What are
Employee Service Awards ?

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Employee Service Awards  are unique awards given to employees who have worked for a particular length of time or a specific number of years. Typical recognition includes an award and letter, or certificate, showing appreciation for their long and loyal service. They're also called milestone awards, service anniversary awards, on-boarding awards, tenure awards, or years of service awards.

Service Awards allow employers to thank their valued employees!

Service Awards show employees you recognize their loyal service and contributions to your company. Employee anniversary awards typically increase in value with the length of service being recognized.

Ask any employee how long they have been at their job – they know to the day! Service anniversaries are important to them as well as to you, and Service Recognition makes a big difference! The benefits of this type of recognition include: improved employee engagement levels, improved morale, higher retention and productivity. 

When you recognize an employee for their service (quantity of service), do not miss the opportunity to acknowledge and talk about their significant achievements and contributions to the company’s success (quality of service).

A Service Recognition Program is a valuable foundational component to an organization’s comprehensive recognition plan, and provides great opportunities to recognize employees for the time they have invested in your company.

A SHRM* survey shows that almost 80% of the employees surveyed said that the lack of appreciation and recognition was one of the main reasons they would leave their current job. Remember, there’s no such thing as too much recognition!
  * SHRM - Society for Human Resource Management

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