I understand that he/she must be junior to others in that team.
Infact what you can do is to take the feedback form others in the team and share his success so that evry other person is aware of his performance. This gives no chance to a biased approach and others will accept the fact.
If it is monetary reward, then you can explain the critirea on which that particular employee is rated and declare the reward in a meeting so that others will get motivated.
If it is non-monetary reward, you can give a letter of appreciation or an award letter or a promotion letter(if it is a annual appraisal)for the performance in a meeting where others of that particular team are also called for.
infact you can also explain how the team and company will grow if everyone strives to perform and excel..
13th May 2011 From India, Hyderabad
I do not think it should be a harmful one unless it is communicated properly across the orgn.
You can give him/her a monetary gift, dinner coupon with family, coupon to an entertainment place and etc.
As this is a new initiative you can start with the above ideas right away, meanwhile you can also set some guidelines set to get this award.
13th May 2011 From India, Madras
Thr is a software wchich can help you to overcome this problem.
That software helps in measuring the performance of your employees.
You can rate the employees and they 2 can rate themselves and accordingly appraisal system or reward system can be enhanced. This is a transparent system of measuring the performnce and apraising them. You can use it free of cost. It is really helpful. For further details you can mail me.
15th May 2011 From India, Pune
Kind Attention: All Workers and Staff Members
Subject: Awards and Suggestion Scheme
Based on the constant feedback from you all, we hereby want to implement a rewards scheme for the Best Worker across categories, for the Best staff, Best Shop and for the Best Suggestion received towards improvement of the organization. Towards this, the following rewards will be initiated going forward:
1. Reward for Best Suggestion received from both workers & staff.
2. Best shop of the Quarter & Year
3. Man of the Quarter (Worker)
4. Employee of the Quarter (Staff)
The evaluation of the rewards No. 3rd & 4th will purely be on MERIT and the rewards will be commensurate with the impact of their PERFORMANCE.
CRITERIA FOR BEST SHOP : - A) CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
( Customer Satisfaction Criteria - Cust. Sch. Adh. With Delivery on time, Our PPM Level at Cust. End , Customer Complaints etc ) INTERNAL - B) PPM C) Continuos Improvements D) Housekeeping E) Safety ( Zero Accidents ) F) Inventory.
After every Quarter deserving Candidates & Shop will be awarded suitabely in front of all the employees.
NOTE : Suggestion Forms will be available with HR Dept.
16th May 2011 From India, Mumbai
I would be apprehensive about such reward systems because they can quickly become politically motivated and less objective due to variances in the rating system. Further, you might want to read an article of mine on this topic. Send me ur email add and I will forward it to you.
16th May 2011 From United States, Daphne