It was evident by the cheers and loud applause that Anne Kernich was a deserving recipient of Barossa Enterprises (BE) Employee of the Month award for July.
The long-time supported employee, who was congratulated by her peers on Tuesday, was honoured for her consistent helpfulness both in the factory and canteen.
According to BE chief executive officer Garry Velt, Ms Kernich undertakes any task required and uses initiative to follow tasks which require attention to detail, especially in the canteen.
Besides being noted for her cheerful nature, she is respectful and co-operative.
"The supported employee always puts up her hand up to work overtime and also on her days off," he shared.
Ms Kernich was rewarded with a $100 voucher and her named etched into the company's perpetual trophy, both kindly donated by supporters Vinpac International, Angaston.
Meanwhile, Mr Velt shared with supported employees on Tuesday how from next month the award will link with their key competencies, focusing on different work skills.
"The areas that we cover are WHS, quality, communication, working with others and personal skills," he explained.
These skills form part of BE's wage assessments for supported employees.
"Each month one or two skills will be discussed in detail at the work site meeting and we will give demonstrations and examples for good practice," he said.
"The following month we will be on the lookout for employees who are showing us that they are working on improving that skill.
"The benefit of doing this is to give everyone the chance to improve their key competencies and, in turn, their wages...," Mr Velt added.