Celebrating Special Occasions at Work: 7 Trends You Need to Know

Birthdays, work anniversaries, weddings, and more

We understand the importance of healthy workplace connections. Hence, we have built AnnounceBot to help you welcome new hires and celebrate special occasions like birthdays, work anniversaries, and other milestones with your team in Microsoft Teams.

Here are 7-ways to celebrate employees’ special occasions: 

#1 Throw a themed party

Host a themed meal party to celebrate your occasions. Consider hiring a live music band or stand-up comedian to make the day special. 

Ensure that your event is not planned after work as this may exclude some individuals. By hosting an event like this, you show your employees how much you care about them and appreciate their contributions to the company. It also helps strengthen team bonding and creates a sense of belongingness among co-workers.

Recommended read: 10 Ways to Build Better Workplace Connections

#2 Send personalized e-card

Send heartfelt greetings expressing how much you appreciate employees and what they mean to the team. E-cards are a quick and easy way to show employees that you care about them.

We recommend using AnnounceBot in Microsoft Teams to send automated birthday and anniversary wishes to team members in a direct message and team chat.

AnnounceBot allows your team members to send custom greeting cards to each other on various special occasions like holidays, best wishes, congratulation, etc.

#3 Give meaningful gifts

It is always nice to show your appreciation to your employees with gifts. Something that they can use every day is bound to be appreciated. A mug or water bottle adds a special touch by having their name or initials printed.

An Amazon Prime membership, gift card, or paid holiday is the perfect way to make their life more eventful. 

#4 Announce it to the team

When one of your employees has an upcoming special occasion, it is important to announce it to the team. When everyone is informed, they can show their support.

For example, the first day at work is a special occasion. Celebrate it by making virtual introductions between new and existing team members with AnnounceBot in Microsoft Teams. Free for up to 20 users!

Recommended read: 5 Employee Onboarding Tips and Tricks

#5 Host an office award ceremony

Office award ceremonies are a great way to celebrate your employees’ accomplishments. Get trophies or print award certificates to make the event legitimate. 

Create custom awards for each employee based on their work history at the company. For instance, you could give them a token for their first day on the job or one celebrating their 10th anniversary with the company. 

These awards are a fun way to recognize employees for milestones they have reached and the amount of time they have spent at the organization. 

#6 Use an employee recognition assistant like AnnounceBot

If you are already using a messaging app like Microsoft Teams, check out our AnnounceBot to:

  • Onboard new hires with custom welcome messages
  • Send personalized greetings to your teammates through AnnounceBot on different occasions like work anniversaries, holidays, weddings, etc.
  • Receive reminders on your team members’ birthdays and send them wishes with one click.
  • View upcoming birthdays and work anniversaries of your team members

# 7 Post on social media

Want to show your employees how much you appreciate them? Post a message on social media. You can write a short note or even record a video.

Thanking your employees for their hard work is a great way to show them how much you appreciate them. Show them some love on their special day.

Celebrating your employees’ special occasions is a great way to show gratitude and appreciation for all their hard work. It is also fun to show your team spirit and build morale.

There are many different ways to celebrate your employees’ special occasions, and our AnnounceBot in Microsoft Teams is one of them.

Free for up to 20 users and offers a 30-day trial of the premium version with unlimited users, unlimited wishes, birthday reminders, adding your personalized greeting cards, and much more! No credit card is required.