The holidays are a great opportunity to make charitable donations and practice generosity, but this is not a practice that you should reserve only for your personal life. Businesses that practice generosity to both employees and the community not only do good and benefit others, they build a positive reputation and gain beneficial exposure. Making sure that your company is generous is not only a nice thing to do, but it can be good for business as well.
Many large companies use the holidays as an opportunity to give bonuses for employees or make generous contributions to better the community. Perhaps you think that your company is too small to practice this level of giving, but there are still ways that you can give back. Some of the ways that your business can engage in generosity and kindness for those who work for you include the following:
- Offer small monetary gifts, even if it is a small amount
- Provide gift cards
- Buy a meal for your staff
- Host a company Christmas party
- Offer an extra day or two off work
- Add on extra vacation days
If you do not have the financial resources to give monetary gifts, there are plenty of ways that you can be generous. Be creative and think of ways that you can show your employees your appreciation in whatever manner you can. Additionally, the holidays offer your business the opportunity to give back to the community. From participating in community events and donating goods and services to taking the time to show up and serve, you will find that being generous is good for your spirit and the spirit of your company.
You don’t have to reserve your generosity for the holidays. As you enter the new year, you can think about and plan many different ways that your company can practice kindness and give back throughout the year ahead.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC