Young mean business
Nominations for the Outstanding Young Employee of the Year are being sought as part of the annual Westpac Porirua City Business Excellence Awards.
For the fourth year the young employee awards are being sponsored by Partners Porirua.
Its manager, Michelle Robinson, said the award is to recognise the contribution young people can play in a business.
‘‘While they don’t often have much experience, their enthusiasm, motivation and freshness can add value to the workplace.
‘‘Not only do they bring new ideas to the business but they can also provide an insight to the thinking of young people as consumers.’’
Ms Robinson is calling on employers to nominate their young staff members for their contribution to the workplace or the community.
‘‘It only needs a few paragraphs from their employer to tell us about the contribution made by the nominee and it might be about their enthusiasm, their new ideas, their willingness to contribute, their customer service, their attendance record or their overall contribution to the community,’’ she said.
Nominations close in October. Send to: Partners Porirua at P O Box 50462, Porirua, or email jewelz@ partnersporirua.org.nz. Winners will be revealed at the November business awards.