staff team brainstorm

With the end of financial year (EOFY) around the corner, we begin to reflect on our top-performing employees over the past 12 months. These come in many forms and guises – from the standout stars to the less-than-obvious.

 As an employer or senior manager, many of us face the question of not only how to retain these standout staff, but how to recognise, reward, motivate them to continue achieving and hold them up as a model of inspiration for other employees.

 Here we uncover the five top-performing employee types and investigate how to reward them so they stay to serve another day.

 Top 5 Standout Staff (in any organisation):

  1. Top Performers

Every business has its shining stars. The standout staff who manage to bring home the bacon every time. Whether it comes about through innovative ideas, problem solving abilities or cutting-edge sales techniques, they always get results.

While many hands make light work, rewarding the individual efforts of top-performing employees is a smart strategy to cultivate loyalty, encourage motivation and persuade others to dig a little deeper from here on in.

Reward the efforts of your highest achievers with timeless corporate gifts such as a Engraved Thank You Stained Wine Box Set. Customise this classic piece by professionally engraving individual names, titles or specific areas of achievement to make your top performers feel appreciated and admired.

  1. Team Players

Not everyone is wants to play the hero. Some staff members make meaningful contributions every day and are instrumental in the overall success of your organisation, but prefer to stay out of the limelight.

These individuals are the unsung heroes of every organisation and while they might be shy about being publicly acknowledged, everyone appreciates knowing their efforts do not go unnoticed every once in a while.

Acknowledge the significant impact team players make to your business with practical and personalised corporate gifts including Engraved Thank You Beer Glasses and Engraved Thank You Wine Glasses to celebrate their special efforts.

thank you champagne glass

  1. Exceptional Assistants

Often referred to as the backbone of a business, many a senior manager or small business owner would not survive the first quarter of a new financial year without their invaluable executive assistants.

Largely known as PA’s, EA’s, Office Managers or ‘Jill-of-All-Trades’, these standout staff members keep the wheels in motion and the ship on course.

Knowing what each person in the business is doing and where they need to be at any time of the day or night is no easy feat, but these amazing assistants seem to be able to keep all the balls in the air, while kicking a few goals on the ground at the same time!

Reward their hard work, commitment and unflappable ability with a corporate gift that definitely won’t go to waste. An Engraved Thank You Champagne Glass is sure to go a long way to recognise and reward their endless efforts.

  1. Promising Juniors

This refers to the rising stars of the next generation. This represents emerging talent which needs to be nurtured and rewarded so they do not fly the coop and go work for your competitors – especially after all you’ve invested to get them this far!

In the current job market, Generation M’s are increasing their expectations of what they want out of a job, rather than just what they’re putting in – and if it’s not meeting their needs, they’ll find somewhere else that does.

Praise their efforts and boost their self-worth with clever and customised corporate gifts including Engraved Thank You Marble Coasters or Engraved Thank You Designer Pens to ensure they stick around for a little while longer.

thank you designer pen

  1. Goodbye Gifts

And then you’ve got those who have dedicated many years to your company, or perhaps have simply done their time in the workforce, and are swapping the daily grind for golf and grandchildren instead.

It can be hard to find a retirement gift to acknowledge a lifetime of service, or even something worthy of marking the end of an illustrious career.

Find a gift worthy of this milestone with a premium piece such as an Engraved Retirement Shot Glass or a Retirement Twin Wine Glass Set, customised with individual names and details and combined with their preferred drop for extra brownie points.

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