RBWeek16: Celebrating Our Employees’ Successes
As part of Business In The Community’s Responsible Business Week 2016 we’re sharing our stories and Corporate Responsibility initiatives from across the Group. In this blog we’re talking about the adi Employee Awards and what they mean to our employees.
Recognising and encouraging staff is high on our agenda as a responsible business. One of the highlights throughout the year for adi staff is our annual employee awards. Launched in 2014, the awards aim to recognise the contributions and success of staff across the Group. All employees have the opportunity to nominate colleagues across six categories.
The awards are open to all staff across all sites, with the shortlist and winners revealed at the adi Christmas Ball with all employees in attendance – an inspirational way for staff to end the year celebrating colleagues and their achievements.
Our current award categories include;
Employee of the Year
Awarded to the employee who has gone the extra mile, has pride and passion and has demonstrated exceptional reliability, quality of work, initiative, and professionalism.
Apprentice of the Year
Awarded to the Apprentice within our business who is conscientious, has a willingness to learn and goes the extra mile.
Mentor of the Year
Presented to the employee who inspires fellow colleagues and contributes to supporting them to meet their professional goals.
Fundraiser/Volunteer of the Year
Recognising the employee that has gone beyond all expectations through involvement in community projects, fundraising, or volunteering – in or outside of work.
Business Improvement of the Year
Awarded to the individual that has developed an innovative product, idea, or process with the potential to generate significant income, increase productivity, or save the company time and money.
Long Service Awards
Presented to members of staff who have been with the Group for 15, 20 and 25 years.
What past winners say:
“It was really unexpected and really nice to be recognised for my accomplishments throughout the year. Knowing that I have support and appreciation from colleagues has given me a lot of confidence and motivation for the year ahead.” (Craig Mulligan, Apprentice of the Year 2014)
“Receiving the award for Apprentice of the Year Runner-up was such an achievement for me. I feel very appreciated by the company and feel like an important member of the adi team.”
(Jess Horton, Runner-Up Apprentice of the Year 2015)
“It was a great honour to receive the fundraiser/volunteer of the year award last year. I felt that all the hard work and effort put in by myself and my colleagues was valued by the company and epitomised by this award”
(Varun Sarna, Fundraiser/Volunteer of the Year 2015)
“Everyone was looking at me and clapping. It was just a shock and I didn’t expect it. My nature is to help people and that’s what I’ve been brought up to do. I’m really grateful to the people that nominated me.”
(Jeff Holder, Unsung Hero of the Year 2014)
“Speechless! Complete unaware and somewhat embarrassed that my efforts had been recognised by my work colleagues, it was much appreciated.”
(Michael Lamburn, Employee of the Year 2015)
“It was a huge honour and surprise to be nominated for the employee of the year award, especially as there are so many inspiring and talented individuals across Group. To hear that colleagues really appreciate the work that I do and the fact they feel it has made a difference to the company, has given me a huge boost of confidence and motivation for future projects and endeavours – professionally and personally. ”
(Claire Frays, Runner-Up Employee of the Year 2015)
“I was very overwhelmed to receive the award, it was a lovely surprise! I felt honoured that I had received such award.” (Rachael Burns, Customer Excellence Winner 2015)
“I was honoured to have received the award, it came as a complete surprise and very unexpected.”
(Suzanne Burton – Business Improvement of the Year Winner 2015)
“I had no idea that I had been nominated and extremely shocked when my name was called out. Very proud of my award as it has come from the people I work with taking time out to vote for me.”
(Karen Thompson – Runner Up Employee of the Year 2015)
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