Keeping your company culture sweet around Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2020

Here’s our top tips on how to keep your company culture sweet on and around Valentine’s Day, to avoid any HR heartache!

Spread the Love!

Small acts of kindness can really go a long way, especially if your colleagues may be going through a hard time or feeling a little lonely underneath all of the romance in the air! A few words of praise for your employees could brighten up their day, or why not bring in coffee to lift the spirits of your team? Kindness can often be contagious!

Look out for team members who might be feeling down

Whilst Valentine’s Day can be a lovely, special day for those spending it with their other halves, it can be a not so cheerful time for those who may be alone or facing a challenging time. Keep an eye out for employees who might be particularly quiet or avoiding social situations around the office and make sure that everybody knows that you have an open-door policy and are always available to talk.

Encourage Inclusivity

Bringing in sweet treats or planning a lunch for the whole team is a great way to make everyone feel good and make the day a little more joyful, for those who are single too!

Review and communicate your policies

Nip any workplace flirting in the rose-bud! It might be helpful to take a look at any policies in place that would cover an office romance and make sure that everyone is aware of them, not just on Valentine’s Day.

There are many benefits to celebrating Valentine’s Day in your workplace – not just for those in couples!


  • Boost team morale – engaging in team activities can really help to boost the camaraderie of your employees.
  • Encourage appreciation – Employees can feel extra motivated when they know that they’re appreciated, and it’s so easy to let them know!
  • Increase positivity – Falling shortly after Blue Monday, this time of year can be pretty difficult for some people. Organising some Valentine’s Day activities can decrease stress levels and can really lift the mood in the office!


If you need any help with aligning your values with your company culture, or getting your team’s morale off the ground, don’t hesitate to give us a call!


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