Traditions That Work: Why Your Restaurant Should Have a Secret Santa Box for Employees and Staff

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With the holiday season just a few months away, any business owner worth their salt will start looking for ways to celebrate with their employees. This is what we’ll be elaborating on today. A restaurant is still a business with bosses and employees. The holiday season is a great time to build better synergy with all the departments.

A good way to achieve this is through the Secret Santa Box!

What is the Secret Santa Box?

A Secret Santa is a person who is assigned to give you gifts because they draw your name from a fishbowl or a lottery. Usually there is a theme that is assigned each week or each day leading up to the Holiday party. For themes, they can be something simple like “something blue” or “something scary”.

 A Secret Santa Box is where the presents are placed so that anonymity is kept until the Christmas party where the Secret Santas actually exchange gifts face to face.

Why Have a Secret Santa Box?

Celebrates the Holidays

A restaurant is a pretty busy job and this can mean that schedules are packed and consistently busy. There would be very little opportunity for employees to be able to celebrate the holidays with their friends at work or with the bosses.

A Secret Santa program would be an excellent opportunity to celebrate the holidays while keeping up the busy schedules.

Promotes Merriment

Everyone likes receiving gifts. The holidays would usually be the time of year where people like receiving gifts the most. Having the Secret Santa Box program for your employees is a great way to promote a positive working environment and it also promotes merriment.

When employees feel happy or have something to look forward to their service quality and productivity goes up—something that will ultimately benefit your business.

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Strengthens Camaraderie

The Secret Santa Box program is a great way to foster camaraderie between employees. Since they do not know who they are getting the gift from, it promotes an environment of friendliness. People who work in restaurants are already bonded through the troubles that they may face mid-shifts.

This sort of holiday program is a great way to give them something to look forward to in strengthening their friendships further.

In The End

A Secret Santa Box is a great way to keep the holidays alive and promote a positive working environment for all the different departments of your restaurant. If you’re thinking of trying it out, you may want to coordinate with the HR department of your establishment. If YOU happen to be that HR department, you may want to read up on how to apply the Secret Santa program to your restaurant.

What do you think your employees would have to gain from such a thing?

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