ACE 2016

Elite 8 Gala Kicks off ACE 2016 in Toronto

Last night in Toronto, Achievers announced the winners of the Elite 8 at the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards Gala. In a setting that was a perfect mix of glitz and industrial chic, the award recipients and representatives from almost every one of the 50 companies included on this year’s list enjoyed dinner, drinks and good times at the Steam Whistle Brewery in the heart of downtown Toronto. The event also provided attendees ample opportunity to network with peers from some of the most easily recognizable and highly successful companies in the world, and for entertainment, the world famous Second City comedy troupe.

Steam Whistle Brewery

Steam Whistle Brewery

Second City Comedy Troupe

Second City Comedy Troupe

Attendees at the Awards Gala

Attendees at the Awards Gala

Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards Gala 2016

Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards Gala 2016

The Elite 8 were recognized for receiving the highest scores for each of the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement—the criteria Achievers used to determine the Most Engaged Workplaces winners.

The 2016 Elite 8 winners are:

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate top employers in North America that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces, as evaluated by judging panel of employee engagement academics, thought leaders and influencers. Among the 50 companies selected as winners, the judging panel selected eight companies that represent the best of the best, with regards to the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement.

The event marked the kickoff of Achievers Customer Experience 2016 (ACE 2016), Achievers’ annual customer conference. The full conference program officially began this morning (09/13) and runs through Wednesday (09/14).

Achievers' Opening Keynote with the VP of Product and CTO

Achievers’ Opening Keynote with the VP of Product and CTO

Spencer West's ACE 2016 Keynote

Spencer West’s ACE 2016 Keynote

ACE 2016 Networking Break

ACE 2016 Networking Break

Day 1 at ACE 2016

Day 1 at ACE 2016

Follow all the action from ACE 2016 at: #AACE16. And if you couldn’t make it this year, be sure to register early for next year’s event!

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Achievers selected in Gartner’s employee recognition and rewards software guide

Gartner recently completed their “Technology Overview for Employee Recognition and Rewards Software,” a comprehensive look at the evolution of R&R technologies over the past five years. They investigated a variety of solutions, including the Achievers Employee Success Platform, to determine what features and functionality consumers can expect, the common use cases for employee recognition platforms, and what criteria HR and IT professionals should use to select a solution.

You can access their full findings and recommendations on our website.

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[SlideShare] What will HR look like #in10years?

We asked the HR community what their predictions were for HR #in10years and we are excited to share these insights with you in our newest SlideShare. Hear what China Gorman, Kevin W Grossman & Meghan M Biro of TalentCulture, Cali Ressler of CultureRx and many more have to say about what the role of the HR professional will be like in the future.

What do you think HR will look like #in10years? Share your prediction with us.

The redefined HR pro is hot on SlideShare!

Are you following us on SlideShare? If not, you may want to start now—in the last month, our presentations have been featured and highlighted several times, and our newest is no exception.

On Monday, we posted “The redefined HR pro” on SlideShare, and by Tuesday it was featured on the homepage as the Top Presentation of the day! Plus, thanks to social networkers like you, it’s officially “hot on Facebook”—that means our humble presentation was being talked about more than any other content on SlideShare. Wow!

If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss out—check it out now!

 

You can see clearly now: Google virtual tour inside Achievers Toronto

Achievers recently teamed up with Toronto Google trusted photographer Virtuo 360 Global to connect the Achievers office experience with Google street view for the world to see. We’re thrilled to share the results with our Employee Success™ blog readers.

Now, for the first time ever, you can virtually explore the Achievers Toronto office. Go ahead, give it a whirl, and explore for yourself! This virtual office tour will show you where Achievers first started, and give you a firsthand experience of our unique culture that has made Achievers a top employer for the last six years straight. Since our company was founded, we’ve expanded offices across North America, with locations in San Francisco and Boston as well.

We decided to partner with Virtuo 360 because they have won multiple Google awards for Google business photos, and have worked on large scale projects such as the Shangri-La and Trump Hotel.

Thanks to Virtuo 360, we’re now able to optimize Google Maps to showcase our office tour, and are excited to invite users worldwide into our business. Google tour works on all platforms and allows users to self-tour on smartphones and tablets.

Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

[Storify] #A_Chat Wrap Up: March 27th, 2013

 

Below is a collection of tweets from the March 27th, 2013 webinar with David Brennan, Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Achievers.  Thank you for all who listened to the webinar and those who connected with the #A_Chat community on Twitter.

Achievers is now on SlideShare

Big news! Achievers is now on SlideShare, the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. If you’re already active on SlideShare, follow us! And if you’re not, check it out—we think you’ll love it. It’s a great way to share content in a way that’s easy to access, visually interesting, and succinct. Flip through a few of our first presentations below, and don’t forget to follow us for the latest in on-demand thought leadership.

Employee Success starts with Achievers

Achievers’ new release provides smart tools for smart companies

After months of development, Achievers is proud to announce our new suite of data-driven reports and analytics. We believe that everything should be made as simple as possible, so we crafted this release to provide the maximum amount of information with the simplest possible interface. Not to brag, but we think we succeeded.

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Employee Success = Business Success (and our new blog)

employee_successWelcome to Employee Success! At Achievers we’re changing the way the world works, so we thought we’d change the way our blog works, too.

So what is Employee Success?

In the broad sense, Employee Success is the product of performance and engagement. It’s the Promised Land, the perfect win-win scenario: your employees love their jobs, and their hard work helps your business succeed. Everyone is happy. But it’s no pipe dream—it’s the end result of engagement, recognition, talent management, culture, and all those other intangibles that keep us coming to work and inspire us to do our best. Successful employees enjoy what they do, work hard, and provide measurable value to the company. Employee Success = Business Success.

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A better blog is around the corner

Good news! Now is your chance to improve and influence the Achievers Employee Engagement Blog.

As one of our blog subscribers, your opinion matters to us. It matters so much that we want your feedback on how we can build a better blog.

We’ve put together a short, three minute survey to better understand what you like to read and what information you find most valuable. Just click here and let us know what you think… a better blog is just around the corner.

Thanks, we appreciate it!

The Employee Engagement Blog

Be Creative! Be, be Creative!

Like jam to peanut butter…
Like Sonny to Cher…
Is the Graphic Design team to Achievers!

When it comes to the beautification of, well, pretty much everything, we rely on the talent of Graphic Designers.  Just a few (but certainly not ALL) of the work they do includes:

  • Corporate branding
  • Designing client sites
  • Designing prospect sites
  • Product marketing design
  • Event marketing design
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The Creative Team takes pride in their group dynamic and each other’s talent.  It’s not rare to walk around the office and notice “BCBBC” letters randomly – yet strategically – placed throughout the office.  It stands for the Creative Team’s motto or “cheer”.  “BE CREATIVE!  BE, BE CREATIVE!”

I sat down with the Creative Team to dig a little bit deeper as to what made their group so special.  “We all bring our own area of expertise and special skills to the table and rely on each other to bounce ideas and give honest feedback”, says Kiley. 

Katie told me it was their ability to rely on each other to problem-solve together and how they can share successes like when their client approves a design they have pitched.

"My favorite thing about design is contributing to the Business Development team”, says Harry.  “One of the first few projects that I worked on was Levi Strauss Co. demo.  It was so much fun to work not only with the Creative Team, but also with the Business Development team – Leona and Jen Franklin.  They're amazing. I also love working with my new extended family, the BDC Team.”

With Jen and Amy working hard on branding and messaging, they provide the company with the ability to take pride in our Achievers name and logos. Without them Achievers just wouldn't be as beautiful of a place !

 

 

Why work at Achievers? Reason number #47: Social responsibility

Why Work at Achievers?  Reason Number #47: Social Responsibility

As the saying goes, “If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path”.  In today’s world, social awareness and balance has become crucial not only to individual fulfillment but also to respectable business.  There’s no question that at Achievers, employees are committed to Social Responsibility to better the local and global communities.  Nearly every corporate event, get-together, or holiday is affiliated with a charitable initiative headed by the Achievers’ Social Responsibility Team.  I sat down with Kristina Kozlowski, who leads the SR charge at the company, to find out just how much Social Responsibility means to Achievers.

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It’s Employee Appreciation Day!

What are you doing for your employees to show that you value them and their contributions this year?  Last year, Achievers participated in this flashmob!

 

 

Here are some easy ideas to show your employees in a cheap and cheerful way how much you value them:

  • – Handwritten notes
  • – Complimentary breakfast or lunch
  • – Take your team out for lunch
  • – Host a First-Round Friday
  • – Call a company or department meeting and genuinely thank your employees
  • – At a department meeting, let the team know how each person personally contributed to success
  • – Let employees leave a few hours early
  • – Leave a treat on your employees’ desks
  • – Play music in the morning as employees come into work
  • – Take a team photo and email it to everyone

 

Rewards and recognition providers go head-to-head!

Human Resources Professionals go head-to-head to prove who is better at engaging their staff through their rewards and recognition program. Who will come out on top? Check back next Wednesday to find out!

Achievers blog contest

Introducing, the first-ever: Achievers Blog Contest!

As a rewards and recognition solution provider, we know how important it is to REWARD and RECOGNIZE you!

That’s why we’re creating a blog contest for all of our followers.

How does it work?
Easy!

Simply answer our objective question below by commenting on this post for your opportunity to win a FREE copy of Chip Conley’s new book, Emotional Equations.

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Welcome to our blog!

We’re Achievers and we love employee engagement.  Waking up and not wanting to go to work is a thing of the past (talk about SO yesterday)!  We’ve discovered the go-getter secrets to employee engagement and want to share it with everyone to help Change the Way the World Works.

Each day of the week, the blog has a different theme to help you rethink your workplace’s engagement arrangements.  We’ll feature your favorite HR bloggers as well as industry movers-and-shakers to help you keep your engagement strategy fresh.

Wondering what to expect?  Check it out!

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