Why No One Talks About Awards Anymore

How to Show Appreciation through 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. Acknowledging your employees goes a long way in cultivating a culture of gratitude. As long as employees are aware that their hard work is being observed and valued, they will continue working harder without hesitation.

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?

One way to do it is to give engraved awards whether as sales awards or as employee awards. They are compelling and timeless, and can even be personalized with the right design and language. Below are some helpful tips for an award to remember.

Verbalize with style.

A noteworthy engraved award includes all pertinent details such as the name of the awardee, his or her achievement, and the date it was given. To make it unforgettable, some imagination is needed. So how can you make your award for your employees exceptional? Use superlatives in the text. Putting positive words like “greatest” and “world-class” in awards is acceptable. You would not be acknowledging your employees in the first place if they were not superb in their performance.

Deliberate long and hard on the design.

Unleash your creative side. 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.

Making the powers-that-be signatories in the award will give it some clout. Ask for the signatures of the president of the company and of the head of the department along with that of the team members, if appropriate.

Present the award decorously.

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. Hand over the award personally to underscore your appreciation and the importance of what the employee had accomplished.

Make the effort to turn the awarding into something 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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