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An employee’s special day? Then give them a birthday gift!

By Silke
05 Apr 2022

It’s time to celebrate an employee’s birthday or work anniver­sary. The perfect occasion to make them feel extra special. Perhaps you already thought about showing appre­ci­a­tion for your employees on their birthday or work anniver­sary, but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re not sure what to give them? Or you’re scared of forgetting someone? Research* shows that the most popular present is a gift card. With Kado­na­tion’s Happy Birthday service, giving birthday gift cards is a piece of (birthday) cake.

4 in 10 employees like receiving a gift for their birthday or work anniver­sary”

After holidays and retirement, birthdays and work anniver­saries are the occasions when employees most like to receive a gift from their employer. But they hardly ever get a birthday gift. Kadonation research* shows that 37% of employees would like to receive a gift from their employer on their work anniver­sary, and 42% on their birthday. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, only one in ten actually gets one. A birthday or work anniver­sary is a special day and employers showing a little extra appre­ci­a­tion on that day alone leaves a really good impression on employees.

Why not give… a gift card

But what do you give someone on their birthday? According to research, the most popular present is a gift card. But at least 7 in 10 Belgians indicate that they would prefer to receive a gift card for different shops. The best part about a gift card is that the employee can spend it how they want. 

Hassle-free Happy Birthday Service!

Most employers know that workplace gifts have an important impact on the working atmosphere and motivation. Employees feel more valued when they receive a gift, which makes them happier at work. 

At Kadonation we notice a lot of will­ing­ness within companies to show their appre­ci­a­tion for their employees on personal occasions like birthdays and work anniver­saries. But they don’t often do it because they’re scared of forgetting someone. On top of that, it also creates extra work each month to find the right birthday gifts. Sound familiar? Then perhaps Kadonation Select is the solution!

  • Set up a smart recog­ni­tion programme in no time.
  • Surprise your employees with the best gifts.
  • Get rid of ad-hoc gift giving in your organ­i­sa­tion.
  • Say goodbye to that endless search for the right gift.
  • Keep track of everything, with unfor­get­table gifts always within reach. 

With our Happy Birthday service’ using the Kadonation Select gift platform, we take care of this for you. So as an employer you no longer need to worry that you’ll acci­den­tal­ly forget someone. The Kadonation Gift Card can also be spent at more than 1,000 shops, so there’s something for everyone!

Discover the happy birthday service

* Research carried out among 1,000 Belgian and 1,000 Dutch employees by InSites Consulting on behalf of Kadonation, Feb 2021.


Digital birthday guide with step-by-step plan

Appreciate your employees on their birthday, why and how to do it effi­cient­ly? Our digital guide with step-by-step plan will help you get started.
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