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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. Such recognition will go a long way in promoting a culture of gratefulness. As long as employees are aware that their hard work is being observed and valued, they will continue working harder without hesitation.

In order to ensure the productivity and happiness of your employees, you need to award them for the superlative job they are doing and let them know it is appreciated and invaluable. The question now is how to award the model employees 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. Consider the following tips to come up with a standout award.

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? You can make use of superlatives in the text. Putting positive words like “greatest” and “world-class” in awards is acceptable. After all, you would not be handing out the awards in the first place if the recipients did not do an outstanding job.

Spend some time deliberating on the design.

Be artistic. 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.

Present the award with a bang.

Give the award some prestige by making a distinguished higher-up or two sign it. 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.

As an honor, an award is meant to be celebrated and made known. You cannot just leave haphazardly the award in the recipient’s cubicle any time of the day. Personally present the award to your employee to emphasize your appreciation and the significance of his or her accomplishment.

Make the occasion 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 a one-on-one award presentation is more appropriate, you can treat your award winner to lunch or dinner to make it more special.