Retirement Award and Gift Ideas and Wording
When a long time employee retires from your organization, it is common to recognize the years of hard work and dedication that the person gave to your organization.
A retirement gift conveys respect, appreciation, esteem and the value that this individual had within the company. Generally, a retirement gift is given to individuals that have worked for an organization for at least 5 years. We regularly see organizations giving retirement gifts for employees who have been with them for over 30 years, quite a feat considering the average time a person spends at a company is approximately 3 years.
Often times, the retirement award or gift will be presented at an employee meeting, special luncheon, or retirement party. Many times, the company will also have a commemorative plaque made with the individuals work accomplishments made to hang in a Hall of Fame at the corporate office, showing customers, vendors, and new employees how much they value long term employees.
There are a wide variety of options that are appropriate for this type of gift.. The personality of the individual, the type of position, the number of years worked and the type of company will all play into choosing a memorable gift for the recipient. Here are some ideas and options for wording your Retirement Gift, Plaque or Award.
Retirement Award and Gift Wording
Start by thinking about the basic information for your awards, the “5 W’s”.
Additional ideas for wording your Retirement Gifts and Plaques:
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Thank you for your
Loyalty, Friendship, and Service
You will be Long Remembered
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In Grateful Recognition
Of __ Years
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On your Retirement
After __ Years
With Company Name
You Will Be Missed!