Tips for Giving 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. 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 those who are doing exceptional work in your company?
A preferred way of presenting employee awards or sales awards is through engraved awards. Engraved awards are timeless and effective, and can even be witty with the right design and wording. Below are some helpful tips for an award to remember.
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. Words like “superior” and “first-rate” are suitable for such awards. The reason there is an award in the first place is because the recipients did some outstanding feats.
Deliberate long and hard on the design.
Unleash your creative side. 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 design of the award should correspond with 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. 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.
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. Hand over the award personally to underscore your appreciation and the importance of what the employee had accomplished.
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 you would rather confer the award privately, you can make it special by treating the recipient to lunch or dinner.