Bring Your Staff Together This Holiday Season! 5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Bringing together your accounting and finance team during the holidays is a great way to elevate morale. Setting up activities for your staff to participate in helps them interact and get to know each other better. This can increase engagement, collaboration, and productivity both now and in the future.

Choose among these ideas to unite your accounting and finance team and elevate morale this holiday season.

1. Play Holiday Music in the Office

Play your team members’ favorite holiday songs throughout the workday. Music has been shown to enhance productivity and spread positive feelings. Diversify the playlists, artists, and songs to include Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and other religious holidays. Additionally, include lyric-free seasonal songs for a more neutral holiday environment.

2. Encourage Desk Decorations

Let your employees express their holiday cheer by decorating their workspaces. This has been shown to increase motivation, engagement, and productivity. It also elevates energy levels and makes staff happier. Suggest neutral decorations for the rest of the office. This may include dressing up the refrigerator in the office kitchen as a snowman or wrapping an office door like a present. You may want to hang stockings with small gifts for your employees as well.

3. Promote a Wellness Activity

Set up an activity in the office to increase relaxation and reduce stress. This is especially important if your team is working extended hours during the holiday season. For instance, hire an instructor to come in for an hour of meditation or a yoga session. Your staff should return to work refreshed, invigorated, and feeling appreciated. Or, bring in a lunchtime fitness instructor to provide walking tips while your team members walk outside and breathe in the fresh air. They can enjoy a bag lunch before returning to work.

4. Provide Monetary Gifts

Surprise your staff with additional vacation days, a year-end bonus, or another monetary gift. Your team will appreciate the extra time off to unwind with family and friends. They also would enjoy treating themselves to a holiday gift from the company.

5. Offer Additional Flexibility

Because employees tend to be busier than ever during the holidays, allow more flexibility in their work schedule. Your staff may need additional time for shopping, decorating, baking, attending school events, and visiting with family and friends. Loosening up their schedules encourages your employees to participate in the activities that mean the most to them. Letting them fit their work around their personal lives as much as possible shows you care about their happiness and well-being.

Happy Holidays from Casey Accounting & Finance Resources!

Bringing your accounting and finance team together during the holiday season is a great way to build morale. The excitement of celebrations with family and friends and the anticipation of beginning a new year make this the perfect time to build memories.

When you are in need of professionals to add to your team, reach out to us. We look forward to helping you attain your business goals in 2022.

A Season of Thanks!

As Thanksgiving is upon us, we once again reflect on how fortunate we are and what we are grateful for in our everyday lives! We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

• I am grateful that I have been able to work with such gifted and motivated people. We are a group of people that works hard AND plays hard! I am also grateful for my orange cat, Hans, who can always make me smile no matter what kind of day I’m having. Beverly

• I am grateful for the people in my life that are my cheerleaders and support me in everything I do! Cheryl

• I am grateful to the organization that I work for. I am grateful to the clients and candidates that I assist and continue to build long lasting relationships. Lastly, I am very grateful to the leadership team of both Arlington Resources and Casey Accounting & Finance Resources. Their dedication, vision and loyalty are very admirable. Eileen

• I’m thankful to be part of a great group of recruiters working for a company that truly values its employees. Adam

• I am grateful for being part of a team that is dedicated to making an amazing difference in the lives of our clients, candidates, and colleagues. I am also very thankful that I am able to participate in rescuing responsibly and saving precious lives by fostering and volunteering with an incredible dog rescue. Chrisoula

• I’m thankful for the terrific team of people I work with each day. Pete

• I’m thankful for having the means to have traveled so much this year, for my family’s health, and being able to provide for them by doing what I love, with a company I believe in. Noori

• I am thankful for being a part of an amazing team and getting to work with candidates who truly have a passion for what they do! I am also grateful for my amazing fiancé and my little furry family who have put a smile on my face every day! Elizabeth

• I am grateful for my health, family, friends, and for my continued career with Arlington Resources! Erika

• I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful people: co-workers, clients and candidates! I’m also grateful for my old horse that still likes to go out on trail rides. Freedom is a wonderful thing! Denise

• I’m thankful that my co-workers trust me with their IT issues, and that my Arlington Resources family is always keeping me on my toes.” Jake

• I am thankful for bringing a baby boy into this world and being able to juggle working fulltime at a job that impacts people’s lives! Erin

• I am thankful for my health, success, and happiness. I am grateful for the company I work for and the relationships I have made with candidates, clients, and coworkers over the past 2 years! Brooke

• I am thankful for all the opportunities I have been given working for a truly exceptional company as well as the amazing candidates and clients we serve! Jess

• I am grateful, once again, to be a part of this wonderful team! Renee

• I am grateful for the opportunity to work in the staffing industry for the past 30 years! Little did I know what a great career this would be when I first starting calling on clients to see how we could help make a difference in their lives by finding them great candidates. Our new mission statement sums it all up: We are dedicated to making an amazing difference in the lives of our clients, candidates and colleagues! I have been blessed working with great people and having an amazing, supportive family! Patty