Awards are an exceptional gift choice because they can be given for a variety of occasions. Here are three award ideas that fit today’s corporate environment. These suggestions are based on a combination of our professional experience and current research in the industry.
3 Key Questions
We have an eye for detail and award design along with more than 20 years of experience in the awards industry, so we’ve seen trends come and go over time. Based on this expertise, we would like to answer the three questions we are most commonly asked in order to help you select the best award for your event.
Which substrate should I select? Optical crystal is the best choice because it’s completely flawless and made of the highest quality crystal available today. Optical crystal comes in a rainbow of colors, including clear, blue, black, or green. It can also be fashioned into many different shapes and sizes.
What color is best? We recommend choosing a color based on the preference of the award recipient so that the color reflects their personality. We offer clear, blue, green, and black, but adding a 4-color imprint or colorfill to an award allows you to choose the best option for your recipient.
What design should I choose? An ideal award design is one that symbolizes the recipients’ unique achievement in some way. Or perhaps the design can reflect a graphical icon that has meaning to your company like a logo or sign.
Here are three sample award ideas that incorporate our standard suggestions.
Recognize individuals for incremental achievements with a new blue block on the Glendale Goal-Setter – one addition for each new milestone.
Global Recognition or International Business
A global award like the Global Pyramid is suitable for individuals that work internationally, work for a global company, or a person who loves to travel.
Best All-Around Award
The Vertical Wedge has tons of area for a meaningful message, color (if desired); it’s made of the highest quality crystal, and is self-standing for display in any area.
Leading Research Reveals Trends in Awards
Perhaps you’d like to base your award choice on the current buying trends in corporate America? If so, consider this: according to a survey conducted by WorldatWork, an organization dedicated to providing education, conferences, and research about global human resources including integrated total rewards, finds that companies give awards in these categories most often:
Types of Awards Given*:
- Certificates or plaques – 77%
- Company logo merchandise – 48%
- Timepieces – 31%
- Household Items (including crystal) – 28%
- Office accessories – 25%
*Note: Respondents could make multiple selections in their answer; categories that do not relate to corporate awards were not listed here.
Whether you choose a crystal award because your recipient would prefer it above other options or because it is popular out in the marketplace, you can’t go wrong. Its unparalleled quality makes a crystal award universally attractive.
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