by tom on April 25th, 2011
Imagine that an important client or customer walks through your company’s door. Which employee would you choose to help them? An experienced employee that has been with the company for several years and knows the answer to just about every question, or someone that has just started on the job and is still in training? The choice is obvious – experienced staff will win out every time. And while bringing in fresh faces is also important for a company, it’s most important to honor loyal employees that have been there for a long time and not only know a lot about the company, but also are committed to your vision and values. Experienced employees are a valuable asset indeed, and that’s why they should be rewarded with awards for excellence and personal development.
Finding loyal and experienced employees can be a difficult thing, especially in tough financial times when so many people are working in jobs that they’re overqualified for and so, are always looking for better opportunities. But a better opportunity doesn’t always mean just a better salary for most employees. Today, people are not only looking for jobs that will provide them with an income, but also provides them with a place of work where they can feel appreciated and like a truly valued member of the team. And there’s really no better way to do that than with awards that either recognize the time they’ve spent with the company with service awards, or awards for excellence that reward them for achieving a certain goal. Giving awards for excellence and appreciation takes far less time and costs much less money than it does to bring in new employees that have to be trained and have yet to learn the ropes of the entire organization.
Awards for service and excellence don’t have to be grand trips or expensive watches. Most times, employees just want to know that their efforts are being noticed and appreciated, and they want to feel a sense of pride in being an important part of the company.
Keeping happy employees in your company is important for your success. Experienced employees are not only more knowledgeable about a company, they also often have a better rapport with customers, are more reliable, and more loyal to the company. With a simple award for excellence or an appreciation award, you’ll let your employees know that they are valued members of your team. And they’ll thank you for that in return by continuing to bring the hard work and dedication they’re being rewarded for.