Workshop 2 (Half Day)
Recognition: It Aint About Money! Best Practices from Companies
that Have Proven the Way They Treat Their People Will Change Their Business
Christine Postolos and Linda Simon
Pizza Hut, Inc.
Do the people in your organization think recognition manifests itself
on a wooden plaque with a brass nameplate? Think again! Recognition isnt about
rewards; recognition is about behavior! Nothing motivates employees more than recognition
for a job well done, and often the most sought-after kind of recognition isnt even
While traditional reward systems are designed to impact employee
performance, this Workshop will show how a different type of rewardrecognitioncan
impact retention, culture, and business performance. We will focus on how to build
recognition into a companys culture and use recognition as a valid management tool
with your workforce. Specifically we will cover:
- Fortune 500 companies that have embraced the "soft stuff" to drive the
"hard stuff," with examples from organizations that use recognition to help
drive business results.
- The difference between rewards and recognitionhow compensation isnt
necessarily the thing that will retain your people.
- How training can be used to build recognition as a tool used on a daily basis.
- How award programs can be designed to equally motivate performance and enhance the
Christine Postolos is Manager of Rewards and Recognition at Pizza
Hut, Inc. For the past 2 years, she has specialized in creating a recognition culture
among Pizza Huts company and franchise restaurants. In doing so, she has developed
training modules and awards programs designed to reinforce behavioral and business
results. At this years National Conference, she spoke to the companys entire
field organization about using recognition as a management tool.
Christine has published in magazines such as Texas Business, The
Journal for Methodist Hospital, and the literary journal, Cimarron Review. She
has spoken to organizations around the country about the importance of building
recognition into a companys culture. Christine earned her M.F.A. from Emerson
College and her B.S. from Boston University.
Linda Simon is Senior Manager of People Development at Pizza Hut,
Inc., where she is responsible for developing leadership and career development programs
for Pizza Hut executives and managers. She is also involved in a variety of organizational
development initiatives for the company, including culture change, performance management,
succession planning, womens issues, and organizational restructuring. During her
tenure at Pizza Hut she has also worked as a human resource generalist for the corporate
headquarters, where she was responsible for employee relations issues and executing
various OD tools and processes including performance management, 360 feedback,
recognition, individual coaching, and group facilitation.
Coordinator: James Eyring, Pizza Hut, Inc.
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