Employee Recognition Holiday Ideas and Resources

Spark joy with curated employee recognition holiday ideas and resources featuring best-practice guides, tips, and tricks that will help your organization create a magical employee experience.

5 Ways To Ring In The Holidays With Recognition

Get a jump on holiday planning with this eBook, which shares best-practice tips for creating an engaging and memorable recognition experience that employees will love.

Topics Covered:

  • The most effective and reliable holiday recognition for employees
  • Tips for throwing great office parties and holiday events
  • Special considerations to include everyone in the spirit of the season
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Holiday Resources


5 Ways to Keep Engagement Up Over The Holidays (Video)

2021 HALO Holiday Lookbook

A selection of gift items inspired by our favorite holiday classics...

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Employee Recognition Planner

Each year there are numerous events, holidays, and industry observances that provide excellent opportunities to recognize your employees in a...

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Holiday Articles

Company Gifts That Workers Hate

Employees frequently get gifts they dislike but fake their appreciation. (SHRM)

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Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining Seasonal Employees—It Pays to Plan

With the holidays looming, many organizations are staffing up for the busy times ahead. (HR Daily Advisor)

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Should HR Rename, Reallocate Holiday Time Off to Be More Inclusive?

Some companies are rethinking the workplace practice of giving all employees leave around traditional U.S. holidays. (SHRM)

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Holiday Blog Posts

10 Tips for Making Virtual Holiday Parties Memorable in 2020

COVID-19 has changed a lot about how we interact at work to put it mildly, and like everything else this year, celebrating the holidays are going to...

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5 Engagement Tips for Black Friday

The Friday following Thanksgiving marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, known as Black Friday. On this day many, many workers...

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Working Around Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving when online storefronts like Amazon, Zappos, and Macy’s trot out their best holiday deals, has become a...

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The Season of Giving

The time around Thanksgiving traditionally sees an uptick in volunteerism from people of all ages. However, it is often overlooked that Americans are...

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How Holiday Expectations Can Drastically Affect Engagement

The holidays are a time for togetherness and peace, but in the nine-to-five workplace it is also crunch time, when businesses close out for the year...

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4 Tips for Making Black Friday a Positive Employee Experience

Thanksgiving is almost here, and for many employees across the country it is a brief interlude before Black Friday, the heavily hyped shopping blitz...

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Tips for Throwing an Engaging Holiday Party

Thanksgiving is behind us, sleigh bells are ringing, and the holiday season is in full swing. For many offices this means the annual holiday party is...

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The benefits of a recognition system in the workplace go beyond satisfaction – they build an entire culture of gratitude that spreads to every corner of the organization.

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