Appreciation for employees has a BIG place in every organization. Productive and engaged employees are the lifeblood of a company. A clear and tangible employee appreciation message can go a long way in nurturing team spirit. BookWear is used by many companies year after year to say “Thank You” to employees in their own novel way. Employee Appreciation Day can happen in your office any day of the year, and BookWear is one of the best employee recognition ideas used by companies and schools and other organizations time and time again.
According to m-w.com, the definition of appreciation is: "a feeling or expression of admiration, approval, or gratitude."
BookWear helps many employers and managers express their admiration, approval, and gratitude in a way that is tangible and memorable. When people receive a well-designed BookWear, they notice it and hold onto it for a long time after opening it.
Here is what one healthcare company said to their employees on their BookWear cover:
RTG Medical continues to remain focused on its core value that 'People are our only asset.' We'd like to THANK YOU for being the face of our efforts.
Creative messaging gets noticed.
Some of the best ways to say “Thank You” to employees:
- Person-to-person direct communication
- Offering public recognition
- Providing meaningful rewards
- Expressing genuine admiration through messaging that’s tangible, creative, and surprising
- Giving gifts that they will keep and use for a long time
A memorable and surprising Thank You gift will grab a person’s attention and produce a visceral response.
BookWear combines all of this as a tangible statement that translates into sincere gratitude for employees that they will remember and hold onto for a long time.
Harvard Business Review (May 10, 2013) says:
“Surprise changes behavior.
Surprise turbocharges emotions.
Surprise fuels passionate relationships.
Combine happiness with surprise, and you hit the upper register of the ‘feeling-good’ scale.”
BookWear is a positive promotion which effectively delivers your message as a surprise gift package that people love to receive and open.
Iowa Hospital Association
The front and back covers of IHA's “book” said:
You have chosen to care and to make a difference. That difference will change lives, help people and make this community a stronger and better place to live. For that we say “Thank You”.
Every employee received a compressed tee shirt inside each “book,”
custom-printed with Iowa Hospital Association’s logo and message.
Fourteen hospitals in the Iowa Hospital Association used BookWear to say “We appreciate you” to their employees.
When this little “book” lands on anyone’s desk, it delivers a big dose of surprise. At first, it looks like a book but it becomes obvious that there’s something else inside other than pages.
The front, back and book spine are customized with your graphics and message (photos, logo, text, product info, appreciation quotes for employees, etc.).
Choose from any of our 14 stock gifts
or request one of your own.
BookWear is a perfect gift which says “Thank You” to your staff or volunteers.
You can mail it like a thick postcard,
or let us handle the mailing for you.
San Juan Medical Center
San Juan Medical Center won a national healthcare award.
They ordered BookWear “books” with their “Thank You” message to employees imprinted on the cover, and with an embroidered polo shirt on the inside. They won the award again several years later and reordered the books & shirts again.
Dimensional mail has a much higher response rate than ordinary “flat" mail. This little book is dimensional mail that delivers surprise on another level.
It’s not just a plain box or tube; it is colorful, with graphics and messaging, and a novel shape.
The package delivers the message, and in a pile of mail BookWear always gets noticed, opened, and read. BookWear “books” can be mailed like a thick postcard or handed out at events.
When an employee receives and examines it, there’s a smiling “Aha!” moment when they realize it’s not really a book, and there is something unknown inside.
Like a wrapped gift, it begs to be opened. This elevates the overall messaging.
There are 14 stock gifts
, including Compressed Tee Shirts, Wired Earbuds, Bluetooth Earbuds, Sunglasses, Personal Safety Alarm, and more
Stock gift ideas for employees include quality budget products as well as more expensive options. Click here to see our full catalogue
If you have a different item you want novelized, we can probably do it. Just let us know what gift you're thinking of, and we’ll see if it fits our stock packaging, or if it needs a custom book size.
We customize BookWear all the time, and we are glad to help you come up with awesome company swag ideas to give as gifts to your employees.
The entire outer BookWear cover (front, back, & spine) is a space for your “Thank You” message to shine, but if you need more space, you can put an insert card inside the book which is imprinted with your mission statement, product information, marketing message, or any further words of gratitude for employees.
University of New Mexico Cancer Center
BookWear makes your story dynamic, creative, and memorable.
This hospital was successful at raising millions of dollars to build a new cancer wing, through a capital campaign which utilized BookWear to reach out to 2,800 prospective donors. The gift inside was a puzzle which was imprinted with an image of their proposed building addition, and a 4-panel insert card was included that gave information about their mission and their capital campaign.
The response to their campaign was so strong that they decided to order and mail their BookWear “books” two more times. They gave a testimonial saying it worked terrifically at gathering team members and donors.
Whether it’s a gift for employees, volunteers, donors, or patrons,
BookWear makes your story dynamic, creative, and memorable.
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About the Author:
Jack Gyr is the founder of BookWear®. He has helped countless colleges and universities develop highly effective college student recruiting strategies using BookWear. You can reach Jack by contacting BookWear directly, or connecting with him on LinkedIn.