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Jan 09

Getting Creative With Awards Advice

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. It is one way to establish 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.

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 your employees for their contributions to your company?

A preferred way of presenting employee awards or sales awards is through engraved awards. Such awards are timeless and tasteful, and can even be fun with the right wording and design. Continue reading on how to come up with a memorable award.

Make the text exquisite.

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. To make it unforgettable, some imagination is needed. So how do you make your award stand out from the rest? Use superlatives in the text. Words like “superior” and “first-rate” are suitable for such awards. 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.

Unleash your creative side. Choose wood or steel to match the importance of the award or the occasion – be it light and fun or elegant and formal. The branding or image of your company should be reflected in the award’s design.

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.

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. Hand over the award personally to underscore your appreciation and the importance of what the employee had accomplished.

Make the occasion special.

Presenting the award in a company meeting will ensure that your model employee will get a healthy round of applause. If a one-on-one award presentation is more appropriate, you can treat your award winner to lunch or dinner to make it more special.