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Case Study: Cisco

“Recognition is an investment in people. It’s going to retain talent," says Gabrielle Thompson, senior vice president, acquisitions & total rewards at Cisco.

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To create a better experience for employees, Cisco set out to create a global, peer-to- peer recognition and reward program based on its core values. The result was Connected Recognition, a Cisco-branded employee recognition and reward program based on core values and funded at 1% of payroll. This level of investment enabled Cisco to drive engagement with more frequent, smaller awards given throughout the year.