What is the key difference between a happy employee vs an engaged employee?
We have often used the terms interchangeably. But let’s take a closer look.
Encyclopedia Britannica states, “Happiness is a state of emotional well-being that a person experiences when good things happen in a specific moment.”
Employee engagement is a human resources (HR) concept that describes the level of enthusiasm and dedication a worker feels toward their job.
We see that happiness pertains to a person’s state of mind that is not solely dependent on their job performance. Whereas employee engagement is a direct correlation between a person’s professional accomplishments and the organisation that they belong to.
For any event or celebration to be engaging, there has to be some interaction between the people involved. And just like that, even in festive gifting, the employees' inputs need to be considered.
Festive corporate gifts that go beyond conventional gifting
While any organisation would aim to make its workforce happy with a Diwali gift, it shouldn’t be momentary happiness. Rather, it should be an activity that aligns an employee with the company, resulting in a deeper effect—having an engaged workforce.
How to give Diwali gifts to employees to create an engaged workforce
Let employees have a say
For any event or celebration to be engaging, there has to be some interaction between the people involved. And just like that, even in festive gifting, the employees' inputs need to be considered. It might be contrary to the general belief of giving surprise gifts. But giving one gift hamper to the entire workforce might cause shockwaves instead of surprises! Hence allowing your employees to choose their Diwali gifts will make them feel heard.
Create a consistent employee gifting experience
Hybrid workplaces have become a norm today. And all the employees, regardless of where they are working from, are entitled to get the same kind of experience. So, when an employee who is working from the office gets a gift handed over personally, the remote employee should get, maybe not the same, but at least a similar experience. Giving a personalised gift or giving a gift wrapped in the company-branded paper can give employees a personal touch.
Convey what the gift means
Gifting is all about the emotions behind it. And that’s what distinguishes it from being a random product bought online. It is important to convey the emotions behind each gift. For instance, when you are giving a gift to an employee, share a message from the management about what the gift means to them. Conveying a message behind the gift makes it more memorable for people.
With Celebration, we aim to empower you to create an experience that your employees will cherish. If you want the same, let’s get in touch.