The SwagUp Workplace Guide to April 2023

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Nancy Einhart
Nancy Einhart
Swag Team Member

Published: March 28, 2023

April is a time to reset. It’s the first full month of spring, a time for rejuvenation in nature and spring cleaning at home. April is also a time to regroup after Q1, when organizations have time to take a breath, step outside, and strategize the rest of the year. Keep reading for our best employee engagement and swag ideas for April 2023 to reward your employees this month.

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Employee Engagement & Swag Ideas For April 2023

Important Dates & Awarenesses For April 

We’ve curated the DEI and awareness dates relevant to the workplace and your workforce this month. Many cultures mark important religious holidays in April, so keep those dates in mind as you schedule meetings and events. April also includes Earth Day, Administrative Professionals Day, and celebrations of self-care and walking. Remember to pick and choose the dates that best align with your corporate culture.

April DEI Dates & Awarenesses

  • April 2: World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 5: Passover Begins
  • April 5: National Self Care Day
  • April 5: National Walking Day
  • April 9: Easter
  • April 13: Passover Ends
  • April 14: National Day of Silence
  • April 21: Ramadan ends
  • April 22: Eid al-Fitr
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 26: Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 27: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Awareness For the Month of April

  • Earth Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • National Volunteer Month
  • Arab-American Heritage Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Scottish-American Heritage Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month

Employee Engagement Activities & Swag For April 

Let’s dive into some team engagement activities and swag ideas for April. We’ve included in-person, remote, and no-cost options. Our goal is to help bring people together to form connections and reduce burnout, while also letting your employees know you appreciate them.

Springtime Activities and Swag

Bloom Into Spring Swag Pack

Employee Engagement & Swag Ideas For April 2023: Springtime

SwagUp’s special Spring Swag Pack celebrates renewal. Here’s what’s inside:

  • Seed Paper Rounded Corner Card (3″ x 4″)
  • Sunflowers Growables Planter in Kraft Gift Box
  • Lightweight Windbreaker Zip Jacket
  • Resort Vibes Water Bottle

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Organize an outdoor lunch outing. Walk to a nearby restaurant with outdoor seating or park a food truck outside the office.
  • Coordinate “bring your kids to work day,” complete with fun activities. 
  • Host an outdoor afternoon scavenger hunt.
  • Freshen up with a soap- or candle-making class.

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Test how well you know your co-workers with a game of Guess Whose Workspace, where team members take a photo of their workspace that embodies their personality.
  • Encourage employees to order lunch and eat outside, with an Uber Eats gift card. 
  • The week of April 3, invite remote workers to take at least one 1:1 meeting while on a walk.

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea

  • Set aside an hour or two on Friday afternoon for office spring cleaning. Encourage employees to go through their desks and get rid of anything they don’t want. Set up a communal “free table” for the good stuff and donate the rest to a charity.

Earth Day Activities and Swag

Earth Day Swag Pack

Employee Engagement & Swag Ideas For April 2023: Earth Day

SwagUp’s eco-friendly Earth Day Swag Pack combines sustainability and style, including:

  • Eco Elemental Bottle
  • Seed Paper Rounded Corner Card (3″ x 4″)
  • Recycled Cotton Tote
  • Recycled Unisex Tri-Blend Tee

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Organize a volunteer day where team members come together to clean up litter at a local park, beach, or other public area. 
  • Plan a mini garden workshop, where employees create decorative succulent bowls for their desks.
  • Match employee donations to a sustainability-focused charity of your choice.

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Gift workers an indoor plant to green up their space or a tree to plant in the backyard.
  • Host an online trivia game all about the environment. 
  • Organize a group “hike” to explore a National Park via an online virtual tour.

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea

  • Change 1:1 meetings to cell phone calls for people to go on a walk, or if in person change them to walking meetings 

We hope that these employee engagement and swag ideas for April 2023 will get your creative juices flowing. Looking for more activities? Check out our March Employee Engagement Ideas and subscribe to the SwagUp newsletter to get updates delivered to your inbox.

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