows people that your team is made up of talented, hard working people.

Random Recognition

Employee appreciation doesn’t have to be a big production that happens once a year. In fact, to keep your team happy and motivated, it’s best to remind them often how important they are to the company and to you. So when you notice someone going above and beyond or simply delivering high-quality work without fail, make sure to say something or send a quick note.

What if you could recognize your employees for their hard work while actively working towards your company’s goals of sustainability? Well, with the Evergreen app for Slack, you get two birds with one stone. For every recognition you send, the receiver can plant a tree to offset carbon emissions.

Home Workstation Upgrades

Whether your team is permanently remote or you're just riding out the pandemic from your home office, having the right WFH station is key to keeping employees motivated and healthy.

Most remote workers don’t even have a separate room to use as a home office, let alone the latest ergonomic tools to keep them healthy and comfortable. These less-than-ideal working conditions can lead to neck and back pain, carpal tunnel, and poor posture.

You can keep your team comfortable and reduce the likelihood of future health problems by offering home workstation upgrades for your remote teams. Offer items like:

●     Ergonomic keyboards

●     Standing desk attachments

●     Blue-light glasses

●     Monitor stands

●     Foot rests

●     And more.

Get Competitive

Every now and then, it’s fun to get competitive. Let people unleash their creativity and fighting spirit with low-stakes contests throughout the year.

Try out one (or more!) of these fun competition ideas:

●     Desk decorating contest

●     Pumpkin carving contest

●     Quizzo and trivia

●     Team health challenges (step-count contest, 5k, etc.)

●     Cartoon caption contest

 

Fun and silly events like these take people’s minds off how crazy things are right now, and having a shared goal can boost company morale.

Virtual Employee Recognition With The Click Of A Button

When it comes to employee recognition, keeping it simple and quick is the way to go. The Evergreen Slack App helps you boost employee morale even in the middle of a pandemic. With the push of a button, you can recognize your team and take another step toward carbon neutrality. Schedule a demo today to learn more!

 

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