No, not in the sense of having the employee’s name printed or engraved on some generic piece of giftware. True personalization is about a lot more than names.
Whatever your company rewards its employees for—sales figures, accident-free track records, years of service—the incentive has a greater impact on future performance if it’s tailored to the recipient’s interests and preferences. By choosing a reward specifically for each individual, you maximise the return (in productivity) without necessarily changing the incentive budget.
What rewards do you give your team and why? How has it worked?