Getting Leadership Buy-In for an Employee Recognition System

Many HR teams know employee recognition is important, but finding the perfect system to help facilitate a robust program is key. SEF Energy knew they needed a system that checked all the boxes, and they also knew they needed leadership buy-in. They turned to Awardco for help.

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At A Glance

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Easy adoption for all
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Rewarding reward network
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Customizable recognition programs

Overview

How do you obtain leadership buy-in for an employee recognition system?

As a parent company to two other organizations in the oil and gas manufacturing and technology industries, SEF Energy wanted to find a way to recognize and appreciate all their employees, whether they work at a desk, on the shop floor or out in the field. Their HR team also knew that to be the most effective, they needed to find a recognition system that really impressed the leadership team—they needed buy-in. So Awardco helped them create a business case to obtain that.

What about that business case got SEF Energy’s leadership to buy-in the very same day they saw it?

Top-Down Ease of Use

Top-Down Ease of Use

The top challenge SEF Energy faced was finding an employee recognition software that was easy, simple, and intuitive for everyone (including the employees who don’t work at a desk). And with three different companies and hundreds of employees, that was no easy task.

One of the biggest things we were looking for was a platform that’s easily accessible for all of our employees. We needed it to be simple and intuitive, and not take a lot of training.” - Lauren Long, HR Operations Manager

SEF Energy integrated the Awardco platform with their new HR system, automated their programs and processes, and used Awardco’s mobile capabilities to reach every employee. Now it’s easier than ever for leaders and peers to recognize anyone they want.

Reward Network That Really Rewards

SEF Energy wanted their employees to be able to choose their own rewards—that’s the only way to make rewards and recognition really meaningful (and to ensure their recognition budget wasn’t wasted on unwanted rewards). 

Because Awardco integrates with Amazon and offers millions of reward options, employees get to choose a personalized reward that is most meaningful to them. While SEF Energy used to simply give cash, and they still offer a cash-out option, cash isn’t the most popular redemption option anymore—people love choosing personalized physical rewards for themselves.

SEF Energy’s reward budget is now spent wholly on actually rewarding their employees, not on unexpected markups or hidden fees.

Reward Network That Really Rewards
Customization for Core Value Support

Customization for Core Value Support

SEF Energy takes pride in their culture and values, and they wanted to reinforce the behaviors and attitudes they hope to see in their workforce. To that end, SEF Energy was able to create five different recognition programs for employees and managers to use, such as a spotlight program, service award program, and an excellence program.

Each program is tailored and customized to support their core values and their mission. And with both peer-to-peer and manager-to-employee recognition capabilities, everyone at SEF Energy can give a shoutout to those who deserve it.

“Awardco allows everything to support our core values and our mission, which is very important to us because that strengthens our culture.” - Lauren Long

Customization for Core Value Support

SEF Energy takes pride in their culture and values, and they wanted to reinforce the behaviors and attitudes they hope to see in their workforce. To that end, SEF Energy was able to create five different recognition programs for employees and managers to use, such as a spotlight program, service award program, and an excellence program.

Each program is tailored and customized to support their core values and their mission. And with both peer-to-peer and manager-to-employee recognition capabilities, everyone at SEF Energy can give a shoutout to those who deserve it.

“Awardco allows everything to support our core values and our mission, which is very important to us because that strengthens our culture.” - Lauren Long

SEF Energy takes pride in their culture and values, and they wanted to reinforce the behaviors and attitudes they hope to see in their workforce. To that end, SEF Energy was able to create five different recognition programs for employees and managers to use, such as a spotlight program, service award program, and an excellence program.

Each program is tailored and customized to support their core values and their mission. And with both peer-to-peer and manager-to-employee recognition capabilities, everyone at SEF Energy can give a shoutout to those who deserve it.

“Awardco allows everything to support our core values and our mission, which is very important to us because that strengthens our culture.” - Lauren Long

Reward Network That Really Rewards

Employees are recognizing peers across different branches and locations, and the leadership team is enthusiastic about the ability to easily broadcast well-deserved recognition company-wide.

“We haven’t heard one bad thing about Awardco from our employees. It’s taken off much better than we expected it to because the employees love it.”
Lauren Long
HR Operations Manager at SEF Energy

SEF Energy

SEF Energy is the parent company of Downing and Oso Perforating, and they have one goal in mind: to provide the highest quality equipment, technology and services while continuing to innovate and make the industry better. Their employees and their culture are key to accomplishing that mission.
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