8  Employee Celebration Use Cases with Postal + Workday

8 Employee Celebration Use Cases with Postal + Workday

May 3, 2023

As of February 2023, a mere 20% of employees said they’re extremely satisfied with their company as a place to work. With the rise of remote and distributed workforces within the B2B industry, it’s clear that employee engagement has never been a higher priority.

That’s why we’re thrilled to release Postal’s first human resources information system integration with Workday.

With the Postal + Workday integration, you can automatically send items from our marketplace based off of employee milestones in Workday, such as:

  1. Work anniversaries
  2. New roles and promotions
  3. Birthdays
  4. New hires

Four use cases to trigger sends from Workday

1. Celebrating work anniversaries

Celebrating work anniversaries is an important way to acknowledge an employee's dedication to their company, and can foster long-term loyalty. By using the Postal + Workday integration, companies can easily send thoughtful gifts to commemorate this occasion, improving overall employee satisfaction and retention.

Gift ideas for celebrating work anniversaries

work anniversary gift ideas
  • A customized trophy or plaque (Our Paper Plane Agency can make any customized kit, keepsake, or memorabilia come to life)
  • A gift card for a nice restaurant, hotel, or airline to encourage a vacation
  • A branded backpack or laptop case
  • An Apple Watch


2. Congratulating employees on promotions

Recognizing and congratulating employees on their promotions can demonstrate appreciation and encouragement towards career growth. Now you can effortlessly send congratulatory gifts to celebrate this milestone, boosting morale and motivation.

Gift ideas for celebrating work anniversaries

promotion gift ideas
  • A personalized desk accessory
  • Career development resources such as a book
  • A nice bottle of champagne - Postal Marketplace vendor, Coup, offers laser-etched customization on their bottles
  • A branded gift set

3. Celebrating birthdays

Celebrating employee birthdays is an easy way to increase morale and make folks feel valued. It's a chance to show that your company cares about them as an individual, and not just as an employee. Automating the send of birthday wishes and small tokens of appreciation helps to foster positive relationships while saving time.

Gift ideas for celebrating birthdays

employee birthday gift ideas
  • A wine tasting trio
  • A box of sweet treats (be sure to double check for allergies, gluten-free, etc)
  • A portable speaker
  • A set of high-quality headphones such as AirPods

4. Welcoming new hires

Welcoming new hires is another milestone that can be easily automated to ensure they feel supported by management in their new role. Trigger the sending of gifts before their start date, or within their first few days on the job. This can include welcome packets, company swag, or even gift cards to local restaurants or coffee shops. Such a gesture will help new employees feel excited about their new gig.

Gift ideas for welcoming new hires

gift ideas for welcoming new hires
  • A ‘Welcome to the Team’ onboarding package
  • A virtual (or in-person) team-building activity
  • Noise-cancelling headphones or headset
  • Useful branded merchandise offered in a Postal Collection - let your new employee choose the swag item they want

Four more ways to celebrate your people with Postal

Aside from automated sends based on milestones, HR and people teams have countless opportunities throughout the year to send items one-off for special occasions to boost employee morale. These are four additional ways to show the people of your company how much you care for them.

  1. Recognizing employee achievements
  2. Celebrating holidays
  3. Promoting wellness
  4. Company events & get-togethers

1. Recognizing employee achievements

Recognizing employee achievements is a key factor in creating a positive work culture. Companies can easily acknowledge and celebrate employee accomplishments, such as hitting sales targets or completing a big project. This can include personalized notes, company-wide announcements, or small gifts to show appreciation for their hard work. Another great achievement is retirement. Get inspired with our latest blog post, retirement gifts for coworkers.

Gift ideas for recognizing employee achievements

gift ideas for recognizing employee achievements
  • A Sweeter Cards chocolate bar thanking them for their hard work
  • A gift certificate for a local experience, such as a cooking class or wine tasting
  • A print or painting for their office space
  • A branded assortment of ice cream

When it comes to appreciating your employees, don't forget to consider welcome back gifts.

2. Celebrating holidays

Celebrating holidays builds team spirit and fosters a sense of community within the workplace. Through Postal Engage, companies can easily send gifts or cards to employees for various holidays or seasonal events. This will spread cheer and create a positive workplace environment.

Gift ideas for celebrating holidays

gift ideas for celebrating holidays at work
  • A high-quality coffee or tea set
  • A personalized ornament or decoration for their desk
  • A custom-branded mug or water bottle
  • A seasonal drink kit, such as margaritas for the summertime or eggnog for the winter

3. Promoting wellness

Promoting wellness shows your company cares about the mental health and wellbeing of employees. Send wellness-related gifts or resources, such as yoga mats or mindfulness apps, to employees as a way to promote self-care and stress relief.

Gift ideas for promoting wellness

gift ideas for promoting wellness
  • A meditation or relaxation app subscription
  • A set of essential oils or aromatherapy diffuser
  • A fitness or wellness retreat package
  • A yoga mat

4. Company events & get-togethers

Hosting company events and get-togethers is arguably the best ways to build camaraderie and foster positive relationships among employees. Easily send invitations to virtual events as well as reminders, and even small gifts or party favors through Postal to attendees. This creates an engaging atmosphere, strengthening bonds and boosting employee satisfaction.

Gift ideas for promoting wellness

gift ideas for promoting wellness
  • Customized mugs by Welltold
  • Virtual cooking class
  • Customized board game
  • Charitable donation on behalf of your organization

How does the Postal + Workday integration…work?

Postal + Workday integration

Admin access is required for both platforms to integrate Postal with Workday (Workday recommends using an Integration System User (ISU) for third-party integrations). Once the ISU is set up with the necessary permissions, integrating is as simple as navigating to the integrations tab in Postal, selecting the “Connect to Workday” tile, providing the required information, and authorizing access. Once completed, automating the sending of items to employees based on milestones becomes a breeze.

To start sending items based on employee milestones in Workday, begin by creating a trigger in Postal Engage. Head to the Triggers tab and select "Create a Trigger" from the top right. Title your trigger and select the Workday integration. Include which event you’d like to trigger your send off and the action that will occur, with "Send Item" being the most common choice.

How to integrate Workday with Postal

Once completed, select "Create Trigger" and the trigger will fire once an employee meets the specified criteria.

Get started with Postal to efficiently celebrate employee milestones from Workday

Speak with one of our specialists today to learn more about Postal’s Leading Global Offline Engagement Platform and see how easy it is to establish authentic and memorable experiences for those who matter most to your business.

Amy Schwartz
Amy Schwartz

Amy Schwartz is a Product Marketing Manager at Postal. Before landing in tech, she held various marketing and communications positions at financial services, healthcare, and higher education institutions. Outside of work, you can find Amy exploring the beaches and hiking trails of California’s central coast with her husband, two kids, and very energetic dog.

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Want to keep your employees happy and engaged?
Postal makes it easy to show them you care with timely gifts, swag and personalized attentions
Keep My Employees Happy