Total Talent Management

Tips for planning recognition events

When you plan a small recognition event, consider the details. First, review the law on recognition gifts and celebrations. Then it’s time to prepare a personalized award certificate or purchase a gift you know the recipient will appreciate.

The message and how you deliver it is important. Prepare thoughtful remarks on how the employee’s specific accomplishments benefit the whole department, and the University. All present will benefit from your mention of specific efforts as they illustrate your team’s mission. Invite the team to the small award presentation and set up a special table with festive beverages and snacks. If apt, involve peers in the event planning.