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How to Celebrate a Work Anniversary

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How to Celebrate a Work Anniversary. Acknowledging achievements in the workplace is a boon to morale and makes for happy employees. Whether you choose to go all out with a potluck, or simply acknowledge the special day with a hand shake and a heartfelt thank you, letting employees know they're valued and appreciated is a classy move that improves business. Read on to learn how to celebrate a work anniversary.

Monthy Acknowledgments

Create a list of your employees and their start dates. Divide that list into monthly categories.

Choose a specific day each month to celebrate those having birthdays and anniversaries. Fridays typically work best for morale but make sure you choose a Friday that isn't in your busy period, such as the last Friday of the month.

Announce to your team that, in the future, a potluck will commence as a way of celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, acknowledging employees' hard work and dedication. At each potluck, announce the names of those celebrating as well as the number of years they have been employed.

Printed Acknowledgments

Choose a high quality paper.

Design a simple lay out that lists the employees name and number of years of service.

Print this out and hand deliver it to the employee. Include a handshake and a thank you for their service.

Acknowledge certain anniversaries such as five, 10, 15 and 20 years by creating a unique layout, or by framing the certificate in a nice frame. Consider a small gift or flowers for such anniversaries.

Annual Celebrations

Decide on the period of service you'll be recognizing, such as one, five, 10, 15 and 20.

Select an annual event such as the holiday party or a convention.

Call those individuals forward who've reached a particular milestone in years of service and provide them with a token of your appreciation. This can be a printed certificate, a bouquet of flowers, or whatever you feel is appropriate.

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