MEGA SESSION: The Power of "Thanks": Bringing Workplace Gratitude to the Next Level

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
You'll learn the importance of implementing technology into social recognition systems, and best practices for incorporating this in the workforce.

There is incredible power in the word "Thanks." It drives employee engagement, motivation and satisfaction; it improves a company's productivity and profitability; and it builds relationships, loyalty and company culture. What many companies do not know is that technology is playing an increasingly important role in recognition. In order to build a genuine culture of appreciation, you need to capitalize on the driving force of technology to deliver thanks and increase engagement. You will learn: - How HR technology brings employees closer together, building positivity from within throughout all levels of the organization. - Tools, tips and best practices for delivering thanks and increasing engagement through technology. - How to future-proof your recognition program through mobile technology

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Derek Irvine


As Vice President, Client Strategy and Consulting at Globoforce, Derek leads the company’s Insight consulting division. In this role, he helps clients, including some of world’s most admired companies, leverage proven recognition strategies and best practices to elevate employee engagement, increase retention, and improve bottom-line results. In addition to his role leading consulting services for Globoforce, Derek also oversaw the company’s marketing and rewards functions from 2000 to 2010.

Derek is one of the world’s foremost experts on employee recognition and engagement, helping business leaders set a higher vision and ambition for their company culture. As a renowned speaker, author of an acclaimed blog, Recognize This!, and the co-author of Winning with a Culture of Recognition, he teaches HR leaders how to use recognition to proactively manage company culture. His viewpoints and writings are also regularly featured across all major HR publications, including Workspan, HR Magazine, HR Executive, Talent Management, and Workforce Management.

Follow Derek on Twitter @DerekIrvine.

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HR Credit
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Mega Session
HR Expertise
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