Giving an award certificate to best achiever employee on monthly basis is a popular tradition in the United States. The objective of this Employee of the Month Program is to recognize special employees for outstanding work performance, good working relations with fellow employees and clients. This is a tool that reinforces and rewards the most important outcomes people create for your business. When you recognize people effectively, you reinforce, with your chosen means of recognition, the actions and behaviors you most want to see people repeat. An effective employee recognition system is simple, immediate, and powerfully reinforcing. There are some common places, like restaurants, hotels, supermarkets where you can see this award certificate is being stick on their walls. And the awarding of this certificate should be followed by additional incentives which could motivate their employees to explore their best to become the next best employee.
But, you have to make sure that the selection method is transparent based on objective criteria. For example you should carefully design specific information of behaviors or actions that will be rewarded/recognized, and you should make a standard valuation on any employee accomplishments. It is needed to prevent any disputes that might arise in the future where the best employee is selected based on objective criteria instead of like/dislike criteria :).
There are several Employee of The Month Certificate templates that you can download here. Some are created with photos, and some are plain certificates. You can customize to suit your company or stores style or you can create from the scratch based on these templates.
Employe of The Month Certificate - With Photo - Landscape (23.0 KiB, 5,077 hits)
Employe of The Month Certificate - With Photo - Portrait (19.3 KiB, 2,990 hits)
Employe of The Month Certificate - Without Photo - Portrait (16.0 KiB, 3,386 hits)
Employe of The Month Certificate 2 - With Photo - Landscape (26.1 KiB, 3,050 hits)