Five ways to send employees gifts without having to collect their address or to collect addresses in a hassle free way
Whether you are sending a gift or showing your appreciation, since the pandemic with many workers still working from home, this is a challenging time to do so. Sending a thoughtful gift shows your employees how much you value and appreciate their business, but with more people working from home and many offices remaining closed, it's a bit more complicated than simply mailing or dropping off a gift at your client's office. Show your client how much you care by sending a hand-picked selection of impactful treats to their home!
One of the biggest challenges of collecting employee addresses is that it can be a tedious process. In addition to collecting all the information, there are also privacy concerns when it comes to asking employees for their personal information. If an employee does not want to give out their full address, then you may have to change your approach or compromise on your request. Either way, it's not a smooth process. Here are five quick tips that can help you send gifts, making things as simple and smooth as possible.
1. Send corporate Christmas gifts to the company instead of individual addresses
As employers gradually re-open offices or establish permanent remote work policies, you need to determine where your employee will be during the time of delivery. Categorise your employees into three groups: those who work from the office, those who work on a hybrid system or will be in the office at some point and those who work from home. The aim is to send as many gifts as possible to the office to avoid having to collect more addresses. If all your work-from-home staff will be gathering together for an office Christmas party, this is a good time to give out the Christmas gifts and avoid collecting these addresses.
2. Send out a survey to collect addresses for corporate gifts
Send out a survey to your staff at work and in the survey ask for any dietary requirements and their home address. This is the fastest way to collect addresses without having the answers fed back on multiple email chains.
3. Purchase your staff a gift card so they can build their own gift box
At Social Stories Club we have an option for employees to build their own gift boxes and choose from lots of sustainable products. Options include socks where a free pair is gifted to a homeless person, truffles made by women who were previously incarcerated, and honey-spiced nuts which are building schools. If you purchase your team a gift card each for Social Stories Club they can use this to select one of the pre-curated gift boxes which clearly states whether it's vegan, gluten-free etc, which means you also do not have to collect this data.
4. Have a unique webpage where your staff can select their gifts
This is a great option for those who are sending 50 gifts or more. We will build you a unique webpage that can only be accessed with a unique link. On this web page will be one or more gifts that you have selected. Your employees can click on this link, claim a gift of their choice, input their address, and have it sent over. Your staff do not need to pay as payment can be arranged separately. This is a great option as you can have multiple gifts suitable for different dietary requirements and make sure everyone receives the gift they want.
5. Get ready now for next years gift giving
There may be some staff who are working from home and you have selected an option that involves collecting their address to send their gift to their home. If this is the case ask an employee directly for their address this year and then ask for permission whether they want their address included in the database. If they agree, then store it for next year. The only issue with this is that some people may move addresses within that year.
If you have employees working in an office or from home, you can send them corporate gifts and it does not have to feel like an enormous hassle. There are hassle-free options whether you decide to collect their address or opt out of collecting their address.
At Social Stories Club we specialise in sustainable corporate gifts for employees that tell interesting stories of social impact. The best corporate gifts for employees are ones that show them how much you care about their work and themselves. Some of the most meaningful corporate gifts are those that are personal, and meaningful, and come with personal notes. Whatever you choose, make sure it's memorable! The goal of corporate gifts is to show gratitude and send a message of appreciation. It's easy to overlook the importance of these kinds of gifts, but they can say a lot about your company and its employees.
Head over to our website for more information on building your own gift box, ethical corporate gifts for employees, corporate gift hampers for clients, pre-curated business gifts, and bespoke corporate gifts.
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