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A frequent concern many organizations have is whether their service award program is relevant or not. While often considered a corporate “tradition”, service award programs can also be viewed as a …

A frequent concern many organizations have is whether their service award program is relevant or not. While often considered a corporate “tradition”, service award programs can also be viewed as a relic of the past – an institutional dinosaur offering lapel pins, charms, pens and watches sporting the company logo, items few employees find appealing or useful.

Employees may not want to wear a company-logoed lapel pin or charm anymore, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t want to be recognized and rewarded for their loyalty and service. By using these ten tips, you can get your service award program up off the ground and back to being an effective recognition and employee engagement tool.

This is a legitimate concern. Operating a service award program uses valuable resources that perhaps could be applied in other ways to engage and recognize associates. However, before you make the decision to sunset your program, first consider these ten ways to refresh, revitalize and enhance your program to make it appealing, fun and relevant for your employees.

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  • 1. My Service Award Program Has Fallen and Can’t Get Up! 10 Ten ways to get your anniversary program standing tall again! BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 2. Many organizations wonder if their service award program is relevant or not. BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 3. Often considered a “tradition”, service award programs can be viewed as a corporate dinosaur offering – lapel pins charms pens watches BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 4. Consider these ways to refresh, revitalize and enhance your program to make it appealing, fun and relevant for your employees. BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 5. Evaluate your award choices. Reach out to your employees and use surveys or focus groups to discover what awards appeal to them. BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 6. Get Social Consider a service award supplier who can help integrate internal and external social media strategies into your program. BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 7. To brand or not to brand. That is the question. Branding can add considerable cost to an award without adding any value. In fact, some employees may choose NOT to wear or use the item because the logo is on it! BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 8. Recognize milestones at lower levels Traditionally service awards are given at five year intervals. Statistics show the average American worker stays with one company for just over three years. Not long enough to even earn the first five year award! BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 9. Upgrade your technology. Your platform also needs to function on desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones. BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 10. Your platform should also be able to provide reports on-demand and deliver the exact metrics you need, when you need them. BI WORLDWIDE.com | Australia | Canada | China | India | Latin America | United Kingdom | United States
  • 11. Download our article, My Service Award Program Has Fallen and Can’t Get Up! 10 to see 5 more ways to refresh, revitalize and enhance your current program to make it appealing, fun and relevant for your employees. 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