2021 Awards Categories
Star Associate of the Year
The Star Associate of the Year is the most prestigious award to recognize someone who consistently surpasses their objectives while providing exceptional service and supporting their fellow associates. This person leads by example, inspires others, builds meaningful relationships and is an all-around extraordinary representative of their brand.
Best Digital Experience Associate
This award is for an associate that delivers exceptional experiences to serve customers on digital channels. They take an innovative approach to their role by leveraging technology to drive the business.
Most Innovative Associate
This award is to recognize associates who came up with the most innovative solutions to adapt to the changing retail landscape and seamlessly serve customers throughout the pandemic.
Prizes to the finalists and the winners
Salesfloor Swag Kit
At Salesfloor, we are endlessly inspired by the contributions of this year’s nominees, finalists, and winners. As a token of our appreciation for their commitment to customer service excellence and making each shopping trip a memorable and rewarding experience, Salesfloor is gifting each finalist with a swag bag of Salesfloor merch to commemorate their top placement in this years Associate of the Year Awards.
This year’s finalists and winners will receive a copy of guest speaker and judge Ron Thurston’s bestselling book, Retail Pride: The Guide to Celebrating Your Accidental Career. This indispensable guide for every retail employee presents practical tips for developing talents, connecting with customers, and building leadership skills in approachable, empowering language that celebrates sales associates.
AYA 2021 winners will enjoy a one year subscription to retailu, a platform developed by guest speaker April Sabral. Winners can take advantage of the online, on-demand, leadership training courses which they can access on the go from their smartphone or mobile device. With courses in communication, conflict resolution, bias removal, team building, and others, our winners are sure to find the right courses to take their careers to the next level.
Congratulations to the Finalists!
Best Digital Experience Associate Finalists
Star Associate of the Year Finalists
Most Innovative Associate Finalists
Panel of Judges
Ben Bridge Stores & Customer Experience
Best Selling Author of Retail Pride
The Retail Doctor
Ben Bridge Jeweler, Pandora