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Benny
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Posted 27-11-2008Reply

The idea is to choose best employee of the month from each department and recognise them by giving him some kind of reward during a monthly meeting. This will set example for other employees to motivate.

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  Rated +2 | Posted 27-11-2008

Hello Benny,

Employee of the month could be decided based on the efficiency of the employees, the quality of output, Or having come up with some great ideas which can be implemented at work.


You can have titles like roaring tiger or tigress, Star performer , extra miler,rising star( new comer ) ...perfect attendance , progressive employee etc


Reg
Karuna Gupta

Suneel Kumar
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  Rated 0 | Posted 28-11-2008

Hai Benny!

Ofcourse it was a good idea to motivate the employees. But think the managements are now a days giving notices to vacate the employment for previousely committed mistakes of the employees keeping in view of financial crisis. This would be definitely a burden to the managements now a days if it is a monitory concern. Think about non monitery motivations friend.

Regards,

Suneel G

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  Rated 0 | Posted 28-11-2008

Hai Benny!



Ofcourse it was a good idea to motivate the employees. But think the manag... See Suneel Kumar's complete reply


Hello Benny,

Regarding this topic I second you Suneel ...

Well I can take my Organization as in an example for it .. we had this process followed every Quarter but the current scenario has adversely affected all the Employee Motivational plans ...

Karuna if you don't mind could you also list out few Non-monitory plans !

cheers
Ashwini

Ramakrishna Varma
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  Rated 0 | Posted 28-11-2008

Thanks Benny. This a wonderful topic to discuss. It's very useful. Would help us learn from how other members and their organizations have setup and implemented this program.

I believe it's a good program for most organizations. It has produced great results for many companies.

About the rewards, they can be monetary, semi-monetary, or non-monetary like adding points for the performance appraisal.

Dear members - would appreciate your input on the following:

1. What processes / methodologies are used to select the employee of the month? Would there be one employee chosen for the whole company as a whole or one for each department or function. If it's one for the entire organization, how is the performance compared across different metrics that usually exist for different departments and functions?

2. What are the different rewards that you've heard about - monetary, semi, and non-monetary?

3. What results have been achieved with the program?

Thanks,
RK

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  Rated 0 | Posted 28-11-2008

I think it is one of the best practise . this kind of practise will motivate the Employees for putting their full efforts in work.

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  Rated 0 | Posted 28-11-2008

Selecting an Employee of the Month is more than just observing their competitive spirit. It involves viewing every aspect of the employee's working life.
1. Start with a printed list of all your employees.
2. Highlight ten possible candidates.
3. Carefully judge each on their:
* Ability to deal with their customers/ the public.
* Organizational skills - an organized person is a focused one and a focused person is a successful one.
* Courtesy and conduct- how do they approach their colleagues and supervisors?
* Contribution to the company.
* Leadership and problem solving skills - have they stepped up during company based crisis and steered their team ashore?
4. Using more than just judgment, casually interview them and base your judgment on all the qualities listed above, selecting an eventual one 'super worker' aka, your Employee of the Month.

some companies will use the nomination form from employees, and the applications will be scrutinized by taking the views from peers and mangers and subordinates.

coming to monetary benefits it will be cash bonus or paying the mobile bills or house rent , and semi monetary will be i think gift vouchers and giving the trophy and certificate. and non monetary will be appreciating the employee publicly and

some companies are giving the reward points and which can be used to claim the gifts from the reward catalogs( as we do with our credit card points).

end of the day the reward programs are for employee motivation to put their best foot forward. and for the company the retention rate and productivity will be improves.

if there is any thing wrong in my inputs let me know


Praveen Kumar
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  Rated 0 | Posted 05-12-2008

hi,

The Suggested points by madavi are appreciated, but in case of reward just give the certification that________ person had be selected for _______.
and also paste the paper mentioning the reward/recognition given to the selected person on the notiboard in different departments or in Officeboard.


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Benny
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  Rated 0 | Posted 11-12-2008

Thanks everybody who shared their views on this.

I worked with Taj Group and there they are having different selection criterias for employee of the month. It is a department wise monthly activity.

On annual functions, one of employee of the year & employee of the department on their performance is given special appreciation in front of all.

This you can plan either monetory or non monetory (I mean by giving certificates etc) also. This is not affecting the company's financial aspect. As an HR Manager we should have some kind of appreciation / rewards programmes to motivate our employees which ultimately result into more satisfaction / productivity.

Thanks

Benny

Benny
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  Rated 0 | Posted 11-12-2008

Thanks Benny. This a wonderful topic to discuss. It's very useful. Would help us learn from how... See Ramakrishna Varma's complete reply


Hi Ramakrishna

This is one of the best tool you can use towards the employee performance and satisfacation levels.

I will give you more details on this from my Taj Expereience.

Warm regards

Benny

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