Whether you’re looking to honor the merit of a specific employee for hard work, or to recognize your entire staff, there are lots of great ways to do so. Recognizing and rewarding employee efforts is great for team morale and loyalty, and can be done effectively whether your company is working in office or from home. Below are some helpful ideas for helping to recognize your hard working staff!

Branded Items

Utilizing branded items for your recognition awards is a good option for many reasons. Branded items…

  • Can be designed quickly in case you need to show fast recognition, for example for a recent successful project. Using your current brand lets you use a design you already have so you don’t have to go through the process of making a new one.
  • Honor team loyalty. Employees who work as a team can show off their company pride using branded items.
  • Increase brand awareness. If your recognition award is something wearable, when employees enjoy it outside the office it will help improve awareness of your brand.

Monthly Goal Rewards

Many companies utilize monthly goals to provide employee recognition. Monthly goals provide good-natured competition within a company which can help improve productivity, and also gives employees a chance for regular, well-deserved recognition for hard work. Since it’s every month, these rewards can be small but nice so that recipients will want to keep them. Some common ideas include:

  • Coffee mugs
  • Headphones
  • Thermoses
  • T-shirts
  • Windbreakers
  • …and more!

If monthly goals are too frequent to be effective for your company, longer ones, such recognition given quarterly or annually, can be just as meaningful. If your rewards are more infrequent, you can consider more formal recognition items as well, such as wooden or glass plaques, or even high quality jackets or hoodies. You can even allow formal items like plaques to be displayed in a specific location in-office so that employees can have their recognition displayed company-wide.

Useful Rewards

With so many companies having their employees work from home this year, another great option when deciding what to use for employee recognition rewards is to choose something your employees will use in their home office. These items can help them show off their team loyalty at home and can also be useful later if your company returns to an in-office setting. These items could include:

  • Computer mouse
  • Mousepads
  • Pens
  • Staplers or other office supplies

Utilizing Bulk Orders

When ordering customized products, bulk orders can often be more cost efficient than individual item orders. Once you’ve decided on the branded products you’d like to use for employee recognition, you can also make a plan to utilize excess items for promotional campaigns for your company. Pens, custom t-shirts, mousepads, and more can all make great promotional items or gifts for loyal clients as well as employees.

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