The Best Way To Show Employee Recognition

By Mariah Bourne

National Employee Appreciation Day may have already passed, but there’s never a wrong time of year to show employee recognition. If your employees have been taking initiative and providing high-quality work, this shouldn't go unnoticed. The more you can genuinely give rewards and recognition to your team, the better. After all, they’re the backbone of your business.

One of the most common ways to show your employees that you care is through gift-giving. But all gifts aren’t created equally. Giving thoughtful, unique gifts that align with your company values and make a lasting impression on your team will make your employees feel valued.

Why Is Employee Recognition Important?

Most of us have had the experience of waking up and going to a job where we felt overworked and unappreciated. Don’t let that be your employees! Small rewards and recognition promote a healthy, happy company culture.

Employee recognition also increases the likelihood that your employees will do their best at work. The law of reciprocation shows that when someone receives a gift or reward, they feel obligated to return the favor. Of course, this shouldn’t be your main reason for gift-giving, but it is an added perk! Letting your employees know that you genuinely appreciate them with heartfelt gifts will boost employee engagement and productivity.

What Makes A Good Employee Recognition Gift?

Choosing the best employee recognition gift can be difficult. No matter what employee recognition gift you decide on, gifts that show appreciation should always be:

- Useful
- High-quality
- Personalized
- Thoughtful
- Diverse
- Memorable

Gift boxes will always be among the top choices when it comes to employee appreciation gifts. If you choose the right products, gift boxes can be an embodiment of all of these qualities. People are no longer interested in boxes with generic jams and company mugs. Today more than ever, consumers are buying brands they align with through their story or mission. They’re also looking for unique brands with healthy, natural ingredients.

Giving The Gift Of Food

You can never go wrong with the gift of food. It’s a great way to show your employees how well you know them while creating memorable experiences. Not to mention, everyone loves good food! 

At Good Food Brands, we offer gift boxes with delicious, health-conscious snacks and beverages curated by experts. Giving the gift of food shows your employees that you care about their well-being. Food also has the power to bring people together. This is especially important since many companies are still completely remote or hybrid. Your next Zoom meeting will be full of laughs and conversations about how you saved someone a trip to the market and the stories behind the brands you included in your gift box.

Try Out Good Food Brands Gift Boxes

At Good Food Brands, we offer the versatility of customizable gift boxes with a variety of unique brands you won’t likely find all in the same place. Most of our featured brands are vegan, gluten-free, and made with all-natural ingredients. Since all of our brands are either minority or women-owned, showing how important diversity is to your company values will be at the forefront. Our boxes highlight snacks and beverages created by:

  • Black-owned or Black-led businesses
  • Asian-owned or Asian-led businesses
  • Latinx-owned or Latinx-led businesses
  • LGBTQ+ owned or LGBTQ+ led businesses
  • Women-owned or women-led businesses

A business built on employee recognition and appreciation will go far. Next time you want to show your employees how much you care, do it through the gift of food. Choose from one of our expert-curated gift boxes or learn more about creating your own custom gift box.