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. Acknowledging your employees goes a long way in cultivating a culture of gratitude. Employees who feel that their hard work is being noticed and valued by you tend to work more with no qualms about it.
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. Such awards are timeless and tasteful, and can even be fun with the right wording and design. Consider the following tips to come up with a standout award.
Be creative what you put into words.
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 do you make your employee’s award out of the ordinary? Use superlatives in the text. Affirmative words like “brilliant” and “foremost” have a place in awards. After all, you would not be handing out the awards in the first place if the recipients did not do an outstanding job.
Give careful consideration to the design.
Come up with something original. 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.
Put in some punch to the award.
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.
Befittingly bestow the award.
Receiving an award is an honor that should be celebrated and made known. You will be doing the awardee and yourself a disservice by simply placing the award in the recipient’s cubicle. Personally present the award to your employee to emphasize your appreciation and the significance of his or her accomplishment.
Make the occasion special.
You may want to give the award to your model employee at a company meeting so he or she can be publicly lauded. If the award is best conferred one-on-one, treating your award winner to lunch or dinner will make it more special.