As any successful business owner knows, there are certain corporate phrases that, no matter how trite and conceited they may sound, are undeniably true. There’s a reason they appear on your calendar, on memes, and on power point presentations up and down the country each and every day. It’s because they are true.
Take the following examples:
“A business is nothing without its people”
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”
As a business, your wonderful employees are the greatest asset you have, and it’s vital they are made to feel appreciated. One way to ensure they are is to give out achievement awards in the form of corporate gifts.
Any gifts given as achievement awards need to be prepared well, to ensure they are thoughtful and appropriate to the receiver, which will go a long way in letting them know how much they are appreciated. Nothing does this like custom made gifts, but these are the types that require the most preparation.
So when giving custom jewelry as corporate gifts, what exactly do you need to prepare for?
Why are you giving me this?
When giving corporate gifts as achievement awards, it’s infinitely better if a specific achievement has been met that warrants the act. Common occasions for giving corporate gifts are milestones in the length of employment: maybe ten, twenty, or even fifty years at a company.
Other occasions may include the successful completion of a particularly tough, important, or long project, or if a certain sales target has been met.
Either way, the employee will feel a much greater sense of appreciation if they know the reason for receiving the gift. An award happening out of the blue, in the middle of a project or with no obvious reason, may be more likely to be seen as something of a shallow token gesture.
Preparing the gift with an occasion in mind, even preparing an occasion like an achievement awards ceremony to give it, will mean much more to the receiver.
What should I do with it?
Another crucial aspect of preparing the perfect custom jewelry for your corporate gifts is to consider what would be the most appropriate for your employees. Diamond rings would probably not fit the bill in this case, but custom jewellery designers should be able to provide a wider range of options.
Custom made cufflinks bearing your company logo are an ideal compromise between elegant and corporate, while you can even get a little more creative if you wish. One recent customer asked us to produce cufflinks featuring the Superman logo for their whole team, which were the perfect achievement awards to say thanks for being super employees.
It’s possible even for the receiver to have a say in how the final piece will look, as happened in the case of a lady who was given eight different pendant designs to choose from for her five year work anniversary.
Where is my corporate gift?
As with anything custom made, you’ll need to factor in the lead time on your custom jewelry, especially if there is an achievement awards ceremony planned for a certain date. Preparing everything only to have no gifts to give would be the worst thing that could happen.
For small orders, the time from paper to metal will be between four to six weeks in most cases. Although the time will vary depending on the number of pieces that are required.
Remember, your business is nothing without its people, and they deserve to be reminded of this from time to time. Preparing an achievement awards ceremony with custom jewelry given as corporate gifts, will make a far greater impression than an impersonal off-the-shelf watch ever could.