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New award program recognizes employees’ achievements
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Laurier is introducing a new award program that recognizes employees for their contributions toward the achievement of Laurier’s mission and vision.
The Employee Achievement Awards are based on Laurier’s Employee Success Factors introduced in September 2010, and will include 14 awards:
- Two awards for each of the five success factors (wlu.ca/successfactors)
- A multi-campus champion award, granted to two individuals who exhibit behaviours aligned with the employee success factors effectively supporting multi-campus operations
- A president’s award for an individual who embodies all five of the success factors
- An award for a team of employees who embody the success factors in their work together. (A team can be from within a department or cross-department.)
“This is an exciting way to recognize the employees who embody the core attributes that make Laurier a unique and engaging place to work, teach and learn,” said Pam Cant, acting assistant vice-president, Human Resources.
Laurier’s Employee Success Factors outline five objectives for a successful employee:
- Collaborate to promote team and organizational success
- Seek opportunities for continuous improvement
- Value relationships and community
- Support a culture of service
- Model leadership and accountability
The Success Factors provide a foundation for many aspects of the Laurier employee experience. Together, they reflect an important set of criteria that are used for evaluation, training, recruitment and, now, recognition.
Students, staff and faculty can nominate colleagues who exemplify one or all of the Employee Success Factors. To nominate someone for an award, visit wlu.ca/achievementawards. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Contact Jennifer Porritt, manager, organizational development and learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This year’s inaugural awards event will take place Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. In addition to the employee awards, Laurier will continue to recognize long-term service employees for 15, 25 and 35 years.