There is little debate that we are entering a period some are calling “the instant workplace” where employees communicate and collaborate in near real-time. This trend presents an opportunity for HR to make processes such as giving feedback and praise more timely and effective. The question is if all these social interactions are HR’s friend or foe? How can HR intelligently turn these social conversations into actionable insights for executives, managers, and employees?
Let’s discuss some unique ways organizations are using social for recognition.
So, please join the IBM Smarter Workforce (#IBMSWchat) on Friday, December 13 at 1:00 ET, as Todd Horton from KangoGift helps us discuss the challenges and opportunities around social recognition.
SOCIAL RECOGNITION: HR FRIEND OR FOE?
- Q1 Does your organization offer a way for employees to give praise that is shared? If so, how is it used and have people embraced it? If not, what’s holding HR back?
- Q2 Do you see social recognition fitting into a larger talent strategy? How would you measure it?
- Q3 How can organizations use social recognition data?
- Q4 Should employee praise be shared outside the company? If so, how?
- Q5 Verdict: Is social recognition HR’s Friend or Foe?
About Todd Horton, KangoGift
Todd Horton is the Founder/CEO of KangoGift, which Entrepreneur Magazine called a Brilliant Idea for making employee recognition instant and effective. Todd is a big believer in the power of celebrating great work in a timely way and regularly speaks on workplace trends including the rise of the social enterprise and on global HR recognition practices. KangoGift’s approach of making it easy to say thanks at work has led to partnerships with IBM and major corporations use KangoGift to foster an engaged workplace. KangoGift has won or been a finalist for many awards including Mass TLC’s Best Mobile Innovation, MITX’s Start-up of the Year, and was a YEi French Laureate. Prior to KangoGift, Todd held various roles at Monster where he led marketing for JobKorea and helped Monster enter Turkey, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil. Todd has a B.A. degree from Boston College an MBA from Yale. His full bio is at www.linkedin.com/in/toddhorton.
ABOUT THE #IBMSWCHAT
Every other Friday from 1pm-2pm ET, we invite HR thought leaders and practitioners to come together and help each other create a Smarter Workforce within our own organizations. Together, we can learn about the various ways organizations are attracting top talent, empowering employees with the right tools to drive performance, motivating their workforce through collaboration and analytics, and using behavioral sciences to understand what drives measurable results.