Are you looking to make your company’s service awards more personal? Here’s how Fiona Maiurro, HR Manager for Rand Worldwide and her team have approached this challenge.
Their RANDOM Thoughts newsletter highlights the stories behind the service awards. Mini profiles in the newsletter spotlight significant employee milestones. Maiurro lets employees tell in their own words what service award gift they chose and why, helping coworkers to get to know what makes their colleagues tick.
Here are some excerpts:
“Doug reached his 10 years of service in 2010. For the past couple of years he wanted to take part in a ride for cancer, but couldn’t because of the poor condition of his existing bike. Doug selected a new bike as his 10 year service award and was able to get involved. In Doug’s words, “I can’t begin to tell you what a great feeling I felt when I completed the ride.”
“I chose a DeWalt drill from the 5-year catalog…not meant for anything like curing cancer or making my wife happy, though it does help me with my woodworking hobby/addiction/side business.” -Daniel C (5 years)
“I chose something practical. I would say it didn’t suck, but that actually would not be true. It was a shop vac! We used it this summer while installing a new patio door.” Corey J. (5 years)
“On both occasions, (3rd and 5th anniversary) I let my wife pick the gifts; she deserved a lot as she takes care of the family (twin boys – 6 years old) when I travel for work. I will always do that for her.” Radu S (5 years)