Today is a day after Christmas & I just received a gift an appreciation if you please from my Company. It’s not a big thing, but the fact that my employer appreciated my work and allowed me to chose a gift & made sure it got delivered around Christmas made me feel so good. I guess that’s why I feel it’s important to give 2 great reasons gifts for your employees matter
I love my job & irrespective of a gift or a recognition I would still work here. But my company has ways of appreciating its employees. Some employees snigger & say its a tax deductions others dont find the gifts to their liking. But employees like me appreciate them.
So I decided to do a short research to find do employees gifts matter and found these facts.
1. Gifts from an employer can make employees feel noticed and valued.
81% of employees who responded to a survey said they feel appreciated when they receive gifts from their employer.
56% feel recognized for doing a good job.
These gestures can positively influence an employee’s perspective of their employer, which can go a long way toward boosting morale and creating a thriving workplace.
2. Gift can make employees feel more connected.
Among the employees who reported receiving a “very memorable” gift—one clearly chosen thoughtfully, just for them—45% said that the experience made them feel more loyal to the company and more likely to want to work there longer.
That’s why it’s important to put thought into an employee recognition or an employee appreciation gift.
These facts intrigued me so, I started searching for stories when CEO’s have gone out of their way to gift their employees.
I am sure there are more stories out there, if you have a personal experience please leave a comment below.
a) CEO Dan Price who slashed his salary to give employees a raise.
When Congress is still debating to raise minimum wage to $15 we have a CEO Dan Price who raised the minimum wage at his company, Gravity Payments, to $70,000 a year. Many of his employees’ salaries doubled, while Price took a pay cut to $70,000 from nearly $1 million. What an amazing example to the rich & famous. Don’t just talk the talk but walk the talk or whatever!
If you happen to be a small business owner then you should check out Gravity Payments. You’ll be getting service from someone who cares about small business owners like you!
I read an article about how Zillow’s CEO decided to surprise all his employees by gifting them with an Apple TV. Wow. The very idea that your CEO thought of you as a person & not someone who works for you. The CEO had the heart to think & come up with an exclusive gift like that must have made Zillow employees very happy.
All the more reason for you if you are looking to purchase property to use Zillow to support a business that truly cares for its employees.
Since both these CEO’s were from Seattle I was beginning to wonder if the laid back style of the Pacific had something to do with this generosity.
But as it so happened there are others out there who are kind enough to share their wealth with their team!
c) CEO gives $10 Million as Christmas Gifts to Employees.
Employees of a large commercial real estate firm received a life-changing surprise when they were gifted $10 million in bonuses at their company holiday party.
Imagine your surprise when you are out at Annual Christmas Bash and then your Boss takes the mic & starts giving red envelopes with cheques -checks that were beyond your expectations! Wow! I bet many of those employees cried tears of happiness.
The best part is it was totally unexpected & on Christmas my favorite time of the year! Goodwill to all.
d) CEO of a Michigan Company gives every employee epic holiday gift
CEO of a family-owned Michigan company Lee Schoenherr decided to give each employee a share of $4 million, which comes out to about $20,000 to $60,000 per each employee.
Then there was Lee Schoenherr who decided to distribute $4 million between his employees. How thrilled each employee must have been. How grateful they would feel to be repaid in such a large amount. Their services being recognized in kind!
e) Luke Marklin,of Bellhops
A Chief executive, gifted his car to employee Walter Carr in Birmingham, Ala.
On July 16 after Carr walked nearly 20 miles to his first day of work when his car broke down. A fact that wasn’t lost on the CEO of Bellhops. What a wonderful gesture to gift a car to Walter Carr (whose name rhymed with a car but didn’t have a car).
So, why do these CEO do it? There could be many reasons not the least is that they all are great human beings who believe in promoting cooperation, among all mankind and understanding and profitability with love a theme a motto we @giftsforwomenatwork promote & live by.
These CEO’s also realize that the more we share our wealth the richer we get. When on this earth there is only that number of clothes, houses, cars you can own. At the end of your life you can’t take all the money you have earned. But if you were to share the money you have earned with other people you would’ve contributed something to this world.
That increase in the pay, that bonus would’ve helped someone to send their son or daughter to college or maybe travel and see God’s beautiful land.
I came across an author trying to help other authors sell a Million Books in 2021 I was impressed. Would you help the author?
What do you think?
Do you own a company or are you an employee?
Have you ever given or received a corporate gift? How did that make you feel?
Please do share your comments below.