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The Truth About Service Anniversary Award Programs

Written by: Steve Huffman
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Top 7 Myths: Uncovering the truth about service anniversary programs.

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

At BI WORLDWIDE Canada, we use the principles of behavioural economics to create the best engagement strategies on the planet. We work with expert academics who advise us on the latest research on human behaviour, engagement and decision-making. We use non-cash rewards and recognition to engage and motivate employees and sales teams.

There are many misconceptions about service anniversary programs and the companies that provide them. We’re here to set the record straight and offer some insight into how you can get the most from your current provider – or perhaps these myths sound all too familiar and you should be taking your program elsewhere.

Myth #1: All service anniversary award providers are the same.

Reality: All providers are not created equally. Each company is different in both subtle and significant ways.

  • Many providers are also jewellery manufacturers and will urge you to reward your program participants with jewellery. Consider working with a company that is unbiased towards what to offer your audience.
  • All providers feature web-based technology to accommodate redemption of your awards but most are out of date and don’t feature social recognition, reporting or an intuitive user interface.
  • Most providers do not offer a full suite of services and cannot e xtend the employee recognition experience beyond service anniversary awards.
  • Only a few companies base their solutions on behavioral economics, an understanding of what motivates your audience. Doing so will result in engaged employees who receive relevant awards for their accomplishments.
  • Not all companies provide the same level of assistance to your audience. Make sure you have the full support your audience needs – otherwise the calls will be directed to you.
There are many misconceptions about service anniversary programs and the companies who provide them. We’re here to set the record straight and offer some insight into how you can get the most from your current provider – or perhaps these myths sound all too familiar and you should be taking your program elsewhere. Download Now

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Steve Huffman BI WORLDWIDE

Steve Huffman

Vice President, Recognition Services
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As VP of Recognition Services, Steve works with an experienced team of Design and Delivery Specialists that are devoted to the development and distribution of symbolic and lifestyle merchandise awards programs. His focus is on the customer’s needs and expectations as they relate to recognition systems and individual award initiatives. Steve has been a member of the Recognition Team for over 25 years and with BI WORLDWIDE for more than 30.

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