Original Date: 05/19/1992
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Employee Recognition/Appreciation
CONAX Florida Corporation initiated several programs to recognize employee loyalty and superior service, and to express general appreciation to all employees.
Employee loyalty is recognized through longevity awards which are made at appropriate intervals and consist of gifts selected by the employees from a list supplied by the company. This approach was chosen in an effort to ensure the employee would receive a meaningful gift as opposed to a non-usable award.
Superior service is recognized through an Employee of the Month/Year program. This innovative program requires that any employee can be nominated for Employee of the Month by any one of his fellow employees who also provides a nominating narrative. Once a month, a selection committee comprised of management, hourly employees, and the previous month's winner review all nominations and select the Employee of the Month by secret ballot. The winner is given a cash award, T-shirt, and selects a reserved parking space of his choice for the next month.
The Employee of the Year is chosen from the 12 monthly winners by a committee representing a cross section of the company as well as the previous Employee of the Year. The winner chosen by secret ballot receives a plaque and a cash prize. The winner is announced at the company-sponsored Christmas party.
Employee appreciation is also expressed by the company through a company-sponsored party at Christmas time, a picnic on Quality Day, and several impromptu employee appreciation picnics that management caters and participates in. Additional appreciation is also expressed by management for not using sick leave by buying back all unused sick leave once a year. Approximately half of all eligible employees are able to sell sick leave back each year.
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