Service awards are the foundation of any recognition strategy and provide companies the opportunity to express appreciation to all employees for their loyalty and dedication. Embracing a culture of celebrating years of service milestones at all organizational levels will foster many measurable short and long term operational benefits and provide a marked return on investment.
For a recognition program to be meaningful to both the awardees and the others in the department, it should be tied to the department's goals, mission, or values. Service Recognition Programs can honor employees for their years of service, for making sales goals, teamwork, going the extra mile, customer service, professional development, excellence, creativity and innovation, performance excellence, leadership and commitment. Let your team help decide how they will be rewarded and watch how they will push themselves and each other.