Career milestone award or service award recognition programs have been around for many years.
Over those years there have been the customary plaques, symbolic crystal awards, and gold watches—and these used to start when a person reached 25-years of service.
But as tenure reduced significantly with economy and business changes, and retention of employees was harder to maintain, career milestones now begin at 5 years and 5-year increments thereafter. Today, you will find many companies now start career milestones at an employee’s first year of service.
The reality is, whether you give an employee something tangible or not, they always have a workplace anniversary every single year.
How do you plan to make the next round of your milestone recognition celebrations more meaningful and effective?(more…)