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Employee Recognition Gifts / Awards Programs: Planning Ahead

By | December 7, 2016 | 0 comment

employee recognition gifts clearmountSurveys consistently show that employees are motivated by more than just a monetary payment at the end of the week or by a bonus once or twice a year. They wish to feel recognized and appreciated for their contribution and performance in the workplace. Employees want to feel safe, secure and valued for the work they accomplish. Many organizations recognize and reward employees with well thought out employee recognition programs.


In developing employee recognition programs employers create opportunities for employees to be honoured for:

  • Maintaining and improving their performance
  • Exhibiting certain organizational behaviours and values
  • Exceeding organizational expectations either as individuals or as team members

employee recognition gifts clearmountThe point of presenting employee recognition gifts / awards is for organizations to recognize countless criteria that they wish to nurture within their corporate culture. Whether it be to celebrate years of service, commitment to safety or meeting sales objectives, best results in specific organizational categories, setting goals and achieving them and numerous other goals or incentives they wish to recognize and honour.

Our people are wonderful at assisting not only in designing and producing awards, but also in helping with the logistics of an employee recognition program. When organizations put into place a yearlong employee recognition program from which they plan to draw recognition pieces from throughout the year, on either a weekly or monthly basis, in many instances it is more cost effective to purchase the entire stock of employee gifts or awards for the year. In these instances, we are able to recommend and assist with volume discounting for bulk orders.

Advantages of Planning Ahead with Employee Gift / Award Bulk Orders

  • Volume discounts
  • Quicker turnaround times
  • Decreased time spent on order process
  • Gifts / Awards all have a consistent look and feel

These stock recognition programs are a great way for clients to have awards for the entire year at their disposal.

How In Stock Employee Recognition Gifts / Awards Work

  1. The client pre-orders and pays for the employee gifts / awards.
  2. We at Clearmount store the gifts / awards in our stock room.
  3. On a weekly or monthly basis the client sends us a recipient list.
  4. We draw from the stock and personalize the employee gifts / awards.
  5. We then ship the gifts / awards directly to the client or blind ship to the recipients.
  6. Clearmount keeps track of the stock as it is drawn from and when it goes below a set amount that Clearmount and the client have decided upon, the program is reviewed and new awards are ordered.

In this way, if at the end of the year the client wishes to make tweaks or slight changes for the next year we have an idea as to what stock is still available and how many more gifts / awards need to ordered. Clearmount has been running these stock programs for many years. Our longest running program is more than 25 years old.

Employees love these gifts / awards, particularly the ones that are given for work anniversaries. We have a client who wanted to change the program completely and when the employees found out they complained until the original program was put back in place. In the end, the only thing that changed was the logo. This showed that employee awards do work and are appreciated by the recipients in ways we sometimes do not fully understand or value.

Planning ahead for yearly employee awards or corporate gifts is a good way to not only save money, but valuable employee time. Once the award has been created and the company has an idea that they will be presenting a certain amount a year, pre-ordering takes away the time consuming aspect of going through the order process. All that is needed is an email with the personalization information sent to our office, we process and then ship where directed. It is a very streamlined, efficient and cost effective way of managing employee recognition gifts / awards. We are honoured to have many clients trust us with managing their in stock programs.

What employee recognition program are you in the process of creating? How can we assist you in streamlining it and making it work efficiently for you? Contact us to see how we can help you launch your next program or explore some design ideas.

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