Tips for Giving Employee Awards or Sales Awards
From the office janitor to the head of the sales department, every person working for you looks forward to being recognized for his or her work and be appreciated for the efforts he or she exerts day after day for the success of your company. It is one way to establish a culture of gratefulness. Employees who feel that their hard work is being noticed and valued by you tend to work more with no qualms about it.
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 those who are doing exceptional work in your company?
A preferred way of presenting employee awards or sales awards is through engraved awards. They are compelling and timeless, and can even be personalized with the right design and language. Consider the following tips to come up with a standout award.
Verbalize with style.
A lasting engraved award should contain the following details: the name of the recipient, the achievement, and the date it was awarded. An extraordinary award would require a bit of imagination. So how do you make your employee’s award out of the ordinary? You can make use of 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.
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 award’s design should reflect the image or branding of your company.
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.
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. 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
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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