Employee recognition is really important to Nichiha culture.  We are always looking for new ways to say “thank you” to our employees to make sure they know how much we appreciate their hard work.  At the beginning of 2018, we started brainstorming on how we could expand employee recognition and make it more frequent.  We typically have annual awards dinners to recognize top performers, but we wanted to go beyond monetary performance, and recognize those who live the Nichiha Guiding Principles day to day.  So in April of 2018, we announced the winner of the first Gold Hard Hat Award in Johns Creek.  The Gold Hard Hat award is a monthly award to someone that exemplifies one of the Guiding Principles:

  • Taking Initiative
  • Elevating Customers
  • Delivering Precision
  • Embracing Perspectives
  • Valuing Camaraderie

The selection process for the Gold Hard Hat allows the current recipient and managers to nominate employees, and then leadership reviews the submissions to vote on a winner.  The winner receives the Gold Hard Hat for the month, along with some fun perks such as lunch with a leader, recognition on the company career site and unlimited bragging rights.