5 Common Holiday Gift Giving Mistakes – And How We Can Help You Avoid Them!
Feb 2, 2017
Excerpted from Mark S. Repkin's article "5 Employee Holiday Gift Mistakes" (Copyright 2009).
OMG - the Holidays are here already!!! Time to start thinking about party preparations, addressing greeting cards, shopping, budgeting PLUS doing all the other stuff you normally have to do.
Time is of the essence - and there is not ANY to spare. BUT - for the sake of company morale - sourcing and purchasing holiday gifts for your staff needs to be placed high on your “MUST DO” list. Here's how we can help you with this most important task:
- Let us review some of the most common Gift Giving mistakes,
- propose a VERY simple, cost-effective way you can avoid them, AND
- get this important job crossed off your list BY
- giving your entire staff the exact gift they want using the Gift Of Choice Program.
5 Holiday Gift Giving Mistakes You Must Avoid
Mistake #1: Wasting precious time sourcing and purchasing gifts.
Mistake #2: Assuming One Gift Fits All.
Mistake #3: Including the Price Tag
When employers give cash or gift cards, employees can't help but evaluate the amount given - and there is no disguising the price tag on monetary-based gifts. It is what it is. Basically, it's a value that will always be judged as too much or too little.
Mistake #4: Doing Nothing
You’ve got long-term dedicated employees who have been with you through thick and thin. That team who put together a work plan and successfully cut costs in a big way; the single parents who sacrificed time with their kids when you call an after-hours meeting; the assistant who took on additional responsibilities without so much as a complaint. Here’s your chance to say “thanks so much, you are valuable to us” in a tangible way.
Mistake #5: Achieving Little or No Memory Value
Can you remember who gave you cash or gift cards for your last Holiday Gift? Or what you bought with them, for that matter? Neither will your employees. You need to find a gift that is strongly related with your company and expresses your gratitude.