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. Acknowledging your employees goes a long way in cultivating a culture of gratitude. Employees who feel that their hard work is being noticed and valued by you tend to work more with no qualms about it.
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. So how do you award your employees for their contributions to 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. Continue reading on how to come up with a memorable 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. A bit of imagination can make the award more impressive. So how can you make your award for your employees exceptional? Use 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 award’s design should reflect the image or branding of your company.
Pack the award with some oomph.
The award will rise in stature if a powerful higher-up or two affix their signature on it. 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 cannot just leave haphazardly the award in the recipient’s cubicle any time of the day. 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 the award is best conferred one-on-one, treating your award winner to lunch or dinner will make it more special.