Practical Gifts Show Workplace Appreciation in a Tight Economy

March 31, 2009
Today's troublesome economy might make it difficult to justify flowers or company-paid lunches – traditional ways to honor support staff on Administrative Professionals Day. This April 22nd, Sodexo encourages employers to think about an Esteem Pass incentive gift card as a more tangible and practical way to reward hard work and loyalty.

"It's more important than ever to recognize employees who are helping your business succeed during a tough economy," said Vincent Hillenmeyer, president, Sodexo Pass USA. "Gift cards are becoming popular for all kinds of giving opportunities and are very practical for a workplace setting and are proven morale-boosters."

Hillenmeyer added that gift card programs can be the foundation of a company's recognition and reward program and help establish a culture of recognition, which is a cornerstone of employee engagement.

Esteem Pass affords employees flexibility, as one card is accepted at a network of leading popular retailers with more than 20,000 locations, from apparel and restaurants to home improvement options. This gives each employee/recipient the option of shopping at one of their favorite stores and purchasing a little luxury or a practical present. Cards are offered in amounts from $10 to $500.

Employers also can customize the card with a special message, corporate logo or the recipient's name, reinforcing the significance of their reward.

Learn more about workplace appreciation options.

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