4 Unique Ways to Celebrate Employees Anniversaries

Employee Recognition Ideas


You don’t have much of a business without a dedicated staff by your side. So, celebrate them.

Each year when an employee’s hire date comes up, move beyond the customary reviews and annual evaluations. Use one of these ways to celebrate employee anniversaries to make each person feel truly appreciated for their talents and dedication to the company.

Host a Lunch


Everyone loves a casual workday — and free meal! When an employee’s anniversary pops up, make the day extra special with an in-office lunch that allows people from various departments to mingle and visit with the honored employee. For a small staff, consider catering the meal from a favorite lunch spot. For a larger group, do it up potluck-style with everyone bringing a dish to share.

Do a Presentation

Do you have weekly or monthly staff meetings? Whether you’re gathered in the same room or via video conference call, take a few minutes to give a shout out to the employees having anniversaries. Say a few words about each person including how they contribute to the company and something they’ve done recently that should be commended. Then present each employee with a personalized certificate highlighting their number of years of service.

Give a Gift

All anniversaries are special, but some deserve a little extra fanfare. When an employee reaches a milestone — such as 10, 15, 20 or 30 years with the company — present them with a small gift to show your appreciation for their long-term dedication to the company. A piece of jewelry, trophy or certificate for a getaway weekend would be truly appreciated.

Make it Public

Let your customers and staff know about employee anniversaries by making them public. Create posts for your social media channels highlighting each employee’s anniversary and what they do to push the company forward. Don’t forget to include a picture of the person and a few words of gratitude for the work they do day in and day out.

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