"It's more important than ever to recognize employees who are helping your business succeed during a tough economy," said Vincent Hillenmeyer, president, Sodexo Pass USA. "Gift cards are becoming popular for all kinds of giving opportunities and are very practical for a workplace setting and are proven morale-boosters."
Hillenmeyer added that gift card programs can be the foundation of a company's recognition and reward program and help establish a culture of recognition, which is a cornerstone of employee engagement.
Esteem Pass affords employees flexibility, as one card is accepted at a network of leading popular retailers with more than 20,000 locations, from apparel and restaurants to home improvement options. This gives each employee/recipient the option of shopping at one of their favorite stores and purchasing a little luxury or a practical present. Cards are offered in amounts from $10 to $500.
Employers also can customize the card with a special message, corporate logo or the recipient's name, reinforcing the significance of their reward.