As a high performing organization, we recognize that two of the most important things people value in their jobs are appreciation and recognition. These are powerful motivators that lead to an increase in performance, productivity, morale, employee retentions and overall job satisfaction.
What is URewards? A web-based store which contains UVA Health System merchandise used to recognize employees quickly and easily. PROShop merchandise can be requested by employees or by Medical Center managers.
What are URewards? A "token" distributed by management to employees whom the manager would like to recognize for their performance or behaviors which are consistent with our organization's values.
URewards look like this:
Here's how it works. The URewards are funded annually by Human Resources. Each Medical Center department manager is given 2 URewards for every worked FTE. Managers are asked to use the URewards to replenish their Uteam Celebration toolkit or whomever they wish to recognize and reward. The recipient of a URewards may be an employee of the manager who is giving the UReward or an employee of a different manager.
If an employee receives a UReward, they may log on to URewards and redeem it for merchandise. Employees may redeem URewards one at a time or collect them and redeem them for items that require more than one URewards. URewards expire June 30, 2014.
How do employees redeem URewards? Each UReward is accompanied with a redemption card that contains redemption instructions. The card points the employee to the UReward website. Once the employee selects the merchandise they want, they will be asked for the following information:
- Shipping address (building location printed and checked off on back of redemption card, floor and room number of department manager)
- Unique number on the U Rewards card
- UVA email address
A confirmation email will be sent to the employee once the order is placed. Ordered merchandise will be delivered to the requesting employees in less than two weeks.