Practical and Helpful Tips: Companies

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. 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.

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. The question now is how to award the model employees in 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.

Make the text exquisite.

An engraved award becomes meaningful when it has the recipient’s name, the achievement, and the date of the award. To make it unforgettable, some imagination is needed. So how do you make your employee’s award out of the ordinary? One way to do it is with the use of superlatives. Affirmative words like “brilliant” and “foremost” have a place in awards. The reason there is an award in the first place is because the recipients did some outstanding feats.

Deliberate long and hard on 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 branding or image of your company should be reflected in the award’s design.

Put in some punch to the award.

Making the powers-that-be signatories in the award will give it some clout. 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.

An award means nothing if it is not celebrated and made known. You will be doing the awardee and yourself a disservice by simply placing the award in the recipient’s cubicle. 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 a one-on-one award presentation is more appropriate, you can treat your award winner to lunch or dinner to make it more special.

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