How to Show Appreciation through 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. Such recognition will go a long way in promoting 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. 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.
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. To make it unforgettable, some imagination is needed. So how can you make your award for your employees exceptional? 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.
Spend some time deliberating on 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 branding or image of your company should be reflected in the award’s design.
Pack the award with some oomph.
Making the powers-that-be signatories in the award will give it some clout. You can ask the company president and the employee’s manager to sign the award along with 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 the awardee and yourself a disservice by simply placing the award in the recipient’s cubicle. Bequeath the award personally to your employee to stress how important he or she is and how appreciative you are of his or her efforts.
Make the effort to turn the awarding into something 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.
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