First Choice Health had a strong employee recognition foundation with service awards, birthday programs, and holiday celebrations. However, it became challenging to manage once employees started working remotely more often. Enter Awardco.
With the Awardco employee recognition platform, First Choice Health has unified their recognition and reward programs all in one place instead of having multiple disparate initiatives. On top of that Awardco has helped First Choice Health make managing all their programs much easier through automation and consolidation. They've even started new recognition programs, and entirely changed the way they offer service awards—saving time, money, and the sanity of the HR team.
Soon after the initial success of service award administration, First Choice Health started using Awardco for birthdays, peer-to-peer recognition, manager-to-peer recognitions, and even holiday programs—all of which were either small initiatives or completely non-existent programs before. In unifying their processes under one umbrella, First Choice Health simplified their processes, increased their capabilities, and saw increased participation from employees in their recognition programs throughout the whole company. And that was the biggest win: being able to focus on the people more than the process.
“Before we had Awardco I’d have to send out physical cards, anniversary pins, and certificates manually via our in-house mailroom or the Post Office. I was happy to do it but it did take a lot of time to keep track of everything, and it was a challenge to make sure nothing slipped through the cracks. Now I can look at my calendar and see the upcoming service anniversaries and feel confident that they’ll be taken care of." - Mary-Jane Padullo, HR and Corporate Resources.