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. 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.
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. 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.
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. An extraordinary award would require a bit of imagination. So how can you make your award for your employees exceptional? 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.
Spend some time deliberating on 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.
Pack the award with some oomph.
The award will rise in stature if a powerful higher-up or two affix their signature on it. You can request the president of the company to sign the award along with the employee’s department head and also the team members, if appropriate.
Present the award decorously.
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. Hand over the award personally to underscore your appreciation and the importance of what the employee had accomplished.
Set your sight on making the awarding special
Hand out the award to your model employee at a company meeting so he or she can be properly lauded. 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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