PartnerPlusBenefit – Corporate award program
Earn and redeem award miles. With PartnerPlusBenefit, employees earn BenefitPoints for the company while flying for business with Lufthansa or one of the seven PartnerPlusBenefit airline partners. Companies can then redeem the earned BenefitPoints for a large selection of attractive awards and corporate benefits.
Learn more about the advantages offered by PartnerPlusBenefit. Lufthansa's extensive free corporate award program offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) new and unprecedented opportunities to save on travel costs for business trips, while motivating employees and productivity. Companies can redeem their earned BenefitPoints for incentive rewards such as award flights, in-flight upgrades, lounge access, retail merchandise, travel vouchers and more.
Background information on this topic
The key to success? Motivated employees
Satisfied and motivated employees are a key factor for sustainable company success and growth. Unhappy employees, in contrast, are usually unmotivated, unproductive and have a negative effect on their colleagues.
Motivated employees perform better and demonstrate more commitment and loyalty to their company. This leads to a direct, cooperative environment for them and, above all, to satisfied customers and clients.
Employee motivation through recognition
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 employees are professionally satisfied with their work and are therefore more motivated and success driven.
Every day, interpersonal acknowledgement through face-to-face meetings, or in writing on special occasions, are just as important as the traditional monetary or physical employee award or reward.
Most companies engage in some kind of award program that is generally related to direct performance. This is how “distinguished” employees are able to stand out in their companies and be recognised for their efforts.
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 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 assistants 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 trips or official trips. First, general travel guidelines apply across the board for all employees. Therefore, travellers may be entitled to a ticket in Business Class, for example, if they exceed a certain amount of flight time. Such measures clearly allow the employee to feel valued. It is also important for the company that a business trip creates no unnecessary or undue stress for their employees, as this is not conducive to a productive environment.
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, with which the passenger has access to certain services independently of his or her booking class.
If a company is 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 the corporate account. At the end of the day, employees and employers both benefit from many different advantages, discounts, services and comforts offered by PartnerPlusBenefit.