How to Celebrate Every Work Anniversary

How to Celebrate Every Work Anniversary

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How to Celebrate Your Own Work Anniversary

1. Create a Zoom-iversary Happy Hour You know the friend that makes a huge deal about their own birthday every year? Yeah, they're exhausting at times, but you do celebrate—and it usually ends up being fun. Be that friend, but celebrate your job. Have a post-work happy hour to celebrate you, honor your accomplishments, and put a little pride on yourself and your work.

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How to Celebrate Your Own Work Anniversary

2. Treat Yourself Your work anniversary is a great excuse to treat yourself to a little something—whether it's a special meal, an experience, or an item you've been ogling for months. Treat yourself to something indulgent, like a massage or a pedicure. 3. Buy Yourself Balloons or Flowers (Why Not?) Better yet, have them 

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How to Celebrate Your Own Work Anniversary

"anonymously" delivered to your home or your office. Let everyone know that you're not afraid to celebrate your professional accomplishments! 4. Create a List of What You've Accomplished If you're not about pomp and circumstance, we hear you. Not everything needs to be celebrated with praise and baked goods slathered in icing. 

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How to Celebrate Your Own Work Anniversary

Take your work anniversary as an opportunity to make a list of what you've accomplished. Add it to your LinkedIn, update your resume (even if you're not looking for a new job), or just write it down. 5. Take the Day Off Need we say more? Take your PTO—you've earned it! 6. Retroactively Celebrate If you're reading this the week 

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How to Celebrate Your Own Work Anniversary

after a big work anniversary, don't wait until next year. Celebrate the asset that you are and celebrate all of your work anniversaries. Do it now!

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How to Celebrate Coworkers' Work Anniversaries (Year by Year)

Celebrating the One-Year Work Anniversary While a one-year anniversary is no joke, it calls for a relatively simple celebration, like a team party or a lunch out. A handwritten note from your colleague, a video or slideshow, or even decorations at their desk can all make someone feel special and grateful for being part of a company even just for one year.

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How to Celebrate Coworkers' Work Anniversaries (Year by Year)

Celebrating the Two-Year Anniversary In some ways, the two-year anniversary is among the most important. Employee retention tends to peter off after two years, often because of a pursuit for new opportunities or a feeling that the scope for further learning is limited. By the two-year mark, bosses and co-workers aren’t quite on 

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How to Celebrate Coworkers' Work Anniversaries (Year by Year)

their “best behavior” as much as they were in the first year. As such, a cash bonus, a work anniversary gift unique to that employee, a gift card, a bottle of nice wine, or a social media shout-out goes a long way. While a two-year anniversary gift isn’t linked to further employee retention, it is an important milestone to be celebrated that can likely 

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How to Celebrate Coworkers' Work Anniversaries (Year by Year)

compel someone to stick around for another year or two if they feel like their contributions to the team are valued and important.

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How to Celebrate Coworkers' Work Anniversaries (Year by Year)

Celebrating the Five-Year, Ten-Year+ Work Aniversary For the five-year anniversary and beyond (like ten or twenty years), employees deserve genuine recognition. A combination of multiple gift ideas from one- and two-year anniversaries or more elaborate gifts, such as a few paid months of a trendy class (whether it be fitness or 

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How to Celebrate Coworkers' Work Anniversaries (Year by Year)

cooking), bucket list experiences, or a paid sabbatical would do the trick.

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How Bosses Can Celebrate Team Members' Work Anniversaries

When it comes time to celebrate your team’s happy work anniversary, it’s worth splurging and booking a nice evening dinner out or a weekend retreat filled with group activities. Of course, this is more difficult during the pandemic, but booking a virtual event such as a wine or chocolate tasting and mailing out gift baskets 

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How Bosses Can Celebrate Team Members' Work Anniversaries

beforehand can still make for a special event to celebrate each team member’s contribution to the success of the company. While individual employee milestones are important, it’s integral to an employee’s happiness and productivity that they feel recognized as a team, too. When the team as a whole is appreciated, further 

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How Bosses Can Celebrate Team Members' Work Anniversaries

camaraderie is built, and one is less likely to leave to pursue another opportunity when they could be losing out on friendships and a tight-knit office social circle. Whether you're a team leader, a role model, or the big boss, employee recognition is crucially important. Happy work anniversary wishes don't need to be grand or expensive. They 

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How Bosses Can Celebrate Team Members' Work Anniversaries

just need to happen. Use this list of ideas, from big to small, as a source of inspiration for celebrating your team members' work anniversaries.

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Work Anniversary Messages to Send to Colleagues

Recognition doesn't always need to be store-bought. As we mentioned earlier, a little does go a long way. If you're not particularly close to your coworker or anniversary gifts aren't in your budget, a personal note is great. Send your coworker a little kudos over email, in a card, or with a coffee cheers in the breakroom. Simply 

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Work Anniversary Messages to Send to Colleagues

offering congrats is a big deal—especially when most work anniversaries go unrecognized. Still don't know what to say? Here are a few ideas: – Wishing you the best as you celebrate [X] years with [COMPANY]. – It's a pleasure working alongside you here at [COMPANY], and I appreciate all that you've taught me.

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Work Anniversary Messages to Send to Colleagues

– Thank you for always bringing creativity and a smile to work. I appreciate you. – Your support and expertise are so appreciated! Happy Anniversary! – Thank you for your hard work and innovation. We are so grateful to you. – You have been an inspiration to me here since day one, and I am so proud to get to work with you.

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Work Anniversary Messages to Send to Colleagues

Consider sharing a particular memory, a first impression, or a funny anecdote. Pro Tip: You know what's even better than a private note? A LinkedIn endorsement. A work anniversary is a perfect opportunity to write your colleague a glowing review for all to see. Mention their talents, their impact on your career, and any big achievements.

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How Top Companies Celebrate Work Anniversaries

Unsurprisingly, companies that excel at celebrating work anniversaries tend to be among the most successful. Here are how a few companies celebrate each team member's work anniversary. Apple gives out signed plaques by the CEO for five-year anniversaries, though they also used to give out a golden apple pin with a diamond inset and 

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How Top Companies Celebrate Work Anniversaries

a six-week paid sabbatical. For a ten-year anniversary, they celebrated with a glass award block and a personalized letter. Google offers everything from free massages to trips to Hawaii. While not every company has the resources for these lavish gifts, there are nevertheless multiple cost-friendly ways that a business can recognize their employees 

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How Top Companies Celebrate Work Anniversaries

and improve their retention rates as a result.

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