Recognition awards play an important role in motivating employees to work harder as they show them that their efforts are appreciated by their bosses, and they can play a critical role in boosting employee morale, according to Reference. Phrases used in recognition certificates or plaques vary according to what the recognition represents and the person being recognized. Recognition phrases can be found online at websites that provide samples.
Able Recognition has some suggestions as to how one can word a recognition award, and the key to this is to personalize the message on the award in addition to including the name of the award recipient. Awards such as those that show appreciation should include wording such as, '"Your efforts are greatly appreciated." Other such awards include retirement awards, years of service awards, customer service excellence awards, performance awards and effort awards. The most common information found on recognition awards includes the name of the award or the reason the certificate is being presented, the date of presentation of the award and the name of the individual or organization that is presenting the award. Other awards include safety awards, honor awards, sales awards and awards given to coaches by their teams or even by the coach to team members.