Taking care of your employees goes far beyond paying them well and making sure they finish on time. They’re one of the most important assets your business has and when they know you genuinely care about them and have their best interests at heart it will pay dividends for you. After all, happy employees are productive employees. And while there are a zillion ways you can show your workers that you really value what they do, we personally think gingerbread biscuits, houses, branded cookies and cakes are as good a way as any. Why employee wellbeing matters For too many years employee wellbeing has taken a backseat in the boardroom when really it needs to be front and centre of every corporate strategy. But times are changing and increasing numbers of businesses are taking their staff’s mental and physical healthy seriously. The statistics bear this out with 50% of businesses building a formal wellbeing strategy, up from 44% in 2020. And 75% of employees asked believe their leaders have wellbeing high on their agenda, up from 61%. And those businesses are absolutely right to focus on wellbeing and agenda because employees who trust their employer, who feel genuinely valued and appreciated for their work are likely to be for more productive. In fact, teams who scored in the top 20% of engagement enjoyed 41% less absenteeism and 59% less staff turnover. In addition, profitability was 21% greater and the overall company cultures of businesses where staff are engaged is viewed as more positive and nurturing. The benefits of gifting gingerbread (and other cakey stuff) Studies have shown that while salary is important and grand gestures are very much welcomed, they’re not the be all and end all when it comes to engaging your staff. This is good news for small businesses who want to do their best for their staff but don’t have the titanic financial clout of leviathans like Google or Facebook. Small gestures carry a lot of weight and are a great way to show staff they matter. Sending a letterbox gift of cookies or gingerbread biscuits to your staff members needn’t cost the earth and will lift their spirits in times when they might be flagging. Or getting them to join a virtual gingerbread making workshop can be a wonderful way of making them feel part of the team. There are lots of unusual ways you can thank your staff or simply show them you care, and of course with baked goods they taste delicious too. Unique food gifts for every occasion Whether it’s a valued staff member’s birthday, a Christmas thank you, a team building event or a simple thinking of you gift you’re after we’ve got you covered. We offer: Fully constructed branded gingerbread housesBranded or custom gingerbread cookiesVanilla, chocolate, lemon and spiced cookiesGingerbread house building workshops both in person and onlineCake team building workshopsBaking daysVegan giftsCustom gingerbread installations To find out more about what we can do for you please get in touch.