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Tips for Giving 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.

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. Engraved awards are timeless and effective, and can even be witty with the right design and wording. Consider the following tips to come up with a standout award.

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 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.

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 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. You can ask the company president and the employee’s manager to sign the award along with the team members, if appropriate.

Befittingly bestow the award.

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 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 the award is best conferred one-on-one, treating your award winner to lunch or dinner will make it more special.

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