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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. 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.

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. The question now is how to award the model employees in your company.

The number one method for presenting employee awards or sales awards is with engraved awards. Engraved awards are timeless and effective, and can even be witty with the right design and wording. Consider the following tips to come up with a standout award.

Make the text exquisite.

A lasting engraved award should contain the following details: the name of the recipient, the achievement, and the date it was awarded. A bit of imagination can make the award more impressive. So how do you make your award stand out from the rest? Use superlatives in the text. Affirmative words like “brilliant” and “foremost” have a place in awards. You would not be acknowledging your employees in the first place if they were not superb in their performance.

Deliberate long and hard 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.

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.

Confer the award properly.

As an honor, an award is meant to be celebrated and made known. You will be doing your recipient and yourself an injustice by just leaving the award on the awardee’s worktable. Personally present the award to your employee to emphasize your appreciation and the significance of his or her accomplishment.

Make the effort to turn the awarding into something 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.

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