There are mixed feelings on the value of retirement parties and gifts as far as corporate accountants are concerned but there is no doubt that individual employees appreciate such gestures. While you may not see the value of spending money on somebody who is leaving your company, you should consider the wider picture: what would your remaining employees think about your organisation if you were to treat retiring workers with indifference?
Suitable Mementos for Retiring Employees
Below, we have compiled a short list of ideas for companies who are not sure what to present their workers with on the occasion of their retirement.
- A Trophy – Although trophies are more normally handed out in recognition of outstanding sporting achievements, there is absolutely no reason why you should not present them to workers who have served your company well for many years and who are now looking forward to a long and happy retirement. Working for the same company for 10, 20, or even 30 years or more is no longer in vogue and those who do so have demonstrated a special commitment to your organisation. For this outstanding achievement, they deserve to be recognised.
- A Medal – If you would rather present your retiring employees with something other than a sparkling trophy, a medal could be a good alternative. When paired with a nice gift, such as a bottle of champagne or a fine cognac, a medal engraved with the employee’s name and dates of service is sure to be appreciated. You could use engraved medals for those who have served less than a certain period of time and reserve trophies for the real long-termers.
- A Plaque – If you think that your employees might appreciate something that they could hang on their wall at home, a custom-designed plaque or shield would be an excellent way in which to recognize their contributions to your company’s success over the years. As with trophies and medals, plaques and shields can be engraved with the names of the recipients, along with their joining and leaving dates.
- A Presentation Award – Your employee will also treasure something that has been purchased and specially engraved. Another great way to recognize their contributions to your company’s success over the years. If company branding is included, the award will be treasured by retiring employees and reinforce your brand image at the same time.
Good quality medals, ribbons, plaques, and trophies are relatively inexpensive, even when designed to your custom specifications and engraved with a personal message. This makes them a really good choice for companies of all sizes who do not wish to overextend themselves financially by presenting retirees with lavish gifts costing thousands of dollars. To find out just how affordable our engraved trophies and medals can be, pick up the phone and call us on 08 9496 3220 or 0402 981 967 to request a quotation.