Long service gifts are incredibly popular and are one of the most important gifts to get right!
Rewarding years of service, showing appreciation for late nights, weekend work and business trips – long service rewards can be stressful to organise and arrange. If you’re struggling with long service award gift ideas, Gifted To You can help.
If you had been thinking of reverting to spot rewards or incentives and removing your long service awards, we would advise you to tread carefully! For many employees, this is a real perk and a show of recognition. A study from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development into reward strategies found that more than a third (36%) of organisations provide benefits that are tied to the amount of time an individual has worked for their employer.
When it comes to long service gifts, you can go traditional, or you can choose something really memorable. Traditionally an award for long service would be a fountain pen, carriage clock or gold watch. Whatever you choose, make it personal and relevant. Unlike almost any other occasion, when it comes to long service, the emotive value on the part of the employee and the pride in the prize is far more important than the value of the gift itself.
You might decide that long service gifts for your business is more likely to be a trip, gift card or a collectable, vintage, sentimental offering. The rule is – there are no rules!
Long-service awards remain a cornerstone of recognition in the workplace, helping to reinforce the relationship between employer and employee. It is just the shape of the reward itself that is changing. Why not browse the site and see what works for you, or call and speak to one of our expert advisors today?