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PartnerPlusBenefit award programme – simply beneficial

PartnerPlusBenefit award programme – simply beneficial

Earn award miles or redeem award miles - with PartnerPlusBenefit, employees earn BenefitPoints for the company while on business trips. Companies can then redeem the earned BenefitPoints for a large selection of attractive awards.

Get to know PartnerPlusBenefit. The free and powerful Lufthansa corporate bonus programme offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) unprecedented opportunities to save on travel costs for business trips and motivate employees. With free flights, upgrades and vouchers for excess baggage, for example.

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Background information on the topic

The key to success: motivated employees

Satisfied and motivated employees are a key factor for sustainable company success.1 However, unhappy employees drag down the work environment, are unproductive and are not engaged.2 Motivated employees perform better and demonstrate more commitment and loyalty. This leads to a direct, cooperative environment for them and, above all, to satisfied customers.3

Employee motivation through recognition

Recognition, in turn, plays an important role for employees - because good work should 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 have more fun at work and are therefore more motivated.4

Everyday, interpersonal acknowledgement in the form of personal meetings or written words on special occasions are just as important as the traditional employee award or reward.

The award as a reward or distinction without an attached service in return, is rarely handed out in companies, however. It is generally related to direct performance.5 This is how "distinguished" employees are able to stand out in their companies.

Internal motivation and award programmes

Since all employees initially render outstanding services, general motivation and award programmes also include continuing education and seminars as well as organised corporate events. Furthermore, rebates for in-house products and services or sponsored activities, such as reduced memberships at a fitness studio, are tried and true 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. Thus, 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, since it's important for the company that a business trip create no unnecessary or undue stress.

External corporate award programmes

Often, frequent flyers want to be able to enjoy higher-class products and services – even outside of 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.

And if companies are still participating in PartnerPlusBenefit, the free Lufthansa corporate bonus programme, 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 day, employees and employers both benefit from many different advantages and discounts.


1 See Erfolgsrezept: Motivierte Mitarbeiter sind leistungsfähiger (Recipe for success: motivated employees are highly productive), online at (As of: 23.03.2010)
2 See Zufriedene Mitarbeiter: TOP 3 Maßnahmen (Satisfied employees: top 3 measures), online at (As of: 27.04.2013)
3 See Erfolgsrezept: Motivierte Mitarbeiter sind leistungsfähiger (Recipe for success: motivated employees are highly productive), online at (As of: 23.03.2010)
4 See Mitarbeitermotivation: Mehr Leistung durch Motivation (Employee motivation: better performance through motivation), online at (As of: N/A)
5 See Wikipedia "Prämie" (Bonuses), online at