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Recognition Plaques and Awards Are Better than Money

Posted by Mickey Arledge on 7/31/2013
When it comes to incentivizing employees to continue exceeding expectations and giving their all, there are many ways to do it. You could give them a raise or bonus, a simple compliment, put a note on their desk, or use recognition plaques and employee awards to really impress them. However, money is one of the most common types of employee incentives. Although it is simple and convenient, it has some serious downsides. First of all, jealousy and bitter feelings might arise from one employee being given a bonus or raise while the others feel under-compensated. Although this is true for many methods of recognition, it can be easier when money is not involved. Plus, an employee is likely to forget about a raise or bonus at some point after cashing their check or withdrawing from their account. With plaques and awards, they are likely to hold on to (and remember) recognition for years to come. Finally, recognition plaques and employee awards show that you truly care and go the extra length to reward staff members.

Retirement Plaques and Service Award Suggested Lettering

Posted by Mickey Arledge on 7/26/2013

Retiring after many years of service for one company deserves recognition and reward. Along with a celebration event, you may want to recognize the individual with a retirement award for their dedication and hard work. Retirement plaques and long service awards are gifts that the retiree will appreciate for many years to come. However, the wording may be different depending on your relationship to the individual.

Sales Award Plaques To Recognize Your Teams Efforts

Posted by Mickey Areldge on 7/18/2013 to Personalized Award Plaques
Sales are very important in every single business. All areas of a given business are important, but sales teams work hard to keep products moving and the cash flowing. Sales can be a very difficult job for some employees. If you don’t take the time to recognize the hard work that your sales team puts forth, morale can go down and some employees may opt to look for other jobs. This is why recognition of your employees’ efforts is so very important. One great way to show your employees that you recognize their hard work is through sales achievement awards and plaques. Having employee plaques not only shows your sales team that you recognize their hard work, but it can motivate them to work even harder.

How To Recognize Volunteers With Plaques And Awards

Posted by Mickey Arledge on 7/15/2013 to Personalized Award Plaques

The professional name tags you give every one of your employees and volunteers may help them feel like they are involved in your company or organization, but may not suffice as the only way to make them feel important. If you run a small business or busy organization, you are probably extremely grateful for the service and time your volunteers have put towards furthering your organization’s success. You may not have the funds to pay them but you can still thank them formally for their efforts. Presenting your volunteers with a plaque that validates their hard work will help them feel appreciated and satisfied with the experience they had working with you.

Showing Your Appreciation With Volunteer Recognition Plaques

Posted by Mickey on 7/12/2013 to Employee Awards

In many different projects that are undertaken, there are usually a lot of people involved. Some projects would never be completed without the extra efforts of certain individuals. These individuals may or may not be paid employees of those who were running the project. So how can you really show your appreciation for people who give of their time, effort, and even money without expecting anything in return? Volunteer recognition plaques can be a great way to recognize those who have put forth great effort in completing your project. These awards look beautiful, last for years, and can be a great way to give something back to a volunteer.

Business Plaques help show your companies appreciation

Posted by Mickey Arledge on 7/8/2013 to Business Plaques
It is a competitive world out there. Businesses are fighting for a piece of the market and need to find ways to foster relationships with vendors, employees and sales staff. Showing your appreciation with business plaques and sales achievement awards and plaques are great ways to keep your business relationships strong.

Custom Acrylic Awards Purchasing Know-How

Posted by Mickey Arledge on 7/4/2013 to Custom Acrylic Awards
Receiving an award is very exciting no matter what age you are. Awards are a great way to recognize someones effort, to reward an athletic team, or to just show appreciation for an employee or a volunteer on a particular project. Despite what you may think, not every award is exactly the same. You probably have a few choices when it comes to places to get the awards that you are thinking of. If you ever plan on investing in some custom acrylic awards, you should know what to look for: true customization, quality materials, and a reasonable price. The recipient will likely be grateful for any rewards or plaques you give, but that shouldn't keep you from getting something of good quality.

Military plaques: The perfect gift for veterans and service members

Posted by Mickey Arledge on 6/26/2013 to Personalized Award Plaques
There is no occupation more honorable than serving in uniform. Enlisting in the military entails sacrifice as it means heading overseas when your service is called for. Anyone who serves in any one of the five branches of the U.S. Military is deserving of the utmost respect and admiration. The best way to honor someone who served is to get him a plaque. Engraved plaques are the perfect gift for someone who accomplished a major feat in his military career, such as graduating from basic training, returning from deployment or retiring after many years of honorable service.

Reward your workforce with an employee of the month plaque

Posted by Mickey on 6/24/2013 to Employee Recogntion Awards
A happy workforce means a successful business. Employee turnover is a huge problem in most companies, which can cost millions of dollars. Worker retention is important to keep businesses running smoothly. An employee recognition program can help keep employees happy and feeling valued. Awarding an Employee of the Month plaque can boost morale, by rewarding excellence and dedication.

Trophies and Plaques are great motivatiors

Posted by Mickey on 6/20/2013 to Recognition Plaques
Enrolling your child in some sort of sport is a great way to ensure that he gets some exercise. It’s also an excuse to keep him away from television and video games since that is what kids gravitate towards if left at home with nothing else better to do. Sports are a great way for children to stay in physical shape and also give them something to set their mind to. Trophies and plaques as a reward serve as a great motivator to give your child something to strive for.

Keeping your Crystal Awards Beautiful

Posted by Administrator on 5/23/2013 to Crystal Awards
Crystal awards are elegant, distinctive, and an honor to receive. If you have been given any, you probably are proud and want to make sure that you are taking the best possible care of them. These tips will help you show off your awards and keep them looking beautiful for many years.

Using Plaques and Awards as Employee Motivation

Posted by Administrator on 5/11/2013 to Employee Awards
In a corporate setting, everyone under the payroll plays a valuable role in making a business as successful as it is. The CEO or whoever heads the company is the one responsible for everyone below him. It is also his duty to ensure that morale is high at all times and that staff and faculty members enjoy their work and what they do. It is up to the higher ups to keep the whole team motivated. One way to do this is by offering some sort of incentive to ensure everyone stays motivated and performs at their best. One way to do this is through the use of plaques and awards as an acknowledgement.

Choosing the right award plaque for retirement

Posted by Mickey on 4/17/2013 to Employee Awards

Retirement is a moment that marks extraordinary achievement and many years of dedicated service. The most common retiree is someone who finally decides to hang up his hat after working at a profession for several decades and becomes well known and respected within the community. Award plaques are a great way to acknowledge the accomplishment of someone who has put in many years of his sweat and blood into his work and is ready to leave on a high note.

Trophies and Plaques

Posted by Mickey on 4/12/2013 to Acrylic Awards
Enrolling your child in some sort of sport is a great way to ensure that he gets some exercise. It’s also an excuse to keep him away from television and video games since that is what kids gravitate towards if left at home with nothing else better to do. Sports are a great way for children to stay in physical shape and also give them something to set their mind to. Trophies and plaques as a reward serve as a great motivator to give your child something to strive for.

Choosing the best recognition awards for your employees

Posted by Mickey on 3/25/2013 to Employee Recogntion Awards
Many employers want to reward their employees for their hard work and dedication, but don’t know what kind of recognition awards to give them. Here is some advice for choosing between the many options, from the physical to the ceremonial, and making sure your employees feel appreciated.

Everyday Occasions For Recognition Plaques

Posted by Mickey on 3/19/2013 to Employee Awards
Many managers and supervisors may think of recognition plaques as formal things that that should only be given out on rare occasions to employees who have earned high honors. Yet the truth is, there are many times when rewards like these can be appropriate, as well as critical to employee morale. After all, it is almost impossible to give your employees too much encouragement or affirmation.

Inspiring Your Employees with Plaques and Awards

Posted by Mickey on 3/5/2013 to Employee Recogntion Awards
If you want to recognize, motivate, and retain your employees, plaques and awards are a great option. While there are many ways to acknowledge the efforts of your employees and thank them for all that they do, a physical token of your appreciation is perhaps the most memorable and inspirational.

Tips for starting and employee recognition program

Posted by mickey on 2/27/2013 to Employee Recogntion Awards
One of the most difficult jobs a manager has to do every day is boost the morale of the company employees. Employee morale is crucial if you want your employees to be productive in the workplace and happy with their jobs. It can be difficult to keep employee spirits high, however, especially if you work in a 9 to 5 office setting. You can try as hard as you like, but there is nothing exciting about sitting in a cubicle 8 hours a day. Business managers have long been looking for ways to solve this problem. One idea that works well is starting a recognition program. If you are looking to increase morale and productivity in the workplace, here are some tips for giving out employee recognition awards.

Personalized Plaques Make A Great Gift

Posted by Mickey on 2/19/2013 to Personalized Award Plaques
Finding the perfect gift can be a frustrating pursuit. It seems there is always something getting in the way of a successful gift shopping trip. Either the person you are shopping for seems to have everything, or you do not have a lot of money to spend, or you would like your gift to be personal and unique. Whatever the reason, picking a good gift from a generic store can seem like an impossible task. If you are looking for a thoughtful and unique gift, consider purchasing personalized plaques. These are the perfect way to show that you care.

Employee Awards Tips

Posted by Mickey on 2/13/2013 to Employee Awards
Presenting an employee with an award can be a tricky business. If done correctly, it is a nice gesture that conveys appreciation for the employee’s hard work. If done incorrectly, it can be cheesy, unappreciated, and make other employees frustrated. If you would like to occasionally give employee awards for a job well done, follow these tips to make the best of the award presentation.

Custom Acrylic Award Plaques

Posted by Mickey on 2/4/2013 to Acrylic Awards
Nothing says “job well done” like an acrylic award plaque. If you would like to congratulate, recognize, or honor an employee, considering ordering a customized acrylic award to give them along with your word of thanks.

Honor your employees with recognition plaques

Posted by Administrator on 2/1/2013 to Personalized Award Plaques
Honor Your Employees With Recognition Plaques Every good manager knows that is it important to recognize the hard work and achievements of their employees. Thanking an employee for a job well done is not only a thoughtful gesture, but also it keeps employee morale high and it helps to motivate employees to do well

Employee Awards

Posted by Administrator on 11/13/2012 to Employee Recogntion Awards
Employee awards are a great way to improve employees attitude and performance.

Why to recognize employees

Posted by Administrator on 11/9/2012 to Employee Recogntion Awards
As a manager or owner of a company, you don't have to present employees with awards for a "job well done." However, there's no denying the benefits of recognizing employees for their hard work. Your staff members likely contribute to the success of your business, and without them, you couldn't run the company.

Benefits of Employee Recognition Awards

Posted by Administrator on 11/8/2012 to Employee Recogntion Awards

The Benefits Of Employee Recognition Awards


Employees everywhere benefit from feedback.  They like to know how they are performing and what they can improve on.  In addition, they appreciate being recognized for their efforts.  Smart businesses recognize their employees with employee recognition awards. 

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