Employee newsletter ideas for June
It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through the year! And since June is stacked with so many important and festive holidays, observances, and events (and the official kickoff to summer!), there is an abundance of content that you can include in your June employee newsletter. Keep reading to check out the June holidays & observances, seasonal topics to include in your employee newsletter, and tips and tricks to really make your email stand out!
June 2024 holidays and observances
One of the most popular forms of content in employee emails is celebrating the month’s holidays and/or honoring specific observances. We’ve done all the research for you and whittled down the list of daily, weekly, and monthly holidays and observances to find the ones that are either 1.) relevant for work or 2.) just light-hearted, silly, engaging ways to spruce up your newsletter. Take a scroll!
Bonus: Download this internal comms content calendar to help you organize your content and messaging so you can communicate with your employees and drive engagement.
Note: Some of these days hold special cultural and/or religious significance or are observances of sensitive topics, so if you choose to refer to them in your employee newsletters, remember to be thoughtful, intentional, and considerate. Holidays + observances are listed in alphabetical order.
Daily holidays and observances in June
June 1: National Pen Pal Day, National Say Something Nice Day, World Reef Awareness Day
June 2: National Cancer Survivors Day
June 3: National Egg Day, World Bicycle Day
June 4: National Cheese Day, National Hug Your Cat Day
June 5: Global Running Day (Have your team take part in the Global Running Day pledge & activities), National Gingerbread Day, World Environment Day
June 6: National Higher Education Day
June 7: National Doughnut Day (What better time to bring doughnuts into the office? 🍩)
June 8: Global Wellness Day, National Best Friends Day, World Ocean Day (Search the World Ocean Day database to fine conservation-related events near you for your team to participate in)
June 9: Odunde Festival, Race Unity Day
June 10: National Iced Tea Day
June 11: National Call Your Doctor Day (Send out a reminder to employees for them to schedule their yearly physical)
June 12: Loving Day, National Loving Day, World Day Against Child Labour
June 13: International Albinism Awareness Day
June 14: Flag Day, World Blood Donor Day
June 15: Nature Photography Day (Have employees submit their best nature photograph), World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, World Juggling Day
June 16: Eid al-Adha, Father’s Day
June 17: National Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 18: International Picnic Day (Take lunch outside and enjoy a team picnic!), International Sushi Day
June 19: Juneteenth
June 20: Summer Solstice, World Refugee Day
June 21: International Day of Yoga (Include local events celebrating International Day of Yoga in your employee newsletter), National Hugging Day, National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada), National Selfie Day, Take Your Dog To Work Day
June 22: World Rainforest Day
June 23: International Women in Engineering Day, National Hydration Day
June 25: Global Beatles Day
June 27: Helen Keller Day, Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day, National Bingo Day, National HIV Testing Day, National PTSD Awareness Day, National Work From Home Day (Showcase a few of your remote or hybrid employees’ home offices in your employee newsletter!)
June 29: National Camera Day
June 30: International Asteroid Day, World Social Media Day
Weekly holidays and observances in June
Email Week (June 10-16) (It’s the perfect time to send out that employee email!)
Fishing & Boating Week (June 1-9)
Flag Week (June 9-15)
Health Risk Management Week (June 17-21)
Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 16-22)
Monthly holidays and observances in June
African-American Music Appreciation Month
Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
Effective Communications Month
Great Outdoors Month
LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
National Camping Month
National Caribbean American Heritage Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
Perennial Gardening Month
PTSD Awareness Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month
Seasonal topics for employee newsletters in June
New Hire introductions
June marks the end of the second quarter for a lot of folks, and it’s a great time to showcase any new hires that have joined your team recently! Including a section in your next employee email spotlighting all of the new hires is a great way to introduce a new employee to the rest of their specific team, their department, or the company as a whole!
Additionally, you could have employees send out their own new hire email. Having employees send out their own introduction email really helps boost engagement and creates a strong connection off the bat.
Here at Workshop, we have all our new hires create and send their announcement email and present it in our all-hands meeting. It really is such a fun way to get to know your new teammate.
New hire introduction email template
If you’re looking for inspiration for a new hire introduction email, look no further! Use the one below as inspiration or use it directly in Workshop!
Summer safety tips
The summer solstice takes place on June 20 and marks the official start of summer! With warmer months ahead, a lot of people are planning their summer vacations, boating trips, hiking adventures, and more. To prepare employees for summer fun (and safety!), your June employee newsletter is a great time to share summer safety tips with your team including:
- Boat and water safety (Fishing & Boating Week June 1-9)
- Sun safety tips like protecting your skin from a sunburn
- Tips for staying hydrated
- How to keep the bugs at bay (June is National Camping Month and Great Outdoors Month)
- Knowing the signs and risks of heat exhaustion
- Lightning safety tips (Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 16-22)
There are so many important observances in June, and a good opportunity to include a section in your employee newsletter about upcoming volunteer opportunities in your area.
VolunteerMatch is a great resource to use to search for organizations in need of volunteers in your area. It’s also a great option because not only can you search for opportunities in your area, but you can also search by cause areas and skills.
Employee newsletter tips & tricks
- Gather employee feedback: Dig into some real employee feedback by including a quick employee engagement survey to ask employees if they find the information in your employee newsletters useful (Here are hundreds of other examples of employee survey questions.)
- Add a few moments of delight: Hide something fun within the email itself. It’s a clever way to ‘gamify’ your newsletter and reward those who regularly read it! We have one customer who hides the company logo somewhere in the newsletter, and there’s a prize for the first five people who find it.
- Share employees’ social media posts: If your employees share company news or highlights on their social media channels, share it with the team! Highlighting employee posts in your employee newsletters can encourage other team members to share! (Plus, it feels like a modern-day employee spotlight!)
- Invite guest writers from the team: Consider having a section of your newsletter that features leadership or other team members giving updates or news about their department!
- Use internal newsletter software to help create engaging emails: A platform like Workshop allows you to create beautifully-designed emails, personalize your content (and audiences!), and measure the effectiveness of your campaigns through various analytics.
Download our Internal Comms Editorial Calendar: This sample internal comms editorial calendar will help you organize your content and messaging so you can communicate with your employees and drive engagement. It’s simple, streamlined, and totally customizable for your company’s needs.