After using the same traditional methods to engage employees for most of their 20-year history, ARUP Laboratories discovered they needed more modern ways to increase engagement, allow employees to recognize each other, and provide meaningful awards for service milestones.
Tasked with finding a different way to recognize, incentivize, and engage with employees, ARUP’s HR administrator took things into her own hands and formed a small task force to find a better way. After researching the options, Awardco stood out as the clear leader.
Cheryl Vincent, ARUP Talent Development manager, describes the benefits of using Awardco:
“There is never a good time to switch to a new system, but I also know that employees were eager for something new. Awardco has given us incredible power and flexibility with our recognition programs because of the millions of options to choose from, and the ability for employees to choose their own rewards has been a game changer. We know what we’re getting, we know we’re getting the best price, and our employees couldn’t be happier.”
ARUP found that Awardco was so successful in their organization with their initial implementation of service milestone awards that employees began asking to use the system for even more things like spot recognition.
“Soon after our implementation we created a financial recognition program through Awardco for managers and supervisors to recognize their employees for extra efforts,” Cheryl elaborated. “Now our managers and supervisors have their own budgeted amount to use at their discretion to award their employees at any time, and they don’t have to wait for approval to do so.”
From July 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020, ARUP saw spectacular benefits through using Awardco, and enjoyed an 18% boost in employee satisfaction with their managers and management team as rated by Glassdoor.
With over 2,300 spot recognitions through their Awardco platform in just one year, ARUP began to realize the effectiveness of truly rewarding recognition, and solved their previous problems of lack of recognition, limited catalogs, and huge markups.
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200% increase in employees giving recognitions.
363% increase in employees receiving recognitions.
224% increase in total departments using Awardco.
536% increase in recognitions given by managers.