Pins & Trophies

Take time to notice and recognize individuals' efforts and accomplishments. Simple recognition pins offering a “high five,” “certified trainer,” or gold star can be both poignant and meaningful. Think playful tokens and office trophies don’t matter? Think again! Recognition has been shown to improve performance by 15%, according to a meta-analysis of 19 reinforcement theory studies (Stajkovic and Luthans, 1997). Another meta-analysis examined 72 reinforcement theory studies in organizational settings that found an average effect size of social recognition on the performance of 17% (Stajkovic and Luthans, 2003).


You may be tempted to share your positive feedback in private, but you can get more mileage out of your positive feedback and fun workplace trophies by making a splash. Don’t forget to make your message and recognition credible, but not trivial. Choose low-cost ways to recognize effort and achievement so you can do it frequently. Finally, encourage colleagues and peers to share their appreciation for one another with positive mentions, notes, and emails. Read more about recognition pins, praise, and feedback here.


Our company’s very first product was a Velcro-backed frame for course completion certificates and recognition. Um, well, that’s not entirely true. Initially, the frames were intended for family photos, to spruce up the office cubicles so many workers found themselves occupying. However, when trainers found them to be perfect for course certificates and ordered them in droves, we renamed the company from Office Images to Trainers Warehouse and dedicated ourselves to developing more tools for trainers. That was over 30 years ago! Now we have 100s of tools to make training more innovative, effective, and fun—recognition pins, office trophies, fidget toys, reusable name tents, game buzzers, and so much more! Each product is high-quality and comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.