For many people who own (or manage) companies, this is a difficult time. If you’re not laying off employees, you’re having to convince them that their jobs are secure. As sales come and go–like during October’s pitiful retail showing–business owners have their own serious concerns about how long and deep this economic crisis will last.

So, it can be tough right now to remove the blinders and take a look around the office. Are employees happy? Are they motivated? Do they feel appreciated? Your business may be struggling to hold on to good people during these tough times, and you don’t want to give your top performers any reason to jump ship. Especially not now.

Two major things any company should do are:

1. Recognize employee successes

2. Give regular awards

Everyone loves a bonus here and there, but there’s nothing like having a nice plaque or trophy to hang in your office to show clients and other employees that you are indeed recognized by your company for your achievements.

John Christian offers several options for companies to offer branded, keepsake gifts, all of them crafted and engraved in beautiful crystal. Here are a few:

Personalized Engraved Crystal Box


An ideal gift way to reward top performers, these crystal boxes are perfect for keeping jewelry, special coins, or just about anything. Light is brilliantly reflected through beautiful crystal.

Personalized Engraved Crystal Bowl


Another amazing design, deep and clear, that would look perfect on an office desk or bookshelf.

Personalized Engraved Crystal Decanter


This might not be the best employee recognition award–unless you’re a liquor distributor or single malt scotch distillery–but it’s an excellent birthday present for the CEO of a company.

And John Christian couldn’t make the process easier. Simply email an image of your logo to their Design Team, and they will create an artful rendering, which will be sent to you for approval prior to production.