The Thank You Scheme
Take the time to show appreciation
During these difficult times it is more important than ever for managers and colleagues to show appreciation to each other to ensure everyone feels cared for, connected and motivated.
Colleagues are dealing with a variety of different priorities while working at home or on campus: parents and carers may be juggling their work with caring responsibilities or home schooling; worries about their own health or the health of loved ones; bereavement; isolation; missing regular activities that help let off steam; being restricted in visiting loved ones in care homes; financial or relationship worries and missing the simple pleasures of easily visiting family and friends.
Everybody loves to hear the words thank you and studies have suggested that gratitude and appreciation can improve well-being, physical health, can strengthen social relationships and help us cope with stressful times in our lives.
Have you let your staff or fellow colleagues know that they are valued for the work they do, their personal qualities or maybe community work they have done? Showing appreciation only takes a few minutes but the positive effects last a long time.
How managers can reward staff
The Thank You Scheme is for those special occasions where a manager feels the actions of an individual or a team are worthy of being singled out. It's for when staff have done something above and beyond - for example: pulled out all the stops to achieve a task, or consistently gone that extra mile. A gift is a token of appreciation and should take into account what the member of staff would enjoy. Gifts may range from a few pounds upwards, but should not exceed a maximum of £100 and should be allocated to i/e code 4034 Thank You Scheme costs. Please read or download the detailed FAQs for managers.
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