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Your company spends an exorbitant amount of time and resources finding and training good employees. Taking time to create a plan and budget to maintain those relationships is a no brainer right? But everyone is so busy it slips through the cracks because "we'll get to that next month," says Pat P. Crastinator or Carl I. Clueless exclaims daily, "our employees are happy here." Your employees don't see your calendar of good intentions and some employees are not as happy as you think they are.

So... wait no longer! We have  factsideas and solutions that will take the burden of searching for solutions off your back. We'll help you Plan, Package & Present - which will in turn make you the company hero!

  Top 10 Retention Facts

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Our top 10 facts might seem obvious, but sometimes we need a reminder that employees are human. It is not all about pay and benefits. 

The wants and needs of employees vary depending on industry, job function, and personal preferences. Below are some of the things that employees want most out of their jobs today.

  1. Retain Employees ImageAllow a Good Work-life Balance
    Employees want to have a reasonable workload that allows them to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This can include flexible work schedules, telecommuting options, or generous vacation time.

    • Flexible work arrangements

    • Clear boundaries between work and personal time

    • Opportunities for self-care

    • Time off 

  2. Create a Supportive Company Culture
    Employees want to work in a positive, supportive company culture that values teamwork, collaboration, and open communication.

    • Collaborative work environment

    • Strong communication

    • A positive and respectful work environment

    • Openness to feedback

  3. Give Recognition and Show Appreciation
    Employees want to feel recognized and appreciated for their hard work and contributions to the company.

    • Incentives and rewards

    • Encouraging words

    • Team recognition and bonding opportunities

    • Show you truly care about them

  4. Help them Feel Secure

    Employees want to feel secure in their jobs and have confidence in the stability of their employer.

    • Reassure employees there job is secure

    • Show stability of your company with numbers

    • Regularly check in for honest feedback

  5. Create Opportunities for Growth and Development

    Employees want to be challenged and given opportunities to learn and grow within their roles. This can include professional development programs, leadership training, or mentorship opportunities.

    • Professional development programs

    • Leadership training

    • Opportunities for mentorship

  6. Explain the Value of their Work
    Employees want to feel that their work has meaning and makes a difference. They want to feel that their work is aligned with their personal values and passions.

    • Review your mission statement

    • Step back and explain why they are important

    • Develop relationships with charitable organizations for employees to explore 

  7. Be a Supportive Manager
    Employees want to work with managers who are supportive, communicative, and empowering. They want to feel that their managers are invested in their success and are helping them achieve their career goals.

    • Don't micromanage

    • Listen to their ideas (truly listen)

    • Never speak condescendingly

  8. Provide Health and Wellness Benefits
    Employees want access to health and wellness benefits such as health insurance, gym memberships, and mental health resources.

    • Fitness classes/memberships

    • Mental health days

    • Good health insurance

    • Provide volunteer opportunities to boost morale and make a positive impact beyond their work

  9. Supply Technology and Resources
    Employees want access to the latest technology and resources that enable them to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. This can include software tools, hardware, and other resources that help them stay organized and productive. Allow time for continuing education and skills training. Tons of online resources available.

    • Up-to-date hardware and software

    • Organizational tools

    • Skills/Trade seminars

  10. Competitive Compensation is a Must
    Although current trends indicate pay is not top of the list - employees of course want to be paid fairly for the work they do and they want to be compensated at a level that is competitive within their industry and market.

    • Pay well if possible 

    • Have candid conversations about job descriptions

    • Annual bonuses and raises based on goals achieved

    SIMPLE TIP: Build a great culture with a greater purpose! 

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Employee recognition gifts are an excellent way to show your employees that you appreciate their hard work and dedication. Providing personalized gift kits, gift cards, technology accessories, company-branded merchandise, wellness gifts, event tickets or time-off is a significant part of creating a positive company culture.

Gifts & Things

Thank-You Cards

Simple personalized thank-you notes or cards can go a long way in making an employee feel appreciated and valued. Design a few custom cards, note pads or sticky notes and selectively distribute based on performance. Holiday cards and birthday cards are great and even better with a personalized gift card.

Get Started - Our Templates Personalized Print Below

Branded Swag Bag

Create branded swag bags that contain a combination of promotional items, such as pens, notepads, water bottles, stress balls etc. There are new cool gadgets coming out all the time. Personalized items make the gift even better. Add your employee's name and accolade to a mug, water bottle or gadget.

Sample & Search for Swag Bag Bundles Quick Kits Below

Custom Gift Cards

Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards are perfect for corporate gifts, incentives, and rewards. Pre-paid debit cards let the recipient choose where they shop so they can select a retailer that fits them best. Add your logo to brand on top of showing appreciation.

 Visa Mastercard Quick Kits Below

Event Tickets

Tickets to sporting events, concerts, or other experiences can be an exciting gift that employees can enjoy with their family or friends. EDC can't provide you with event tickets, but we are here to help with the presentation of these tickets as a bundled package. Presentation is everything!

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Personalized Gifts

Consider giving personalized gifts such as customized mugs, photo frames, or desk accessories to show your customers that you value their business. Your creativity is the only limit. If you know their interests - get them something you know they will like and use. Order one or many.

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EDC employee retention services starts with a plan and ends with your presentation to your people. We enjoy developing employee retention packages and putting them to work for our customers. Download our white papers on "Why Employees Are Really Quitting" to decide for yourself it your company needs a Employee Retention Plan. Also, check your level of need for a Team Store with a short quiz and instant analysis.

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Create your bundle of prefilled kits and cards below and you're headed in the right direction of retaining your employees, but there is more to retention than passing out gifts and cards. Plan > Package > Presentation! 
Add to cart and we'll be in touch about a bigger & better plan. 

      Prefilled Gift Kits

Below are a few highlighted prefilled kits/bundles.
Call if you don't see what you need, visit our extensive product site or consider a Team Store of your own

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Maybe you only need a few personalized items as a quick solution to reward your employees right now. Check out some of our Low Minimum items that can be personalized.

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                  Personalized gifts
                  Personalized gifts, such as customized water bottles, coffee mugs, or journals, can be an excellent way to show employees that you value them and appreciate their contributions.

                  Gift cards
                  Gift cards are a versatile and practical gift option that allows employees to choose their own reward. You can consider gift cards for popular stores, restaurants, or experiences.

                  Technology accessories
                  Technology accessories, such as phone chargers, wireless earbuds, or smartwatch bands, can be a useful gift for employees who are always on the go.

                  Company-branded merchandise
                  Company-branded merchandise, such as t-shirts, hats, or bags, can be a fun way to show employees that they are part of a team and help build a sense of pride and community.

                  Wellness gifts
                  Wellness gifts, such as fitness trackers, yoga mats, or essential oil diffusers, can help employees prioritize their well-being and show that the company cares about their health.

                  Event tickets
                  Tickets to sporting events, concerts, or other experiences can be an exciting gift that employees can enjoy with their family or friends.

                  Time-off is a gift that allows employees to recharge and spend time with their loved ones. You can consider offering extra vacation days, a half-day off, or a day to work remotely as a recognition gift.