2019 Holiday and Incentive Calendar

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

For each date, we’ve also included a list of feature ideas and suggestions – 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!

January Holidays 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 Kazoo’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 Holidays 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 Holidays 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 Kazoo

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 Holidays 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 Holidays 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 Holidays 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 Holidays 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 Holidays 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 Holidays 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 Holidays 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 Holidays 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 Holidays 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