Employee Rewards and Recognition Gifts that Appeal to the Modern Workforce
Your firm has been constantly evolving, and it’s only natural that you hire more hands to help out! But, as you might have noticed during your interviews, the faces you meet are getting younger, with many Millennials and Zoomers in Singapore now entering the workforce.
Whether it’s their first job or fourth, these youth prioritise opportunities for growth, work-life balance, flexibility and, most importantly, positive workplace culture. Before you struggle to attract and retain these talents, it’s time to rethink and reshape your approach to employee rewards. Still, the question remains: What are good gifts for employees, especially ones that will appeal to the modern workforce? Here are 3 of the best employee rewards and recognition gift ideas, backed by findings!
Between all the concerts and exotic travel destinations being posted on social media, the top of the list should come as no surprise. In fact, a study conducted by YouGov and Grab found that 89% of Singapore Millennials value experiences in their lives, as much as, if not more so than material possessions.
While you might not be able to grant them extended vacation time, dining experiences and creative workshops make great employee gift ideas too. With The Ultimate Dining Gift and The Ultimate Workshop Gift, your workforce gets the added benefit of choosing their perfect gift, removing the headaches of planning employee rewards on your end.
Alternatively, you could always give gifts to employees based on their interests. Foodies and beer lovers will definitely enjoy a culinary journey set in complete darkness, a tour in an urban brewery, or a Japanese multi-course meal with seasonal menus. A day out throwing axes and yoga on water are great fits for the thrill-seekers — both alleviate stress as well, so they can come back to work re-energised and motivated.
The introverted workmates might find an immersive 45-minute virtual game and a creative workshop where they can paint their own designs on a camera more suited to their pace, both being enjoyable activities that they can experience solo!
When it comes to employee appreciation gifts, nothing is better than the freedom of choice. But, asking each individual for their idea of a perfect gift is going to be a time-consuming venture. That’s why Giftano Gift Cards are a great middle ground — they act like cash, and are a gift of recognition that motivates your workforce. Plus, your recipient can choose from over 1,000 gifts including drinks after work, relaxing spa experiences, and the highly-coveted tickets to exotic destinations.
Having relied on Zoom and a plethora of other project management softwares during the pandemic, Millennials and Zoomers are no strangers to tech. From this connection comes a love for tech gifts! In fact, a study conducted by Meta has shown that they constantly look up electronics as a gift idea, which is why we’re sure they’d love to receive their own.
Even if they are young, muscle fatigue and cramps are a given for the worker who spends many hours grinding away on the work laptop. Provide them instant relief for tight knots, aches and pains with OGAWA’s high-quality portable massagers like the OGAWA “Tuxedo”, Mobile Shiatsu Lite, and Eye Touch Pro.
Alternatively, consider JBL’s Live Pro+ TWS if the team is still working remotely on certain days of the week. These fast-charging, wireless earbuds are noise-cancelling and come with 2 beamforming mics per side for clear audio quality on those important business calls plus meetings.
On top of tech gifts, don’t drop the ball on other employee rewards and recognition gift ideas that improve their quality of life. While Millennials and Gen Zs might not always be forthcoming about their struggles, this Anti-Anxiety Notebook comes with journal entries for in-the-moment support, reducing anxiety and managing stress — a step in fostering a positive workplace culture that they seek.
Naturally, being a safe place to discuss interests also helps with nurturing that sense of belonging. In this instance, employee gift ideas can be used to break the ice, like this cocktail connoisseur poster and beer connoisseur poster for alcohol enthusiasts.
Sustainability is another big thing for Millennials and Gen Zs, a finding that’s backed up from a survey conducted by UOB, which is what makes these 20oz Stojo Bottles great gifts for employees in that age group. Not only are you able to personalise the bottles, they’re collapsible, made from eco-friendly food grade silicone material, dishwasher-safe, leak-proof, lead-free, and reusable. For a more office-friendly option, this 500ml LARQ Bottle is not only double-walled to keep coffee or tea hot, but it can also self-clean for purified water on-the-go.
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