Employee appreciation is more than just recognizing the excellent work our team has done; it’s about acknowledging their value in the organization. Gratitude for our employees increases motivation, creates connections with our colleagues, builds trust, and ultimately makes us work better together like a well-oiled machine!
That’s why, on top of our regular recognition efforts, we host an annual Employee Appreciation Week (EAW) – because really, where would we be without our employees? Our people are invaluable assets to our organization, and that calls for a celebration.
This year, we tackled EAW in a hybrid work setting. With some employees working from home and some returning to the office, our festivities remained low-key, as things continue to slowly open back up in our communities.
To set the tone for the week, leaders prepared personalized, handwritten thank you cards which included messages of recognition and appreciation signed by all the Partners at WalterFedy/AEC. Everyone was also invited to choose a branded swag item including cozy Roots zip-ups, windbreakers, Bluetooth headphones, and vegan leather duffel bags.
We continued the tradition of daily gift card and big-ticket prize draws, with offerings from local restaurants and bakeries, trendy home gadgets and appliances, invigorating spa packages, ski passes, and more! Our winners were able to choose any prize and have it delivered directly to their doorstep.
We rounded out the week with a socially distant, COVID-friendly afternoon at the movies to see Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, complete with a classic popcorn snack and drink combo.
We leave the week feeling exceptionally grateful for our team and their ongoing contributions. Beyond that, we are proud of their adaptability, and how they have continued to thrive even under the uncertain circumstances COVID-19 presented throughout the year.
To each and every one of you, thank you!