Should You Celebrate Employees’ Birthdays in Your Small Business?

Gene Marks
Sep 12, 2023

Do Employees Like Their Birthdays Celebrated at Work?

  • A recent survey found that 89% of Americans enjoy celebrating their birthday overall.
  • However, at work employees prefer recognizing coworkers birthdays more than their own.
  • Instead, they’d prefer private recognition of their birthday but do prefer it when their company or boss recognizes it.
  • In general, employees expect a company to spend $60 on their birthday gift.
  • The survey’s results show that celebrating employees’ birthdays positively impacts moral, job satisfaction and overall retention.
  • It’s important to establish a system where you can remember each birthday. For instance, you may want to set reminders.

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Gene Marks

Columnist on smallbiz, economy, public policy, tech for The Guardian, The Hill, Philly Inquirer, Wash Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur. Small Business owner and CPA