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A Guide to Effective 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.

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?

One way to do it is to give engraved awards whether as sales awards or as employee 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 employee’s award out of the ordinary? One way to do it is with the use of superlatives. Putting positive words like “greatest” and “world-class” in awards is acceptable. You would not be acknowledging your employees in the first place if they were not superb in their performance.

Deliberate long and hard on the design.

Come up with something original. The material, whether wood or steel, should jibe with the mood of the award occasion – be it solemn and elegant or light and colorful. The design of the award should correspond with the image or branding of your company.

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.

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 effort to turn the awarding into something special.

Hand out the award to your model employee at a company meeting so he or she can be properly lauded. If the award is best conferred one-on-one, treating your award winner to lunch or dinner will make it more special.