October 4, 2010

"Winning with a Culture of Recognition" New Book by Globoforce Executives Now Available

Globoforce leaders Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine share proven strategies to help companies engage employees and unify culture

SOUTHBOROUGH, MASS., and DUBLIN, IRELAND – October 4, 2010 – Globoforce, the world's leading provider of global, strategic employee recognition solutions, today announced the launch of Winning with a Culture of Recognition: Recognition Strategies of the World's Most Admired Companies, a provocative new book authored by company executives, Eric Mosley, CEO and co-founder, and Derek Irvine, vice president of client strategy and consulting.

Winning with a Culture of Recognition offers business and HR leaders the proven strategies and best practices that have elevated employee recognition into a must-have HR program for today's progressive companies. Drawing from more than a decade of experience evolving recognition, Mosley and Irvine bring unparalleled expertise in helping global companies plan successful strategic recognition programs and put them into action.

"It's a challenging time for today's business and HR leaders. The war for talent is in full effect as is the pressure to retain top employees," said Mosley and Irvine. "We wrote this book to help companies harness the power of recognition to engage employees and shape a culture. Recognition as a practice isn't new but doing it as a strategic recognition program is new to many. Implementing the strategies discussed in this book is one of the fastest and most effective ways that HR leaders can drive performance, profits, and pride."

Winning with a Culture of Recognition is being launched today in direct response to economic conditions and the need for strategic, effective employee recognition methodologies. Consider that between February and April of this year, more workers voluntarily left their jobs than were being laid off, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. A separate Harvard Business Review survey indicated that approximately 25 percent of companies' top performers said they plan to leave their current job within a year.

Today's business case for recognition has further proof. Another study (Towers Watson) showed
Press Release organizations with high employee engagement achieved a 19 percent increase in operating income and nearly 28 percent growth in earnings per share. To guide managers and chief executives alike, Mosley and Irvine offer solutions for how managers can keep employees engaged and productive. With a mix of case study examples and actionable tips, Winning with a Culture of Recognition chronicles leaders at some of the world's best known companies and how they transformed their corporate cultures. The book is replete with ideas on employee motivation and retention to help leaders redirect their workforce onto a path of positive corporate culture and ultimately, profitability.

Early praise for Winning with a Culture of Recognition:

"Recognizing mastery, communicating purpose, encouraging autonomy, Eric and Derek offer practical guidance on how to create a company culture that feeds our true motivators," Daniel Pink, best-selling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us.

"A must read for any organization that wants to unify a global workforce, Winning with a Culture of Recognition captures the essence for why recognition is critically important for any organization that wants to engage employees and create a better culture," said Bill Catlette, co- author of the Contented Cows books. "With case studies, industry data, and expert tips, Eric and Derek demonstrate why recognition is no longer a tactical HR program; it provides real business value. This book is a welcome addition to the business and HR shelf."



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