When your company receives an employer award (such as Great Place to Work, Top Employer, Aon Hewitt Best Employers...), it is a great opportunity to share the recognition with your employees. After all, it was their engagement, talent and success that contributed to the award. Here are five tips to help you get the basics right and ensure everyone feels pride in the achievement:
1. Get Cake and Announce the Award in Person
When possible, have a leader from Human Resources announce the award in person at an employee meeting. It doesn’t have to be formal; a simple cake and a few balloons gives it that celebration feeling.
2. Use Your Internal Communications Channels
TV Screens and Intranets are a great place to spread the good news. A simple photo taken on your smartphone and a short message is all you need.
3. Send an Email
A email is a great way to let everyone know how to add the award logo to their email signatures. Just be sure to keep it quick and easy to read.
4. Get Social - Go Viral
Share the news on LinkedIn and Twitter, and encourage your employees to retweet/ like the message! Something simple like “COMPANY NAME is proud to be recognised as AWARD NAME, thanks to all our employees for making this happen” is all it takes.
5. Leverage Your Employer Branding
Add the information to your employer branding and be sure that your recruitment team understand the specifics of the award so they can share it with candidates when talking about the company.
Need help celebrating your employer award? Contact Shapes HR.