Hi everybody, I request your suggestions on deciding factors for 'Best employee of the year'. Would you please help me?
From Oman, Muscat

The objective of having "Best Employee of The Year"is to select a model employee who will become a good example to employees in relation to the company business ethic.

The award should be opened to the focus group or certain category and should have completed a certain no. of years in service.You should decide.

You should also decide the review period for example 6 months or one year.

The criteria used are as follows:-

1.Quality of work, 2. Attendance, 3.Attitude, 4.Appearance, 5.Cooperation,

6.Responsibility, 7.Reliability, 8.Achievement, 9.Discipline, 10.Other -significant factors.

For each criteria a point of 10 is given. Therefore the total is 100 points.

The factors for each criteria is than given. For example Quality of work - 9~10 points means the work of the employee is constantly accurate,neat, and very thorough. Takes great care and effort to achieve excellent quality. For example for Attitude - 3~4 means- Fairly a good attitude and if it is 7~8 - employee set significant and positive attitudes towards company superior/colleague.

Nomination should come from employees superior. The superior MUST monitor employees performance every month for the above criteria. The superior should than select say for example 20% of his/her department employees to be nominated for the award. The committee will than sit down and decide the best employee from all department based on the above criteria and select a best employee.

Hopefully this small contribution will help you.

Thank You


The criteria would vary with

-organization structure

-organization policy

-organization objectives

-organization strategy

-nature of operation [ trading/IT/ITES/SERVICE]

-nature of job functions



-each criteria weighted, as the importance varies,

which should add upto 100.

-each criteria rated out of 10.

-multiply each weightage by the rating

THEN, add the total.


criteria A weight 20 x rating 7= 140

criteria B weight 25 x rating 6= 150

criteria C weight 15 x rating 8= 120

criteria D weight 15 x rating 7= 105

criteria E weight 25 x rating 5= 125


TOTAL 100 =640

SCORE 640 / 1000


Award Criteria for staff / employees.

Any range of criteria could be used , depending

on the organization / operation.

A Minimum of 7 to a Maximum of 10.

*length of employment

*quality of workoutput.

*quantity of output.




*employee relations with other staff.


*self development

*outstanding achievements

*performance improvements


*effectiveness on the job

*efficiency on the job




*customer service

*exceptional service

*over /above the call of duty

others / etc etc


Award Criteria for supervisors / first line managers.

Fosters work environment that promotes continuous communication amongst the workgroup.

Fosters commitment and team spirit.

Encourages feedback and suggestions regarding workplace issues, i.e. work projects and quality of life issues.

Provides opportunities for employee development and actively identifies potential areas for developmental opportunities.

Provides critical information technology and appropriate training to accomplish the workgroup's mission.

Models leadership behavior in exercising fairness in respect to the treatment of others.

Serves as an effective facilitator and problem-solver in dealing with workplace differences.

Coaches employees and provides timely feedback.

Recognizes accomplishments and rewards employees accordingly.

Creates an environment where people's differences are recognized and valued.

Adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.

Models leadership behavior which provides direction to the workgroup, yet incorporates workgroup input into the decision making process.

Flexibility - is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

Demonstrates the ability to create a shared vision and promote wide ownership of that vision.

Fosters a results-driven environment and achieves this environment by exerting personal influence and inspiring others.

Practices inclusion

Appreciates differences

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From India, Mumbai
And, as my friend Leo will also tell you, be certain that there is absolutely no sign of the person being selected having been chosen as a political choice, or as a payback, from inside a company.
Any hint of impropriety will trigger turmoil--exactly what you're trying to avoid.
When I was picked as "Best Boss" in 1999, there were comments from a variety of my contemporaries that the voting, in some way, had been "rigged". Naw.
Unfortunately, it seems that frequently, there may be pretenders to the role who will create issues wherever possible--even with such a positive attempt.
The way to avoid this is to publish the criteria ahead of time and be absolutely certain that all rating criteria are objective--not subjective, as Leo has outlined.

From United States, Bluff City

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