How to Show Appreciation through 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. Such recognition will go a long way in promoting a culture of gratefulness. When employees see that you take note and appreciate the hard work they put in, the more motivated they will be to work harder.
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. 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. Below are some helpful tips for an award to remember.
Make the text exquisite.
A lasting engraved award should contain the following details: the name of the recipient, the achievement, and the date it was awarded. An extraordinary award would require a bit of imagination. So how do you make your award stand out from the rest? Use superlatives in the text. 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.
Be artistic. 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 award’s design should reflect the image or branding of your company.
Put in some punch to the award.
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.
Confer the award properly.
An award means nothing if it is not 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 the award is best conferred one-on-one, treating your award winner to lunch or dinner will make it more special.