## Employee satisfaction and workplace happiness can be achieved by promoting awards such as the employee of the month every month to generate healthy competition and motivation among the employees.
One of the aspects of selecting the employee of the month is the criteria that need to be followed to pick the best of the lot.
The selection criteria depend on two main aspects – quality of work and attitude towards work. Some of the other factors that help in deciding the best employee of the month include performance, quality, attendance, and a couple of other factors from the previous month depending on the role of the employee
# Criteria For Selecting The Employee Of The Month
1.One of the key eligibility criteria is that the employee needs to be at the said location for a period of at least two years and the employee must not be on probationary period during the time of nomination.
2.The title of employee of the month can be earned by an employee for more than once with a break of at least a stipulated time period between receiving the last award and the next award.
3.The employee needs to be a proactive individual who does not deter to take initiatives as and when required.
4.The employee needs to deliver a high quality of work consistently.
5.The employee needs to be compulsorily a great team player who can adjust in any setting and environment and has the flair to gel and work in tandem with people of varied temperament.
6.The employee needs to possess leadership qualities.
7.Above all, the employee must be an individual with a positive attitude to work effectively in any work environment.
# Process For Selecting Employee Of The Month
1.The process of selecting the best employee for the month is done by following a proper process via which the award is narrowed down to one individual. Usually, in most organisations, the appropriate criteria and form for such award are posted on the HR section of the company website.
2.Then nominations are solicited from employees so that they can apply once the notice is posted. The completed form for the reward needs to be submitted to the HR point of contact.
3.The nominator needs to sign the form. The HR is not responsible for formulating the employee of the month committee. It is usually formed by past employee of the month members.
4.On a monthly basis, this committee meets and reviews all the nominations and boils down to pick the appropriate employee for the upcoming month for the said category. A follow-up email is sent if required.
5.The HR collaborates with the relevant managers/directors/supervisors to discuss and solicit their opinions.
6.Once all the required process is complete, the HR shares an email intimating everyone that an award function is coming up announcing the stipulated time and venue for the same.
7.After the employee receives the award, his or her name is highlighted either in the department newsletter, communicated across the team/organisation via mailers, and is also highlighted in the monthly newsletter of the HR and put up on the HR web page too.
## Most importantly your parameters should be clear and designed according to each area of work.
Ask your employees to maintain a note book wherein he is supposed to note the works entrusted to them by their H ODs on daily basis and ask them to maintain columns like
-Description of the Work
-When the Work is to be completed
-The Work Completed on
-if delay, how many days
-Reasons for delaying work
This should be signed by HOD and put his remarks on daily basis.
After completion of the month, all the books relating to various departments to be taken and evaluate the "Best Employee of the Month".
I hope it will helpful for you.
Encl: Nomination Form
20th September 2017 From India, Delhi