Search underway to find our ‘STAR’ employees

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Next month we will show our appreciation for, and celebrate, the hard work of the people we employ as part of our staff recognition programme called 'STARS'.

There are nine internal categories, but the tenth is a public vote.

The People’s Choice award gives you the chance to say thanks to a council worker – or a team of people – who made a real difference to you in 2022.

It could be an employee or team who went out of their way, provided excellent customer service or acted as a great ambassador for us and promoted a positive image.

Nominations are now open until Monday 23 January via the STARS page on our website.  

The process is quick and easy with just a short form to complete.  Nominations can also be submitted by calling 01723 232323 for anyone without easy access to the internet.

The overall People’s Choice award winner will be announced in February.

Councillor Janet Jefferson, cabinet member for corporate resources with responsibility for people matters, said:

"Our employees worked extremely hard in 2022 providing vital services we know residents value and appreciate.

“They’ve also been busy preparing for the transition to the new unitary council for North Yorkshire which will take over in April.

"I continue to be impressed with their dedication and commitment.

"The People’s Choice award – part of our STARS recognition programme – gives residents the chance to let us know about our people and teams who have made a positive difference.

“If you've had good customer service, please submit a nomination so we can recognise the person or team and say ‘thank you’ to them."