Parties are a great way to boost morale and to learn more about your employees and caregivers. You could go see a movie as an office, reserve a room at a restaurant. Or simply have a potluck at your office after hours. The key to throwing a party is to make sure to leave the office talk behind. Don’t discuss numbers or the latest report. This is a time to relax and show your employees you have appreciated everything they have done in the past year.
If you are a supervisor and want to do something special for your department, consider doing a potluck for a lunch hour.
For most individuals, the holidays can be a very stressful time financially. Giving your employees a little boost during this time will show them you care. If you own or run a smaller home care business, you can still recognize your caregivers with smaller bonuses or even gift cards. This is still something they will remember and be grateful for in the new year.
A great example of a fantastic gift card for a caregiver would be a gift card to a local gas station where they could fill up their tank for free. Caregivers mostly drive from location to location. Other ideas would be a gift card for an oil change or for their tires to be rotated. This shows you see the hard work and sacrifices caregivers put into the business.