These days, however, August is known more for its blazing temps than its historic namesake.
So, crank up the A/C and try to beat the heat as you check out these 5 things to do during the month of August.
Prepare for Back to School
Children across the country are woefully counting down the few precious days of summer vacation that remain – and your employees are likely shifting gears into school mode themselves. From enrollment day to the morning carpool to special events and programs, your employees may need to take a day or two to help get their kids back to school, so be prepared to consider those requests and make the proper accommodations.
National S’mores Day
August 10 is National S’mores Day and the perfect opportunity to boost employee morale. S’mores are inexpensive, tasty, and always fun to make, so consider surprising your workforce with a special treat. However, you should probably consider office-friendly alternatives to the standard bonfire for cooking your s’mores.
National Picnic Month
If you’re looking to reward your workers with “s’more” than just a few s’mores, August is also National Picnic Month. Office picnics are a fun way to take some time outside the office to get to know your employees on a more personal level. The traditional picnic or grill-out is always a good time, or if you want to go bigger, look into renting out some space at the local zoo or water park for a fun-packed office event.
Boost Employee Engagement
It’s been estimated that employee disengagement costs businesses as much as $300 billion in lost productivity each year. So, it’s definitely in your best interest to take steps to ensure your workers are fully engaged in their work. The summer months are a great time to plan teambuilding events. From ropes courses to in-house training events, re-engage your employees and build a stronger team-oriented workplace and you’ll likely see a welcome boost in productivity.
Continue to Beat the Heat
We said it last month, and we’ll say it again – take all the proper precautions to help your employees beat the heat. The hot weather has only gotten hotter and if your workers are exposed to the intense heat for any length of time during their day, make sure they are up to date on all the proper safety procedures that will help them avoid an emergency.
What do you have planned for your business in the month of August? Let us know in the comments section below.