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Celebrating Employee Appreciation Day

On the first Friday of March, companies in the U.S. celebrate National Employee Appreciation Day. How are you expressing your appreciation for your workforce?

There are a lot of meaningful ways to show gratitude to your employees and Virgin Pulse is here to help catapult those into tangible tactics. 


Express Employee Appreciation using the Virgin Pulse Platform

Employee Recognition with Shoutouts

It’s important to not only encourage leadership to recognize employees but to also have employees recognize one another.

  • Encourage staff and leadership to recognize employees using Shoutouts.
  • During the month of March, you can run a custom Announcement Card* to remind members to post a Shoutout.
  • Don’t forget—members could even earn points for both giving and receiving a shoutout.

Promote an Employee Appreciation Event on the Platform

If you're planning a virtual or in-person Employee Appreciation Event, consider including a mix of activities like awards, games, and event wellness sessions. Discover more ideas on the Virgin Pulse blog.

  • Once you’ve planned your event, you’re ready to alert members. Post the event to the Calendar. Check out the Calendar Events Admin Guide* to learn how to spread awareness and drive participation. If you're hosting multiple local events, use the segmentation feature to promote by organizational hierarchy.
  • Do you have a landing page for your Employee Appreciation Initiative? Take advantage of the personalization engine and add it to your Programs or Benefits page which will promote it as a daily card.
  • Read more about Daily Engagement Cards on the Client Success Newsletter blog.

If you don’t have a lot of time to plan, here are a couple of tactics that are quick and easy to run!

  • Run a company step challenge and reward the winning team(s) with an extra PTO day.
  • Share a special message from leadership or upper management through an employee appreciation video that can be promoted on an Announcement Card.


Do you need support?

Contact your Client Success Team to discover how you can promote Employee Appreciation with Virgin Pulse.


* Access this information on the Client Resource Center (Password required: VirginPulseCRC!).

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