This year hasn’t been easy for anyone with businesses forced to close their doors across the country since March. While many businesses have managed to keep things going from home or have opened up again, it goes without saying that staff and management teams have had to deal with a lot this year.

As a manager or business owner, you need to make sure that you are rewarding your staff in order to show that you appreciate their hard work. Below, we are going to offer some ideas to help you reward them at the end of the year. Read on to find out what these are.

Virtual Christmas Party

Everyone looks forward to the office Christmas party as this is where everyone can come together and have some fun. Of course, with COVID restrictions firmly in place across the UK, Christmas parties are looking more and more unlikely this year. For this reason, we suggest that you try a virtual Christmas party this year in order to reward your staff for their hard work. This is easier to organise than you might think but there are companies out there who can help. Don’t forget to organise the Christmas party, even if it is virtual this year.

Offer Christmas Bonuses

Another great idea for those who want to reward their staff this year is to offer some Christmas bonuses. This is a common thing for many businesses to do and staff look forward to their bonuses each year. Even if this year has been hard on your business, you should try to find a way to reward your team in whatever way you can. If you can’t afford cash bonuses, consider offering vouchers or a product that your business offers. Without Christmas bonuses, they may struggle to get through the holiday season this year.

Consider Promotions

When was the last time that you offered a staff member a promotion? If you have a team member who has been working overtime throughout the pandemic and deserves a bit of recognition, you should consider promoting them. There are ways to promote your staff without having to spend thousands of pounds on a pay rise. Some extra responsibility can go a long way. However, if you are giving a staff member a lot of responsibility, you will need to pay them accordingly so watch out for this.

Send A Care Package

If you really want to reward your staff after a tough year, you should consider sending them a care package. Some companies send out Christmas hampers filled with wine and cheese and while this can be effective, there are other ways that you can reach your team. For example, you could send out some items that might help them to relax such as candles or face masks. Each care package should be tailored to suit the employee if possible as this will show a level of personalisation that can go a long way. You might even be able to find a company that helps you to create these care package so have a look.

Try These Ideas

This year has been incredibly tough for many people so you need to make sure that you are offering your staff and rewards that you can. If you can’t afford to spend a lot of money on bonuses, try something else such as organising a virtual office Christmas party. Once you get things sorted out, your team will appreciate the thought and effort that you have put into this.