Funny thing about plaques is that they can give everyone sort of effects that are kind of unprecedented. One could be giving away a plaque simply out of gratitude and those receiving any might feel highly terrific about their life. It is not a simple matter of gracing others’ life with a tangible form of appreciation. It is more of the matter of appreciation itself. If that is too abstract a concept for you, let’s put it in a rather real example. Let’s say you run a company. You need people—those with exceptional skills, no less—in order that the company you are the head of can perform well and satisfy clients. There is no way you could do it all on your own. It is those who are around you that could make it happen. And as is the case with most companies out there, yours would be plagued with tasks, assignments, and reports that your workers must complete and finish—sometimes in a time that is rather impossible to do so. But they did and always do. No matter how tight and scrambled the timeline might be, they always do their best—even if that means they have to take overtime as a consequence.
It would only be logical that you are set to think about giving the best employee(s) a raise or a promotion. They have earned it and, truly, those two are the most basic rewards you can grant an employee with. However, there is more to a professional world than simply money and ranks. Sure, with a raise, they could lead a happy life. Sure, with a promotion, they would expect a proportional salary as well. But what is more precious to them would be a stellar resume. By giving any of the best employees you have got working in your company an award, you help them make a professional resume that could be possibly helpful in their future. By, for example, granting a status of “Employee of the Month” to a staff, you could help shape their resume for the better. In the process, when it comes the time for that staff to move on to another company, their future, would-be employer would get a clear picture of just how of a great individual that person is. The person could even include your name in their resume as one of the professional references that they have.
It is not that you wish them would go away from your company. If a person is that good, they should be kept in the fold for their service and work might get your company elevated to another level of success. However, you could not restrict an individual from developing professionally. There would come a time when you have to let that person go and with a stellar resume that you help shape, you can say that you have a role in that person’s personal and professional developments. And that, mind you, is the greatest gift a business owner should be happy accepting.