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Employee Engagement Activities & Swag for August

Employee Engagement Activities & Swag for August
Amanda Sciabica
February 8, 2024

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August is a month for relaxation! How will you keep employees engaged this month? Don’t sweat it, have all the employee engagement ideas for August here! If you missed our July edition check it out! We discuss how to set employee engagement up for scale!  

Important Dates & Awarenesses For August

Here are all the dates for August that you need to know for 2024! You don’t have to celebrate every single event and awareness but it’s important to pick the ones that make sense for your company and culture. Also, keep in mind some goals you want to get out of these engagement activities for teams! 

August DEI Dates & Awarenesses

  • August 4 - International Beer Day
  • August 8 - International Cat Day
  • August 9 - International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • August 12 - National Middle Child Day
  • August 15 - National Relaxation Day
  • August 19 World Humanitarian Day
  • August 26 - Women’s Equality Day
  • August 26 - National Dog Day

Awareness for the Month of August

  • National Civility Month

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Employee Engagement Activities & Swag For August

Let’s dive into some team engagement activities and swag ideas for August! We are bringing you in-person, remote, and no-cost options for you to get started! Remember the point of doing these activities is to bring employees together to connect and to help reduce burnout. Also, it helps make employees feel appreciated

National Relaxation Day

The Relax Pack

Swag Pack Includes: Custom Mailer Box, Dyenomite Tie-Dyed Sweatpants, NoonBrew, Glass Can, KolorKit Custom Coloring Book Set, Crinkle Cut Fill

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Have a massage therapist come to give 10 minute chair massages to all employees!
  • Host a spa-style lunch and relaxation time. 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Allow for employees to take a personal day for some much-needed R&R! 
  • Send everyone a Relaxation Pack so they can relax in the comfort of their own home. 

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea:

  • Host an All-Hands Meditation at the beginning of each work day of this month. 

☑️Pulse Check: This is a great time to check in with your employees and make sure they are getting the rest they need. This is super important to prevent burnout. 

Fun Engagement Ideas

Beer Pack

Swag Pack Includes: Custom Eco Mailer Box, Crinkle Cut Fill, Stanley Classic Bottle Opener Beer Stein, Known Supply Bucket Hat

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Bring employees on a field trip to visit a local brewery!
  • Have employees taste test a variety of different beers. 
  • Provide some fun swag goodies to take home! 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Host a Beer Making Event virtually!
  • Send some local beer to employees to try out and support local brewers!
  • Allow for employees that live nearby to meet up to cheers!

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea: 

  • Play beer trivia! Guess which taglines go with which beers and where they are made. 


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

💡 Want To Learn More Activities & Swag Ideas by Month?

Check our July’s Engagement Ideas 

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Check back for engagement ideas for September! 

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