Service Awards

Managed Long Service Awards

Staff Retention is a key issue for companies today. Recognising employees at key milestones and rewarding them for their loyalty is more necessary than ever.

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The Ultimate Service Awards Programme 

Many companies are moving away from the traditional long service awards – sending a predetermined gift (yes, very often a crystal vase or a carriage clock!) to the employee when they reach a single milestone of 20 or 25 years.

A more dynamic approach has seen companies revamp their employee Service Awards to introduce more milestones to celebrate – eg 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 year awards. And to introduce more exciting rewards – typically a catalogue of desirable tiered rewards that the employee can choose from themselves.

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Allgo Service Awards – Features

  1. Branded Programme
  2. Branded & Tailored Reward Points
  3. Branded Reward Website
  4. Weekly or Monthly Points Allocation by Allgo
  5. Line Manager Email Alerts (optional)
  6. Milestone Congratulations by Email / SMS
  7. Milestone Calendar Management by Allgo
  8. Secure Participant Logins or Single Sign-On
  9. API Integration Available
  10. Tailored Reward Catalogue
  11. Reward Ordering Online or by Phone
  12. Reward Fulfillment & Customer Service
  13. Dedicated Account Manager
  14. Points redeemed for a tailored choice of gift cards, ecommerce codes, technology products, wellness rewards, travel, leisure, hotels, restaurants, spas, entertainment, experiences and more
  15. Can be configured for €500 small Benefit Scheme (Irish employees only)

How it Works

1. CUSTOMISED REWARD CATALOGUE
Allgo works you to select the most appealing rewards for your staff from Allgo’s extensive Reward Catalogue, and to divide the rewards into different tiers (eg 1 Star – 10 Star) that correspond to the service milestones to be recognised. Rewards can include retail gift cards, digital vouchers, technology products, sporting goods, seasonal hampers, travel & hotel vouchers, dining out, spa breaks and adventure experiences.

2. BRANDED WEBSITE
Allgo will set up a branded Service Award website that will allow employees to interact with the programme. The website will have a branded name and url and contain your company’s logos and colour scheme, and have a login for Award Recipients.

3. MILESTONE MANAGEMENT
At the start of the year, you provide Allgo with the dates, service milestones and employee details for all staff who will qualify for a service award during the coming 12 months.

The month before the milestone, Allgo will send a calendar invite to the Line Manager to ensure they have their employee’s work anniversary milestone in their calendar.

The week before each milestone, Allgo will email a branded Award Certificate to the employee. The cert contain a congratulatory message and instructions on how the employee can choose their award. If preferred, a printed service card can be posted out instead (either to the employee or to their line manager).

4. REWARD FULFILLMENT
Service Award recipients can then select their preferred reward online on the Service Award website or by phoning Allgo customer service. Award recipients have huge flexibility in ordering rewards. For example, if an employee is awarded a 4 Star award, they can order 2 x 2 Star Rewards, a single 4 Star Reward, or even 4 x 1 Star Rewards. If they would like a higher-tiered reward, they can also just pay the cost difference to Allgo.

5. CUSTOMER SERVICE
Allgo handles all customer service and queries, and ensures fulfilment of rewards ordered within 10 working days.

6. COMMS
Allgo can broadcast a branded Award eZine to all employees every month, publicly recognising the Service Award recipients in the previous or coming month, along with any other Award messages you would like to communicate to staff.

7. ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
Allgo will appoint an account manager to liaise with on any aspects of the programme. Allgo’s account manager will provide quarterly management reports, containing key metrics for the programme, and will arrange annual review meetings to help continuously develop and improve the programme.

Branded Websites

A integral part of every Allgo Service Awards programme is the branded website which allows for participants to nominate colleagues, build, check and spend points, and keep up to date with the latest programme info. They can also feature a “Nomination Wall” giving a real time display of nomination made or approved.

Sky Reward Hub
Barrelmen Rewards
Heineken Stars
SL Controls Reward Website

Tailored Reward Catalogue

Points earned on the Allgo Peer-2-Peer programmes are spent online (or by phone) on a massive catalogue of exciting and desirable rewards. Allgo work with each client to select the most appealing rewards for their incentive participants from Allgo’s extensive Reward Catalogue.

Reward CatalogueRewards can include retail gift cards, digital vouchers, technology products, sporting goods, seasonal hampers, travel & hotel vouchers, dining out, spa breaks and adventure experiences. Allgo Points offers rewards from across Ireland, the UK, Europe, Middle East, US and Asia starting from as little as €5 and going up to €10,000. Allgo also offers an exciting catalogue of special event Incentive Prizes at a fixed cost for your reward or incentive programme.

Find out more on the Allgo Reward Catalogue page >

Download Service Awards Brochure

Service Awards Brochure

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Tax Breaks for Service Awards

Companies in Ireland can avail of two employee reward schemes to make long service awards tax-free or tax-efficient.

Firstly, the is an Irish Revenue Tax-Free Long Service Award for 20+ years. In this scheme, you can reward an employee tax-free as long as ALL the following conditions are satisfied –

  • the award is made as a testimonial to mark long service of not less than 20 years.
  • the award takes the form of a tangible article(s) of reasonable cost.
  • the cost does not exceed €50 for each year of service.
  • no similar award has been made to the recipient within the previous 5 years.
  • The award must NOT be in the form of cash, vouchers, bonds etc.

Some employers find these rules too restrictive, and many employees prefer receiving gift cards or vouchers, in which can the Small Benefit Scheme can be used to provide up to €500 tax-free reward of any kind for any length of service.

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