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Gift-giving can be tricky, but a little thought and planning can go a long way.
The holiday season is a wonderful time to thank your employees for all of their hard work over the last year. You want them to know how much they mean to you and your practice, but sometimes gift-giving can be tricky. You may think you’re handing out a great gift, when in reality the present comes off as inappropriate or tacky.
So, to avoid any awkward office situations, keep these rules in mind as you shop for your work family.
So, what is a safe present to give to your front office staff, dental hygienists and assistants? The gifts that matter are the ones that are thoughtful. You probably spend more time with your work family than you do your actual family. Are you listening to the conversations going on around you? People often talk about what they like and don’t like. If your hygienist loves her morning cup of coffee, give her a colorful mug or a bag of gourmet coffee. Is your receptionist always talking about how she wants to travel? Perhaps get her a book on the top travel destinations in the world. The more thoughtful the gift, the more meaningful it will be to your staff.
If you’re truly stumped on what to get your employees, consider giving them a cash bonus. This will show them that you value their hard work and performance throughout the year, and they’ll have some extra money to spend as they please.
Gift-giving can be difficult, but with a little thought and planning, you can make your staff feel truly appreciated this holiday season.