Looking for new ways to engage your team with the YouEarnedIt platform? Good news! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite national days and holidays that you and your employees can celebrate with our Rewards & Recognition platform.

For instance, did you know there’s a National Compliment Day? Or even a National Say Something Nice Day? Read on for more!

Along with each date, we’ve also included a list of suggested features and functionality from the YouEarnedIt platform to help celebrate — so whether you’re looking to expand your rewards catalog, swap out your Behavior Bonuses, or create new onboarding redemptions, we’ve got you covered!

For each of these suggestions, don’t forget to use the Alerts functionality to boost employee awareness. Simple alerts such as “Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day!” or “See our new Behavior Bonuses for Earth Day!” are easy ways to get everyone into the spirit of the day.

January Days and Incentives

All month long – New Year’s Resolutions

  • Create a Behavior Bonus for keeping your resolution every week, meditating, or exercising
  • Add fitness wearables and gym memberships to your reward catalog

January 14 – Clean Off Your Desk Day

  • Create a Behavior Bonus for employees who clear off and wipe down their work station

January 17 – Get to Know Your Customers Day

  • Hold a team presentation highlighting one of your customers and their success story

January 24 – Compliment Day

  • Challenge everyone in your company to send a compliment via YouEarnedIt’s recognition tool and read the best ones in a team-wide meeting

January 28 – Data Privacy Day

  • Create a Behavior Bonus for reading company data-protection documentation

February Days and Incentives

All month long – National Mentoring Month

  •  Plan a staff volunteer day to mentor children at your local Boys and Girls Club
  • Create a Behavior Bonus for mentoring or volunteering with kids over the weekend

February 11 – Make a Friend Day

  • Create a Behavior Bonus for employees who grab lunch or coffee with a team member they rarely work with

February 17 – Random Act of Kindness Day

  • Encourage your team to use the recognition tool to shine light on their co-workers’ random acts of kindness throughout the year

March Days and Incentives

March 1 – World Compliment Day

  • Pair up every employee in your company with a randomizer tool and encourage them to send a compliment to their partner through the recognition tool in YouEarnedIt

March 8 – International Women’s Day

  • Pool points so employees can donate to a women’s organization of your choosing

March 10 – Pack Your Lunch Day

  • Create a Behavior Bonus for employees who bring their own lunch on this day

April Days and Incentives

April 3 – National Walking Day

  • Create a Behavior Bonus for employees who take a 15 minute walk on this day

April 22 – Earth Day

  • Pool points so employees can make a contribution to a wildlife fund, conservation charity, or other green initiative
  • Create a Behavior Bonus for employees who carpool or use public transportation to get to work during the month of April

May Days and Incentives

May 8 – National Receptionist Day

  • Encourage your employees to send recognition to your company’s office managers or receptionists thanking them for all the work they do

May 15 – International Day of Families

  • Pool points so your employees can group together to sponsor a family in need

June Days and Incentives

June 1 – Say Something Nice Day

  • Encourage employees to use the recognition tool to say something nice to one of their coworkers or managers

June 3 – Leave the Office Early Day

  • Create a reward employees can redeem to take a half day off work

June 14 – National Blood Donor Day

  • Create a Behavior Bonus for employees who donate blood during the month of June

July Days and Incentives

July 15 – National Give Something Away Day

  • Choose a charity that receives donations, and create a Behavior Bonus for employees who contribute their own items

August Days and Incentives

August 9 – National Book Lovers Day

  • Sponsor a book swap in your office and offer a Behavior Bonus for employees who participate

September Days and Incentives

September 5 – International Day of Charity

  • Survey your team for their favorite charities, and add ten of them to your rewards catalog for future donations

October Days and Incentives

October 10 – World Mental Health Day

  • Create a Behavior Bonus for employees who take fifteen minutes to meditate on this day

October 16 – National Boss Day

  • Encourage employees to recognize and reward their managers for all the work they do

November Days and Incentives

All month long – Month of Giving

  • Pool points to sponsor a family’s Thanksgiving, or donate to a charity of your company’s choice

November 20 – Computer Security Day

  • Create a Behavior Bonus for employees who spend ten minutes updating their passwords

December Days and Incentives

December 13 – National Salesperson Day

  • Encourage your company to recognize and reward your sales team for their contribution to your company’s success