As the trend toward remote work continues, it's more important than ever to find ways to appreciate and recognize your remote employees. Showing your employees that you value and appreciate them can help increase their motivation and job satisfaction and improve retention. Here are three employee appreciation ideas for remote employees that can help ensure your team feels valued and appreciated for their hard work and dedication.
I. Recognize Them via a Company-Wide Slack or Teams Channel
One simple way to show remote employees that you appreciate their hard work is by recognizing their accomplishments publicly. A great way to do this is through a company-wide Slack or Teams channel. Publicly acknowledging employees' hard work and achievements can help make them feel valued and appreciated. It also encourages other team members to congratulate them and join in the celebration.
II. Plan a Virtual Team Celebration
Another way to show appreciation for remote employees is to plan a virtual team celebration. This could be a virtual happy hour, team-building event, or even a small virtual party. Make sure to keep in mind everyone's time zones and schedules so that everyone can participate. It's a great way to build camaraderie and celebrate your team's accomplishments.
III. Show Your Appreciation with Specialty Coffee
While non-monetary appreciation is effective, it's important not to overlook the power of tangible gifts. Tangible gifts can help create a sense of connection and appreciation; they're a great way to show remote employees that they're valued. If you're looking for a unique, high-quality gift option, our corporate gifting program offers sustainably and ethically-sourced specialty coffee that will leave a lasting impression.
When you choose our coffee, you help protect and preserve our planet. In addition to other initiatives, 1% of our gross annual sales is donated to environmental nonprofits and these contributions are independently certified by 1% for the Planet.
Our coffees are excellent gifts for employees, clients, prospects, and vendors that will resonate with their palates and align with their values. Leave them feeling delighted, energized, and - most of all - appreciated.
Our corporate gifting program is built on flexibility. Our offerings include 12 oz. bags, prepaid monthly subscriptions, and gift cards. You're also welcome to customize your selections per team member. Gifts can be shipped directly to each recipient or to a central location for you to distribute. We have a variety of single origin coffees, decaf, and seasonal blends available and you're welcome to choose one or more specific coffees for your team or allow us to choose from our most popular offerings.
"Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times."
- Steve Brunkhorst
At the end of the day, remote employees are just as valuable as in-person employees. They work hard, adapt to different environments, and contribute to the success of the company. By showing appreciation for remote employees, you are not only fostering a positive work culture, but you are also building a stronger team. Small gestures like recognition, virtual celebrations, and gifting specialty coffee can make a big difference in how remote employees feel about their work and their company. By taking the time to show appreciation, you can ensure your remote employees feel valued and motivated to continue their hard work.