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.
Often at work we could use a hand — either someone lending assistance or someone applauding our efforts. But this assistance may be neglected as we craft strategy, scrutinize analytics, or think about the big picture. Perhaps the key to overcoming this neglect are moments, because all employee experience occurs in moments and each of us may benefit by being offered a “second chance.” Moments matter. Recognition matters. Engagement matters. We need to infuse the moments that matter with recognition and engagement for the benefit of all. I define engagement as: good work done well with others every day. Embedded within each day are a myriad of moments that are infused with the potential to make a difference at work.
This presentation will focus on the tax and legal treatment of various incentive, reward and recognition programs and current legal/regulatory issues of importance. It will focus on tax-advantaged safety and service awards programs, which were under attack in the House version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Fortunately, through a well-timed legislative initiative, we were able to convince important members of the Senate Finance Committee to retain section 274(j), which provides preferential tax treatment for safety and service awards programs, as an important tool for businesses that wanted to reward ad protect their employees.
Join RPI Board Members, CRP course authors and facilitators who will lead you through the value of the Best Practices and show real-life examples in each area so you can start, re-energize and grow your recognition strategy.
Hear from recognition leaders at Wells Fargo and LMI how they used RPI’s Best Practice Standard “Recognition Strategy” to build recognition programs that supported their company cultures. Learn how organization leaders think about culture and how we have used our recognition strategies to help drive the desired company culture. We will tie this back in particular to the recognition strategy best practice with maybe a more indirect tie back to management responsibility.
Building peer to peer recognition is a foundation to creating a truly engaged culture at your organization. Social recognition is engrained in our US culture and receiving feedback from those individuals with whom you work closest is at times more gratifying than accolades from management.
How did Laura Hudson go from being tormented daily as a child by bullies and hiding behind a wig afraid to look up from the floor to a woman who is unapologetically herself and always sharing the joy in life? She found happy. In her session "Finding Happy," she will detail the steps you need to take to not only find the joy in times of stress but also to use the practices to create a workplace that your employees look forward to every day! Finding Happy... at Work!