Top Tips to Make Christmas Better for Your Employees

Christmas can be a busy and stressful time of year for everyone. However, through your rewards schemes, benefits and business culture; you can bring the joy of Christmas into the workplace.

1) Encourage the use of your discounts platform

Reminding staff of your voluntary benefits platform can be an excellent way to both save them money and encourage uptake of other benefits. Wider Wallet PLUS is a combination of both eye-catching discounts and a one-stop shop for all your employee benefits. With offers on everything from luxuries to supermarkets; employees can save on just about every part of Christmas Day. Effective communication of your discounts platform throughout the festive period not only helps your employees save on their Christmas spending, it can also help save on your National Insurance contributions throughout the year!

2) Give your staff a small gift

Gifts are a great way to boost morale and spread goodwill. From gift cards to chocolates, Wider Rewards Christmas has a range of options to suit any budget. All our gift options are fully customisable and able to be sent dual branded. Red Letter Days conducted research concluding that 55% of employees do not receive a gift from their employer at Christmas so take this opportunity to say thank you, using this as a springboard for creating a culture of recognition in your business.

3) Give your staff the gift of time

A part of what can make Christmas so stressful is the pressure of trying to fit everything in! Christmas present shopping, nativity plays and family commitments can put a huge strain on the time of your employees. Encourage flexible working hours over the festive period, allowing people to enjoy the Christmas build-up without the stress. You can also use HolidayFlex to allow your staff extra time throughout the year, whilst also saving on your salary bill!

4) Enjoy it!

Christmas is a time for fun. Try and bring a little of the spirit into the workplace. Try decorating staff areas, or bringing in festive favourites such as mince pies and gingerbread to spread some Christmas cheer. Appoint someone to dress up or run a Secret Santa. These little gestures may not cost much; however they contribute to the fun and excitement that comes with the holiday season. You will be surprised how a small gesture can make a big difference.

5) Keep the personal touch

The final tip that we can offer you is: make sure you keep it personal. Whether it is by utilising Wider Rewards Christmas or giving your staff a mince pie, ensure that it comes with a personal touch. Handwrite cards to those employees who have made significant contributions to the company, or take the time to personally thank people for all their hard work throughout the year. You will be surprised at how much it will mean to your employees!