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REAL Cincinnati 2017 – Session Recap

Digital Transformation and the Impact of Recognition
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Online Rewards recently hosted a think tank and roundtable discussion about what motivates and engages people in the workplace, with mindful and creative solutions to better engage and motivate employees, while seeking to improve their overall quality of life.


Jana Brown was the featured think tank moderator to follow Bill Koch’s session on Leadership Development with Bottom Line Impact. With a number of years of experience in human resources, Ms. Brown’s expertise was demonstrated in her profound discussion regarding Digital Transformation and the Impact of Recognition in the workplace.

TIAA has been on a transformational journey, aligning its HR programs, practices, and processes to create a unified internal TIAA brand that reflects the values and aspiration of the company and helps drive employee engagement. Rewards and Recognition initiatives have played an important part in this journey, and Jana shared the key elements of those programs and how they contributed to the overall journey and future state vision, as well as the links between Rewards and Recognition initiatives and key business outcomes with a focus on the quantitative impact on outcomes.

Brown joined the TIAA team in 2013 and, in 2014, assumed the role of Senior Vice President, HR Chief Operating Officer, and Business Partner at TIAA. She coordinates with the CHRO and HR Leadership Team to develop and evolve HR strategies, manage the portfolio of initiatives that drive strategy, and measure business impact.

The inaugural REAL — Recognition, Engagement, and Leadership — event, REAL Cincinnati, explored how to help employees gain greater happiness and satisfaction from their work; how that greater happiness and satisfaction can translate to improve business outcomes; how this can be accomplished within the economic constraints of wage controls; and the current economic climate and how it impacts our thinking.

11th Annual E-reward Conference

Online Rewards Sponsors and CEO Michael Levy Delivers Keynote Speech
Friday, November 3, 2017

Online Rewards is honored to be a premium sponsor at the 11th Annual E-Reward Conference this week in London. The conference is described as the following: "E-reward's research and specialist expertise condensed into two days of updates, developments, and hot topics. Attend our latest annual compensation and benefits conference and you'll learn everything we think you'll need to know to stay on top of all the latest reward developments."

As a provider of custom reward programs for organizations looking to be at the forefront of incentive technology, Online Rewards is thrilled to sponsor this event. We look forward to the continued global incentive presence of our Company in the U.K. and across the world.

Online Rewards CEO, Michael Levy, presented data, experience, and insights in a session titled "Leveraging Employee Recognition as an Engagement Strategy."

Michael shared insights into the theory behind engagement and motivation, industry best practices, and how recognition and reward programs have evolved into what they are today (and how we, as employers, need to keep up with advances in technology).



Online Rewards wishes to thank all of the organizers, sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making this a successful and informative event!




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