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Employee Appreciation

Show Employees You Care

Organizations rely on their employees.

UW-Green Bay student employees work over 100,000 hours each year. As a student employee's supervisor, we encourage you to show appreciation for their work frequently all year long. Creativity is encouraged--and appreciated!

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Ideas for Supervisors & Departments

Supervisors and departments are encouraged to recognize and celebrate the contributions of student employees. Here are a few ideas:

  • TreatWeek: Bring something different each day– cookies, popcorn, candy, etc.
  • Certificates: Buy low cost, blank certificates and make up silly awards for students: best telephone voice, best web-surfer, etc.
  • Notes Home: Send a note to the families of your student workers. Let them know what the student does, how their work impacts your department, and how terrific the student is for your department.
  • Friendship Plants: Take cuttings from a plant in the office and give to each student as a live "connection" to the office.
  • Good Egg Award: Buy plastic Easter Eggs, fill with goodies and give out with "Good Egg" certificates. List what the student did to deserve this award.
  • Bright Ideas: Spray paint a light bulb gold, screw into a jar of play-dough and make a label around the jar naming who is receiving the “Bright Idea” award.
  • Recognition Banner: Make a banner to hang in your office, or decorate an office bulletin board or door in recognition of your student employees.
  • "You Rock" Award: Print "You Rock" on a rock and present it to someone when they go a good job. Encourage the student to present it to another member of the staff when they observe someone doing a good job.
  • Picture Recognition: Take student pictures, post them and list what wonderful things they do.
  • Recognition Program: Start an award recognition program. Look around the office or at home for a white elephant item. Name the item for the award (Employee of the Month/Week, Great Idea Award, Gotcha Award - catch someone in the act of doing something good) and then make a presentation of it each week/month.

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