Most organizations have an employee recognition program in place. The offerings under these programs can range anywhere from the ‘Employee of the Month’ trophies and bonuses to travel vouchers and gift cards. But these traditional ideas are starting to grow redundant, inauthentic and frankly, boring.
One way to break the monotony is by turning to technology for help. Given that ‘millennials’ constitute a major chunk of the workforce, gadgets make for ideal gifts, being practical and ‘cool’. Gifting them something that’s in vogue and what can help them in their daily routine shows that you are thoughtful and care about their efforts, indirectly boosting employee morale and engagement.
Additionally, it has been observed that gifts are often recycled or ‘re’-gifted to others. Since gadgets offer utility, chances are your employees will love them.
Also, they can be personalised with the name of the employee, the company name and logo, which also makes it difficult for an employee to part with them. Let’s look at some gadgets, which would make excellent gifts for your employees.
The Ultimate Gadget Gifts For Your Employees!
Companies should focus on gadgets that can be handy in office and also have a novelty factor. They do not have to be really expensive. While these could be gifted on any occasion, pairing them with employee joining kits would be awesome - after all, a great first impression goes a long way in retaining talent! Look here for some amazing employee joining kits! Following are few examples of amazing gadgets that will make your employees happy.
1. Perfect Tech Gift Set
This one covers all bases at once — phone stand, power bank, USB car charger, microfiber cloth, phone holder stylus pen, tech clip tablet and phone stand, earbuds, and a stick-and-go mobile wallet pouch all packaged in a small 8x6 carrying case. You can mix and match colours for customization. The case can be imprinted with the name of the employee, and the logo of the company.
2. All In One Wireless (Bluetooth) Speaker With Selfie Shutter And LED Lights
A Portable Wireless Speaker with a built-in Selfie Shutter (to take selfies while enjoying your favourite music) and Dancing LED Lights is another great option. Employees can play music through Wireless, Memory Card, USB Pen Drive and FM while the built-in microphone allows to answer calls. The device is compatible with mobiles, laptops, tablets, MP3 players etc.
3. Bluetooth Item Finder
A Bluetooth Anti-lost Tracker Tag can be attached to anything so one will be alerted if it gets away. It’s great for luggage, kids, pets, purses, wallets, valuables, and more. When activated, an alarm will sound whenever the tag goes out of range of the device.
The tag also works as a camera shutter so one can take pictures and videos, and it has a GPS locator too.
4. Custom Flash Drives and Power Banks
Flash drives and power banks have saturated the promotional product market over the past few years, but recently the door opened on making these products 100-percent customizable. Create your company logo or product, or an item that reflects your industry. It’s completely up to your imagination.
Your ideas are transformed into awesome little 3D replicas. Storage capacity is flexible based on your price range, as is the mAh (the unit that measures electric power over a period of time) range for the chargers.
You can opt from a variety of materials like plastic, metal, wood, rubber, or silicone. Feel free to get in touch with us for details.
5. Smart Drive
These flash drives can be updated regularly, branded with your company information, and results are trackable.
It allows you to continually push updated content to a CMS (Content Management System), automatically updating content on the flash drives the next time they’re plugged in.
The possibilities are endless; from pushing a colleague’s regular meeting notes, sales reports, or product specifications, to extending the life of a presentation after a class or conference. In addition, the tracking feature lets you know if your content is being read and how often. It also protects the user’s identity.
6. Charger Leash
How many times have you left your charger at home or in a hotel when travelling? Fortunately, someone thought to make an alarm that alerts you if you’ve forgotten your charger. If you disconnect your phone, a reminder alarm goes off a few seconds later, reminding you to also disconnect the charging unit.
It is also equipped with mini-USB connectors. A charger leash is the ultimate tech gift for our tech-dependent lives.
7. Aquapod Bluetooth Speaker
This amazing ‘go-anywhere’ speaker is compact, tough, and waterproof. The aquapod really packs a punch due to the presence of Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and its hi-spec chipset. Integrated waterproof controls allow to take calls and adjust music, with an integrated rechargeable battery for 5 hours of playback.
Users can mount this one on bikes, hang off their bags, or even use in the shower.
8. Solar Charger
Whether you are in the office, at the beach, or hiking along a trail, chances are you may need to recharge your devices after a long day of use. The Renew charger uses solar power to provide you with a powerful 8000 mAh to recharge your phone, tablet, audio player, or digital camera. It’s waterproof and dustproof, and it also has built-in overcharge and short circuit protection.
9. Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard
Type easily on your phone, tablet or computer with this multi-device keyboard. It cradles your devices for easy reading and switches easily between three Bluetooth-connected devices for quick typing. It’s compatible across multiple platforms - employees can easily multitask using this one!
10. Wireless Earbud Headset
There are several retail vendors that now offer wireless headphones, but these are customizable with your company logo and are one of the smallest wireless earbuds in the world. They have great sound quality, voice-activated sound control, and are easy to stash in any bag.
Where Can You Get These?
Platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter are great sources for cool gadgets. These crowdfunding platforms are great to buy innovative cutting-edge merchandise at reasonable prices. They offer great variety in terms of pricing and products. Or you can even get in touch with us for them.
It is essential to remember that while gadget gifts are awesome - you could always team them with a plaque, badges, lapels or such other keepsake as well.
For more unique ways to recognise your employees’ efforts, get in touch with Engrave today!