Over the last several weeks, American businesses have shown how resilient and adaptable they can be to the unprecedented challenges that are stemming from the ongoing global pandemic. While the implementation of social distancing has led to a surge in remote work, the companies who have shown the most resiliency are the ones who have been able to maintain a social connection with both employees and clients.
Here are some of the ways that companies are staying connected with their employees, clients and prospects. If you’re not doing any of these, they’re worth looking in to.
While free video conferencing services like Zoom, Uber Conference, Skype and others have been utilized by business for years, businesses that did not regularly utilize the technology in the past have quickly implemented these tools. With travel, dining and entertainment pretty much on hold, businesses have also found unique ways to utilize video conferencing.
Virtual Happy Hour
With employees working remote and restaurants/bars closed for dine-in service, business are hosting web-based happy hours by utilizing video conferencing service. If you’re planning ahead to host a happy hour of your own, you can still pick up the tab with these Virtual Celebration Gift Ideas.
If you’re planning to celebrate a significant milestone or achievement like an anniversary or closing of a big deal, you can also pop the bubbly with these Champagne Gift Baskets.
A Kind Gesture
Sending a gift to an employee or client will help you demonstrate how much you value them and will have a long lasting impact long after we overcome the current crisis. More than likely, you’ll want to send the gift to a home address so you’ll know it’s received. If you’re looking to obtain home addresses for employees, connect with your payroll administrator. If your profession is one of those listed below, chances are very high you have the home address for your client in your client database.
- Financial Planner
- Insurance Provider
- Mortgage Professional
Creating Engagement with Clients & Prospects
Obtaining home addresses for clients can be tricky, and some clients and prospects may prefer you not have that information, especially if it’s not pertinent to your business relationship.
ThankQ.io, a cloud based engagement platform, has helped hundreds of companies enable users across various roles within an organization to incentivize clients, prospects and employees in order to achieve their strategic business objectives. Centered on direct send gifting initiatives, the platform allows recipients to select from various gift offerings and indicate where they would like the gift sent once the objective has been achieved.
Shown above: The ThankQ.io User Dashboard offers an array of standard business objectives common across multiple industries that you can focus your campaign on.
Lastly, we’ll leave you with a list of reasons businesses are sending gifts
- Thanking healthcare workers on the front lines caring for patients
- Recognizing Employees for their adaptability and resiliency
- Sending Gifts to New Hires, Recruiting Initiatives to college students back at home
- Thanking Clients for the Business and Referrals
- Celebrating Milestones
- Just Because – Staying Connected!
Other effective employee recognition program ideas:
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