Lessons Learned About Ceremonies

A Guide to Effective Employee Awards or Sales Awards

Whether it is the newbie in the mail room or a veteran sales manager, every person under your employ expects to be acknowledged for his or her work and receive some appreciation for the efforts he or she puts in every day for the advancement of your business. Acknowledging your employees goes a long way in cultivating a culture of gratitude. As long as employees are aware that their hard work is being observed and valued, they will continue working harder without hesitation.

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 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. 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. A bit of imagination can make the award more impressive. So how do you make your award stand out from the rest? You can make use of superlatives in the text. 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.

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 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. Ask for the signatures of the president of the company and of the head of the department along with that of the team members, if appropriate.

Present the award decorously.

An award means nothing if it is not 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.

Set your sight on making the awarding 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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