Company swags or employee gifts are part of every company’s work culture. Companies always wanted to leave a signature of their brand while gifting the employees.
These are always deemed as a token of appreciation and employers want to make their employees feel special. Most employers added SWAG (stuff we all get) to the gift that the employees loved. Employers always added a certain elegance and sophistication in selecting the gifts for the employees. It always worked in enamoring the employee.
The situation is now different. The corporate world is changing to new hybrid work culture. The regular desk employees are being replaced by a remote workforce who work from their homes from across the globe. Companies now have to manage employees situated at various time zones. Face-to-face meetings are now done through video conferencing. Company events are also being live-streamed, unlike previous times when everyone gathered over a glass of wine to celebrate success.
Remote work culture has its pros and cons. Employees get the benefit of working from the comfort of their own homes, they can save time, avoid traffic and spend more time with their families. However, constantly being inside the confines of their homes is having serious mental and physical repercussions. The social alienation, not being able to meet their colleagues, and constantly being on the computer are taking a toll.
Employee Gifting in This Age of New Normal
Every employee is struggling to adapt to this time and as an employer, your primary concern should be their wellbeing. People are struggling to stay fit as in most places, going outdoors is still difficult. Emotional health is suffering due to the uncertainty and lack of social interactions.
In these difficult times, give your remote teams gifts that can take care of their wellness and wellbeing.
Gift A Dose of Good Health
Gyms and fitness centers are closed for an indefinite time. However, your employees need to stay fit, especially during this lockdown period. Encourage them to carry on with their fitness routine by giving them a fitness device.
A perfect fitness device for home workouts will help your employees track their progress. Usually, these devices are pocket-sized that can be used to strengthen muscles, relieve pain, and speed up recovery.
These devices can be controlled directly from the smartphone. They are also connected to fitness apps that can be customized for muscle strengthening goals. The device allows customization of the workout intensity. These are definitely the next evolution in fitness. Your remote employees are sure to enjoy this.
Gift Workout Bands
Another great gift to motivate your employees to do exercises is workout bands. The workout bands come in a set of three and are great for multiple exercise movements. Your employees can use these bands for a range of workouts, from glute, hip activation, and strength techniques to warm up their entire body while performing a dynamic warm-up. Bootie Bands are ideal for assisting in CrossFit, Yoga, Pilates, Hot Yoga, and other workouts.
Anyone looking to increase mobility or muscle stamina and strength can use these bands, as they are used routinely by Personal Trainers and Physical Therapists. This will be an ideal gift to encourage employees to take care of their fitness regime when working out at home.
Gift a Key Grip to Avoid Surface Contact
In this age of COVID 19, everyone is scared to touch anything. We are constantly washing our hands or sanitizing them. A key grip will be an ideal gift for your employees. This key grip would avoid them have contact with any surface. Key grips help prevent the spread of germs by using a hooked keychain tool instead of the hands to do simple tasks, like touch a screen, keypad, or open a door handle, while in public places. Usually, key grips are made from 70% copper which has been shown in certain experiments to inactivate certain strains of human coronavirus in less than 60 minutes. Copper is also known for its antimicrobial properties and is claimed to kill 99.9% of harmful bacteria in two hours.
Gift a Portable Massager
Muscle tension is one of the common problems that remote employees are facing. Prolonged hours of sitting in front of the computer can cause muscle tension, muscle stiffness, or muscle pain. Bad posture also contributes to aches and pains.
A massager is something that your remote employees will benefit from. They will thank you for this thoughtful gift. Massagers are available in various forms from electronic massagers to manual ones. Some massagers provide only hot massages while others provide both hot and cold massages. Ideally, a hot and cold massager will be a better choice.
Gift Eye Pillows for Better Sleep
A good night’s rest is the key to increased energy and productivity. Help your employees sleep better with eye pillows. Eye pillows are nothing new. Traditionally, people have used them in various cultures for better sleep. These days eye pillows are available as branded products. Eye pillows will help your employees fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer by providing comfort.
Eye pillows melt away tension and promote relaxation. Eye pillows are filled with rice and they put acupressure on the eyes and promote better sleep. Eye pillows also reduce headaches. A well-rested employee is undoubtedly a happy and energetic employee who would be less irritable at work.
Gift Your Employees Essential Oils
Aromatherapy is an age-old practice of using essential oil to reduce stress and anxiety. Essential oils can be used in various ways. They can be included in an absorbent material like a towel, necklace, and bracelet and sniffed throughout the day. They can be mixed with common body oils like olive oil and applied directly to the skin. They can be used as aroma sticks. The most popular way to use essential oils is through a diffuser.
With homes having become the new workstations, your employees mustn’t forget to relax in their homes. What better way to do so than with essential oils? Gift essential oils with or without a diffuser and let your employees thank you while relaxing.
To Sum Up
Employee gifting is no more only about swag and branding. It has been replaced by care and concern. In this age of uncertainty, employees would appreciate a gift that shows that you care for their health and wellbeing. The gift should show your concern about them and how you want to help them to take care of their physical and mental health.
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