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My Service Award Program Has Fallen Down and Can't Get Up!

My Service Award Program Has Fallen Down and Can't Get Up!
October 29, 2012 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Steve Huffman, Director, Recognition Services(BI Worldwide)
Greetings! I’m Steve Huffman, Director of Recognition Services at BI WORLDWIDE in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At BI WORLDWIDE we’re about motivating, inspiring and celebrating people. Our Employee Engagement Group works with major companies around the globe to create workplaces that really work. Our solutions include engagement and motivation programs, service anniversary awards, employee training, mobile engagement, meetings, wellness programs and safety programs. At BI WORLDWIDE, we believe that when you give your employees more than a paycheck, you get a world of difference in productivity, satisfaction and retention.
I’ve been a subject matter expert in the field of Employee Engagement and Recognition for more than 28 years and have the opportunity to speak directly with dozens of HR Professionals each year. Through these discussions, I learn about their recognition programs, their successes, their opportunities and I hear about the issues that take up their time.
90% of all companies in North America have a defined and formal program to recognize longevity – with that said; this presentation explores the ten most prevalent issues facing HR Professionals as they operate their service anniversary program on behalf of their employees. The presentation will offer my insights and will offer valuable consultation on how to address the most common problems facing HR departments across the globe. I’ll also share some case studies that highlight what companies are doing to pick their programs up to new heights.
If you want to learn about the common issues facing you and your peers, join me to review what’s new in the world of service anniversary programs and employee engagement.
Who Should Participate
Human Resource Professionals with the responsibility to manage service awards for their organization.
What You Will Learn
-You will explore the issues confronting HR Executives operating a service anniversary program. -You will understand what companies are doing to deal with these issues. -You will be able to compare your program with some best in class organizations operating service anniversary programs.
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-Elements of a Length-of-Service Awards Program by Steve Huffman -Length-of-service awards remain a valid recognition strategy by John O’Brien Both available at
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File List
Name Comment Rating
Image of Cathy Loudon Cathy Loudon
Horizon Hospitality Associates
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Autumn Gorden Autumn Gorden
Denim Group
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Kristin Weswig Kristin Weswig
World Vision Inc.
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Mark Dispenza Mark Dispenza
Worley Catastrophe Response, LLC
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Ed Gorenak Ed Gorenak
Bramalea Community Health Centre
2 / 5
Poor Presentation
Image of Donna Kimball Donna Kimball
Atlantic Law Group LLC
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Gina  Blair Gina Blair
Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Vicki Costello Vicki Costello
University Of South Florida Physician Group
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Russ Winter Russ Winter
Winter Associates
3 / 5
Good Presentation
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Janet Batchelor Janet Batchelor
Wells Fargo & Company
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Deann McWilliams Deann McWilliams
St John Health System
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Paula Taufer Paula Taufer
Westminster College Salt Lake City
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Dianne Piet Dianne Piet
BI Worldwide
Great work! 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Trish Breidenbach Trish Breidenbach
BI Worldwide
"I think there was technical difficulty. The speaker seemed a little droggy and the webcast had a tendency to come in/out - making it difficult to follow and stay ""interested""" 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Jennifer Robitaille Jennifer Robitaille
Thought Convergence
It would have been nice to see the information the presenter was reading on the slides. 2 / 5
Poor Presentation
Image of Joe Altamirano Joe Altamirano
SOL Casinos
Regretfully presentation was in much of a monotone voice; Need vibrant energetic excited speaker that could impart the energy to the program and audience. Slides were somewhat in line with presenter; just info with no pizzaz! Yet good material! 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Sara Vallazza Sara Vallazza
Miamidade County
Thank you. Glad to see longevity is still considered a viable recognition program.

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