Inspire your employees each day until retirement by committing to a thoughtful employee service value proposition, one that recognizes and rewards success and loyalty. Here are four milestones to include in your efforts.Scroll Down
An effective employee value proposition (EVP) engages and delivers inspirational experiences throughout an employee’s entire career, from the excitement of receiving a job offer and that first day agenda to daily wins and major accomplishments for years to come.
Inspirational experiences that are very much a part of an EVP are also exceptionally important when it comes to recognizing service milestones. Known as your employee service value proposition, it is the focus you put on making each milestone memorable for your employees with thoughtful recognition and meaningful engagement.
Statistics Canada cites 4.8 years as the average turnover rate, which means most employees don’t have the opportunity to celebrate a five-year anniversary. With Millennials, the average turnover is even less at 2.6 years and this demographic especially desires engagement from day one. Leading companies are realizing the need to amplify their service awards programs beyond traditional milestones to retain employees and keep them engaged, inspired and connected to their company culture.
More and more companies have added onboarding gifts to their service awards programs. This can include a custom card and branded gift to set the tone and reinforce to new hires they made the right choice to join the organization.
27% of employers give recognition for 1- and 3-year anniversaries. Many companies are celebrating these milestones with a thank you message and a branded gift or a charitable donation on behalf of the employee.
90% of companies recognize recipients at these important anniversaries. Make them even more meaningful by letting employees select a lifestyle gift that’s just right for them. Pairing a celebratory message with a gift of their choosing will increase their desire to stay.
Send retirees off knowing how grateful you are for their years of service. This milestone celebration often consists of thanking recipients for their loyalty along with a merchandise, experience, or travel award to enjoy during retirement.
As you think about your service value proposition, use these trends to shape the best experience for your employees:
Inspire your employees each day until retirement by committing to a thoughtful service value proposition, one that recognizes and rewards success and loyalty.