Employees remember and appreciate awards received through work more than bonus money. This is attributed to the fact that recognition in the form of an item has staying power. When an employee is noticed for hard work, years of service or safety awareness, it feels great. It shows that the organization cares, and notices each person’s performance and loyalty. Successful businesses know this. That is why many mid-size to large companies have such a program in place. They utilize this power of recognition to improve employee/management relationships and to encourage communication. Each recognition program can be specifically tailored to focus your employees towards the things that matter most.
Awards for these programs can include lifestyle items, home electronics, wearables, jewellery, tools, kayaks, and many other items. When an employee has the opportunity to choose from one of these items it creates a positive impression for the award recipient and good feelings throughout the company.
The best time to start an employee on an awards program is during the first few weeks on the job. A small gift helps create a bond between an employee and the company. It softens the complex and stressful training period.
This award marks the completion of a milestone accomplishment as a time frame production or project has been completed. Managers recognize staff’s performance and encourage future performance. This acts as a positive reinforcement which supports the company’s production goals.