Texas Instruments

2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

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Recognition types

Financial recognition | Individual and group recognition | Non-cash recognition | Service anniversaries | External recognition

Recognition may take the form of a salary increase, performance bonus or equity. It can also come in the form of a coffee mug, event tickets or a group dinner. And it can be as simple as a heartfelt "thank you" or "good job."

Financial recognition

We compensate employees with market-competitive salaries. Employees also have an opportunity to receive variable cash rewards based on company performance. We offer a profit-sharing plan that pays out when we achieve a threshold of profitability. Additionally, we provide various other bonus opportunities based on individual, organizational and company performance.

Individual and group recognition

The TI Rewards and Recognition program helps managers select the appropriate way to reward U.S. employees and recognize business success. The program vendor provides a call center and Web-based catalog with items ranging from gift cards to logo merchandise that can be personalized and customized.

By building a more consistent recognition program for individuals and groups, we offer managers a robust, customizable approach to rewarding employees. They can order a gift online or brainstorm with a vendor to determine a more personal or creative way to celebrate achievements.

Some business groups offer employees the opportunity to express preferences for gifts and whether they prefer private or public recognition. Managers review these preferences to pick just the right awards for great performance. Other business units have developed formal recognition programs.

Non-cash recognition

Our recognition team regularly communicates the importance of thanking and congratulating employees for a job well done. They empower managers to create custom gifts based on individual interests, goals and more, so that employees know they are truly valued.

Service anniversaries

Service anniversary recognition is important, and we creatively recognize our employees' milestones by:
  • Sending a reminder email to managers when their employees are approaching a milestone, with recommendations on how best to honor them.
  • Announcing service anniversaries in team meetings and on organizational websites.
  • Awarding service milestone gifts.
Every year, we host a banquet honoring employees in the North Texas area who reach milestones of between 25 and 50 years of service.

External recognition

As industry leaders, many of our employees are nominated for a variety of local and national industry and community awards each year. We recognize their achievements through internal newsletters, websites and customized posters.