We give an award to the top sales guy, to the person with 25 years of service, to the truck driver with 1 million miles without a chargeable accident. We believe in the power of recognition. The why we do it may seem obvious, but it is a lot more than that.

We use recognition to:

  • Create a culture within the company that affects every attitude.

  • Say thanks and applaud success.

  • Teach others what we as an organization want to achieve.

  • Increase retention of employees.

  • Support Mission and Values.

  • Engage employees.

  • Encourage loyalty.

  • Increase customer satisfaction.

  • In summation, we believe in using recognition everyday to improve the bottom line. If that's important to you, then we're speaking the same language. Come with us on this journey.

    Take a look at the topics we have and see if we can help you with your recognition programs.

  • Need ideas for wording on an awards? See the Thesaurus.

  • Want to implement a sales award program but need to present the concept to management? Check out Sales Awards: An Overview.

  • Want to know the inside scoop on the Lombardi Trophy or the Oscars? Take a look at our ongoing series on Famous Awards.

  • Talk to us. We are here to help you.

    Friday, June 24, 2011

    The Right Presentation can make all the Difference

    Posted by Curt Denevan:

    The Fundamentals of an Effective Presentation

    Why is a presentation necessary? By establishing an employee recognition program within your company, you demonstrate that you know recognition is a powerful leadership tool. It makes a statement to your employees about what is important to the business and what is valued by the leaders within the company. It is also one of the most effective ways to reinforce an organization’s culture, support its objectives and retain top performers.
    An effective recognition program achieves the following:
    • Builds self-esteem
    • Reinforces desired behaviors
    • Helps create an atmosphere of appreciation and trust
    • Promotes empowerment and involvement
    • Creates loyalty to the company
    Who should be present?  Imagine training long hours for a big race and then winning first place, only you aren’t allowed to tell anyone about your victory. Our achievements in life, no matter how small, are more meaningful to us when we share them with others. Keep this in mind when deciding who will be at the recognition event. The presentation will have much more impact if the associate is recognized in front of his/her peers (and senior management and additional guests if a more formal presentation is planned). The appropriate peer recognition will generate excitement for others to also strive for the high goals of achievement and recognition. 

    Remember to make the presentation upbeat, fun and to the point. Your preparation will make the event a memorable Magic Moment for all. 

    What will the presenter say? The most important thing to remember is that the presentation should be personal. Consider the flowing when preparing what you will say:
    •  Address the associate by name.
    • Research the important information including years of service, accomplishments and contributions prior to the presentation.
    • Share a work-related short story or anecdote if appropriate, but always avoid embarrassing jokes or other comments that may make the associate uncomfortable.
    • Communicate how honored you are to have the opportunity to recognize him or her.
    • Congratulate the associate, say “thank you” and shake his or her hand.

    Where will the presentation take place? Whether you are planning a casual or more formal presentation, the event is important and can be a powerful management tool towards developing increased commitment to the company’s vision and core values. You can recognize an associate at his or her work place, or, if desired, in a more formal setting like a banquet hall. Keep in mind the number of people who will be attending the event and plan the location accordingly. Whatever the setting, however, remember that this should be a special occasion for the associate and his/her peer group.

    When should the presentation occur? There is no specific time of year to hold a recognition event because it should take place at a “special time” for your company. Most companies, however, hold an annual event to recognize their associates. Once a year is an optimal time to guarantee that milestones don’t go unnoticed while still ensuring the event remains “special” instead of an everyday occurrence. Whenever you plan to hold your event(s), remember to recognize important milestones like the following:
    •  Years of Service (usually 1 year, 5 year, 10 year, etc)
    •  Significant performance accomplishments
    •  Goal Achievements
    •  Going Above and Beyond
    For more information on recognition programs, see our website at: RCB or call 800-929-9110.

    Recognize, Reward & Retain

    Posted by Curt Denevan:

    Marquis Service Award Program:
    Imagine - No setup or administration hassles, no late or broken gifts, happy smiling faces, constant praise and respect from your boss, rave reviews from your employees...sound's not.

    The Marquis Service Award Program will blow your employees away. It's a strategic employee recognition program that recognizes, inspires and motivates every employee in today's diversity-rich workplace.

    The Marquis Service Award program offers 19 plateau (fixed price) levels. Fixed pricing allows you to control and manage your program without the risk of going over budget.

    Almost 100 useful and desirable awards are offered in each of the 19 price levels to give your employees the largest choice of name brand items in the industry.

    Awards are separated into 7 distinct lifestyle categories:
    • Electronics
    • Watches & Pens
    • Traditional
    • Jewelry
    • Gourmet
    • Home & Leisure
    • Outdoor/Recreation
    Program Features of the Marquis Service Awards:
    • Internet capabilities, including a complete Marquis Website Program, on-line ordering and reporting features are as simple as a click of the mouse.
    • 23 Personal Recognition Options (PRO SERIES), make it easy to tailor a program to your specific needs, company culture and traditions.
    • Standard and/or customized reports are available to measure the success of your program.
    • Flexible administration gives you the ability to control and manage the entire program yourself or outsource it completely to us. 
    • Awards can be bulk shipped to your work site for a presentation event, or mailed to recipients' homes for convenience.
    • The fastest award shipping in the industry allows for immediate gratification and a more effective program.
    • All awards are unconditionally guaranteed for 100% customer satisfaction and against manufacturer defects with a hassle-free returns-no questions asked for 1 full year.
    Let a member of our professionally trained and experienced account management team participate and guide you in the design of your program. Call us at 800-929-9110.


    Posted by Curt Denevan:

    4 High-Impact Applications that are designed to reduce accidents, increase awareness, and save you money:
    ·     Stamp Programs
    ·     Point Programs
    ·     Webpoint Programs
    ·     Milestone Programs

    Extensive research has shown us that successful programs are comprised of 10 Elements that achieve top-of-mind safety awareness. Our safety incentive programs are custom designed to include all 10 of these elements:
    ·     Simple & Well Defined Rules
    ·     Accrual Design
    ·     Short-Term Recognition Periods
    ·     Individual Recognition
    ·     Human Interaction & Peer Recognition
    ·     Useful & Desirable Awards
    ·     Family Involvement
    ·     Immediate Gratification
    ·     Positive Reinforcement & Continuous Communication
     ·     Management Support

    Our programs are designed to fit any budget and culture and maximize your investment.

    For every $1 invested in an effective workplace safety program, $4 to $6 is saved.
    -American Society of Safety Engineers
    The financial burden of serious workplace injuries is costing U.S. businesses nearly $1 Billion per week and is rising.
    -2004 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index
    96% of all workplace accidents are triggered by unsafe behavior.
    -Occupational Health & Safety Magazine

    An effective overall safety program will include:
    ·     Training
    ·     Safety Incentive Program
    ·     Environment
    RCB can help you Decrease accidents, Increase safety awareness, and Improve your bottom line.

    1.  STAMPS - High-Touch/Low-Tech
    2.  POINTS - Virtually No Administration
    3.  MILESTONES - Recognizes One-Time Events
    4.  WEBPOINTS PROGRAM* - Password Protected Websites Customized to Fit Your Program
    *Includes automated point calculations, enhanced multi-level reporting and capabilities that allow you to track, measure and compare safety performance metrics. 

    For more information, go to the website: Corporate Recognition Programs.

    CONTACT US FOR FREE SAFETY AWARENESS BOOK: The Missing Link, Proven techniques that can save your company millions of dollars in less than 12 months by Chuck Davis. 800-929-9110.