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. When employees see that you take note and appreciate the hard work they put in, the more motivated they will be to work harder.
To keep those working for you productive and in high spirits, you need to award them for a job well done and make them feel that their efforts are appreciated and valuable. So how do you award your employees for their contributions to your company?
The number one method for presenting employee awards or sales awards is with engraved awards. Such awards are timeless and tasteful, and can even be fun with the right wording and design. Below are some helpful tips for an award to remember.
Verbalize with style.
An engraved award becomes meaningful when it has the recipient’s name, the achievement, and the date of the award. A bit of imagination can make the award more impressive. So how do you make your employee’s award out of the ordinary? Use superlatives in the text. Words like “superior” and “first-rate” are suitable for such 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.
Unleash your creative side. Choose wood or steel to match the importance of the award or the occasion – be it light and fun or elegant and formal. The award’s design should reflect the image or branding of your company.
Put in some punch to the award.
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 the awardee and yourself a disservice by simply placing the award in the recipient’s cubicle. Hand over the award personally to underscore your appreciation and the importance of what the employee had accomplished.
Make the occasion special.
Presenting the award in a company meeting will ensure that your model employee will get a healthy round of applause. 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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