A Guide to Effective 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. 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. 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 lasting engraved award should contain the following details: the name of the recipient, the achievement, and the date it was awarded. A bit of imagination can make the award more impressive. So how do you make your employee’s award out of the ordinary? One way to do it is with the use of superlatives. Words like “superior” and “first-rate” are suitable for such awards. The reason there is an award in the first place is because the recipients did some outstanding feats.
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 award’s design should reflect the image or branding of your company.
Put in some punch to the award.
Making the powers-that-be signatories in the award will give it some clout. 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.
As an honor, an award is meant to 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. Personally present the award to your employee to emphasize your appreciation and the significance of his or her accomplishment.
Make the occasion special.
Hand out the award to your model employee at a company meeting so he or she can be properly 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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