Crouse Hospital today congratulated employees who've reached their one year of employment during a special recognition luncheon held in their honor.
The employees along with their supervisors were invited to a buffet lunch, and each of those marking 12 months with the hospital received a gift as a token of thanks.
Paul Kronenberg, MD, president and CEO, offered his remarks and congratulations. "The first year in a position with a new employer can be challenging for many people," he acknowledged. "I want to thank each of you for not only working to learn more about your new job and its responsibilities, but also working with your supervisors to reach this milestone successfully and become acclimated to the Crouse culture."
Kayla Meyer, SPHR, manager of recruitment and retention, says the one-year employee reunions started about eight years ago. In addition to celebrating the employees' success, the luncheons were developed as a means of employee retention and recognition.
"One of the most important reasons for having our human resources staff get together with new staff after one year is the opportunity to gain valuable feedback," she said. The one-year employees provide insight into their experience, from the time of hire, about new employee orientation, starting in their department and their working relationship with their supervisor. "We now do an online survey, so the luncheon's focus can be about re-connecting and celebrating," says Kayla.
One-Year Employee Roster