Workplace bots for the holidays

See how bots on Workplace can drive engagement with your staff and build company culture around the holidays. Use The Bot Platform to build experiences that automate Secret Santa gift exchanges, advent calendars, fun quizzes, charitable toy drives and much more!

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Secret Santa

Advent calendar

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Quiz of the year

Year in review

The importance of workforce engagement around the holidays

The “Golden Quarter” represents the busiest time of the year for a lot of businesses with many retailers bringing in over 40% of annual profits during the holiday season. It’s also a very busy time for workforce management teams, with over 525K temp staff employed for the holiday period in the US alone.


This time of year can have a big impact on your workforce too, in good ways and bad. For example, while 51% of staff report feeling happier at work during the holiday season, 35% of workers report feeling more stressed at this time of year.

Employers are well aware of the importance of engaging with staff and building company culture around the holidays, but doing it in a way that can scale across a large or distributed workforce and doesn’t take up huge amounts of time to organize can be a challenge.


Luckily, by using bots on Workplace, it’s easy to create engaging experiences that connect your staff, drive engagement and boost morale during the holiday season. If you’re interested in trialing one of these use cases with your staff this year then get in touch!

Toy Drive

Toy drive bot

The holidays are a time when children should be able to experience the enchantment of the season and the gift of play, but some children don’t have that luxury. In fact, there are more than 15 million children living in poverty in the US.

Fortunately, Toy Drives have become a popular holiday activity that brings staff members together to do something good. But they also require a lot of time, organisation and general admin on behalf of the organizers in order to run them effectively.

By using bots on Workplace you can automate the process of organizing Toy Drives, saving yourself huge amounts of time and increasing participation from staff.
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Gift exchange bot

Gift giving and the season of goodwill is something that naturally spreads into the workplace. According to OfficeTeam 58% of staff plan to give gifts to colleagues but 48% feel pressured to overspend.

As such, fun activities like Secret Santa or White Elephant gift exchanges create a fun and controlled way to allow everyone to join in the fun. And using a bot you can allow staff to sign up, gather gift ideas, match people up and send gift drop off instructions.

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Year in review bot

The holiday season is a great time to reflect on the year that has passed and identify what you want (your intentions, goals, desires) from the year ahead.

More than 50% of businesses deliver end-of-year performance reviews and share their ambitions for the year ahead. So why not extend this to the reflections and ambitions of your staff too?

Using bots on Workplace it’s easy to encourage positive self reflection from your staff, and get them thinking about their personal and work related goals and aspirations for the year ahead.
Quiz of the year

Holiday quiz bot

Holiday quizzes are another common holiday tradition and, by using bots on Workplace, can easily be scaled across a huge, globally distributed Workforce.

Everyone in a company can take part, from front line staff out on the field through to factory workers on their mobiles and HQ office staff working from desks. Include questions about your company or pop culture, allow staff to compete against each other and reward those who do best.

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advent calendar

Advent calendar bot

Advent Calendars are a staple tradition, so why not create an interactive version of a holiday classic by sending out daily rewards and surprises to your staff in the countdown to Christmas.

Easily create Advent Calendar experiences that include festive playlists, trivia, games and quizzes, promote company holiday perks and culture building activities.

It's never too early to start planning for the holidays.

Interested in learning more about one of our Holiday bots for Workplace? Drop us your details before and one of our team members will get in touch!

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