Carbon Dating Your Service Awards Program

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While many companies have kept up with the evolution of service awards programs, some still exist in the past.

Your answers to questions to our infographic (http://www.biworldwide.com/en/white-papers/employee-engagement/carbon-dating-your-service-awards-program) will allow you to determine where your service awards program lies on the historical timeline.

1930 to 1949: Emblematic Period
Awards were symbolic and consisted of jewelry items such as lapel and stick pins that employees wore at work and in public.

1950 to 1969: Certificate Period
Printed certificates began to appear and were given to employees along with their emblematic jewelry.

1970 to 1979: Heirloom Period
Awards with heirloom status became popular. Crystal, silver, watches and clocks became standard offerings.

1980 to 1989: Merchandise Period
Gift offerings began to include lifestyle merchandise in addition to emblematic and heirloom items.

1990 to 1999: Internet Period
The Internet began to replace printed materials and opened the door for automation. Lifestyle awards used away from the workplace began to dominate program offerings.

2000 to 2009: Social Period
The Internet expanded and programs became social recognition conduits for domestic and global audiences. Lifestyle merchandise continued to expand.

2010 to present: Mobile Period
Communications are moving from the desktop to the phone. New offerings like digital downloads and donations to Charitable Organizations are gaining acceptance.

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Carbon Dating Your Service Awards Program

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  5. 5. 1930to1949 Emblematic Period Awards were symbolic and consisted of jewelry items such as lapel and stick pins that employees wore at work and in public. BIWORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  6. 6. Printed certificates began to appear and were given to employees along with their emblematic jewelry. 1950to1969 Certificate Period BIWORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  7. 7. Awards with heirloom status became popular. Crystal, silver, watches and clocks became standard offerings. 1970to1979 Heirloom Period BIWORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
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  9. 9. BIWORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States The Internet began to replace printed materials and open doors for automation. Lifestyle awards began to dominate program offerings. 1990to1999 Internet Period BIWORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  10. 10. The Internet expanded and programs became social recognition conduits for domestic and global audiences. Lifestyle merchandise continued to expand. 2000to2009 Social Period BIWORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  11. 11. Communications move from the desktop to mobile devices. New offerings like digital downloads and donations to charitable organizations gain acceptance. 2009to present Mobile Period BIWORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  12. 12. Still not sure where your Service Awards Program fits in? Download our map to see exactly where your current program resides on the historical timeline. Carbon Dating Your Service Awards Program While many companies have kept up with the evolution of service awards programs, some still exist in the past. Your answers to questions on this infographic will allow you to determine where your Service Awards Program lies on the historical timeline.1930 to 1949: Emblematic PeriodAwards were symbolic and consisted of jewelry items such as lapel and stick pins that employees wore at work and in public. 1950 to 1969: Certificate PeriodPrinted certificates began to appear and were given to employees along with their emblematic jewelry. 1970 to 1979: Heirloom PeriodAwards with heirloom status became popular. Crystal, silver, watches and clocks became standard offerings. 1980 to 1989: Merchandise PeriodGift offerings began to include lifestyle merchandise in addition to emblematic and heirloom items. 1990 to 1999: Internet PeriodThe Internet began to replace printed materials and opened the door for automation. Lifestyle awards used away from the workplace began to dominate program offerings. 2000 to 2009: Social PeriodThe Internet expanded and programs became social recognition conduits for domestic and global audiences. Lifestyle merchandise continued to expand.2010 to present: Mobile PeriodCommunications are moving from the desktop to the phone. New offerings like digital downloads and donations to Charitable Organizations are gaining acceptance. Does your leadership team participate in your service awards program? no yes 1930 to 1949 Emblematic Period Does your current service awards program recognize the employee by name? 1950 to 1969 Certificate Period no yes Does your website offer managers resources and tools? no yes 1990 to 1999 Internet Period Can your employees browse an awards collection for their award? stone age no yes What type of length of service awards do you use to recognize your employees? (choose all that apply) stone age what reward? Gift cards were introduced in 1994, but gift cards are NOT gifts!! a gift card a merchandise award a plaque an event (party, meal or mention at a team meeting,other celebration event) Do you have a service awards website and is it personalized to meet your specific company brand standards? stone age 1980 to 1989 Merchandise Period what arebrand standards? noyes only atretirement every 5 years every 10 years 1 to 3 years How often do you recognize and award employees for their years of service? 1930 to 1949 Emblematic Period Start Here Is there an automated “widget” to remind employees about their awards opportunity? no yes 1990 to 1999 Internet Period Can employees seamlessly access your awards program website from your company portal? 1990 to 1999 Internet Period 1970 to 1979 Heirloom Period whatcompany portal? noyes Does your service awards site have a “social” quality? Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States©BI WorldWIde™ 2014 | Proprietary & Confidential Does your leadership team participate in your service awards program? no yes 1930 to 1949 Emblematic Period Does your current service awards program recognize the employee by name? 1950 to 1969 Certificate Period no yes Does your website offer managers resources and tools? no yes 1990 to 1999 Internet Period Can your employees browse an awards collection for their award? stone age no yes What type of length of service awards do you use to recognize your employees? (choose all that apply) stone age what reward? Gift cards were introduced in 1994, but gift cards are NOT gifts!! a gift card a merchandise award a plaque an event (party, meal or mention at a team meeting,other celebration event) Do you have a service awards website and is it personalized to meet your specific company brand standards? stone age 1980 to 1989 Merchandise Period what arebrand standards? noyes only atretirement 5 years every 10 years years 1930 to 1949 Emblematic Period BI WORLDWIDE can help you create a culture where loyalty is rewarded with service awards programs that offer the largest collection of brand-name merchandise, advanced technology and recognition standards that are consistant across your entire organization. Learn more at http://www.biworldwide.com/service-anniversary-awards. Is there an automated “widget” to remind employees about their awards opportunity? no yes 1990 to 1999 Internet Period Can employees seamlessly access your awards program website from your company portal? 1990 to 1999 Internet Period 1970 to 1979 Heirloom Period whatcompany portal? noyes Does your service awards site have a “social” quality? no 2000 to 2009 Social Period yes Mark Zuckerberg would be jealous. How can you access your service awards website? (choose all that apply) 1990 to 1999 Internet Period Desktop 2010 to present Mobile Period mobile device all of the above 2000 to 2009 Social PeriodTablet Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States | BIWORLDWIDE.com
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