The difference between a great employee service award program and a weak program can be significant. Great companies see anniversaries as a wonderful opportunity to express appreciation to their employee for years of service, to strengthen the bonds between employer and employee, to build employee morale, to reinforce the importance of the employee as a member of your team. It's an opportunity to celebrate the positive.
Here are some great ways to do that:
Whenever possible, make the milestone anniversary presentation to the recipient in front of co-workers. It's better to have the "event" on or as close as possible to the actual anniversary date, to signify that the event is special to the recipient. Announce the event in advance. Include fellow employees in the presentation. Post a big announcement, or use a large easel with a big photo on it. Even if you are hosting to a small group, announce the event in advance to enhance its significance.Chat with us now
As much as possible, make the event a celebration, even if you only have a few minutes. At the event, display a poster or banner with the recipient's name, or display an enlarged photo of the recipient. Use banners and decorations. Have refreshments if possible. Take photos, and post them after the event.Request a guided tour
Avoid the ordinary, so that the celebration has the feel of a special event. If you have a cake, decorate it so that it says "Congratulations Rachel" or get something a little special. If you have photos of the person from over the years, make enlargements of a few, and use them to help decorate for the event.Chat with us
If you have frequent anniversary celebrations, do something different for every anniversary, so that each one is unique. Decorate with different types of decorations for each celebration. Use different colors. Use streamers for one event, balloons for another. Have a special cake at one event, and ice cream or chocolate eclairs at another. If an employee likes pies or brownies, have refreshments that match the individual. Have the event in a different room or location. If there is only one room, consider having the events on different sides of the room, or with tables or chairs set up in a different arrangement for each event.Call us now
Why wait any longer? Contact us right now, and we'll show you how easy it is to upgrade your organization's years-of service recognition into something magical. You can see a demo, ask your questions, and see why so many other organizations have moved to the Celebration