How personalized awards show you care

In Service Awards by Lori McKnight

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How personalized awards show you care

How personalized awards show you care

What if I told you there’s a way to reward your employees with gifts that motivate and also have special intrinsic value?

Behavioral economics professors Dr. Ran Kivetz of Columbia University and Dr. Itamar Simonson of Stanford University, call these types of recognition systems an Idiosyncratic fit – rewards that enhance the feeling an individual experiences achieving a goal, making a sale, beating a competitor or completing a task.

Many recognition vendors can do points, everyone can do merchandise and many can do global fulfillment but not many partners can brand lifestyle awards in a personalized and meaningful way. CSI STARS Commemorative line of rewards accomplishes both.

A medallion by any other name is not the same

CSI STARS commemorative line of high quality products all feature a signature “medallion” uniquely designed for each client.

Think of medallions as “medals”. Medals often resemble coins with a stamped design that either commemorates a person/event or awards excellence/achievement.

CSI STARS medallions are similar in purpose but aren’t attached to a lanyard or put in a trophy case. CSI STARS medallions are gold or bright nickel plated, elegantly etched with your company’s logo and stylishly placed on popular products, touching the hearts and minds of a multi-generational workforce.

CSI STARS medallions

Many promotional companies can decorate products for your golf events, brand trendy items for tradeshow giveaways and provide lots of reward options for your recognition programs.

The difference is no one has CSI STARS capability of personalizing gifts employees want in a meaningful way. Not even Amazon. Seriously.

All commemorative items are designed to reflect your employees’ achievement, both materially AND emotionally through this line and our personalized Celebration packaging.

Most employees are proud of the work they do and the company they work for. They appreciate the symbolism of a gift that marks milestones in their career and public recognition of their contributions to the company.

With CSI STARS Commemorative line, your employees choose from hundreds of popular items such as chic cufflinks, top quality outdoor items, well-designed pen sets, elegant jewelry in a variety of price ranges – that can only be given by you.

CSI STARS Commemorative line

The best gifts tell a story

The best gifts are thoughtful and spark a feeling of pride and accomplishment every time they are worn or used.

By recognizing hard-working and loyal employees you create an idiosyncratic connection that activates the reward receptor in the brain. The place where recognition happens. It’s this emotional connection that shows employees you care. Employees who feel this connection are less likely to leave, exhibit higher morale and improved productivity…all factors that help your bottom line.

Applications for use

CSI STARS Commemorative line is used by clients to:

  • celebrate first year service anniversaries
  • recognize milestone years of service
  • salute your highest achievers
  • welcome new hires to the company
  • promote company pride
  • make holiday and corporate gifting easier

CSI STARS Commemorative Initials line can even be personalized on the spot with attendees’ initials for special gifts at company events, golf tournaments, tradeshows or sponsorship activities. A WOW factor that spreads awareness of your company name and logo.

CSI STARS Commemorative Initials line

The applications for your custom medallion go on and on… you get the picture (and yes we also use medallions in our custom art work).

Medallions are just one of the ways CSI STARS stands out from the crowd. Contact us to learn more about our recognition programs or to order your next corporate gift.

Author: Lori McKnight

Lori McKnight
Lori is VP Marketing for CSI International. Prior to CSI she worked at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Youthography, a youth market research agency. Connect with Lori on LinkedIN to talk about how to motivate and bring out the best in your team.
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