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Holiday Bonus Alternatives

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it is a time for appreciation.  It is not only important to make sure you are hiring the right person, but it is equally important to ensure you are keeping your workers happy.  Holiday bonuses are not always feasible, but here are some alternative ideas for employee gifts this year.

  1. Paid time off (PTO) is a gift that is always appreciated.  You can give your employees a day off that they can use at their leisure.
  2. Breakfast or lunch can be a valuable gift as well as a chance for team building.  By providing lunch and a little downtime as a group it gives employees a chance to discuss happenings at work and build camaraderie that they may not otherwise have a chance to do.
  3. Stock the break room for the week.  You can fill the fridge with favorite drinks and the counters with fun holiday snacks for everyone to graze on.  A food day is an inexpensive way to show them you care.
  4. Send each employee a personal thank you card with something that they do that is important and special.
  5. Sign employees up for continued training in an area of interest to them.  By offering this as an employer, you are showing them that you support them in their work endeavors and back them with continued support and resources to perform their job functions.
  6. Offer your time to mentor them on a project that they are struggling with, or are having a difficult time starting.  This is a great way to connect to your employees and also to guide them.

It can be in any form you like, but this holiday season appreciation is a valuable gift to your employees and for your business.

 

Follow-up Your Interview with a Thank You E-mail

Thank You neonThe interview is over; it is now time for the thank you note. A thank you note is an absolute must! Even though the delivery method is changing from a written note to an email, this is one step that should not be skipped! Each person on the interview panel should be sent a personalized letter. The rule of thumb is within 24 hours of your interview. The conventional method of sending a thank you note has previously been via mail.  This practice is now considered outdated and too slow.  The current recommendation of HR professionals is to send a thank you note via e-mail.  The note should be around a paragraph long.  Do not write an essay. Keep it brief, professional and courteous.

Sending a thank you within one day of your interview will ensure that your name stays fresh in the decision makers mind.  Write the thank you note in the body of the email, and do not use an attachment.  Personalize your message, and thank the interviewer for his/her time. People are more likely to remember what they talked about over what you talked about, so be sure to mention something that the interviewer said. Proofread your e-mail twice before hitting send.

The bottom line is that a thank you note shows your appreciation; it is a great way to keep top of mind in a long list of candidates, as well as shows you are a prompt and thoughtful person.

Send Your Thank You Via E-Mail

The interview is over; it is now time for the thank you note.  A thank you note is an absolute must!  One should be sent to each person you met with in the company you interviewed at.  The rule of thumb is within 24 hours of your interview.

The conventional method of sending a thank you note was via mail.  This practice is outdated and too slow.  The current recommendation is to send a thank you note via e-mail.  The note should be around a paragraph long.  Do not write an essay. Keep it brief, professional and courteous.

Sending a thank you within one day of your interview will ensure that your name stays fresh in the decision makers mind.  Write the thank you note in the body of the email, and do not use an attachment.  Personalize your message, and thank the interviewer for his/her time.  Proofread your e-mail twice before hitting send.

The bottom line is that a thank you note shows your appreciation, is a great way to keep top of mind in a long list of candidates, as well as shows you are a prompt and thoughtful person.

The Modern Thank You

The interview is over; it is now time for the thank you note.  A thank you note is an absolute must!  One should be sent to each person you met with in the company you interviewed at.  The rule of thumb is within 24 hours of your interview.

The conventional method of sending a thank you note was via mail.  This practice is outdated and too slow.  The current recommendation is to send a thank you note via e-mail.  The note should be around a paragraph long.  Do not write an essay. Keep it brief, professional and courteous.

Sending a thank you within one day of your interview will ensure that your name stays fresh in the decision makers mind.  Write the thank you note in the body of the email, and do not use an attachment.  Personalize your message, and thank the interviewer for his/her time.  Proofread your e-mail twice before hitting send.

The bottom line is that a thank you note shows your appreciation, is a great way to keep top of mind in a long list of candidates, as well as shows you are a prompt and thoughtful person.