A memorable anniversary award presentation doesn't just happen. Through careful planning and preparation and by following the S.E.R.V.I.C.E. guidelines, the event will be a lasting memory for the recipient.
- Serious - The presentation must be viewed as a serious affair as it is an event of great significance to the employee and the company. Serious does not mean a large investment of resources, but proper time should be spent on preparing your presentation.
- Eventful - Presenting an award to an employee that has reached a milestone is a special event. The presentation should be highly publicized so that all coworkers can participate.
- Rehearsed - The awards event is a serious part of the company's culture, therefore, it should be well planned and rehearsed.
- Valued - As a presenter, you should assure each employee their moment of glory. Your presentation will determine how the employee perceives the value of his or her experience.
- Individualized - It is very important to acknowledge the employee's specific accomplishments and contributions. Include things such as work history, various positions the employee has held, and achievements outside the workplace.
- Celebrated - Every presentation should be a positive celebration of the employee's achievements. Demonstrate your commitment to the presentation by taking an active role in the organization of the celebration.
- Enduring - The symbol of achievement is an ever present reminder of an employee who is committed to the company, and in turn the company's commitment to it's employees. Continue to encourage and reinforce the company's commitment to it's employees by verbally recognizing the employee on a regular basis.