SGS launches long-service award for employees


SGS UK has launched a recognition programme to reward employees who have been with the organisation for five years or more.

The long-service recognition scheme, provided by Red Letter Days for Business, will see employees who have been with the inspection and certification organisation between five and 20 years awarded with a voucher that can be spent on a broad range of leisure and retail brands.

The monetary value of the voucher will reflect length of service, for example, if an employee has worked at the organisation for five years, they will receive a £50 gift card. Those who have 20 years of service will receive a £500 voucher.

The programme will be communicated to employees through email and posts on the organisation’s blog.

Melanie Naylor, principle HR business partner at SGS, said: “In the past six years we have acquired 11 [organisations] which has meant much of our focus has been making sure the new employees are integrated into the [organisation] as smoothly and successfully as possible. It’s now time we thanked everyone who has stayed committed to SGS throughout this process and celebrate these achievements.

“We have over 40 different sites across the UK, our workforce spans many generations, and some of our employees’ jobs do not involve being in an office; due to these elements it was vital we found a reward solution that would be right for everyone.”