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Valuing recognition

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When was the last time you either:

a) Honored an employee for exemplary work

or b) received an award for outstanding performance?

If it’s been awhile, chances are you have staff feeling underappreciated.

Mike works at Prism Place.

In a study published in the Harvard Business Review, when a company has an established employee recognition program, 87% of workers feel they have a strong relationship with their direct manager, compared to just 54% of employees who identify their workplace as having a weak recognition program.

There’s also a correlation between recognizing excellence in the workplace and employee happiness. According to a 2015 study (also published in the Harvard Business Review), 70% of employees who say they’ve been praised for their work report being happy in their job. On the flip side, only 39% say they’re happy when not receiving recognition. Not surprisingly, the time since last being recognized also plays a factor in employee satisfaction; the more time has passed, the less satisfied the employee.

Prism Place’s employee recognition products can help your company boost morale, increase productivity and reduce turnover rates.

Thomas sanding an acrylic award at Prism Place

The Awards and Trophies division of Dale Rogers Training Center, which provides training and jobs for people with disabilities, is one of two companies in the nation that sands, buffs and polishes acrylic awards by hand. The end result is a beautiful, custom award worthy of your employees’ hard work and dedication.

Prism Place has many standard acrylic awards to choose from, each customizable with your company’s logo and branding. We also have the ability to print color and even texture onto our acrylic awards for a unique award. If you’re looking for something that will really impress your workers, our experienced crew can design a unique award worthy of their accomplishment.

About Dale Rogers Training Center

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) is the oldest and largest community vocational training and employment center for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. With multiple locations in Oklahoma, DRTC trains or employs more than 1,100 people with disabilities per year. Visit us online: DRTC.org.

About Prism Place

Founded in 1983, Prism Place was DRTC’s first entrepreneurial division. The Awards, Trophies and Promotional Items of the nonprofit agency advances DRTC’s mission of providing jobs for people with disabilities who hand sand, buff and polish acrylic awards, assemble trophies and quality control check promo items. Learn more at: PrismPlace.org.

Prism Place medals, ribbons and trophies

We have a wide selection of medals, ribbons and trophies (toppers, and column styles and colors) to choose from to make your event shine! While we have listed our most popular products, please call (405-946-1079) or email us for additional options and to place an order.

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From Start to Finish We Create Beautiful

Prism Place has been creating beautiful acrylic awards for over 20 years with amazing results. From your design concept to finished product, our team makes Prism Place your one stop shop for acrylic awards, trophies and plaques.The craftsmen of Prism Place are the real stars. Not only do they master the skills creating [...]

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