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Future Trends in Recognition: How the Research is Pulling Us Forward

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Brad Shuck
46 Minutes
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The field and practice of recognition is shifting. Cash-based incentives were king just a decade ago and new trends continue to emerge that expand beyond platforms and programs into individualized, custom applications across the employee experience. The research has been clear: the next phase of recognition will be focused on the individual through a purposeful, human connection using technology that is individualized. At the edge of recognition is transformation of the employee experience and a re-tooling of how we are thinking about the power of recognition beyond the walls of work. These trends will drive the employee experience and value proposition at all levels, consider the full employee life cycle, and have defined moments that inspire. In this research-based, yet laid back and information-packed presentation, participants should expect to look toward the future of recognition and examine the trends that will define the next wave of recognition and incentive-based programs for organizations at all levels and sizes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the future of recognition-based programs for organizations at all levels
  2. Summarize current research trends in recognition
  3. Apply trends into specific points of practice through evidenced-based application

This presentation was part of the 2019 RPI Virtual Conference sponsored by CA Short Company, Peerless Performance, and Inspirus.




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University of Louisville

Dr. Brad Shuck is an internationally recognized scholar and thought-leader in the areas of employee engagement, leadership development, and wellness. He is the author of Employee Engagement: A Research Overview (Routledge, 2020) and has published more than 260 scholarly articles, books chapters, and presentations. Shuck is routinely featured in US-based international media outlets including Forbes, The Washington Post, and TIME, as well as international outlets such as Business World Online, India’s Economic Times, and the Hindu Times. Shuck is a tenured Associate Professor in the Human Resource and Organizational Development program at the University of Louisville and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Shuck holds advanced degrees in Counseling, Student Affairs, Human Resource Development, and Adult Education. Shuck was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune a few years back, is a semi-professional drummer, and has been married to his wife for seventeen years. Shuck lives with his wife and daughter in rural Kentucky.