PartnerPlusBenefit award program – Corporate advantages
Earn and redeem award Points with PartnerPlusBenefit. When travelling for business, employees earn BenefitPoints for their company account. Companies can then redeem the earned BenefitPoints for a large selection of attractive incentive awards.
Get to know PartnerPlusBenefit. Lufthansa's extensive free corporate award program offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the unparalleled opportunity to save on corporate travel costs for business trips while motivating employees. Encourage staff productivity with BenefitAwards including award flights, in-flight upgrades, lounge access, merchandise rewards, travel and accommodation vouchers and more.
Background information on this topic
Motivated employees – The key to success
Satisfied and motivated employees are a key factor for sustainable company success and continued growth. Unhappy employees, in contradiction, are usually unmotivated, unproductive and have a negative effect on their colleagues.
Motivated employees perform better and demonstrate more commitment and loyalty to their companies. This leads to a direct, cooperative environment for them and, above all, to satisfied customers and clients.
Recognition – An employee motivator
Recognition, in turn, plays an important role for employees, because good work should always be recognised and rewarded. Where they are made to feel that they are valued and respected as colleagues, an environment is created in which they are more satisfied with their work and are therefore more motivated to perform.
Every day, interpersonal acknowledgement through face-to-face meetings, or in writing on special occasions, are just as important as the traditional physical or monetary employee award or reward.
Most companies implement a kind of employee rewards system that is generally related to direct performance. This is how “distinguished” employees are able to stand out in their companies and be rewarded for doing so.
Internal motivation and award programs
Since few employees initially render outstanding services, general motivation and award programs also include continuing education, workshops and seminars, as well as organised corporate events. Rebates for in-house products and services, or sponsored activities such as reduced memberships at a fitness studio, are tried and tested methods.
Essentially, the attractiveness of the awards increases along with the duration of employment, as well as with the employee’s position and worth within the company. Especially in large corporations, the awards for executives can be very attractive. For example, in addition to higher pay and bonuses, a company car or personal assistant could also be made available. More exotic amenities include separate washrooms and toilets, or exclusive canteens with menus that could come from “star chefs”.
Recognition on business trips
The system is similar for business or official corporate trips. First, general travel guidelines apply across the board for all employees. This means that often frequent flyers are only afforded the same comforts as sporadic or occasional business travellers. Award programs allow companies to provide extra benefits for their travelling employees, while keeping within company guidelines. Such measures clearly allow the employee to feel valued and it is important for the company that a business trip creates no unnecessary or undue stress. Accordingly, travellers may be rewarded with an upgrade to Business Class, for example.
External corporate award programs
Often, frequent flyers want to be able to enjoy higher-class products and services – even outside company events. This is where the frequent flyer status comes into play, as the passenger has access to certain services independently of his or her booking class.
If companies are still participating in PartnerPlusBenefit, the free Lufthansa corporate award program, travellers who are Miles & More members can earn miles on their personal accounts, while simultaneously earning BenefitPoints for their company account. At the end of the day, employees and employers both benefit from many different advantages and discounts of Lufthansa award programs.