Employee Recognition Luncheon

QWE Practice Guideline: 142: Implement non-monetary incentives

Target group: All organizations that employ persons with disabilities

Practice Description

Work Services Corporation (WSC) holds an annual Employee Recognition Luncheon to honor employees who have reached milestones in employment.

Resources Needed

  • Time for planning and execution.
  • Equipment
    • Event space
  • Funding
    • Event budget
    • QWE Grant funding up to $7500 is applicable to this practice

Implementation Process

  • Employees who have been with WSC for increments of five years of service (i.e., five years, 10 years, etc.) are invited to the Employee Recognition Luncheon.
    • Employees are served a four-course gourmet meal at an upscale banquet room.
    • WSC managers, including the CEO, serve as black-tie servers for the luncheon.
    • Honorees receive a certificate of appreciation and a gift card from the retailer of their choice in recognition of their service to WSC. 
      • The value of the gift card rises with years of service. 
    • All honorees receive photos.
  • The luncheon is publicized in the local newspaper and company newsletter. 
  • All employees, including those with and without disabilities, are honored during the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon.


  • Employees are recognized for their achievements and feel a sense of pride in their accomplishments.
  • The event serves to build or reinforce quality relationships within the agency.

NPA: Work Services Corporation
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Date Submitted: 2011
Website: https://www.workservicescorp.com/