Rewarding Staff – Employee Appreciation Day

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For almost 25 years, the first Friday in March has become a celebrated holiday throughout workplaces in North America. Dedicated to recognising and rewarding hardworking employees, Employee Appreciation Day has given many leading organisations the opportunity to say thank you to their workforce.

Since 1995, Employee Appreciation Day has slowly become more globally and is now making its way into more and more countries; including the UK. Right now, the message of the day seems more important than ever.

Recent research conducted by online recruitment site, found that 54% of British employees feel underappreciated at work, and while many would think this related to salaries, studies have shown that it reflects the sense of value the employee receives from their employers. In fact, 40% of bosses interviewed acknowledged that not enough praise is given in their workplace.

To many organisations, the concept of setting aside already tight budgets to reward employees may seem a little bit tricky, however, recent studies prove that the alternative may come at a greater cost. Did you know that it costs around £30k to replace an employee in the UK on average, and as of 2018, 25% of new hires leave in the first year?

Making your employees feel appreciated is far more cost-effective than losing them.

Employees should feel valued all year round, not just on Employee Appreciation Day. So say thank you to your workforce for their tireless efforts with a huge range of bespoke gift items from our extensive catalogue. Designed to leave a lasting impression amongst your staff, we offer a diverse portfolio of fully customisable products that won’t break the bank.

From confectionery and consumables, to useful technologies and desirable gifts,  and everything in between, let Sycal help you keep your employees motivated. Find us online at or call us on 01234 841741.

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