PartnerPlusBenefit award program – Earn points & rewards
Earn award and redeem award miles with PartnerPlusBenefit. Employees earn BenefitPoints for their company account while on business trips. Companies can then redeem the earned BenefitPoints for a large selection of attractive in and off flight awards.
Get to know PartnerPlusBenefit. Lufthansa's extensive free corporate award program offers small and medium-sized companies the unprecedented opportunities to save on travel costs for business trips and motivate employees with award flights, upgrades and FlyNet vouchers and more.
Background information on this topic
The key to success? Motivated employees
Satisfied and motivated employees are a key factor for sustainable and successful company. 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 companies. This leads to a direct, cooperative environment for them and, above all, to satisfied customers and clients.
Recognition, in turn, plays an important role for employees – because good work should always be recognised and rewarded. Where employees are made to feel that they are valued and respected as colleagues, a comfortable and productive work environment is created.
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.
Companies often have rewards systems that are generally related to direct performance. This is how “distinguished” employees are able to stand out in their companies, while feeling appreciated in turn.
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 or reduced parking, 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 award programs 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 and it is important for the company that a business trip creates no unnecessary or undue stress as that is not conducive to a productive work 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 companies are participating in PartnerPlusBenefit, the free Lufthansa corporate award program, travellers who are Miles & More members can earn miles on their personal Miles & More accounts while simultaneously earning BenefitPoints for the corporate account. So, at the end of the flight, employees and employers both benefit from the many different advantages and discounts.