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.