Each year, Baudville celebrates its accomplishments with a Year End Party. The theme of the party is always a surprise and isn’t revealed until the day of the party. This year, the employees arrived at the party to discover that they had taken a walk back in time and were celebrating New Years Eve 1929 aboard the Orient Express. They also found themselves in the middle of a complex murder mystery drama involving interesting characters and a snake. As the plot thickened, a delightful dinner was served aboard the train. Finally, the deception and motive was revealed. One table of super sleuth Baudvillians successfully solved the mystery and was awarded a prize.
A large portion of the evening is spent recognizing the accomplishments of each department. Special recognition goes to a few select individuals for submitting great product and process suggestions and perfect attendance. Two employees who best exemplified Baudville’s core values in 2009 also received one of our most prestigious award the INSPIRE Award.
In this economy, many companies have decided to cut back on parties, and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event. Planning the Year End Party is a true team effort and a great source of collaboration and creativity. Thanks to our cross-departmental SPIRIT Team, the evening ran smoothly and was enjoyed by all!
While year end parties are a popular setting to express employee appreciation, there are many ways to recognize accomplishments that do not require a special event. We show appreciation year long at Baudville in many different ways utilizing pocket praise, award certificates, trophies, peer-to-peer recognition and more. The management team loves the Recognition Survival Kit's!
I love to hear how other companies recognize their employees. I am always taking notes on how we can continue to improve and let our employees know that we really do appreciate them. Our Year End Party is one of our employees’ favorite events. What are some of your employees’ favorite ways to be recognized?
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Cindy is the Human Resources Manager at Baudville and has over 14 years HR experience. In addition to her HR Generalist duties, she’s the center of positive mojo for the company and heads up many of our recognition initiatives, events and awards. In other words, she’s got it going on!