Recognizing employee accomplishments - big and small - is critical to department success, employee morale, motivation, and retention of valuable employees. Recognizing staff - even in the simplest ways - has the two-fold affect of acknowledging the accomplishment of the employee who is recognized AND demonstrating to the whole team that effort and success are important and will be noted! A 10-minute meeting at the coffee station or water cooler, a box of donuts, and an announcement acknowledging an individual or team success (ESPECIALLY if this is done periodically throughout the year) will likely have more impact on the team than expensive trophies given out at a formal annual event!
At Old Dominion University, departments are encouraged to develop department-specific recognition programs that address the unique challenges and accomplishments in their department. In order to conduct a recognition program, the manager must submit that plan to the Human Resource Department for review prior to implementation. Managers may contact the Employee Relations Manager for assistance with developing recognition program plans. An important part of planning recognition is budgeting funds to support the recognition program.
To acknowledge individual and team accomplishments for classified and hourly employees, managers should complete the Immediate Recognition/Bonus Action Form, obtain the required signatures, and submit to the Human Resources Department.
- Human Resources Awards & Recognition Programs
- Administrator of the Year (AUA)
- Customer Relations Employee of the Year
- Doctoral Mentoring Award
- Eminent Scholars Award
- Faculty Research Achievement Award
- Footprints Award
- Gazelle Award
- Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
- HACE Staff/Rookie Member of the Year
- Monarch Professional Award
- Service Award
- Staff Dream Fund
- VMASC Modeling and Simulation Scholar Award
- Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education