Do you designate an employee of the month for employee recognition? I am not a fan of Employee of the Month recognition and awards. My most important concern is that employers who initiate this recognition think that they have completed the task of recognizing employees.
I don't like Employee of the Month as part of a more comprehensive employee recognition system, either, however. There are too many problems inherent in the concept of selecting only one employee for an award. Find out more about Employee of the Month recognition.
HR Site Related Reminders
It's time this quarter to mention some site-related issues. I received a note from a reader the other day wondering why I never responded to a question she sent me. It turns out that she had responded to the newsletter. So, just a reminder, I do not receive the bounces, out-of-office replies, or reader notes in response to the newsletter. I love to hear from you at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About.com has created an array of ways for you to interact with the site, other readers, and me. Every blog post asks for comments. The Reader Responses feature allows you to comment on articles and answer the question posed on the article. The Forum is helpful for both asking and answering questions and participating in discussion about work-related challenges.