Guest post written by: Steve Boese
I’m really pleased to announce that in a few weeks I will be joining the great China Gorman for an upcoming Webinar titled ‘Early Adoption: Against HR’s Nature?‘ on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 1:00PM ET.
The Webinar is sponsored by a very cool company called Achievers, (you might still remember them by their former name, I Love Rewards), the leading provider of social recognition solutions in the market today.
What is social recognition?
You know that time your boss stuck his or her head into your office and said, ‘Nice job on Project XYZ?’, (ok, so if that never happens to you just pretend for a minute), well imagine if that little gesture was posted on a social platform that the rest of your colleagues could see, and perhaps even ‘like’ or add their own words of thanks and kudos. Then imagine further that you could share this recognition with your friends on Facebook or your professional network on LinkedIn. And one last thing, imagine all these accumulated thanks and kudos would earn some rewards points that you could exchange for some great stuff.
Sounds pretty cool, right?
Achievers provides solutions that let companies do all of that and more, helping to support and build a culture of recognition, openness, and well, I have to say it – achievement.
But in addition to making a great product, the team at Achievers are really active and supportive of the HR community overall, and have sponsored a number of events and webinars that are designed to share insights, spur conversation, and add to the body of knowledge for the industry. So I am really pleased and honored they asked me to join China in presenting the webinar on March 7.
The central idea behind the topic, ‘Early Adoption: Against HR’s Nature?’, is that while tradtionally HR has been reluctant to be on the leading edge of technology solutions and innovative strategies, that now that time has passed. In the critical areas of employee engagement, the adoption of new technology solutions for talent management gives today’s HR leaders opportunities to recast their function as forward looking rather than history- and compliance-bound. We will also talk about the great results organizations that are on the leading edge are seeing, and how social rewards and social recognition fit in the overall picture.
It should be a really fun webinar, and I hope you will join China and I on March 7th.
Register, (it’s free!), here.