I am looking to change our service award program from the same old thing.
Can anyone send me what they do for 5, 10 etc employees?
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In the company that I work for, we have a monthly bagel meeting to discuss company items of interest. One of the things that happens at this meeting is recognition of anyone that has a significant service record that month by the president of the company. A distinctive service record includes 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, and 20 years. The 5 and 10 year awards usually consist of a gift (pen, vase, clock, etc.). The 15 year and 20 year awards are monetary awards. We have not yet had anyone beyond the 20 year award mark but will have a person shortly arriving there and we are presently discussing what the award will be.
Hey, the latest thing in service awards is -- adventures! Mini ones such as a day trip on an excursion boat, lunch and a theater matinee, pampering at a spa, or a full-day lesson in pottery or hang gliding for 5 years and, increasing in time and value up through 10 and 15 years to big adventures for 20 years--like a cool fishing trip! There are several providers you can find online.
Of course, I always think that a milestone should be remembered with something the employee can put on his or her desk or work station, such as a plaque, clock, etc. to be recognized and admired by colleagues.
Our service awards are presented at our quarterly meetings which includes the whole company.
We have a 1 year, 3 year, 5 year, 8 year, 10 year and every 5 years after that.
For each one you get a certificate, which have different sayings on each different years award.
For 1 year they get a $15.00 gift certificate to a local business of our choice.
3 year award is a $50.00 gift certificate to a local business of their choice,
5 years is a $125.00 gift certificate to a local business of their choice,
8 years is a $175.00 gift certificate to a local business of their choice,
10 years is a $250.00 gift certificate to a local business of their choice.
Then it goes up $250.00 for every five years after that.
Everyone seems to look forward to their awards.
We give pins starting at 10 years. They go by 5 year increments. Then at 20 years, we give a watch and have a presentation with cake, etc. for 25, 30, 35 years, we have the cake, etc. and normally give a monetary gift based on years of service. Our company is 38 years old, so we are having to come up with ideas as we hit the milestones. Not sure what we will do for 40 years.
Have also looked at the system of using a catalog for the employee to pick their choice of gift - so it is something they really want. There are several companies out there that will customize the catalog for you. The gifts are lesser in value for less time, but they still get a nice choice.
Not that helps!