My 5 Favorite Things About Corporate Holiday Parties

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Everyone is planning where the dinners and events will be hosted and finishing up holiday shopping. With the holidays around the corner and morale at its peak, it’s such a great and easy time to put a smile on faces around us.holiday-parties

Getting Everyone Together:

For corporations and employers this is done through holiday parties. The backbone of every organization is its employees, so showing appreciation for their effort towards company goals is always nice around the holidays. To do that effectively, some special event or occasion is a must. This is a great time for everyone to mingle outside of the corporate world and get to know each other on a different level.employees-fun

Gifts:

Corporate gifting is a unique opportunity for an employer to encourage, appreciate and motivate talent. It’s said that talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships, and it is so true. Teamwork is the essence of success for any corporate company. Gifting enhances the corporate culture and forms the bond between employees to work as a team. To achieve success companies need to build teams that thrive to achieve greater heights; recognizing talent and rewarding it is a great way to inspire that.gifts

Bonuses:

For many corporations, holiday time is the time bonuses are acknowledged. Everyone looks forward to the extra cash that they are about to receive. Even the smallest bonuses make a big difference in the eye of the employee.bonuses

Time Off:

The holiday party is of course done differently for each company. For some its done during office hours where everyone loves having the down time. For others, it’s a chance to get out early from work and enjoy a fancy night out. Some holiday parties are even hosted at the boss’s house. Those extra days off are just the icing on the cake. In the cold winter months, staying in with your family and friends is just the best time.time-off

Recognition/Awards:

Employee recognition is the acknowledgement of an individual or team’s behavior, effort and accomplishments that support the organization’s goals and values. People know when they’re valued, and they should have a good idea of their value to the organization. Monetary rewards can skew this notion of value, linking it to cash when it should be linked to appreciation of extra effort and smarts. Money is appropriate much of the time, but it’s not the only – or even the most effective – motivator. Treat employees as valued team members, not as numbers. Most of the time it’s the best way to recognize a valued member.awards

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