Updated: Mar 25, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the world works which caused a tectonic shift in workers’ priorities. A recent report from Qualtrics indicates that close to half the workers in America plan to find a new job over the next year. This is unparalleled and employers must respond swiftly with clear plans in order to keep their teams and companies intact.
Some tips on how to do it?
Sit down with your employees and create a growth plan
Have regular check ins
Regularly express gratitude and appreciation for their contribution
Regularity is key when it comes to expressing appreciation for employees because research shows a strong correlation between employee recognition and retention.
Your employee retention strategy need not be complicated. Incorporating handwritten notes and thoughtful gifting into the strategy will help your employees feel even more connected and appreciated.
Why does your employee retention strategy need to include handwritten notes?
Handwritten notes are rare and stand out from bills and junk mail
It is a personal gesture and gift of time
Handwritten notes deepen the connection between sender and receiver
Handwritten notes are often held on to, perpetuating the warm fuzzy feeling of gratitude every time they glance at your note on their desk
When to send handwritten notes and gifts:
Welcome note to new employees
Congratulations on a life milestone like births, marriage, new home, etc
Tips on sending handwritten notes and gifts:
Use custom stationery
Personalize your message
For thank you notes, include specifically how the employee has contributed to the company’s success
For big wins, consider sending a small gift along with the note for a larger impact
Send gifts that are useful and memorable
Handwritten notes and personalized gifting hold a lot of power in building connections which is crucial you do with your employees in 2022. Hello Mailbox understands how important it is and also that it can be time consuming which is why we offer convenient, automated Handwritten Notes Packages and personalized gifting options for your team. To learn more about the power of handwritten notes, read our blog Why Handwritten Notes Work or chat with us by booking a free strategy call!