HOW TO DESIGN AN ELEGANT, ONE-OF-A-KIND TROPHY
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Maybe it’s the end of football season and you want to give your team trophies they’ll cherish for a lifetime. Maybe you’re hosting a prestigious event and only have one trophy to hand out. Maybe you’re looking for a way to show your appreciation for your employees.
Regardless of the reason, people love feeling appreciated. Trophies are a tangible, concrete way to recognize someone’s hard work.
If you don’t design a trophy well, though, it’ll end up in the trash.
If you’re looking to create your own trophy, make sure you take into account important trophy design principles to create one that stands the test of time. Read on to learn how.
Simple and Sleek Design
Design trends come and go (see: mid-century mod, art deco, shag carpet). The best way to keep your trophy on its recipient’s mantle for years to come? Keep it simple.
Simplicity never goes out of style, just like the colour black. Don’t overdesign your trophy in a way that won’t look good ten years down the road.
Keep your colours minimal, and stick to a simple shape that no one could ever get tired of looking at. Remember, simplicity lasts.
Trophies are made to make their recipients feel important, so this should be a cornerstone of your design process.
In choosing your material, don’t cheap out on the shoddy stuff. That shows your recipient that you don’t think they’re worth quality material, which is in direct conflict with the fact that they’re receiving a trophy from you.
When it comes to your font and colour choices, stick to regal & simple. Skip the Comic Sans and colours that go in and out of style, like pastels.
In writing the copy for your trophy, make sure you use smart language to convey how much of an honour this trophy is to receive. Grab a thesaurus to find great words that feel rich and important.
Iconic Trophy Designs
When it comes to trophy design, it’s always a good idea to look toward the greats for inspiration.
Take a look at the FIFA World Cup trophy, for instance. Its super simple, sticking to a globe held up by a few people, creating a sort of ice cream cone shape. It’s only two colours: green and gold. The colour gold conveys its importance.
The Lombardi trophy is another great example of the importance of simple shapes. The base is a pyramid, and it’s topped with a silver American football. The insignia simply reads “Vince Lombardi Trophy” above the NFL logo.
The Grammy Awards trophy is also a classic, thanks to its iconic gold colour and shape. It’s shaped like a phonograph, which is one of the first ways we ever listened to music. This design pays tribute to the past while honouring all the best innovation of the future.
Create a Trophy for Your Ceremony
Now that you know the basics of great trophy design, are you ready to get started on your next trophy? We can help. We have tons of gorgeous trophies to choose from, and all of them are customizable with your own personal engravings!
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4 FUN AND MEANINGFUL AWARD IDEAS FOR UNIVERSITY LE
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Everyone needs a little pick me up every now and again. And that isn’t just hearsay: it is detailed Harvard research.
However, as the research shows, the older we get, and the older the people are within our environment, the more we tend to forget about the importance of positive reinforcement.
This is especially the case in higher education environments. But just because your students are now in university, doesn’t mean that they do not need some positive reinforcement every now and again. Scroll down for four fun and meaningful award ideas for your university students.
1. Award Ideas 101: Give Out Class Superlatives to Every Student
Class Superlatives may seem a little juvenile at first. But as The Office shows us: they are an activity that can be fun at any age.
You can give out ones that are generic: i.e., best attendance or student most likely to turn in every assignment before everyone else.
But, to add a fun edge, you can also give out superlatives that are inside jokes for that class and that semester, i.e., “most likely heading to Parliament”. They can be silly and fun, but make sure they are not offensive or hurtful. If you need help getting started, here are some ideas as a jumping off point.
2. A Little Friendly Competition Never Hurt Anybody
If giving out superlatives to every student at the end of the semester seems like a bit much, maybe you could start with some form of weekly incentive.
You could make it for anything: attendance, highest test score, most replies on a discussion board, the best doodle on a desk, or keep it random and changing every week to keep your students on their toes.
During the last class of the week, you could announce what the week’s category was and who the winner is. The award? Perhaps one free pass from a homework assignment or a 5 pence gift card to Starbucks.
Giving students incentives can appear like a waste of time at first, but in time, you will notice a difference in effort and attendance.
3. Give out Awards for Teamwork
Students already tend to study together during university. After all, the workload is much heavier, and work always seems to go by faster and easier when you are work with somebody else.
If you are aware of students who show up frequently to help others with test and project work, you can award them for their kindness and cooperation with others.
4. Don’t Forget About Your Auditors
It is very common in university courses to have people who have just come to audit the class. They do not get any class credit. But that doesn’t mean they do not deserve something for working so hard in your class.
There is something divine about students who are taking classes, not for the grade, but merely for the process and learning about something new.
Make sure to reward your auditors with a certification of completion. It isn’t a diploma, but your thoughtfulness will be remembered and matters.
Let’s hear it for Positive Reinforcement!
These are just a few award ideas that you can apply to your university courses. The internet has countless more. While it may take some time getting these done in the beginning, the payoff will be worth it.
Not only for you but your students as well.
Do you have questions or comments on how to reward your students? Feel free to give us a call at FB Trophies & Engraving today!
HOW TO PICK RUGBY TROPHIES FOR YOUR END-OF-SEASON
Wrapping up a season of team sports...
Wrapping up a season of team sports can be one of the best emotional moments you can have.
There are a lot of things that can go right. There are even more that can go wrong.
How do you end a great season on the best footing? With wonderful rugby trophies to remember it all.
Learn more and see why you should get one.
Rewarding the Right People
Your rugby team deserves recognition for its accomplishments. Giving them a “Best Team” trophy is certainly fine, but there are a lot of great details you can reward.
Rugby is a sport of bonding. A team can be much more than that. Many teams are as good as families.
Most Improved Player of the Year
Not everyone is a star player. Giving a nod to a player that has come a long way is a great morale booster.
It also reinforces that you value all members of the team, and want to reward hard work.
Most Memorable Goal
Memorable moments are what rugby is all about. Your players no doubt have stories that they would love immortalized in a rugby trophy.
Above and Beyond Award
Improvement is a great thing to see in a rugby team. Players that go above and beyond, not only improving, but taking every moment to put their best foot forward.
Reward the player that shows up to practice early and stays late to get some more practice in.
Best Team Player
A team is only as good as the bond between its players. What makes a team so much like a family are players that bring them all together? Reward a player that shares the load of the coaching experience.
You can’t win a game of rugby without getting dirty. There are always players that will dive right in and make the other team sweat. These players deserve credit for never letting up.
You can’t lose if your opponents can’t score. A team needs defence, and players who can hold their own in the face of aggressive have earned their praise. Reward their steel nerve.
Getting the Fans Involved
A team would be nowhere without its fans. Getting the fans involved is a great way to punctuate a successful season.
Fans can add to the trophy selection by making selections all their own. Have the fans vote for their favourite player or greatest moment. That way, the rewards feel more personal.
The Little Things
Now that you settled on what kind of trophies and who to give them to, you need to figure out what kind of trophies you need.
Rugby medals come in many shapes, sizes, and materials. There are many designs available. Finding one that suits your team will give you a unique and rewarding memento of your time as a team.
Rugby Trophies of All Sorts
Whatever the team or whatever the season, the celebration can come in many forms. People treat Rugby trophies with as much importance as their sport.
Trophies can bond us together. They serve as memories of our triumphs.
Let us help you put together the best, for your best. Contact us at FB Trophies & Engraving, and see how we can help you pick out the right trophy for your team.
AWARD ENGRAVING IDEAS FOR CUSTOM TROPHIES AND MEDA
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Are you at a loss for what to engrave on your sports team’s trophies? It can be difficult to make them feel personal but not cheesy.
Award engraving isn’t a science, but there are a few useful tips that can be found with some searching. We’ve compiled these tips to minimize the time spent on the computer so you can make sure your awards are a hit among recipients!
Keep reading for more information.
Your award should include the recipient’s name, the date given, and the organization. If you are giving a general trophy or plaque to each member of the team, you can forgo individual names, although it is a nice touch.
If this is in fact for a sports team, consider placing the season and the year. For example, a sport that is played in the springtime could have spring, 2019.
Making it Personal
It can be difficult to personalize participation trophies for a larger team, but should you have the time or a smaller team, consider adding messages. These messages can include ‘most valuable player,’ ‘most goals made,’ or any number of other combinations.
For a business setting, you will obviously need to adjust these messages. These engravings can include mentions of sales, leadership, service, or teamwork.
When there are record-breaking numbers involved, it is always a great idea to include them as it is often a source of bragging rights for the recipient.
Make the Award Engraving Fun
If your colleague, teammate, or coach as a specific name they prefer, be sure to use it when you engrave the award. Some people may choose to go by their middle name, an abbreviation, or initials, when this is the case, it is proper to engrave that particular name.
Other times, people have a ‘real’ name and a nickname that they only use when around their team–you can choose either–but it may be more fun to present the award with the nickname.
Know Your Audience
You should note that your team (sports, business, or otherwise) is likely familiar with each member’s weaknesses. Unless you are presenting gag awards to everyone, it is not in good taste to give a negative plaque or trophy to only one person.
Examples of these may include ‘worst sales pitch,’ ‘fewest goals met/made,’ ‘worst attitude,’ or ‘least improved.’ This should go without saying, but unfortunately, some people think it’ll be funny until it falls flat and few people laugh.
Use Trophies as a Tool
Even if a trophy or plaque is put on a shelf and forgotten about over several years, the fact is, someone worked for it at some point in time.
This means that trophies, plaques, and awards can be used as a tool to encourage team members and colleagues to push themselves to do better and meet goals.
Award engraving is one of the best ways to make your ‘thank you’ feel personal and to help your team work as a collective unit.
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Should Everyone Get a Trophy?
There has long been quite a debate ...
There has long been quite a debate about whether all children who participate in sports and other activities should receive a trophy, a debate which shows no sign of abating any time soon.
On the one hand, there are those who believe that participation in an activity or event should be rewarded, with many perhaps also of the mind that ‘there are no winners or losers’, while on the other, there are those who believe that only the ‘winners’ should receive an award.
To Give or Not? – The Pros and Cons of Giving Everyone a Trophy.
A sign of entitlement for all, a reward that encourages participation, or one that provides youngsters with the motivation to improve their individual performance? Here are a few of the pros and cons associated with giving each child a trophy or award for participation.
Winning isn’t rewarded – In cases where every participant receives the same award, i.e. a participation reward, it can be argued that those who put in the effort required to win haven’t been rewarded. Some would argue that there’s little point in trying one’s best and working hard to improve their individual performance if all that’s required to receive recognition is to show up on the day.
Providing a confidence boost – Not everyone can be a winner in any sport or activity, so providing each participant with a trophy can be seen as a confidence boost for those who tried their best but didn’t win. Many people are of the opinion that rewarding participation provides youngsters with the confidence to keep competing and giving it their all, despite the fact that their efforts may not be enough to emerge victorious on the day.
Playing to win – Winning or losing is inherent to every sport, so there is certainly something to be said for only rewarding the winners. Many people are of the mind (and understandably so) that without the ultimate goal of winning many youngsters would lose interest in the sport or activity. Having a trophy to display provides participants with something to compete for.
Whether to reward youngsters for winning, or simply participating in an event, is a tough decision to make and a number of factors should be considered, depending on the activity or sporting event in question. Nevertheless, it can safely be said that the allocation of trophies and other awards should always be both sincere and honest, and should also help children to concentrate on improving their individual performance, whether that involves winning or not. If you would like to browse our trophies online check out our homepage.
Why Children Should Receive Academic Rewards
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Should children receive academic awards at school? That question has been asked countless times in recent years and it appears as though there is quite a divide in opinions. On one side there are those who believe that everyone should receive an award or no one should, while on the other, there are those who believe that only those who achieve the highest academic standards should be entitled to receive an award for their achievements.
Something to Work Hard ForAcademic awards, like sporting awards, are seen by many as something to strive for, something to work hard for, so in this sense, they can be seen as recognition of a child’s achievements. And we all know how children love to be recognised for what they have achieved!
However, some people are of the opinion that what educators should be aiming for is not to create good students who work hard for awards, but to create lifelong learners who enjoy learning for the sake of learning and the outcomes it delivers.
There is certainly a lot to be said for that argument, but shouldn’t the efforts of children who shine in academia be recognised and awarded for their achievements? Surely, there’s a lot to be said for this argument also, after all, adults are recognised on a global stage for their academic efforts, just look at the Global Economy Prize, the Fields Medal for mathematics, or the Nobel Prize for chemistry, literature and science, to name just a few.
Losing is Actually Good for ChildrenThere is no need to use words like ‘winners’ and ‘losers’, especially in academia, but children need to understand that they can’t be the best at everything all the time and that they will, inevitably, find that someone else has achieved a higher grade than they did. This is just a fact of life and it’s one that children need to discover, and the earlier the better by most accounts.
Children are surprisingly adept at identifying who among their peers achieves high grades and who doesn’t without report cards or academic awards, so awarding the top achievers in, for example, a maths competition or science project, actually does very little to make others feel left out. In fact, as many studies have shown, when given out to the highest achievers, awards really do give children something to strive for in academic and related competitions.
The Difference Between Effort and AchievementIt’s true that children love to be awarded for their efforts, and there is certainly nothing wrong with doing so, but there should be a clear distinction between awards given for effort and awards given for achievement.
Yes, children should be recognised for the effort they have put into their studies, but they should also be recognised for achieving great things and there should be a distinction between the two so that they are actually recognised for what they have achieved.
Giving awards to high achievers, whether a cup, medal, plaque, shield or trophy, is a fantastic way to recognise the academic achievements of children and reward them for their efforts.
Here's Why Name Badges Are So Important
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Doesn't it feel awkward to have a question for a staff member at a business, but you don't know what to call them?
Obviously, you don't want to snap your fingers or whistle at them like a dog. But what do you say? "Hey you"? Do you simply wait until they notice you? This is an uncomfortable situation for any customer to be in. Frankly, it's probably not very comfortable for the employee, either. So how do you solve this issue?
The solution is easy: name badges. While badges might seem really simple, the fact of the matter is that they're an incredibly useful part of any staff member's uniform.
Let's talk about why these badges are so important.
1. Friendliness and personalityThe easiest benefit of name badges has to be the connection they create between customer and employee.
It feels much more personal to call an employee by name. While their relationship might not be very deep, this rapport does create a working business relationship between the employee and customer.
As an added bonus, business interactions feel much more personal to the employee, too. They're no longer just a cog in the system but an actual person.
2. Brand identityWhile they might not look the part, badges are part of a uniform. When customers speak to staff members wearing these badges, your brand is being implanted in their mind.
It might not seem like a big effect, but they add a professional touch to any employee.
3. HierarchyThis seems somewhat obvious, but these badges help to keep the employment ladder of your business or brand straight. Sometimes, when we walk into a business, we don't know who is who. Is he the manager, or is she? Who should I talk to?
Name badges eliminate this confusion by clearly labelling the role of each staff member. This also helps the customer with their hesitancy about who their contact should be. They even promote a more professional outlook in your employees -- it's no secret badges make people feel very official.
4. SecurityLet's say you're running a trade show or convention. You don't want anyone just walking into the staff-only section of your area, right? With name badges, these problem disappears. The badges clearly show who is (and who isn't) an employee. This might seem trivial, but keeping your convention booth secure should be a top priority, and name badges make that easy.
5. Name Badges Promote AccountabilityUnfortunately, things go wrong. People make mistakes, and when that happens you need to know what happened (and who made a mistake). Doing an interrogation is a fairly uncomfortable procedure, though. Badges eliminate the need to interrogate employees because it creates accountability for your employees. Their name is represented, so they know that every mistake (or every great thing!) is attached to their name.
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WHAT TO SAY WHEN GIVING AN AWARD
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“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up” – Nelson Mandela.
Winning something or receiving an award is an unforgettable moment in a person’s life.
If you’re given the responsibility and privilege of giving an award, what can you do to make it a success? Keep reading to find out what to say when giving an award.
Before you hand out the award, you may need to prepare some final details of the actual event.
Make sure to order the trophy, medal or plaque well ahead of time in case anything needs to adjustments or replacing.
Whether it’s a formal ceremony or a small get together, plan all the details beforehand. For example, where it will take place, the dress code, number of invitees and what kind of food is available.
Depending on the award, you may even decide to notify the media. They will most likely attend the event and take some snapshots of the award-giving.
And most importantly, remember to invite the recipient of the award!
What to Say When Giving an Award
When presenting an award, a short speech is generally required. Being prepared is key. Here are 4 simple steps on how to prepare an award presentation speech.
1. Start Strong
At the beginning of the award presentation speech, start with a touching, or even funny introduction. Try to keep it casual, but at the same time make the recipient feel valued. This is their big day after all
You can also give a description of the recipient outside of their accomplishments. For example, are they a joker? Do they have any funny quirks? Or are they the office “Mum”?
But, be cautious! Make sure it’s not overly personal or embarrassing in any way.
2. Build Up Anticipation
Next, build up anticipation for the award giving.
Talk about why they deserve the award, the achievements or steps they’ve taken to reach their goals. Again, keep it brief and stick to their most significant accomplishments.
But, the speech shouldn’t just be a list of their many accomplishments. It should tell the tale of how and why the recipient achieved this honour.
3. Wrap it Up
Finish up the speech with the actual presentation. And don’t forget to start off the applause!
4. Practice Makes Perfect
After you’ve made the perfect speech, practice, practice, practice!
Practice in front of the mirror and see how your facial expressions are. You can even record yourself and watch it back to see how you’re doing.
Then practice in front of your family or friends. Watch their reactions and ask for constructive criticism. If they give some tips, be humble and take it on board.
After you’ve made all necessary adjustments, practice hard until you’re confident without your notes.
The Big Day
At an appropriate time in the speech, invite the recipient to stand next to you. Then, at the planned moment, you can say the words “And the winner is…” as you hand over the award.
Shake their hand, or hug them if it’s appropriate. And make sure to stop and pose for the photo as you hand them the award.
Get the Name Right!
Whatever you do, make sure you get the name right. We don’t have to mention Steve Harveys epic fail when he announced the wrong Miss World winner!
If you follow these tips on what to say when giving an award, your speech will be a success and memorable for all the right reasons.
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HOW TO PLAN A SCHOOL AWARDS CEREMONY
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HOW TO PLAN A SCHOOL AWARDS CEREMONY
Many schools give out awards to their students at the end of the year to recognize their accomplishments in academics, athletics, the arts, and more. It is a great way to reward students for all their hard work and dedication.
But if you’ve never planned a school awards ceremony, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some things that you shouldn’t forget about when planning an awards ceremony at your school.
Find a Venue
Many school awards ceremonies are held in on of the school buildings during or after classes. But depending on the type of awards ceremony you will be holding, you may need to find a separate venue.
Make sure you find a venue that is within your budget and can accommodate the number of people that are expected to attend. Generally, if parents are invited to the ceremony, you should try to find a banquet hall or other similar event space.
If it will just be the students, a gymnasium or auditorium will usually suffice. Again, you should always ensure that the venue is suitable for your event before paying any money.
Finalize the Awards
It’s important that you have the awards finalized before the ceremony so there is no scrambling and no mishaps. Create a spreadsheet or some other form of visual representation so you are able to stay organized.
Once you’ve correlated the students with the awards they will be receiving, it’s time to order the hardware. Choose a trophy design that is appropriate for the students taking part in the ceremony.
If you are giving the awards to young children, you might want the trophies to look more fun and whimsical. If you are rewarding older teenagers, look toward medals and pins to communicate their accomplishments.
Spread The Word
Once the plans for your school awards ceremony are in place, it’s time to get the word out! Put up flyers around school, post on social media, and make sure students and faculty are aware of when and where the event will be held.
Promoting the ceremony is crucial to ensuring its success. This is especially the case if you will be paying for any part of the event. Furthermore, the more people that come, the more hands there will be applauding the students!
Plan a Reception
It’s always a good idea to plan a reception for your awards ceremony. If you are hosting the ceremony in the school, move to another large space after the awards have concluded and serve some light refreshments.
You can also combine the reception and the ceremony by hosting an awards banquet, complete with a catered meal. This can make the awards even more special for the students.
Your School Awards Ceremony Will Be A Hit
If you keep these tips in mind, your ceremony is sure to be one for the ages. For more information on planning a successful school awards ceremony, give us a call today! We will provide you with awards and advice for any occasion!
The Benefits of Having Physical Awards and Trophie
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Appreciation at work is something that employees respond very well to particularly if it expresses recognition of their efforts. While a simple thank you for work done can go a long way, you might want to look at something a bit more permanent. There are a number of benefits that come from the awarding of physical trophies and awards to your employees that you need to know about.
ProductivityIt is a well-known fact that employees who are engaged with are more productive and will work more effectively and proactively. If your employees know that their efforts are likely to be praised or rewarded they will work harder. Employee recognition is a great way to ensure that you have a productive office that works effectively.
Job SatisfactionThe benefits of workplace trophies and awards are not limited to the business as employees also benefit from this. When an employee gains recognition through a trophy they understand that they are seen as valuable to the business. This will increase their job satisfaction because they know that they are more than just another face in the office or an employment number. The recognition of their work will also make the employee feel that they can make a difference in the company through the work that they do.
Employee RetentionEmployees that do not feel valued by the company they work for are more likely to look for work elsewhere. While some managers might believe that this is a good thing, others understand that high staff turnover will have a negative impact on morale. It will also make it harder for your departments to function correctly as training of new employees will be constant.
Physical awards and trophies can actually help with your staff retention. These awards will make your employee feel valued and know that if they have a problem it is more likely to be listened to. This increases the happiness of your staff and will make it more likely for them to stay with your company.
Team CulturePhysical awards and trophies can help to cultivate a team culture in your workplace. This is generally done through peer-to-peer recommendations which are great for building team spirit. This will also encourage your staff to be more open with each other and interact in more positive ways. It will be hard for an employee to have a problem with someone if they know that they nominated them for an award.
You should also look at awards for teams as well as individuals. This will ensure that teams within your business also get the recognition that they deserve. Giving an award only to certain people in a team could cause problems that you want to avoid which is why team awards are recommended.
There are many benefits to having physical awards and trophies in your workplace. The way that people are nominated should also be considered because peer nominations can better working relationships.
If you are looking for a custom designed trophy for your team, give us a call today.
Corporate Awards and Their Importance
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Successful businesses understand the need for recognizing employees. This may be as simple as establishing an employee of the month award or it may be a gala held every year to honour accomplishments, years of service, and more. With a wide range of corporate awards to choose from, finding the perfect item is a simple task. There are certain factors to be considered at this time, however, as sporting trophies typically aren't appropriate here. Following are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a corporate award for any occasion or event.
1. Determine a budget for the award or awards. FB Trophies carries a wide range of items to fit any price range. Thankfully, awards can be used as a business expense, but the company needs to ensure they don't spend more than they must for quality items. With the help of a budget, an organization can ensure it stays within the established guidelines for this purchase. Furthermore, choosing an award becomes easier when a budget is in place.
2. Discover which type of award best marks the occasion. For example, an employee of the award month is very commonplace within the organization, thus the award can be less elaborate. This achievement is often honoured with plaques or cups. However, when marking a person's extended service with the company, it is best to choose a fancier item that truly shows how valued they are. In this situation, the award needs to make the person feel special and provide others with motivation to accomplish that same goal. Materials play a role in this decision, as crystal is certain to be more valued than acrylic, as one example. Furthermore, a company should take into account what makes the individual unique, as someone who loves golf would treasure an item that brings their hobby into the award. A person who loves music, in contrast, would love an awards corporate item that reflects this interest.
3. Decide how and where the award will be displayed. When honouring a person's accomplishment in sales, for instance, a company wants clients to see they are working with a skilled employee. This type of award, therefore, it typically hung in a very conspicuous place. In contrast, an award to mark a person's years of service may be more personalised and something they wish to keep close to them. A medal might even be appreciated here.
4. Size dictates where the award may be placed as well. Large awards plaques can quickly overpower a wall, thus smaller versions will likely be preferred. The same is true of items for a desk. A small clock may be appropriate when a desk is where it is to be displayed. However, a mantel clock may be more appropriate for an award that will be showcased in the home, as it will attract attention.
5. Customize the award with a special message. This may be the date a milestone was achieved, the accomplishment itself or the individual's name may be displayed on the award. The purchaser determines what is most appropriate in this situation, but this plays a role in the trophy award selected, as the engraving needs to fit in the available space.
6. Consider custom corporate awards trophies, for example, as opposed to traditional awards. Most people associate trophies with sports in mind, yet corporate trophies can stand out and help to highlight a major accomplishment or achievement. Think outside the box, and never assume simply because one type of award has traditionally been used for a special occasion, event, or milestone that it must always be. This is especially true for modern companies that want to stand out in the crowd. Providing employees with unique awards helps them to do so.
Contact us for all of your corporate award needs. We offer everything you need to honour your employees, clients, and more. Thanks to our easy online ordering system, you will have your awards in a very short period of time. This is only one of the reasons our customers choose to come to us again and again.
Not only are our prices reasonable, we have an outstanding customer service team to help you with all of your needs. We never charge a set-up or engraving fee, and all of our products are of the highest quality. This is one area where you should not cut corners, and you never have to when working with us.
Whether you are in need of one item or 1,000, we can be of help. Our goal is to serve you in any way you can, so you never need another provider for corporate awards, sporting trophies, name badges, or any other personalised item for your business. Everything we do is focused on achieving this goal.
5 Reasons Your Company Should Give Corporate Award
Is your company among the 25 percen...
Is your company among the 25 percent that doesn't have an employee recognition program?
Or, is your company's recognition program not as effective as you would like it to be?
Regardless of whatever situation you're in, there is no doubt have an effective employee recognition program is a worthy undertaking.
In this article, we're going to discuss 5 reasons you should recognize or appreciate your employees through corporate awards.
Let's get to it!
Recognize Top-Performing Employees
Sure, you might have a robust recruitment strategy that gets you the best talent in the market, but that doesn't mean they all have equal abilities.
There will always be those who will outperform the rest. You need to acknowledge the efforts of these standout workers using corporate awards.
Recognizing your best employees not only spurs a greater motivation to achieve even greater heights, but also encourages other employees to work harder.
According to a survey conducted by Globoforce, 89 percent of surveyed employees said being acknowledged for performing well motivated them to work harder.
Improve Employee/Management Relations
Bad relations between employees and management is an age-old issue that has affected many workplaces.
If managers and junior employees don't agree on many issues, the company's performance will take a hit.
Giving company awards is a solid way to bring the management and employees together, and improve relations between them.
Managers should take award presentation events as an opportunity to establish closer inter-personal relationships with their workers.
Corporate Awards Help to Cultivate a Culture of Friendly Competition
Implemented ineffectively, employee recognition programs can promote fierce competition among employees.
This can happen when employers or managers treat award winners with greater admiration as compared to those who haven't won. This can negatively affect employee collaboration, because they want to outshine each other.
Done right, however, awards can help you create a culture in which friendly competition thrives.
To do this, you can let employees work in teams, so that the best team takes the award. Obviously, in such a setting team members will support each other, but compete with those in other teams.
Increase Employee Loyalty
In the modern workplace, employee loyalty is an expensive commodity.
Doesn't sound true? You'll be surprised to learn 60 percent of workers, especially millennials, are open to a new job!
Yet, if your company has low employee retention levels, its performance will go down, and it may even be unable to recruit the best talent.
The good news is giving company awards increases employee satisfaction. Satisfied employees are more likely to be loyal to your company.
Corporate awards cost money, but they can also help your company save money.
How? Through corporate tax deductions.
Yes, you can deduct the amount of money paid out to employees as awards. These payouts don't have to be in cash to qualify for deduction, though. If you give out a golden trophy to an employee, you can deduct the cost of the trophy from your annual corporate tax.
Now that you know what giving corporate awards can do to your company, it's time to hit the market and buy the best awards.
Visit our store today and have your pick of them, and if you need help, we're an email or phone call away!
5 Common Ways Employees Can Earn Corporate Trophie
Did you know about 75 percent of or...
Did you know about 75 percent of organizations have an employee recognition or appreciation program?
This proves how seriously employers value the importance of acknowledging standout employees.
As an employee, earning a corporate award comes with a number of benefits.
For starters, recognition means you will catch the (often elusive) eye of the higher-ups, meaning you stand a good chance of getting a promotion or pay rise. It also earns you the trust and respect of your colleagues.
But how do you earn these corporate trophies in the first place? Keep reading to find out!
If you work in a company that depends on high production volumes to meet revenue targets, then increasing your output can earn you a trophy.
However, increasing output doesn't necessarily mean becoming a workhorse overnight.
You must begin by understanding the company's daily or weekly production numbers in your unit or department. Next, analyse the production rates of other employees in your line.
With this information in mind, you'll be able to know how much work you need to put in to outperform your colleagues, and also beat the company's expectations.
Do this consistently. Don't increase your production volume this week, and then let it take a dip next week. Employers love consistent high performers, as it demonstrates commitment.
Quality of Work
Another way to earn corporate trophies is to be proficient in your job.
This is especially important for customer-facing employees. Let's say you work as a customer service specialist. Doing quality work means delivering excellent services to the company's customers.
Your efforts might go unnoticed by your supervisor, but once positive customer feedback starts pouring in, the company will notice and award you.
Companies are always looking for innovative ways to reduce costs, beat the competition and produce better products.
If you have a knack for innovation and you feel earning corporate trophies is a career goal you want to achieve, then you should go the extra mile to come up with an innovative idea for the company.
Look at the company's current challenges. Is it having trouble creating a superior product? Is it struggling to improve service delivery?
Once you find a major problem, generate an idea that can help the firm solve it. Your employers will certainly reward you.
Professionalism and Integrity
Sometimes you don't have to innovate or perform beyond expectations to get a company trophy.
You just need to be a true professional of irrefutable integrity.
Adhere to your profession's ethics and don't violate the company's policies. Also, if you can, steer clear of office gossips or drama, and collaborate with your colleagues in a professional manner.
The company will award you a trophy for your integrity and even promote you to a leadership position.
Finally, you can also win company trophies by reaching certain milestones.
To win a milestone award, you must identify the various milestones set by other employees, and then work towards bettering them.
For instance, if the company's longest serving employee stayed for 15 years, you can choose to stay longer (assuming you don't get fired). Such an award will even be more meaningful because we live in a generation where millennials are hoping from one job to the next quite often.
Get the Best Corporate Trophies
As employees do their best to earn corporate trophies, employers have a duty to ensure these trophies are the best in the market.
If the company offers trophies that aren't valuable, attractive or prestigious, employees won't have the motivation to work for them.
At FB Trophies, we stock trophies, badges and medals that will get your employees psyched up to earn them. Contact us today and let's help you find the best trophies for your company.