3 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated

We all have needs. Abraham Maslow posited that all people have five levels of needs in his famous “Hierarchy of Needs.” The bottom level represents the basic needs that we all need to survive; food, water, air, sleep. As the needs in each level are met, people begin to look for the needs in the next level for fulfillment. Many of your employees may have the first three levels of needs in their lives, but perhaps they need a bit more confidence, respect. The workplace is particularly suitable to … [Read more...]

Five Featured Designer Premium Crystal Awards

At Awards by Allstar (ABA) we eat, sleep and breathe awards. Not everyone realizes the difference between prestigious awards and ones that are just ordinary, but we do. That’s why we pride ourselves in carrying crystal awards with personality. Our crystal awards are fashioned of only the finest Baccarat and Swarovski crystal, and feature stunning craftsmanship and exquisite lines, and are unlike anything in the industry. We know that awards should be designed to showcase the appreciation of your … [Read more...]

Characteristics of Top Performers That Deserve a Custom Crystal Award

Is it easy to spot top performers from the start? Are there certain traits that all top performers uniformly exhibit? At Awards by Allstar, we offer a category of customizable corporate awards that the qualities that make these employees most important to your company’s success. Here’s a rundown of the attributes deserving of a fabulous crystal award.     Dedication Does this individual eat, sleep, and breathe the work at hand? One who is willing to fully immerse themselves in … [Read more...]

Rose Bowl 2014: Michigan State Earns their Champion Trophy

On Jan 1st 2014, Michigan State kicked off the New Year with a bang. The Spartan took home the win over Stanford Cardinal in the 100th Edition of the Rose Bowl that occurred in Pasadena, California. They were awarded the Rose Bowl Leishman Trophy. Created by Tiffany and Co., the Leishman Trophy is designed with 24-karat gold vermeil accents along a base that supports a sterling silver football; a Superb Award! Along with that, Michigan State’s Quarterback, Connor Cook (#18) and Linebacker Kyler … [Read more...]

Recognizing Your Employees with Custom Crystal Awards

Custom crystal awards can be an immensely effective component of any business. After all, as a company, you can only go as far as your employees are able to take you. Everyone appreciates being recognized for their work, and even seeing others recognized can give co-workers an added sense of comfort in their position. This is why it’s important to have a clear, well-planned employee recognition program in place for your company. However, you should also be able to identify the goals of this … [Read more...]

Why Years of Service Awards Are Important

These days, life is filled with constant reminders that the world is changing fast, with a new generation taking the reins from the previous one. These are the future workers of America, the employees who will drive your company forward through the 21st century. You’ll need to adapt in order to attract top talent. A crystal award or custom award can go a long way towards hanging onto it.   One distinguishing feature of these “millenials” is their job mobility. Fading quickly are the days … [Read more...]

Unique Award Ideas in Houston

Awards by Allstar provide unique award ideas in Houston for any occasion, especially crystal recognition awards.  However, Awards by Allstar produces more than crystal awards, plaque, and statues.  Another entire area of specialty is our vases, cups, and bowls line of unique crystal awards.  Vases, cups, and bowls are a favorite of many companies.  Offering unique designs, Awards by Allstar vases, cups, and bowls are attractive crystal awards that are sure to be the highlight of any event, … [Read more...]

Crystal OSHA Awards For Your Workplace Safety Program

It might seem strange to award a working facility for following and abiding by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws and regulations; however, at Awards by Allstar Houston, we understand that they are important for the well-being and continued successes of many working facilities.  The benefits of recognizing working facilities with crystal OSHA awards include creating a sense of pride and teamwork that will filter down and help continue to promote safe working conditions, … [Read more...]

Recognition Event Award Ideas in Houston Texas

Awards by Allstar is a custom crystal awards producer and manufacturer located out of Houston.  Having been in business since 1991, Awards by Allstar has cultivated an specialized and elite clientele that have grown to depend and rest upon Awards by Allstar’s amazing quality and service.  The in-house production of custom crystal awards grants Awards by Allstar the ability to completely and thorough control all aspects of the production and manufacturing process.  This control enables Awards by … [Read more...]

Recognition Awards in Houston Texas

There are lots of reasons to purchase a customized award: golf tournament, retirement, employee of the month, civil recognition for service, etc, and Awards by Allstar is the premier manufacturer and retailer of recognition event awards Houston has to offer. Awards by Allstar specializes in manufacturing custom designed awards.  Easily able to produce plaques and awards to commemorate and celebrate the significant conquests and successes of any occasion.  Popular reasons to order an award … [Read more...]

Celebrating Your Employee's Success Is Paramount

Awards by Allstar prepares to release its 2013 line of stellar crystal awards. We carry the finest selection of progressive contemporary awards in Houston and in the United States. Planning an awards gala? We have the perfect line of awards that will suit your occasion perfectly. Our award selection is second to none! For corporate awards and custom awards, we offer our clients and array of options to ensure that their award needs are met. These awards may consist of a variety of materials such … [Read more...]

KEEN Presents Pop-Up Park in Denver

We got word of a cool little event that's happening in Denver today hosted by KEEN Inc., a manufacturer of original hybrid footwear, bags and socks. In an effort to promote a healthier lifestyle for hard-working adults, they are presenting a pop-up park in Denver today from 11am- 5pm today. They've taken over an outdoor space and dressed it up in outdoor decor and games and activities. The idea is to give yourself a little break during the day to seek out mental and physical activities for a … [Read more...]

Performance Driven by Motivational Goals and Expectations

Article by: H. Monroe IV When it comes to clear motivationally achieving goals, three facts have been proven: 1.)    Goals that are specifically focused and are “in few numbers” are the ultimate goals. The longer your to-do list is the less focus you will have, and chances are you will not wind up doing anything on the list. 2.)    “Stretch goals” have also been found to be the best goals. Stretch: being that the goals are not far from reaching accomplishment, not to say the goals are easy by … [Read more...]

Utilizing Recognition Instead of Micromanagement

Article by: H. Monroe IV According to Harry Chambers (Author of My Way or the Highway: The Micromanagement survival guide) “eight out of ten of us is, or have been a victims of a micromanaging boss”. Micromanaging affects productivity negatively whether it is done intentionally or not. In research conducted by Chambers, it was found that 71 percent of surveyed employees claimed that micromanagement interfered with job performance, with 85 percent saying morale suffered as a result. Regularly … [Read more...]

Three Elements that Motivate Employees

Article by: H. Monroe IV As humans it is our “default setting” to be naturally active as well as engaged in set activities.  That being said with knowledge of today’s economic status, it is discovered that successfully run businesses are driven by innovation and creativity. Three elements that have been proven to motivate successful employees are mastery, autonomy, and purpose. Beginning with mastery, why would an employee want to master his job in the office? The reason is simple: The … [Read more...]

Cash VS Crystal Awards

Businesses often offer incentives, such as cash bonuses or commemorative awards to honor employee’s achievements, as well as motivating others in the office to strive to achieve prominence in the eyes of their superiors. What form of recognition is best, a cash award or a beautifully designed personalized crystal award? In these tough times most of us could use a cash award; however a crystal award will serve as a constant reminder of your accomplishments for years to come. The ideal scenario … [Read more...]