Ways to Motivate Employees Over the Christmas Period

It’s official, we’re in the Christmas season! Whilst everyone’s feeling the Christmas spirit, some businesses find their employees lack direction during the period. But there’s no need to panic as we’ve got all you business owners covered with our top ways to motivate employees and ride the Christmas wave.

Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding: Festive Food

The festive season revolves around food, be it mince pies, gingerbread men, advent calendar or pigs in blankets! There’s also no better way to motivate people than with some tasty food, so the two go hand in hand as the first of our ways to motivate employees over the Christmas period. Bring in some festive treats for your staff or create a fun competition between colleagues with a Christmas themed “bake-off”.

Have a Cup of Cheer: Celebrate Your Staff

Whilst it may be the most wonderful time of the year, it can often also be one of the most stressful times for businesses. Many companies close over Christmas meaning there’s more deadlines in December preparing for the end of the year. The second of our ways to motivate employees over the festive period is to celebrate their efforts with recognition such as prizes for reaching sales targets.

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly: Lighten the Mood

As we just mentioned above, it’s often a stressful time for many workplaces; spread some jolly spirit around the office and lighten the mood with some office fun. Plan a games afternoon with a festive quiz or office bingo, get the Christmas music on or organise a Secret Santa with your staff.

Make a List and Check It Twice: Stay Organised

Out of all of these ways to motivate employees over the Christmas period, organisation will be your best friend. Staying organised will reduce the stress of the busy time of year; make a list of things to do, plan staff breaks and December will be smooth sailing for everyone.

At ACS Recruitment, we’re passionate about placing people, especially motivated employees! For a recruitment solution for your business, get in touch with us on 01604 704058 or fill out our online contact form.


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