The Best Ways for Businesses to Show Employee and Client Appreciation

December 02, 2016

Better “Thank You” Gestures


Try tailoring your gift to the individual. Is it for a client who is always drinking coffee or tea? Find a nice travel mug and include a gift card for a local coffee shop near their location. Is it for an employee who has been working harder than usual? Reward them with a dinner-for-two at a high-end restaurant.


Company Field Trips


Getting out of the office with your team for the day can be a great opportunity to connect with employees and boost their happiness quotient. Let them give you some ideas of what they would enjoy and make the most of it. Look around your area for events, tours, or fun day-trip locations like a winery, beach, state park picnic, go-karts/arcade, art classes, and more, or even stay in the office with a “board game day” and a fancy catered lunch. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures for social media!


Client Loyalty Rewards


Just as retail or food establishments reward customers for their continued patronage, so should you with your best clients. Think outside the box and avoid standard dinner and drinks fare as a reward, save that for a more genuine gesture of thanks.


Unexpected Appreciation


Do something memorable for birthdays, promotions, or new additions to their family. A gift card that aligns with the event or a unique experience to celebrate. If they’ve been doing business with you for a long time, a nice discount on their next invoice with a personalized message on the bill will mean the world to them.
Check out the infographic below for a handy reference!




Employee and client appreciation is a key part of any successful business. Feeling appreciated goes a long way toward better productivity and overall happiness at work. In fact, a Glassdoor study revealed that 80% of employees say they’re motivated to work harder when shown appreciation by a superior for their work.

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