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Bringing Consistency, Meaning and Governance to a Global Recognition Program
LVCC N227-230
Monday 06/24/2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Find out how a globally dispersed organization can implement a cohesive recognition program that improves retention and performance and drives cultural change. 

Sixty different types of employee recognition programs were in play across General Motors’ workforce of 176,000 employees on six continents; new programs were being developed haphazardly, rendering them ineffective. Learn how the company partnered with Achievers to design and deliver a comprehensive, consolidated recognition program. The outcome was a consistent global experience that improved employee engagement and retention, positively influenced the work environment, and accelerated cultural change across regional offices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create and manage a single, cohesive employee recognition program, localized for a global organization.
  • Integrate employee recognition programs into a culture driven by company values and strategy.
  • Gain insight into how technology adoption, combined with monetary and non-monetary elements, improves employee engagement and drives results.
  • Develop strategies, best practices and tips for empowering recognition across an organization, aligning company with employee values to drive desired behaviors and business outcomes.
  • Before implementing your recognition program, learn the three crucial required elements: creating a compelling business case, securing executive buy-in, and setting clear and measurable objectives.
Sandra Garcia Photo
Sandra Garcia, Global Compensation Lead, Global Strategic Initiatives,
General Motors
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Natalie Baumgartner, Chief workforce scientist ,