A Guide to Effective 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.
If you want to sustain the satisfaction and productivity of your employees, you have to give them awards for a job well done and make them see that their efforts are valued and vital. The question now is how to award the model employees in your company.
A preferred way of presenting employee awards or sales awards is through engraved 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.
A lasting engraved award should contain the following details: the name of the recipient, the achievement, and the date it was awarded. An extraordinary award would require a bit of imagination. So how do you make your award stand out from the rest? One way to do it is with the use of superlatives. Putting positive words like “greatest” and “world-class” in awards is acceptable. After all, you would not be handing out the awards in the first place if the recipients did not do an outstanding job.
Spend some time deliberating on the design.
Come up with something original. 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 award’s design should reflect the image or branding of your company.
Put in some punch to the award.
The award will rise in stature if a powerful higher-up or two affix their signature on it. You can request the president of the company to sign the award along with the employee’s department head and also 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 the awardee and yourself a disservice by simply placing the award in the recipient’s cubicle. 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 effort to turn the awarding into something special.
Hand out the award to your model employee at a company meeting so he or she can be properly lauded. If the award is best conferred one-on-one, treating your award winner to lunch or dinner will make it more special.