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Motivating Employees with Awards

Do you feel like your employees are not being as productive as they could be? You may or may not be surprised to learn that lack of motivation is one of the primary reasons employees are unproductive in the workplace. In simple terms, when employees have no incentives to perform at their very best, they rarely do. This is one reason why 86% of organizations now have a rewards or recognition program in place, according to a 2014 report released by Blackhawk Engagement Solutions. Is your company one of them?

If your company currently does not have a way of recognizing employee achievements, you may be at risk of losing some of your best employees. Recently, Work.com released an info graph that suggested 49% of employees would consider leaving their current job for a business that recognized their contributions.

How Employee Appreciation Programs Can Save Your Company Money

If you have avoided implementing an employee appreciation program because you believe it is too expensive, you may want to rethink this belief. You do not have to spend tons of money on awards. Many employees are just as happy with being recognized with a personalized award or plaque. At Awards.com, we have a number of affordable options to choose from. According to the info graph, 78% of the individuals surveyed reported that being recognized would act as motivation to work harder in their current job.

In addition, showing employees your appreciation is almost certain to greatly reduce the amount of time, money, energy, and resources you would spend looking new employees and getting them trained.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

If you have decided that it is time to start handing out employee awards, be sure to avoid these mistakes.

Don’t hand out extravagant gifts. Many employees agree that they are not necessary.

Don’t recognize employees inconsistently. Don’t make the mistake of starting a program, only to let it fall to the wayside. Stay committed to recognizing your employee achievements frequently.

Don’t focus on the same group of employees. While you may have a select few employees who really shine above the rest, don’t make the mistake of constantly rewarding them. Share the recognition with employees who are improving.

Don’t fail to personalize your gift. It takes a matter of minutes to arrange to have your awards personalized. If you are taking the time to recognize your employees for their dedication and hard work, take the time to do this as well.

Awards.com is proud to offer numerous methods of recognizing your employees. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-4-Awards (1-800-429-2737).

Awards.com has been providing custom awards to organizations like yours since 1997