A Guide to Effective Employee Awards or Sales Awards

Every person under your employ, whether he or she is a simple receptionist or a very experienced manager, looks forward to you recognizing them for their work and appreciating the efforts they put in their jobs for the success of your business. It is one way to establish a culture of gratefulness. Employees who feel that their hard work is being noticed and valued by you tend to work more with no qualms about it.

If you want to sustain the satisfaction and productivity of your employees, you have to give them awards for a job well done and make them see that their efforts are valued and vital. So how do you award those who are doing exceptional work in your company?

A preferred way of presenting employee awards or sales awards is through engraved awards. Engraved awards are timeless and effective, and can even be witty with the right design and wording. Continue reading on how to come up with a memorable award.

Verbalize with style.

A lasting engraved award should contain the following details: the name of the recipient, the achievement, and the date it was awarded. A bit of imagination can make the award more impressive. So how can you make your award for your employees exceptional? Use superlatives in the text. Affirmative words like “brilliant” and “foremost” have a place in awards. You would not be acknowledging your employees in the first place if they were not superb in their performance.

Give careful consideration to the design.

Be artistic. The material, whether wood or steel, should jibe with the mood of the award occasion – be it solemn and elegant or light and colorful. The branding or image of your company should be reflected in the award’s design.

Present the award with a bang.

Give the award some prestige by making a distinguished higher-up or two sign it. You can ask the company president and the employee’s manager to sign the award along with the team members, if appropriate.

Present the award decorously.

As an honor, an award is meant to be celebrated and made known. You will be doing your recipient and yourself an injustice by just leaving the award on the awardee’s worktable. Personally present the award to your employee to emphasize your appreciation and the significance of his or her accomplishment.

Make the occasion special.

You may want to give the award to your model employee at a company meeting so he or she can be publicly lauded. If you would rather confer the award privately, you can make it special by treating the recipient to lunch or dinner.

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