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Generational Expectations And Employee Recognition Programs

Posted by Jody Raines on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 @ 03:46 PM

When creating an employee recognition program it's important to understand the motivation and expectations of the workforce.  Depending upon the relative age of your employees, they could fall into a generation that expects to be recognized or one that feels that doing a great job is why they are getting paid.

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How Employee Service Awards Reduce Company Expense

Posted by Jody Raines on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 @ 03:08 PM

Employee service awards help develop loyalty and improve employee performance. Awards for employee service may have the tangible and intangible benefit of improving employee satisfaction. This can lead to reduced expenses.

You may be wondering how a program that awards employees with items winds up saving money for a company.
Well, here's how:

Studies prove that employees who are satisfied will remain with the company.  This job satisfaction has the result of reducing turnover - after all, happy employees aren't generally seeking another position.  If the job satisfaction rate overall improves, this means reduced turnover and improved employee retention.  When employees stay with the company, they learn their jobs and become proficient at them.  Proficient employees are less expensive because the expense of training new hires and the ramp up for new employees to be efficient is non-existent.  Senior associates are better trained and can also be more efficient in their jobs.  When employees are more efficient, they can get more done in less time and therefore productivity is improved, and costs are generally decreased.

Proficient employees also have a higher job satisfaction rate, so having an employee service award program becomes an ongoing ecosystem for employee retention and satisfaction.

One benefit of employee service awards therefore is reduced expenses.
When selecting a company to work with to administer an employee service awards program, it is good to consider whether the organization provides:
  • One-on-one service
  • A dedicated account management team
  • Desirable Awards
  • Maximum quality
  • Logo integrity
  • Product selection support
  • Custom catalog creation
  • Online tracking

The mix of employee recognition rewards is also important. If the employees are not enthusiastic about the award, the program becomes less enticing.  It is also important to have a great tracking system so employees know where they stand and what they need to do to achieve the recognition rewards.

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