Managers and HR professionals across the globe are developing techniques to enhance retention rates. If you are new to your role or managing employees for the first time, consider creating a unique workforce recognition program that will strengthen your brand while honoring your team. Workforce recognition is more important than ever before. Employees are seeking roles where they are appreciated and respected. What better way to achieve this goal than by creating personalized trophies and awards?

Your employees deserve recognition. They work hard and put in long hours to achieve success for your business, so it’s important to show them you appreciate the effort they put in. You know the saying, “A pat on the back is worth more than a kick in the pants?” That applies to your custom trophies as well. Our experience has shown that employees are incredibly proud to display a brand-specific award using recognizable shapes, logos or colors. Brand logos are worn on shirts, hats, caps and even printed on notepads. Imagine your brand proudly displayed in employees’ home offices on custom trophies.

Custom trophies bring a personalized, memorable touch to your recognition. Employee recognition has risen in importance over the past few years as employees focus on employee perks beyond their paychecks. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), employee recognition is the process by which companies and corporations thank employees for their exceptional efforts, including innovation, retention, morale-building, personal development, and actions that embody the organization’s core values.

These recognitions might include “best employee” and “top seller.” However, recognition awards don’t have to be specific and can be more unique to your business or workplace. For example, in the healthcare field, bedside manner is important. One idea would be an acrylic award in the shape of a bed honoring the most requested nurse.

Honoring the nursing workforce has been vital to our collective health for generations; most recently, their role has become more important than ever. While I recognize that there are many challenges facing the nursing industry, recognition of their important role with a specific hospital is a challenge that is easily met with a custom award featuring the color logo of the particular hospital. To support this idea, a 2021 article on Nursing Center states, “evidence shows that employee recognition is the most important driver of great work and the strongest driver of employee engagement.”

In this scenario, a hospital would work closely with our designers to create a unique gift or trophy that best resembles its approved shape and colors. We make it easy to turn your vision into a stunning award that a nurse would be honored to display in their home proudly.

Awards do help boost employee morale and recognition. Select a style that fits your company culture and budget. Consider unique awards for unique employees. Motivate employees with an award geared towards their interests and strengths. If you want to establish an ongoing program, select one that is easy to set up and use.


About the Guest Post Author:

Mike Szczesny is the owner and vice president of EDCO Awards & Specialties, a dedicated supplier of employee recognition products, branded merchandise, athletic awards and custom trophies. Szczesny takes pride in EDCO’s ability to help companies go the extra mile in expressing gratitude and appreciation to their employees. He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.