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    Building a WOW! Recognition Culture

    Date: April 17, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
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    Building a WOW! Recognition Culture

    Building a WOW! Recognition Culture is a fast- paced, fun, and informative seminar that equips HR professionals and business leaders with an understanding of how to engage employees through effective recognition.  Learn how to keep employees engaged and motivated. Developing a culture of recognition, in which employees are genuinely acknowledged for their contributions is more important than ever in a challenging economy - not only to bolster flagging spirits, but as a means to maintain productivity, profitability, and retention of key employees. This presentation demonstrates key findings on how recognition strategies impact business goals, and provides real-world examples and practical solutions for implementing or enhancing a recognition initiative. Attendees will take away ideas that they can put into practice starting today.

    Attendees will learn:
    •What the latest research shows about how recognition impacts employee engagement, productivity, and profitability
    •How businesses are adapting their employee recognition strategies to respond to the current economy
    •Review the key steps for developing an effective recognition program and understand how to put them into practice
    •Understand which awards are the most and least effective

    Mike Byam is the author of The WOW! Workplace, and Managing Partner of Terryberry, an international firm that specializes in implementing, and managing employee recognition programs.

    Mike is a frequent speaker on the topic of employee recognition to HR professionals and business groups around the world. He has also consulted with hundreds of organizations - from family businesses to Fortune 500 companies - to develop recognition strategies for employee retention and performance improvement. When he is not busy championing the advancement of employee recognition awareness around the globe, Mike spends his time competing in Ironman triathlon events and Rock ‘n’ roll Marathons. His experiences lend him a unique perspective on personal motivation and inspiration, and how they affect everyone in today’s fast-changing workplace.

    Mike earned his M.B.A. from Chaminade University Honolulu. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan for his undergraduate studies.