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. As long as employees are aware that their hard work is being observed and valued, they will continue working harder without hesitation.
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. They are compelling and timeless, and can even be personalized with the right design and language. Consider the following tips to come up with a standout 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 can you make your award for your employees exceptional? You can make use of 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.
Be artistic. Make sure that the award material is in harmony with the mood of the award occasion whether it is elegant and formal or light and fun. The design of the award should correspond with the image or branding of your company.
Pack the award with some oomph.
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.
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. Personally present the award to your employee to emphasize your appreciation and the significance of his or her accomplishment.
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 you would rather confer the award privately, you can make it special by treating the recipient to lunch or dinner.