RPI’s 7 Best Practice Standards®️ are based on knowledge gained from academic literature, professional conferences, and shared experiences in developing successful recognition programs. Join recent Best Practice recipients from four organizations as they share insights into their recognition programs and suggestions for submitting a successful nomination. The RPI Best Practice award is divided into 7 Standards. In this energetic and informative discussion, presenters will share their strategies for building award-worthy recognition programs.
How did we arrive at a world where: 1) only 30% of employees care about their work, 2) half of us will suffer from a mental illness, and 3) crime and drug abuse are rampant? Much of the blame can be placed at the feet of a small group of engineers who cobbled together a concept called "scientific management" 100 years ago. The speaker will expose "scientific" management for what it is; a demeaning, un-scientific, inefficient system that fails to tap into the power and energy of the human spirit.
Recent national events require more conversations. Warning: This isn't your corporate diversity training session of years gone by. Tommy Lee Hayes Brown and Max Brown, brothers from another mother (note: we're good friends who happen to share a very cool last name) are going to dive in to discuss their respective life perspectives on race and diversity. We're just two perspectives and we don't attempt to stereotype or represent all perspectives here, but we hope that these discussions will give others courage to engage and get to know one another better. In order to make things better, we all have to be part of the change. Let us begin with better conversations!
In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically transformed our work and personal lives. Traditional incentives such as annual bonuses are no longer enough to keep employees inspired. To boost engagement, organizations need a year-round rewards strategy that will help create long-term emotional connections with their employees. This session will highlight the impact of gratitude in these times of uncertainty, and the ROI of carving out an employee recognition budget from your total rewards pie.
Trying out a brand new, non-corporate approach to enhancing recognition is scary, and it shouldn't be! Hear about how a grassroots approach for team-based recognition generated energy, excitement and permission to grow a culture of learning and innovation. This presentation will outline how adopting a grassroots approach through a "Give Thanks" challenge enabled teams to implement their own practices to show and grow appreciation. Session will share innovative ideas, ROI and key learnings.
Join Kevin Yip, Co-Founder and COO at Blueboard, for a discussion around developing organizational empathy – and the ability to welcome and support your employees in their current state, providing them the runway to truly thrive at work. We'll outline the concept of organizational empathy (what it is, why it matters), with a focus on people-centric values, the foundation for building empathy.
As our world has been impacted by a pandemic, have you been challenged to change your incentive program strategy? Join us as experts discuss how to to adapt your programs and share best practices as we now operate in a virtual world.
Learn from three colleges how to build, promote, and measure a recognition program – and how to navigate the challenges along the way! They will share their expertise on the Recognition “lifecycle” – from building a program in-house, to including a diverse workforce, measuring impact, and evaluating results. For-profit companies and higher education professionals will find helpful information, best practices, and creative solutions in this upbeat panel discussion.