- Present awards in front of peers and supervisors. The more audience you have, the better. The awards should be presented by a supervisor or manager who knows the employee and can contribute personally significant information. Having an upper level employee present is also desirable and effective if the employee’s immediate supervisor/boss is present along with fellow employees.
- Make it personal whenever possible. Include achievements, outstanding contributions, personal milestones, or historical information in the presentation. Call or email us for case histories and ideas.
- Be prepared. An outline is recommended for a presentation lasting more than two minutes.
- Be timely. Whenever feasible, award the items as close as possible to the actual anniversary date of the employee’s service anniversary.
- Make it memorable. Choose a time and place that will contribute to an experience your employees will remember.
- Keep it simple.
- Keep it sincere.
- Keep it fun and respectful.