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A Guide to Effective 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. Such recognition will go a long way in promoting 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.

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?

A preferred way of presenting employee awards or sales awards is through engraved awards. They are compelling and timeless, and can even be personalized with the right design and language. Below are some helpful tips for an award to remember.

Make the text exquisite.

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 award stand out from the rest? Use superlatives in the text. Putting positive words like “greatest” and “world-class” in awards is acceptable. 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. 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 branding or image of your company should be reflected in the award’s design.

Pack the award with some oomph.

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.

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. Hand over the award personally to underscore your appreciation and the importance of what the employee had accomplished.

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.

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