Employee Engagement & Swag Ideas For March 2023

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Helen Rankin
Helen Rankin

Last updated: January 31, 2023

Did you know that Employee Appreciation Day is in March? Yup, it’s that time of year for you to do something special for your workforce. Plus we all know the last 2 years have been tough not just for HR professionals but also employees. Pandemic, layoffs, economy, we all know the story. So let’s make March Employee Engagement About Employees. We will share our top activities and swag ideas for March!

Important Dates & Awarenesses For March 

Here are all the DEI & Awareness dates you need to know for March 2023! As you plan these make sure you pick something that makes sense for your company’s culture. Otherwise, Employees will feel like it’s out of touch and won’t land well across the board. So let’s get to it! We will share the top DEI dates and some engagement activities and swag ideas to help boost your company’s culture. 

March DEI Dates & Awarenesses

  • March 3 – Employee Appreciation Day 
  • March 6 – Purim
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day 
  • March 15 – Equal Pay Day 
  • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day 
  • March 19 – Naw-Ruz
  • March 22 – Ramadan Begins 
  • March 25 – International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • March 28 – Holi 
  • March 31 – Equal Pay Day / International Transgender Day of Visibility

Awareness for the Month of March

  • National Women’s History Month 
  • Ethnic Equality Month 
  • Gender Equality Month 
  • Irish-American Heritage Month  
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month 
  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 
  • Greek – American Heritage Month 

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Employee Engagement Ideas & Activities For March 

Employee Appreciation Day 

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In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Bring Breakfast for the team and block off time on their calendars to enjoy!
  • Have Managers personally give out swag and thank their teams 
  • Bring in a comedian to cheer everyone up with some laughs 

🕵🏻‍♀️Pulse Check: This is a great time to check on how you are doing with showing employees they are appreciated. Appreciation goes beyond swag and activities. 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Send everyone an UberEats gift card to buy themselves some lunch 
  • Create a virtual spirit week and give out swag on Employee Appreciation Day!
  • Host a virtual trivia game and give our prizes

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea: 

  • Have managers make handwritten notes to their teams on why they appreciate them
  • Make it a no zoom week for everyone 

National Women’s History Month 

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In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Play Women’s History Jeoporady games and give our prizes 
  • Join a charity that provides efforts for women 
  • Take a moment to highlight the women in the company 
  • Order lunch from a local Woman-owned business 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Send a biography book about a famous woman in history 
  • Play women’s history trivia games virtually 
  • Send some fun swag and sell some to raise proceeds for a local charity

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea: 

  • Take a moment to highlight your female leaders on social media

Spring Activity

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Host an event outside with the teams! 
  • Play Spring clean up! Have teams decorate their desks 
  • Host a flower bouquet-making activity! 

Remote Workforce Company Engagement Ideas 

  • Give teams some afternoon off to spend time how they wish 
  • Send some new swag to restock on pens, journals, and fun desk items!
  • Schedule a fun pottery-making class!  

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 
  • Host a Guess That Pet game! Have teams submit images of their pets for everyone to guess who it is! It’s a great way to see some sweet fur babies and get to know each other! 


There you have it! Top team engagement ideas you can use for March! Check out the dates in March and come up with something fun and creative that reflects the company culture you want to have!

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