Recognition of accomplishments is one of many activities that are critical to creating and improving employee morale. Georgia Tech continues to build on the previous success of our recognition program and to align the staff recognition awards closely with the intent of the Institute’s Vision for the future, core values, and the Strategic Business Operations Framework.
The Ideal Nomination
In addition to the qualifications, the ideal nomination will also describe how the individual’s efforts and approaches impacted others. The most compelling nominations will be those that bring to light the employee’s behaviors, not only the details of the projects in which they were engaged. As a nominator, you will be responsible for formulating the most complete narrative about the nominee’s merit. You will likely want to do that from multiple perspectives; peer, supervisor, customer, executive, other unit supervisor or staff, etc. When the nominator completes the online nomination process, they will be able to request a letter of reference from individuals from either inside or outside the Institute via email.
Complete the online nomination forms. In addition to nominations from others, self-nominations are invited and encouraged. Staff, faculty and students may nominate employees, departments or teams.
Letters of Support
Thoughtfully consider others who can relate different aspects of the employee’s merit for the award. The goal is to fully describe, from as many different points of view as possible, the employee’s attitude, specific behaviors, approach and results. Ask three additional individuals to provide a letter of reference.