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Employee Engagement Activities & Swag for May

Employee Engagement Activities & Swag for May
Amanda Sciabica
April 1, 2024

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May is packed with holidays and one focuses on a huge topic right now – Mental Health . How will you keep employees engaged this month? Don’t sweat it, have all the employee engagement ideas for May here! If you missed our April edition check it out! We discuss how to set employee engagement up for scale!  

Important Dates & Awarenesses For May

Here are all the dates for May 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! 

May DEI Dates & Awarenesses

  • May 2 - National Day of Prayer
  • May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
  • May 5 & 6 - Yom Hashoah
  • May 10 - Eid al-Fitr
  • May 12 - Mother’s Day
  • May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia an Biphobia
  • May 21 - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • May 27 - Memorial Day

Awareness for the Month of May

  • ALS Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • National Asian American and South Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Jewish-American Heritage Month

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Employee Engagement Activities & Swag For May 

Let’s dive into some team engagement activities and swag ideas for May! 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

Employee Appreciation Company Engagement Activities

Mental Health Pack

Swag Pack Includes: Plain Mailer Box, Crinkle Cut Fill, 52-Week Mental Health Journal, NoonBrew, Tropics Bamboo Glass, Custom Die Cut Stickers, Allmade Unisex Tri-Blend Long Sleeve Tee, Active Life Massage Ball

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Allow for employees to pick a mental health day throughout the month of May.
  • Provide some fun swag to help employees relax and do some self care!

🕵🏻‍♀️Pulse Check: This is an excellent time to analyze internally how you are doing with employee burnout. Take a survey of your existing employees to be sure you are providing a healthy work-life balance. 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Allow for Mental Health Fridays! Give employees the time to end work early. 
  • Pulse check on workload across the company!
  • Send some cozy swag to help employees relax and journal!

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea: 

  • Create a weekly employee walk to get some fresh air and unwind!

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month Engagement Ideas

The Fitness Pack

Swag Pack Includes: Customer Mailer Box, Custom Die Cut Sticker, Snowbird Water Bottle, Nike Team rLegend Tee, Let’s Jump Rope, Custom Resistance Band Set

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Attend a fun group fitness class with your team. 
  • Provide a healthy breakfast or lunch to help employees get fueled for the day.

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Host a virtual fitness class for your employees. 
  • Send everyone a custom fitness swag pack.

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea: 

  • Host a month long fitness challenge - have employees report how many days they worked out during the month of May. 


There you have it! Top company engagement ideas you can use for May! Check out the dates in May 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 April’s Engagement Ideas 

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Check back for engagement ideas for June! 

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