When you think of employee recognition, what comes to mind? For a lot of people, it’s “Years of Service Awards” or “Long Service Awards” (LSAs), but why is that the case? For decades, organisations have been awarding their people for tenure. And this isn’t a bad thing – we want to recognise long-standing, hard-working people who make a difference at our organisations. But in recent years, there’s been a shift in how people work and how often they change jobs – especially with the average tenure at just above four years.
At this rate, most people will not hit the typical milestones for employee service awards (five, 10, 20 years) and there are more effective ways to show your people you care about them every day. It’s time to move beyond the world of LSAs and tap into your organisation’s true recognition potential. Luckily, there are countless options to help you on your journey.
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