There are so many reasons to celebrate and reward employees. And when carefully planned with experts by your side, each type of employee appreciation event provides a tremendous value. Increased employee engagement, drive, morale, creativity and retention can all start with a simple call to our passionate Amarillo catering company.
Our creative event planners can help you find the employee appreciation event idea that is the perfect match for your corporate success and goals.
Reasons to Celebrate with an Employee Appreciation Event
Commemorate Milestones Near and Far
Whether you are celebrating your company’s 100th anniversary or first year of service, also take note of each employee’s commitment to your company. Although management is keen to reward those who have been with their company for decades, it is equally important to recognize shorter milestones and what it takes to integrate into a new company. So be sure to thank your newest and most senior employees.
Feeling appreciated coupled with seeing the awards that can come in the future is incredibly motivating. When you have a different gift for each milestone—increasing in value with the years—employees are motivated to keep striving for success. But be sure to unite them all with your brand logo or colors to remind them that the big victories come when all their efforts unite.
Benefit: According to the O.C. Tanner Company, “recognizing milestones engages employees in your vision and inspires great work.”
Facilitate Co-Worker Recognition
An employee appreciation breakfast is a great time to facilitate positive peer reviews. Give each employee a budget to shop for a gift for a co-worker. Over some light pastries and fresh juice, each individual will share why they are proud of their co-worker. It can be for anything, from helping them get through a transition in their home life to taking on a risky or challenging project. This bonds employees while reminding them that their small acts and determination to keep advancing don’t go unnoticed.
Recognize Individual Employees
An employee appreciation lunch is a great time to surprise employees who have gone above and beyond with a gift in their honor. While you treat the whole company to a delicious meal, praise individual efforts and share that the company will make a charitable donation in their honor. This type of Amarillo award celebration is the perfect way to reinforce your corporate values and thank employees for their commitment to them.
Take the time to learn about your employees of honor so their success benefits a local organization or cause that they are passionate about. Doing so shows a genuine interest in them as a person and as an employee. It also reinforces your company’s commitment to fostering happiness in and out of the office. And we promise it works! According to Globoforce®, “employee happiness is one of the strongest results seen from recognition, with 86 percent of values-based programs citing an increase in worker happiness.”
Tip: Promote the individuals and their awards on social media. This way, your Amarillo employee appreciation event gets high achievers even more kudus while drawing attention to important causes in the community.
Announce a Corporate Award
Whether you made a best place to work list or won an Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Award for Business Excellence, make sure employees enjoy the company’s most recent award together. When you recognize that each individual contributes to the culture of success, employees become more personally invested in their work. People place greater value on things that are theirs, so let them know your company’s award belongs to them!
Form a Creative Think Tank
Some of the most unique ideas come to fruition when employees enjoy innovative cuisine at an inspirational Amarillo venue. An extended cocktail hour is a great chance for employees of different departments to mix and mingle while understanding that this is the time to throw out their wildest ideas. Who knows—one might be the key to your next big corporate award!
Over a seated dinner, many employees will be excited to share their ideas. But also set aside a time for employees to present their creative brainstorming as a department or small team. This is a great way to foster teamwork and help those who are less confident in their public speaking share their ideas.
Tip: A nutritious menu that bursts with flavor coupled with hydrating drinks helps fuel brains and maintain energy so the creative ideas keep flowing.
To start planning your exceptional employee appreciation event backed by the confidence that comes from working with the most talented Amarillo catering company, contact us online or give us a call at 806-350-7580.