For more than five years RSW has partnered with Hilton to create an online recognition calendar. Users can download the calendar as a printable PDF or an Outlook-friendly import. The calendar includes 365 simple recognition tips to motivate employees. For example, in January, the calendar spotlights the Engineering department and include tips such as baking tool-shaped cakes or cookies for the team or filling empty paint cans with new work gloves, treats, and a personalized note of appreciation.
In addition, the calendar also includes tips to celebrate fun holidays, many which come from the hotels. One hotel celebrated Popcorn Day on January 19 by bringing in a popcorn machine, playing music, and “buttering up their team.” And another hotel celebrated National Hot Cocoa Day in December by converting the team restaurant into a winter wonderland, complete with cocoa, whipped cream, marshmallows, and cookies.
The calendar also allows users to add custom dates that are important to the that user and location, such as service anniversaries and birthdays. Users can also add holidays from different countries (as well as their own) to their calendar allowing them celebrate hotel diversity.