A small act of kindness is never really small – it could become a big help to anyone, it could restore faith in humanity, and it could make a difference in this world where genuine kindness is not getting popular. We don’t need to wait for Christmas Day, Valentine’s Day or Thanksgiving Day to share our blessings, love, and fortune to other people. If you’re a business owner, an employer or a manager, you can also show kindness and care to your workers. This practice may cause you to spend money, time or effort, but it is always more blessed to give than to receive. Practice kindness, compassion and love for your laborers. Here’s a list of 50 random acts of kindness you can do for your employees:
1. Say “Good morning” to your employees when you arrive at your office.
2. Give a comforting and joyfully contagious smile to your workers.
3. Surprise your employees by picking and declaring a single working day a non-working holiday with pay in your office. Announce it early so that they can prepare and make the best out of it.
4. Let your workers leave your office an hour early.
5. Give your employees free lunch.
6. Give your employees free coffee.
7. Treat your employees to a free dinner at a restaurant.
8. Invite your employees at your residence for a dinner without any occasion.
9. Pay your employees withholding tax on their compensation for a single month so that they may receive a higher salary for that month.
10. Treat your employees to a free medical checkup.
11. Treat your employees to a free dental checkup.
12. Treat your employees to a free eye checkup.
13. Give your workers free movie tickets.
14. Give your workers free gift vouchers at the spa or salon.
15. Use your car to offer your employees a free ride going home.
16. Provide your workers free umbrella during rainy seasons.
17. Send a “thank you” letter to your workers for helping you run your business.
18. Send a letter of apology or humbly say sorry to your employees for the mistakes or faults you have done to them in the past.
19. Congratulate your employees for the good job they have accomplished.
20. Give token of appreciation or recognition to each of your employee for their unique contribution to your business organization.
21. Hold yourself from showing favoritism and discrimination.
22. Practice respect to your employee’s rights to privacy and freedom of expression.
23. Spend a day of your precious time to chat with your employees and give them the opportunity to tell you about their concerns.
24. Ask your employees “how are they?”, then sincerely listen to them and do something to help them solve their personal problems.
25. Conduct a photo shooting with your employees and allow them to have their best solo shot – then give them copies for their personal use.
26. Be the last person to go out from your office and be the one in-charge of securing the place before closing it.
27. Bring your employees to an enjoyable and meaningful company outing.
28. Give surprise gifts and toys to your employees’ children.
29. Visit your employees or their family who’s in the hospital – and offer some help.
30. Give your employees one month free membership at a fitness gym.
31. Provide your employees free training and seminar according to their professional needs.
32. Be a personal coach to each of your employees for an hour or more.
33. Buy personal development books and give them to your employees as a gift.
34. Give cash gifts to your employees during Christmas to aid them in this high spending season.
35. Give cash gifts to your employees during enrollment time to help them financially during this season.
36. Secretly send flowers to your female employees during Valentine’s Day.
37. Give turkeys to your workers during Thanksgiving Day.
38. Bake some cookies or cupcakes and offer these to your employees.
39. Buy a birthday cake for your employees on their Birthday.
40. Donate some of your personal properties to your workers.
41. Provide comfortable office chairs to your employees.
42. Accommodate and entertain your employees’ visiting families.
43. Improve your workplace air-condition, comfort, cleanliness, and safety.
44. Buy vitamin supplements or healthy fruits for your workers.
45. Forgive and give a second chance to your employees who made some mistakes in the past.
46. Practice patience, self-control and gentleness to hold your anger to your employees.
47. Teach and encourage your employees to also make their own lists of acts of kindness for other people to spread the essence of kindness.
48. Be kind to yourself as an employer, manager, and leader — inspire your employees.
49. Be kind to your customers so that your employees will earn their trust and respect.
50. Be kind to your organization as a whole so that your employees will also receive honor.
Finally, don’t forget that these acts should be done according to your loving heart and based on your selfless desire, otherwise, if you will do them with selfish intentions – they cannot be called acts of kindness. Therefore, be kind and be a cheerful giver.