Traditionally, milestones were set up to recognize employees in 5-year increments. The recent trend, which will eventually become the standard we believe, is in incorporating 1-year and 3-year milestone awards.  This is in direct response to Millenials to a degree, and especially Gen-Z employees who see loyalty and job security as top priorities.  The concept is to capture the employees’ hearts and minds early on. CoreCentive has various solutions for early recognition in addition to just gifts. Additionally, every employee milestone should be recognized, not necessarily rewarded, by their manager. Managers need to be reminded of their employees anniversary so that a timely recognition takes place.