Globoforce to Present on ‘The Right Stuff: Implementing a Truly Global Employee Recognition Program’

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<strong>Southborough, Mass. and Dublin, Ireland &mdash; April 15</strong><br />Globoforce, a provider of strategic, on-demand employee recognition solutions, announced the company will be a sponsor of and present a concurrent workshop session at the Recognition Professionals International (RPI) 11th annual conference at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, Calif. on April 27-30.<br /><br />In a concurrent workshop on April 29, at 1 p.m., Derek Irvine, Globoforce&rsquo;s vice president of global strategy, and Mary Kennett, Amgen&rsquo;s senior manager of human resources, will discuss how a Fortune 500 company like Amgen &mdash; a biotechnology company &mdash; orchestrated the successful conception, development, implementation and launch of its strategic employee recognition program. <br /><br />Irvine&rsquo;s presentation will outline the importance for today&rsquo;s multinational corporations to explore and define their recognition ambitions, the corporate standard for and five tenets of strategic recognition and how strategic recognition can be leveraged to positively impact an organization&rsquo;s employee engagement levels. Kennett will provide real-world examples during her presentation, highlighting how Amgen&rsquo;s global employee recognition program is closely tied to the company&rsquo;s values and leadership attributes. <br /><br />Globoforce offers today&rsquo;s forward-thinking companies a robust online global employee recognition technology solution. According to a recent Watson Wyatt study, companies with an effective employee recognition program enjoyed a 109-percent, three-year median return to shareholders compared to 52-percent for those without such a program.<br /><br />RPI is an international nonprofit association of employers from a wide variety of industries representing all levels and departments. RPI has more than 800 members, 81 percent of which are human resources, compensation and management professionals, and 19 percent are providers of recognition-related services and products. <br />

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