Sooner rather than later

It can make sense to recognize earlier milestones
By Alan Whittaker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/05/2015

Employee recognition programs aren’t the same today as they were 10 or even five years ago. With rapid changes in the workplace, employee recognition programs vying to be effective and valued must adapt and change at the same time.


While it used to be common practice to reward five-and 10-year milestones, and other long-service awards, it is now more common to see shorter timespans for employee recognition milestones. Today, many companies are recognizing employees at one, two or three years of service (see sidebar).