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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. It is one way to establish a culture of gratefulness. When employees see that you take note and appreciate the hard work they put in, the more motivated they will be to work harder.

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 those who are doing exceptional work in your company?

The number one method for presenting employee awards or sales awards is with 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.

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.

Spend some time deliberating on 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 branding or image of your company should be reflected in the award’s design.

Present the award with a bang.

The award will rise in stature if a powerful higher-up or two affix their signature on it. You can ask the company president and the employee’s manager to sign the award along with the team members, if appropriate.

Confer the award properly.

As an honor, an award is meant to be celebrated and made known. You cannot just leave haphazardly the award in the recipient’s cubicle any time of the day. Bequeath the award personally to your employee to stress how important he or she is and how appreciative you are of his or her efforts.

Make the occasion special.

Presenting the award in a company meeting will ensure that your model employee will get a healthy round of applause. If a one-on-one award presentation is more appropriate, you can treat your award winner to lunch or dinner to make it more special.

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