Celebration & Appreciation Idea Guide for Healthcare & International Housekeeping Week
Since 1981 Healthcare & International Housekeepers Week has
honored the dedicated professionals who maintain healthy, clean, and safe
environments in schools, health facilities, office buildings, hospitality locations,
and private homes.
At times their efforts may go unnoticed or be taken for granted.
That’s why International Healthcare & Housekeepers Week, September 13th to
19th, is the time to thank these individuals for making our lives comfortable
and safe, and to tell them they are very much appreciated.
Care Promotions can help you celebrate Healthcare &
International Housekeepers Week with
special housekeeping week gifts, housekeeping recognition, and Housekeeping Week
celebration ideas. Honor and thank your housekeepers with our 2015 themes, “Keep Calm: With Housekeeping We’re All In Good Hands” or “Housekeeping: We’re A Mess Without You!” or “Taking Pride In The Service We Provide.”
Random Acts of Kindness All Around.
& International Housekeeping Week all about
kindness all week long. Encourage employees, managers, guests, and residents to
say “thanks” to the Housekeepers. Also encourage Housekeepers to do random acts
of kindness for each other. When supervisors observe one of these, give a “You Deserve A Hand For Being So Grand!” Handy Highlighter to the giver for
always giving a “helping hand.” and a “Keep Calm: With Housekeeping We’re All In Good Hands” Infuser Water Bottle to the recipient, with
encouragement to play it forward.
Company Dessert Buffet.
Fancy dessert buffets are usually found at weddings, birthdays, and
other parties. But that’s no reason not to have one in your facility’s lunchroom
or break room. Send invitations to employees with when and where your buffet
will be open. Include treats like cupcakes, chocolates, licorice, jellybeans,
and more. Display treats in glass bowls, jars, and
tiered plates for a sweet Healthcare & International Housekeeping
Our Housekeepers Are Out of this World!
This star-studded theme shows your appreciation for Housekeepers
and invites them to be creative. Tie into the most anticipated movie this year
Star Wars Episode 7 or Star Trek or other sci-fi classics. Have housekeepers
show off their best sci-fi treasures and supervisors will select the five best
and give each of those Housekeepers a Horizon Travel Kit or Our Staff Shines Bright Star Clips for their travels on earth.
The Power of Positive Attitudes.
Select special gifts for on-the-spot recognition of your
Housekeepers. Connect the gift to something great you’ve just seen them do. For
example, give a “Housekeepers: Doing It ‘Write" & "Shining’ Bright!” Flashlight & Light Up Pen with Lanyardto someone whose positive
attitude “always shines.” Or, for going above and beyond…Give a “We Can Always ‘Bank’ On You! Thanks For All You Do!” UL Flashlight Power Bank Set.
Spell It Out
Say thanks to your Housekeeping Staff with a “Housekeeping Word of the Day.”
Come up with a positive word to go along with each letter of “CLEAN”—one letter
and word for each day of the week.
C = Caring
E = Energetic
N = Nice
Each morning, announce the special word and select several
housekeepers who best exemplify that word to receive a gift, such as the “Housekeepers We’re A Mess Without You” Mop Topper™ Stylus Pen, Multi-Task Carry-All, or Mini Aluminum LED light with Key Clip.
a Housekeeping Photo Album. A few weeks before the
event take photos of everyone on the Housekeeping Staff before the shifts start
or during meal breaks. Employees who want to may also bring in photos from home
showing themselves, family, friends, pets, and special occasions. Display
photos in an album for all Housekeeping Staff to enjoy, show on a video screen
in a facility area, or display on the facility’s intranet site.