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Why Customized Awards Mean More in The Corporate Workplace
Why Customized Awards Mean More in The Corporate Workplace

It’s no secret that employees will work harder, be more productive, and be more engaged in company culture when their efforts feel appreciated. People want to know that their work has meaning, and recognition from bosses and fellow co-workers does a lot to instill that sense of meaning in your employees. Many companies rely on their employee recognition programs to acknowledge the hard work their employees do, bestowing awards for leadership, adhering to company values, making the most sales, and more. These awards are appreciated by their recipients and inspire them and others to continue to bring the best version of themselves into the office every day and do great work.

For a company to enjoy all the benefits of employee recognition, these awards have to be significant and meaningful. Simply handing out cheaply made plastic trophies you’ve ordered in bulk from Amazon won’t do, and employees will see right through the gesture. They may even feel insulted and undervalued, causing them to look for employment elsewhere. Getting substantial awards made from a material like crystal, glass, or wood that come with customization options are far and away the best way to show employees you appreciate them in a significant and meaningful way. Customization is especially important.

A customized award also shows that a company not only appreciates the work an employee does but appreciates them as an individual as well. Customized awards come with more meaning, so the recipient will feel more appreciated, and everyone will be more inspired. Here are just a few reasons why customized awards mean more in the corporate workplace:

Custom crystal blocks award for employee appreciation

Customization Gives the Award More Meaning

As previously mentioned, customizing an award gives it more meaning. This is true in both the literal and physical sense. An award engraved with the recipient’s name, their title, a short message of appreciation, and featuring the company logo communicates more than an award without customization, literally giving it more meaning. It also carries more meaning because employees will recognize the company took the time to get the award personalized for them and paid a little extra to do so. A great example of this is our employee appreciation crystal blocks award.

Custom Awards Improve Employee Recognition at Work

You know how crucial employee recognition is in the workplace, and it takes different types of it to create a good office culture. There’s peer-to-peer recognition which occurs on a daily basis, and then there’s company recognition which is the rarer of the two. Giving out a custom award, such as our distinguished service crystal award, certainly qualifies as company recognition and getting custom awards for your top performers only adds to the amount of recognition employees receive.

Custom Awards Increase Loyalty

Employees that feel recognized and appreciated in meaningful ways are less likely to seek employment elsewhere. When you give out customized awards, you’re showing your staff that you recognize the value they bring to the business, and it makes them more loyal to your organization. It also shows that you share the same values and vision and want them to be a crucial part of your company for years to come. A great way to accomplish this is to implement custom year of service awards for your employees.

Crystal service award

Custom Awards Offer a Shared Experience for Employees

In addition to wanting to feel that the work they do is meaningful, employees want to feel connected to their peers and the company itself. Giving out certain awards to different employees every year creates a shared experience, and the customization still lets each retain a sense of individuality. This will also create a bond between employees who have won the same award, and as the company grows, these groups will grow too. They will also give back to your organization with their industry knowledge, and the awards themselves will become even more prestigious as time goes on.

At EDCO, we recognize the value customized awards have for both employees and organizations, and that’s why we have a wide variety of different awards and trophies that can be customized to suit your needs. Work with us on your next corporate award and create something your staff will cherish for years!

3 Alternatives to Trophies to Reward Employees
3 Alternatives to Trophies to Reward Employees

Most companies that have a robust employee appreciation program will consistently award their employees with trophies to acknowledge their hard work and when they go above and beyond expectations. These trophies take various forms and are made of various materials. For example, we have crystal, glass, and acrylic award trophies in a wide variety of different shapes with different theming, trophies for leadership, teamwork, sales, achievements, and a host of other trophy awards for everything in the corporate world worth recognizing and celebrating.

Although we have a vast selection of trophy awards, we realize that some companies may want to do something a little different with the employee recognitions awards in their employee appreciation program. Some employers may be looking for a way to make a new award stand out from all the rest. There are a variety of other reasons an organization may say no to trophies and seek out award alternatives, and as the country’s leader in recognition, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite alternatives to trophies if you’re looking for a more unique way to recognize your employees’ efforts.

No to trophies? Here are 3 alternatives to trophies!

Award Plaques

Award Plaque

The most noticeable difference between award plaques and trophies is how they’re displayed. Trophies don’t take up any wall space and because they can be easily picked up and moved around, passed around between employees. Plaques are mainly hung on the wall but can also be displayed on a desk if you get a stand. That’s a level of versatility that trophies don’t offer. Awarding employees with a plaque gives them more options, and they can display it as they see fit. Plaques also give employers options with their employee recognition program as well. Most employers have an employee of the month award, and plaques give them the option to have one that gets passed between employees every month, a new one awarded to the winner every month, or one hung up in a communal space with nameplates being added to it every month.

Branded Products

Branded duffle bag for employee appreciation

The world of branded products is even more diverse than the world of employee recognition trophies. There’s apparel, bags and totes, drinkware, and so much more! If you can think of something, there’s likely a way to put your company logo and a custom message on it. The possibilities are nearly endless, meaning you can always find a product that the recipient will appreciate. Have a great employee that loves sweets? Get them an executive gift box with your logo printed on the lid as an award. Does one of your staff frequent the gym? Get them a new branded duffle bag with your company logo printed on it. The possibilities are virtually endless!

Custom Engraved Clocks

Custom engraved clock award

Custom engraved clock awards offer unique functionality that trophy awards don’t. While employee recognition award trophies are typically only something your employees would only display at work on their desks, they’ll likely want to display these engraved clocks in their homes. This can make the gesture feel more genuine and personal. Custom engraved clocks are especially great for the awards that celebrate retirement or years of service, as they reflect the time an employee spent with the company. Although there are some restrictions with the designs that can be created since a functional clock must be incorporated, you may be surprised to see the variety of designs that can be created when you take a look at our selection.

If you’re looking to ditch the trophies and make your employee recognition program a little bit more unique, EDCO is the perfect place to find the alternatives you need. Shop our selection of award plaques, branded products, and custom engraved clocks today!

Custom Trophy Buyers Guide: How We Customize Your Awards
Custom Trophy Buyers Guide: How We Customize Your Awards
At EDCO, we are committed to working with our customers to create beautiful custom awards that meet their needs, artistic tastes, and specifications. We offer a wide range of personalization options, from custom designs and engravings to custom award descriptions and font selections.
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