Tips for Giving Employee Awards or Sales Awards
Whether it is the newbie in the mail room or a veteran sales manager, every person under your employ expects to be acknowledged for his or her work and receive some appreciation for the efforts he or she puts in every day for the advancement of your business. Such recognition will go a long way in promoting 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.
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 your employees for their contributions to your company?
One way to do it is to give engraved awards whether as sales awards or as employee awards. Engraved awards are timeless and effective, and can even be witty with the right design and wording. Consider the following tips to come up with a standout award.
Be creative what you put into words.
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. After all, you would not be handing out the awards in the first place if the recipients did not do an outstanding job.
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 design of the award should correspond with 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.
Confer the award properly.
Receiving an award is an honor that should 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.
Set your sight on making the awarding special
Presenting the award in a company meeting will ensure that your model employee will get a healthy round of applause. If the award is best conferred one-on-one, treating your award winner to lunch or dinner will make it more special.
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