Lessons Learned About Ceremonies

A Guide to Effective 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. 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.

In order to ensure the productivity and happiness of your employees, you need to award them for the superlative job they are doing and let them know it is appreciated and invaluable. So how do you award those who are doing exceptional work in your company?

One way to do it is to give engraved awards whether as sales awards or as employee 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.

Verbalize with style.

An engraved award becomes meaningful when it has the recipient’s name, the achievement, and the date of the award. An extraordinary award would require a bit of imagination. So how can you make your award for your employees exceptional? One way to do it is with the use of superlatives. Affirmative words like “brilliant” and “foremost” have a place in 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.

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 design of the award should correspond with the image or branding of your company.

Present the award with a bang.

Give the award some prestige by making a distinguished higher-up or two sign 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.

Receiving an award is an honor that should be celebrated and made known. You cannot just leave haphazardly the award in the recipient’s cubicle any time of the day. 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 you would rather confer the award privately, you can make it special by treating the recipient to lunch or dinner.

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