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Inspire Your Employees with Rewards

Stephen L. Capper, along with his wife, Nora, and their daughters, Jami and Toni, owns and operates A-1 Awards, Inc. in Indianapolis. He has been associated with the awards and recognition industry for over 45 years, and has given numerous seminars since 1979.

Inspire your employees with rewards and acknowledgments with their peers. Note that rewards take several different directions. Here are a few things that a reward can be:

  • Monetary award
  • Extra paid time off
  • Advancement or at least opportunity for advancement
  • A title
  • A badge
  • Recognition among their peers
  • A simple thank you
  • A special parking space for the month
  • I bet you haven’t thought of it, but a plaque
  • A gift card

And you have a list a mile long — use what works for you and your team. Be creative and try many things until you find what connects with your team — but don’t become stale, because if you do the employee may think that you don’t really care. Don’t lose the team’s trust in you, the program, or the company — it is difficult to regain that trust once it is lost. This also applies to your clients; they need and require trust in us and our entire company team — everyone involved in the buying experience. 

—Stephen L. Capper, A-1 Awards