What do employees like to get on their 5, 10, 15, etc year anniversaries? Apparently not engraved clocks or globes or picture frames.
My company is searching for a new place to purchase awards. With the current process, employees are allowed to look on a website with a list of ‘prizes’ and pick out something that suits them. It reminds me of picking through the teacher’s goodie box when you won the spelling bee in 2nd grade, except with more expensive prizes. None of the prizes are actually useful but they are fun to pick out.
It seems employees are getting to the point where they don’t want something they can sit on their desk or hang on their wall to remind them of their years at a company, other than maybe a framed piece of paper. They want cold-hard cash. Or perhaps, cold-hard plastic. They want something to spend somewhere they would actually shop i.e. Best Buy, Target, Amazon.com or the like.
I guess it is time my company got with the program and offered some desirable gifts for our loyal employees.