Tag Archives: Recognition

How to Plan for Appreciation Plaques

There is a lot of value in expressing gratitude. Psychologists agree that it’s good for the one receiving gratitude and appreciation, as well as the one demonstrating it. Being appreciative can be useful in building trust in relationships in all types of organizations. Appreciation plaques are appropriate for employees and volunteers. They are applicable in […]

Send Employees off in Style with These Retirement Award Ideas

  The pandemic and current financial climate have lead to an increase in early retirement for many people. Some, of course, were ready to retire or had already been planning to do so it just fell at a time when the Coronavirus had everything shut down. Others have chosen to go ahead and take a […]

10 Tips for Choosing Recognition and Incentive Awards

For those who have an incentive or recognition program, choosing the right recognition or incentive awards can be difficult. Of course, you want to make sure employees know how much their work contributions are appreciated and valued. Perhaps the most important things to consider are awards that match the goals of the program and also […]

6 Great Ideas for Volunteer Recognition Award Categories

Many organizations are run by volunteers. There are a few that would have a difficult time continuing without helpful volunteers. Volunteer Recognition Day is usually held in April each year. It’s the perfect time to show your appreciation with volunteer recognition awards. There are different ways to acknowledge all their hard work and express your […]

Tips for Choosing Trade Association Awards

For many industries, our customer base is comprised of businesses of all sizes, associations, corporations, public entities, and academic institutions. A trade association is designed to benefit the members and set standards for promoting the industry. Usually, a trade association consists of members, a Board of Directors ( or leadership committee), and a staff which […]

Six Tips for Choosing Awards, Trophies, and Plaques for Upcoming Corporate Events

Businesses and Companies hold conferences, award ceremonies and corporate events every year. It is common for business leaders to recognize outstanding achievements, accomplishments, or promotions with customized plaques or awards. There can be any number of reasons for the award from obtaining the highest sales to advancing a level or a company-specific accomplishment. The difficulty […]

Most Common Types of Awards and Trophies and Why they are Important

Awards recognize achievements. They demonstrate appreciation for a person’s achievements and are given for a variety of reasons. Recognition for accomplishments can be important in any field and provide many benefits for individuals, teams, and companies too. Some of the common areas awards are given in include: Corporate Events Academic Institutions or Settings Sporting Events […]

The Many Benefits of a Perpetual Plaque

You’ve probably seen perpetual plaques in locations like universities, community centers, large corporations or your local grocery store. It is a large plaque with spaced out engravable plates. Often, they are filled out only partially awaiting the next recipient. Businesses use them to honor employees of the month, winners of competitions, or other outstanding accomplishments […]

How to Say It: Thank you and Appreciation Awards

Finding the right words to recognize your team of employees, interns, volunteers and staff can be challenging. However, there are several plaque wording ideas for appreciation that you can creatively use to say thank you to your staff and/or team. Many opportunities exist to show appreciation to your team from celebrating your administrative support staff, […]