Posted by E-AwardsMaster | Elegant Awards, Motivation

Motivating your workers is important for any business, but finding the right way to do it can be difficult. It can be difficult to purchase plaques or big trophies all the time for employees that are a valuable asset to the company, but perhaps there’s an easier way. One low budget route is to make certificates, but these don’t mean much and are just a piece of paper. The best most inexpensive solution is to show employee gratitude through lapel pins.

What Are Lapel Pins?

Lapel pins are small pins that can attach to clothing items. They are commonly used in the military, as you see high ranking officials with patches and lapels all over their uniform. It’s usually a small piece of customized metal or plastic with a pin on the back so that it’s easy to attach. They work well because they are full customizable and cheap.

Benefits of Lapel Pins

For starters, we previously mentioned that they were cheap. You can buy them in mass quantities without shelling out a lot of money. This means that even low budget organizations can afford them.

They are also constantly displayed when your employees wear them. This keeps them motivated, and most of all it makes coworkers more likely to pick up their slack so that they can try to earn one as well. It will show that your company does value individuals that work hard, and the visibility will spread that message like wildfire. Not to mention that clients and customers will see the pin on their work clothes and know that they’re being handled by a competent employee.

Most importantly, they can be used as milestones. Many organizations have pins that display how long the employee has been working with the company. You can either have them as a yearly rewards, or maybe certain milestones such as a year, three years, five years, and ten years.


If you want to go with something simple yet appreciative for your employees, then choose lapel pins. They mean a lot more than a little piece of paper and will last as long term motivators. They stay attached to clothing so they’re hard to lose and are quite durable. They survive washers and dryers when purchased from a quality vendor.