In the case of employee gifts, "meaningful" is more about fulfillment than about personalization.

Every company works hard to attract great talent, but the question of how to retain key talent outside of salary raises is a continued topic of discussion in leadership. Creating an environment where team members feel appreciated, challenged, and valued enough that they would not want to take that recruiter's call. Or at the least, would heavily weigh their team culture and career fulfillment against any monetary offer they are given.

In a survey of more than 1,470 Americans, respondents said that a holiday reward made a significant difference in workplace motivation and 70% said that getting a holiday gift from their employer was a factor in them wanting to work harder.

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