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Jan 10, 2019

Using Crystal Awards for Employee Motivation - Employee Recognition Programs are Good Business


Crystal Awards are good for business.  In every measurable way, companies that utilize recognition

and crystal award programs experience much lower employee turnover, fewer attendance issues, muchhigher customer loyalty, increased employee productivity and increased revenues.

Companies are finding it more and more difficult not only to make a profit these days, but

just to stay open.  Finding and, more importantly, keeping good employees is more

challenging than ever.  There are many different factors that motivate employees and

individuals.  These include salary, power, flexibility of schedule, opportunity for

advancement, the ability to contribute, etc.  Although individual priorities vary, the one

motivational factor that is almost universally valued by employees is RECOGNITION.

Employees who feel good about their abilities and their contributions to a company or team

are more likely to be happy, loyal and motivated.  When recognized for their efforts and

achievements, employees historically elevate their desire to excel.  In other words, they

become engaged in your company.


It all starts with a simple handshake.

Afterward, it's up to each employer to find a way to keep employees engaged.  Engaged

employees are great ambassadors for your company.  They work harder, learn faster and

produce more results.  There is a direct correlation between employee engagement and

customer satisfaction and loyalty - happy employees equals happy customers!

One of the most effective ways to keep your crew interested and working at peak efficiency

is to implement a comprehensive awards program that recognizes and rewards excellence,

achievement, service and teamwork.


Among the many benefits to creating an crystal awards program in your organization are:
● It's Cost-Effective!  The short-term cost of giving awards can be a fraction of the

long-term cost of salary/benefit increases, especially in a down economy.
● It's Contagious!  When awards are presented, and later displayed on the recipient's desk

or office wall, others will take notice and "Award Envy" may result.  Like a domino effect,

they will be motivated to earn their own awards which leads to increased performance.
● It's Fun!  The spirit of teamwork and camaraderie amongst employees and management is

dramatically improved when people are recognized and singled out for their contributions to

your bottom line.


Additionally, when you give awards to individuals you are expressing your admiration and

appreciation for the recipients and their accomplishments - accomplishments that take great

effort and sacrifice.  Crystal Awards are symbolic of that effort and sacrifice.  In recent years

it has become very popular, in lieu of crystal awards,  to give employees gift cards and cash in

recognition of their accomplishments.  Another recent development has been the

implementation of "points" systems where employees log onto a website and shop for



So what's wrong with cash?  Nothing, so long as it only represents a portion of your

overall recognition program.  However, cash provides poor lasting recognition.  When a cash

bonus is given, it normally shows up as a line item on an employee's pay stub.  The

recognition for the actual accomplishment is gone as soon as the money is spent.

Typically, people use their cash awards to pay bills, go out to dinner, shop for presents

for someone else, take care of home repair, get their car registered, and so on.  The value

of recognition is not very high when it is spent on unexciting daily expenses.  The cash

will be gone by tomorrow, and the recipients often don't remember why it was given to them

in the first place.


Genuine, tangible crystalawards have the opposite effect.  Every time your employee sees that

crystal award, the recognition of their achievement lasts, and keeps lasting, week after week, year

after year.  It continually serves as a reminder of what can be accomplished through hard

work, dedication and perseverance.  A good quality crystal award will last a lifetime and may even

be passed on to family members.  How many of you have, or know of someone who has their

grandfather's old military medals?  Taking stock of successes builds confidence to move

forward and achieve more.  Crystal Awards are wonderful symbols of success.

When beautiful awards are handed out to employees in front of their peers, they have a

long-lasting motivational effect not only on the recipient, but on everyone in your

organization.  They are a big deal.  Crystal Awards celebrate and reinforce the ideals and values

on which your company was founded.  Crystal Awards build morale in your team and the power of that recognition delivers to your company an unmatched return on investment - something a gift

card just can't do?