Staff members are honored and recognized throughout the year for achieving various lengths of service, as well as for service excellence when going above and beyond their regular assignments. Here is information about each program, as well as details on how to recognize your fellow employees for their service.
Staff members who have dedicated many years of service to Northwestern are those whose knowledge, expertise, and mentoring is sought out, and they deserve gratitude and recognition.
Northwestern staff members receive a gift for every five years of continuous service. At the monumental milestone of 20 years of service, and every five years thereafter, staff members are recognized publicly at the Staff Service Recognition Luncheon held annually. The next luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
We are accepting nominations for Employee of the Year 2014. Employee of the Year 2014 Nomination Form
All staff members who have at least three years of service at the University as of December 31, 2013, are in good standing, and have not previously been named Employee of the Year are eligible. Finalists from past years are eligible.
Each year a committee will review all submitted nominations and select seven finalists for Employee of the Year. From those seven finalists the committee will then select one Employee of the Year winner, to be announced at the annual Staff Service Recognition Luncheon which will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
Workshop: Writing Compelling Employee of the Year Nominations
Is there someone in your department who goes above and beyond his or her normal duties, is dedicated and effective, and deserves to be recognized? Has he or she worked full time at Northwestern for three or more continuous years? If you've answered yes to both those questions, then this class is for you. In one lunch-time session, you will learn how to write an Employee of the Year Nomination that is both specific and meaningful. By the end of the class, you will be able to:
• Make sure your candidate is qualified
• Identify what makes a successful submission
• Use concrete examples to make your case
• Write a clear, concise, and compelling submission
Tuesday, January 7, 2014—11:45am-1:15pm Rubloff, 9th Floor Lakeshore Conference Room (Chicago)
Thursday, January 16, 2014—11:45am-1:15pm Norris, Lake Room 203 (Evanston)
Registration for HRD545 Writing Compelling Employee of the Year Nominations workshop is now open. Register Here.
If you have any questions regarding Employee of the Year, please contact Maudell Gaines at email@example.com or 847-491-7509.2013 Employee of the Year Finalists and Winner
For times when “thank you” just isn’t enough — when a staff member went above and beyond the call of duty to complete a task or meet a goal — there’s the Service Excellence Award. Any member of the University community may nominate an employee for the award. The supervisor reviews the nomination form to confirm that the award is deserved. A staff member may be recognized numerous times, even in a single year, and many have been.
Quarterly Service Excellence Luncheons 2014
Service Excellence Luncheons are held quarterly throughout the year to recognize award recipients. The next Service Excellence Luncheon will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
View those staff members recognized at the most recent Service Excellence Lunch. List of Honorees.firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-7509.