How to Show Appreciation through 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. Acknowledging your employees goes a long way in cultivating a culture of gratitude. 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. So how do you award your employees for their contributions to your company?
The number one method for presenting employee awards or sales awards is with engraved awards. Engraved awards are timeless and effective, and can even be witty with the right design and wording. Continue reading on how to come up with a memorable award.
Be creative what you put into words.
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 do you make your award stand out from the rest? 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.
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.
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 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.
Make the occasion special.
Presenting the award in a company meeting will ensure that your model employee will get a healthy round of applause. If you would rather confer the award privately, you can make it special by treating the recipient to lunch or dinner.