Case Study: How eSurance Rewards Employees with Pins

While the idea of giving out recognition pins has been around for a while, some modern companies are starting to use the old concept in an exciting new way.

eSurance, an online insurance company, has instituted a new employee incentive program for its elite division of insurance claims investigators called the Special Investigators Unit (SIU). This program offers employees unique lapel pins for completing difficult challenges in the workplace. The pins feature a die-struck design with an antique silver finish on the back, with a full-color print of the eSurance mascot on the front.

What makes this program unique is the way it’s managed. The company uses lapel pins to reward employees for meeting specific benchmarks. For employees working under this program, striving to earn these pins is a little bit like trying to unlock trophies and achievements in a videogame. It helps managers add a little excitement to the ordinary workday.

Rewarding employees with lapel pins is a great way to take an ordinary quota system and turn it into a stimulating competition. By offering a wide range of pins for various accomplishments, employers can keep better track of their employees’ job performance and create a fun incentive for meeting workplace goals.

For employees, these pins serve as a source of pride and offer a tangible record of their various professional accomplishments. A lot of companies have instituted additional incentive programs by establishing currency based on recognition pins and coins. By earning a certain number of die-struck coins or pins, employees can be afforded special privileges or trade them in for various rewards.

Lapel pins are an excellent motivator for a wide range of employee accomplishments. They can be used to reward employees for meeting or exceeding sales quotas or completing difficult tasks or projects. They can also recognize employees for their years of service to an organization.

With the range of applications being limited only by employers’ imaginations, it’s a sure bet that we’ll be seeing other companies following in eSurance’s example by leveraging the power of lapel pins to increase employee engagement and performance.

 

 

Celebrating Your Hole-in-One with a Lapel Pin

 

Finally sinking that hole-in-one is an incomparable experience, and it’s something that doesn’t come around that often—even for the most experienced golfers. It requires a perfect combination of luck, skill and innumerable other environmental factors that will likely never play out in exactly the same way again.

A hole-in-one is one of life’s truly unique and memorable moments, and is estimated to happen to only one in about 8,000 lifetime golfers. It’s like joining an elite club. And it’s something that deserves to be commemorated.

A great way to celebrate this accomplishment is by commissioning a custom lapel pin to mark the occasion. This can be something you wear to golf outings and social gatherings to share the experience with your friends and loved ones—and it might just strike a little fear into your competition out on the links!

Hole-in-one lapel pins are a trend a lot of clubhouses and pro shops are picking up on. It’s a great way for the best of the best to identify one another and relate the story of that one perfect shot. It creates a sense of community and honor for those individuals who, if just for one moment, played the game as perfectly as it can be played.

Because sinking a hole-in-one is such a rare and fleeting occasion, a lot of people prefer to order pins made of gold or other precious materials. Clubhouses and pro shops might prefer to buy pins made from cheaper materials, if they decide to make a bulk order and hand them out as people make the shots.

Other businesses choose to avoid this bulk expense by having a custom design picked out just for the special occasion, and offering to have the pins pressed specifically for individuals who make a hole-in-one. This way, it’s up to the individual as to what type of material he or she would like to pay for. In addition, players can have gemstones inset into their pins for every subsequent hole-in-one they make.

Custom lapel pins are a perfect way to commemorate any number of important life events, and for a devoted golfer, there are few thrills greater than the ever-elusive hole-in-one. If you’ve achieved this milestone, make it known with a lapel pin all your own.