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Retirement Awards and Wording Ideas

Long-standing loyalty should always be recognized. If you have a long-time employee who is retiring, it's time to celebrate their service to you. Good work ethic deserves recognition. And nothing says recognition like presenting thoughtfully worded awards to herald an employee's positive contributions to your company. Able Recognition can help you put the spotlight on those hardworking people who have represented your brand and your values well.

Every employee brings with them their own unique talents to your team. And with it their own diverse set of skills to improve your business. A devoted soon-to-retiree presents an opportunity to acknowledge their accomplishments as well as allowing others in the company to realize what their own personal devotion means for their future. Show your employees that loyalty has its own greater reward.

Ideas for Retirement Awards

Wording Your Retirement Gifts

Your retiree(s) should receive awards that speak to their endless contributions. Individually every person is unique. Making a concerted effort to personalize an award based on your retiree's time spent in service can be as powerful as the award itself. Words matter. Speak to employees in volumes when you use an award as a platform to show how they have consistently shined. Here are some award wording ideas that speak to the individualized milestones they have reached:

  • Celebrating Your 18 Years of Service
  • Looking Back on Your Many Contributions
  • Congratulations on Making It!
  • Thank You for Your 20 Years of Dedication
  • For Years of Outstanding Service
  • We Remember Your Loyalty

Uses custom awards to acknowledge the diligence in which they've served. You'll give your retiree the satisfaction of knowing their individual efforts matter.

Personal Accolades of the Retiree

When employees dedicate most of their waking hours to being the best employees they can be, the word retirement can be a bit daunting. Let them realize they have value by highlighting what makes them special on the job and off the job. This can help them see that they still are contributing to society after their working days are put to rest. Consider their unique personality traits, their personal achievements and their skills when customizing an award. Below are a few award titles that acknowledge what will always make them special individuals:

  • Honorary PeaceMaker
  • Our Top Effervescent Employee
  • Best Dorm (Mom or Dad)
  • Our #1 Born Leader
  • Dedicated All-Nighter
  • Efficiency Queen/King
  • Nose-to-the-Grind Achiever
  • Top Hospitality Officer
  • Winning Smile Award
  • After-Hour Endurance Runner

Your retiring employees will love to see their dedication being accoladed in a unique way that displays what makes them special. Able Recognition's Customizable Awards allows you to acknowledge hardworking employee efforts and helps those dedicated workers see their loyalty was not in vain.

Additional Ideas for Retirement Awards

If you want to personalize an award for your up and coming retiree(s) but aren't sure how to make the award more personal for them, ask around. Peers may have some positive tidbits about employees that you don't know about. They can help give you the inspiration needed to select the award that suits the soon-to-be retiree best. You'll show your employees you care and are aware of how they make your team the dynamic success it is because of their diverse attributes.

Unify your work base by acknowledging their contributions to your company's success. You and your employees are unique individuals that can boost work morale, and make the workplace an enjoyable and productive community of diligent workers. Able Recognition creates custom beautiful awards and plaques that embody what creative minds can do when they work together and have mutual respect for unique individuals. Let your retiring employees discover how much they mean to you with a custom award today!

Retirement Gifts and Awards

There are many milestones that are usually celebrated in a work setting. Birthdays, graduations, births rank high for a cause for celebrations – but the biggest milestone of all is retirement.

With more and more baby boomers reaching retirement age, you want to be able to recognize a retiree’s accomplishments with a gift that will commemorate this special time in their life. You can make the gift as unique as they are.

Retirement Gift Ideas

Coming up with a unique retirement gift doesn’t have to be a difficult task. When most people retire, they do so with the plan and hope to do the things they haven’t had the time to do while they were working. A unique gift relating to their personal interests will be something they will be able to cherish forever.

Experiences. Retirees may not need ‘things’. What they appreciate is an experience. Think about giving them tickets for an event or concert. How about a gift that will let them ‘do’ something they’ve wanted to do – like sky-diving or bungee jumping. A helicopter ride over your city or local landmark would be something they would never expect. They’ll always remember that their workplace gave them an experience they wouldn’t have thought of doing themselves.

Travel. Many retirees plan on traveling shortly after they retire. If this is the case, there are many gifts to choose from. Luggage, books on travel, a gas card for road-trips, even cash to help them enjoy more adventures as they travel.

Hobby-related gifts. You can tailor your gift choice around the retiree’s hobbies. If it’s golf, a gift from their favorite golf course. Fishing? A gift from their favorite fishing store. Nothing is more appreciated by a wine connoisseur than a special bottle of wine from a favorite winery. Use your imagination and coordinate the gift to their activities.

Lessons. For the retiree who has specific interests, lessons might be the ideal gift. Singing, dancing, yoga or musical instrument lessons will give them new experiences and something new to learn.

Personalized gifts. A unique personalized retirement gift is something they can keep and reflect upon all of the years they spent on-the-job. Crystal or art glass awards are memorable gifts to commemorate a retirement. Personalized glasses in a beautiful gift box is a thoughtful way to honor your retiree.

Giving a Thoughtful Retirement Award

People look forward to retirement but it is also a nostalgic milestone. The most important thing to the retiree is to feel appreciated as they leave the workplace behind. Nothing says that more eloquently than a thoughtful gift and farewell.