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Whether employees are celebrating one year, 50 years or any milestone in between, organizations can commemorate their anniversary with the Stock Service Pin. A customized message card adds a special touch. GEMPIRE / Floral Promotions PPAI 113471, S5 www.gempire.com Cheers From Peers The best employee-recognition programs include opportunities for colleagues to recognize each other. Peer-to-peer recognition is 36% more likely to have a positive impact than manager-only recognition. Source: Society for Human Resource Management Budgeting For Appreciation Programs Annually, businesses spend about $3.25 billion on merchandise for employees. They budget an average of 2% of payroll for employee appreciation programs, but this number can vary from 1-10%. Source: Zippia Feeling Good When you say a kind word or thank someone for their work, research shows that it sparks oxytocin in the other person. As a result, they feel happy and confident about their contributions. Want to boost morale? Show some appreciation. You can make those positive feelings last with promotional products. Thanks, Boss! Managers are the least likely to receive recognition for their efforts. They give recognition three times as much as they receive it from their own bosses, according to Gallup. Senior leaders and business owners can turn to promotional products to thank leaders at all levels within their organizations. It’s The Little Things So, you don’t have the budget to send your team on an all-expenses-paid vacation? That’s OK. Nearly half of employees (46%) say simple surprises like a lunch or thank-you note from their boss make them feel appreciated, according to Zippia. About one in four workers say they would also feel appreciated if their company hosted an event like a holiday party or cocktail hour. Save The Date: National Employee Appreciation Day National Employee Appreciation Day falls on the first Friday in March every year. In 2023, the commemoration happens on March 3. Employers can use the day to thank employees for all the contributions with luncheons, awards ceremonies and logoed merchandise. Campaign Collateral Featuring a frosted, elongated shape and four slices to reveal the inner design, the Vivacity Art Glass Award makes a statement at any recognition ceremony. Each art glass item is hand-made and includes a gold or silver color blast. Moderne Glass Co., Inc. PPAI 112536, S10 www.glassamerica.com Raise a toast to retiring employees or celebrate new employees’ achievements with an Etched Bottle of Chardonnay. Each bottle is handcrafted in California and features a custom-etched logo or personalized text. Add an optional color fill for an extra wow factor. A+ Wine Designs PPAI 173549, S4 www.apluswinedesigns.com | SEPTEMBER 2022 | 49