HR & Culture
 min read

Employee Engagement Activities & Swag for October

Employee Engagement Activities & Swag for October
Amanda Sciabica
May 16, 2024

In this article

October is more than just Halloween! How will you keep employees engaged this month? Don’t sweat it, have all the employee engagement ideas for October here! If you missed our September edition check it out! We discuss how to set employee engagement up for scale!  

Important Dates & Awarenesses For October

Here are all the dates for October 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! 

October DEI Dates & Awarenesses

  • October 3 - Navrati Begins
  • October 10 - World Mental Health Day
  • October 11 - National Coming Out Day
  • October 14 - Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • October 16 - Sukkot Begins
  • October 16 - National Boss’ Day
  • October 31 - Halloween
  • October 31 - Diwali

Awareness for the Month of October

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • LGBTQ History Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • Filipino-American Heritage Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

💡Download Our Company Engagement & Swag Calendar Here

Employee Engagement Activities & Swag For October

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Engagement Activities

Breast Cancer Awareness Pack

Swag Pack Includes: Custom Mailer Bag, Custom Label, Premium Cotton Tote, Bella + Canvas Tee, Custom Felt Pennant, Sock Club Custom Knit Socks, Insert Cards

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Sign up for a marathon/walk for Breast Cancer Awareness. 
  • Create a goal for the company to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. 
  • Provide some swag for employees and clients to spread awareness. 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Create a goal for the company to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. 
  • Provide information on what charities to support. 
  • Send everyone some swag to spread awareness. 

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea:

  • Encourage employees to participate in a local event. 

National Boss’ Day Engagement Ideas

Executive Pack

Swag Pack Includes: Eco Custom Mailer Box, Bettoni Alicante Ballpoint Pen, Engraved Wireless Charger, Crinkle Cut Fill

In-Office Employee Engagement Ideas

  • Host a lunch for all the leaders in the company.  
  • Have employees reward their bosses for great leadership with a small presentation. 

Remote Workforce Employee Engagement Ideas 

  • Send swag to all managers and leadership. 
  • Have leadership give a virtual presentation for their teams. 

No Cost Option Employee Engagement Idea: 

  • Have employees nominate the Boss of the Month and write why they think this person deserves the title!


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

Download Our Employee Engagement & Swag Calendar Here

Check back for engagement ideas for November! 

Ready to use the Swag?

Our easy-to-use dashboard enables you to quickly customize, manage, ship, and re-order swag.