8 Fall-Inspired Ways to Show Your Employees Appreciation

October 15th, 2013 by

Making an effort to show your employees that you value their work will help you keep them engaged. Staffers who understand that their contributions are helping their company reach overall goals are more likely to perform better and stay loyal than employees who are unaware.

Now that the cooler weather is here to stay, companies have several opportunities to show their employees gratitude in a fun way.

fall funTry out some of the fall-inspired ideas below:

  • Hold an office tailgate. With college and NFL football back, the fall months are perfect for this outdoor activity. Make it fun by providing typical tailgating food, like hot dogs and BBQ, and planning a few games, like corn hole and ladder golf.
  • Organize a staff trip to a local pumpkin patch or apple orchard to collect fall supplies.
  • Plan a group hike at a park near your facility. This is a great way to also incorporate fitness. Make sure participation is optional.
  • Create a spooky atmosphere at your workplace for Halloween. Add cobwebs to meeting rooms, put pumpkins on tables, and have candy corn available for your staff and visitors.
  • Coordinate a fun family activity, such as a hay ride or corn maze, at a local park or farm.
  • Invite your employees to participate in after-work soccer or football games for a more rigorous group activity.
  • Treat your staff to a breakfast full of fall flavors. Items can include apple cider, pumpkin flavored coffee, pumpkin bread, apple muffins and turkey biscuits.
  • Host a Thanksgiving themed lunch at your office. Supply the turkey, but encourage staffers to sign up to bring a favorite holiday dish.

Enjoy the fall season with your staff! For additional ideas to show your staff members that you value their contributions, please call a member of CAI’s Advice and Counsel Team at 919-878-9222 or 336-668-7746.

Photo Source: Forest Wander

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