New Job Gift

Job promotion

The advancement of an employee is a significant occasion: finally receiving the well-deserved reward, based on excellent performance and a positive appraisal.

Sometimes a promotion will lead to a complete change of day-to-day activities and provide an entirely new challenge with added responsibilities, whilst at other times a promotion might mainly mean a change in benefits, salary and / or title. Regardless of the impact, however, it is definitely a reason to celebrate all the hard work having paid off.

It can usually be said that the more important the promotion or the higher up the hierarchy one gets, the larger the party, with major promotions being hosted by the company or institution, rather than the employee.

Gift ideas

Monogrammed Towel

Add a personal message: "Congratulations on your success - no doubt you will have worked up a sweat to get this far!".

Formal Gift: Fast track colleague

A great congratulations gift for your colleague or friend who has just been promotod is a gift voucher to a sporting-goods store for a new pair of running shoes to say "Congratulations! You are on the fast track!"

Formal Gift: Star performer

For a colleague or co-worker who has been promoted, give a small star: a paperweight in the shape of a star, star candy or even a piece of jewelry. Add a note saying "Congratulations on your stellar performance!"

Symbols

Lightbulb

The lightbulb is often used to depict a flash of inspiration or the conception of an idea. This is based on the ancient concept of the transfer of spiritual energy and strength from the source of light - the sun - to the human intellect.

Hat

In psychology, changing one's hat symbolises changing one's ideas and view of the world.

Egg

  • The egg symbolises creation: the beginning of life itself or the beginning of a new period of life.

  • The Chinese present a red hard-boiled egg as a symbol of congratulations when a baby is born. The egg's "eyes" is said to watch over the child.

  • It is a Persian custom to give one another eggs on New Year's Day.

Quotes

I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

Larry Bird

Someone receives a promotion, gets an important assignment, makes a major discovery, or moves into the president's office. ''He's lucky',' an envious person remarks. ''He gets the breaks; they're always in his favor'.' In reality, luck or the breaks of life had little or nothing to do with it. So-called ''luck'' usually is found at the exact point where preparation meets opportunity. For a time, an individual may get ahead by ''pull',' but eventually someone with push will displace him. Success is not due to a fortuitous concourse of stars at our birth, but to a steady trail of sparks from the grindstone of hard work each day.

Kenneth Hildebrand

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm.

Sidney J. Phillips

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Enthusiasm is the engine of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson