Non-Desk Matters is Red e App’s monthly email carefully curated to showcase news, developments, and insights within the world of employee communications, HR, and more.

Our December edition has a focus on the holidays — and the seasonal employees that the holidays bring. Sign up for the newsletter at the end of the blog.

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With Jack Frost nipping at your nose and holiday shopping stressing your wallet, it’s easy to forget the importance of ending the year on a strong and positive note with your employees.

Some companies are still onboarding seasonal workforces, while others are focused on optimizing delivery routes to consumers or preparing holiday gifts for employees.

It’s a hectic time of year so we’ve tailored this edition of Non-Desk Matters to help make the holidays more “ho ho ho” than “humbug” for you and your non-desk workforce.

Are Holiday Gifts, Prizes or Parties Taxable Wages?

SHRM breaks down the employment tax implications of gifts, parties, and more. Read more from the Society of Human Resource Management.

Your Delivery Drivers See Customers More Than Salespeople

A short, four-part series stressing the oft forgotten importance of delivery drivers. Learn how to turn them into brand ambassadors.

Retailers Value Enthusiasm Over Experience in Holiday Hires

In a new trend, employers now prefer brand evangelism over previous experience. Human enthusiasm is a new way to draw people to brick and mortar stores over online shopping.

Employers Plan to Give a Holiday Gift This Year

Santa > Scrooge — 93% of employers are planning to give employees some type of gift. “A significant number of workers indicated they simply long for a thank-you from their boss, surveyors said.”

How To Build An Engaged Driver Workforce

Want delivery drivers to go the extra mile? Employee engagement does the trick.

From everyone at Red e App, we hope you have a happy holiday season and strongly advise against giving Jelly of the Month memberships as gifts.

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