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While employees, as the team that supports us, should always be the recipients of our thanks and recognition, the ways and means to demonstrate our gratitude and recognize them for their efforts are never so abundant as during the holiday season and latter months of the year. As each year comes to a close, we take time to celebrate with our family and friends, all of those people we deem closest to us, as we well should, but each of us spends 40 (or more) hours each week with our co-workers. That amount of time likely far exceeds the amount of time we are able to spend with our loved ones, and as such, it's only fitting that we should also celebrate with our work family.

The end of the year always inspires reflection. As we look back over all we have done through the calendar year and take stock, it's comforting to know that our manager, our employer is doing the same. Taking the time to sit down with each of your employees individually and recognize their growth, hard work and goals met throughout the year is one simple way to show them that you appreciate them and their efforts.

Beyond the simple, but powerful act of thanking your team for their work and recognizing their effort and achievement, many companies use the end of the year to reward their employees with parties, shorter days, bonuses or gifts. End of year or holiday gatherings allow everyone time to kick back, relax and connect on a social level wholly separate from their day-to-day interactions. This can boost morale and camaraderie among all, while shorter days allow more time to soak in the season; the perks of cash and gifts are self-evident, and the boost to morale will likewise be evident to you.

However you choose to recognize your team, consider this as well: sticky screen cleaners are a simple, but extremely useful gift to pass on to your team as a token of your appreciation. Who among us doesn't have a smartphone at this point in time (and probably a whole slew of other devices too?) And who among those people doesn't hate having a dirty screen? No one, that's who. Screen cleaners are effective and handy. The sticky side allows them to attach to any device time and time again; when it's time for a clean, simply remove the cleaner with ease, swipe across the screen and reattach wherever you please. Sticky screen cleaners are fully customizable so you can add a personal touch that employees will see every time they clean their screen.