As COVID vaccinations go up and cases go down, thoughts about in-person work naturally enter the biggest corporate minds. While some businesses have made remote options permanent, others are raring to get back to business as usual.
Your employees may not share the same enthusiasm. Even if they’re tired of work from home, they may be dealing with first-day jitters, so you need to do everything you can to help reduce their stress.
Next to having a clear, safe return procedure in place, greeting your employees with individual gift hampers can help smooth the transition. Whether they’re dragging their heels or chomping at the bit to get back at the desks, everyone will appreciate finding these gifts waiting for them at work.
Hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes are some of the easiest yet most useful gifts you can prepare for your staff. Having these items within reach of their desks makes it easier for everyone in the office to stay safe. For an added touch, make sure the wipes you find are safe to use on phones, tablets, and other tech.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers and recycled office air are a drying duo, so consider pairing them with a scent-free moisturizer to combat dry skin.
A Set of Face Masks
Wearing a face covering is a habit that experts predict will last long into our recovery. At the time being, most places still require people to wear face masks in public, and that includes your office.
Providing these face masks will ensure your employees are well-equipped to meet the safety guidelines. You can even design a custom face mask with your corporate logo. Many of the top silk screen printing companies have pivoted their businesses to reflect the current healthcare crisis, and they’ve made it easy to print face coverings as it is to silk screen shirts, fleece, and outerwear.
A Coffee or Tea Tumbler
Who doesn’t like a jolt of caffeine as a pick-me-up throughout the day? Topping up their coffee or tea will be easy when you leave them a travel mug at their desk. Consider pairing it with gourmet instant coffee sachets or tea bags to make sure they’re set for their first week back.
Next to a cup of Joe, a small snack can go a long way to keeping spirits (and blood sugar levels) high. Pack some sealed granola bars, fruit leathers, and other nutritious yet delicious treats with the other items on this list. Just remember to keep everyone’s dietary restrictions and sensitivities in mind.
Corporate Wear Package
Wearing sweatpants or pajamas may have been fine while working from home, but these comfy pieces don’t match the average office’s dress code. Gifting your staff some branded corporate wear can help them get back into the routine of wearing professional clothing, and it’s an easy way to get your name out there.
Look for silk screening companies that offer free delivery, no setup fees, and a huge selection of clothes. This way, you can bulk order custom t-shirts, hoodies, fleece, polos, vests, and more while keeping your costs low.
Everything’s better when there’s a gift involved. Think about how you can improve your employee’s return to the office with one (or all) of these presents.