Why should you start an Employee of the Month program? Maybe you have one but it’s fallen by the wayside. In this blog we will talk about the benefits of having one, how to do it properly and we will talk about Three Q’s Temp Worker of The Month award.
Three Q’s Temp Worker Of The Month
At Three Q we reward those exceptional Temp Workers who stand out and deserve to be acknowledged due to their ongoing commitment to produce a quality service for our clients day-in day-out, because at the end of the day that’s what a professional strives to achieve. It’s not just our Temp Consultants who manage our Temps bookings every day who decide, we also listen to our clients’ feedback and our temp workers’ testimonials about each other when deciding who the Temp Worker of the Month will be. When we’ve finally made the hard decision of choosing just one Temp of The Month, we then show them off wherever we can! They are displayed in our monthly newsletter to our temp workers and our clients where we also write a short piece on their achievements that month and why they won the award. We also post about it on our social media profiles. (And sometimes in our blogs – Congrats Sharon!)
Why should you have one?
Implementing a monthly employee recognition program can have a powerful effect on your team. However, it should always be done with clear goals in mind, otherwise you risk spending a lot of time and money on a glorified popularity contest that will achieve little results and risk alienating some of your team members.
So, what are you looking to accomplish?
- Better employee engagement
- Increased productivity
- Improved customer service ratings
- Higher quality in your products or services
- Reduction in errors or complaints from customers
- Faster turnaround times
- Improved employee retention
Employee of the Month – What Should You Measure?
In my opinion, the criteria to select employee of the month should include having both, an impeccable work performance record and also a high degree of Emotional Intelligence and thus is a consistently good fit for the company and their team. It’s a little different when it is a Temp worker as they can be working in different locations from day to day and so could be working with different teams and clients with different rules, policies or cultures. For us we like reliability, people who will answer that morning call at last minute and go to work in a new location and who will generally get on with the job or task at hand no matter what it is. We rarely here from them with regard to any HR issues and they always get amazing feedback from multiple clients.
Someone with a high Emotional Intelligence score will usually be a very engaged employee with a positive attitude. They are, not only skilled and competent workers, but also highly committed to doing the best job they possibly can. On top of that they spend time and energy helping to create a respectful, fun, creative and overall positive working environment for themselves and their teammates.
Employee of the Month and our Temp Worker of the Month awards clearly have their benefits and can be easily implemented but they are also useful for the simple means of empowering your team and praising their successes. We believe business is about more than just profit. We care about our team and see this award as a way to celebrate them and say thanks!
To learn more about our Temp Workers you can click here.
You can also read about our Temps involvement in our 2018 Spare an Hour Campaign for Our Lady’s Hospice here.