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Recognition as a Strategic Advantage: Madison Performance Group Sponsors Human Capital Institute’s ‘Recognition in a Talent Economy’ e-learning Track

New, No-Fee Learning Track to Focus on Recognition Strategies for the 21st Century

Author: HCI  |  Source: HCI  |  Published: June 8, 2010

Washington, D.C.– June 8, 2010– Using recognition as a strategic complement to traditional workforce engagement tactics is now capturing the attention of executives across the business world. In response to this trend, The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association advancing the science of strategic talent management, and Madison Performance Group, the premier global reward and recognition design and consulting firm, announced today that Madison Performance Group is sponsoring HCI’s new Recognition in a Talent Economy online e-learning track. The site will provide news sources and expert online advice, as well as web conferences and communities of interest for talent management professionals. Membership is free of charge.

“Recognition as part of an overall employee engagement strategy has broadened. We feel it is important to lead the discussion about recognition’s strategic relevance and innovative application. Together with HCI we plan to pursue the highest level of conversation, while also exploring some of the best practices and techniques for optimizing the measurable impact recognition has on business outcomes,” stated Mike Ryan, Senior Vice President Marketing and Client Strategy at Madison Performance Group.

“HCI is delighted that Madison Performance Group is underwriting content on Recognition in a Talent Economy, which will be produced over four webcasts, with related e-Briefings and podcasts.  Their thought leadership will enhance the value experienced by HCI members,” stated Joy Kosta, HCI Senior Director of Talent Communities. 

The first webcast in the Recognition in a Talent Economy series will be “The Return on Recognition, Making and Sustaining the Business Case,” airing on Wed., June 30, 2010 at 3 p.m. EST with presenters Heather Rickard, HR Executive, The Vanguard Group,and Bonnie Beresford, Vice President, Client Services, at Capital Analytics, Inc.

Click here to register or contact  support@hci.org for assistance. There is no fee to participate.

The role of recognition as a strategic form of compensation is on the rise, capturing the attention of the C-suite as a cost-effective alternative to salary increases and bonuses.  But as utilization levels increase so does the scrutiny. The webcast will address these questions and more:

  • How are smart companies making the connection between their recognition investments and business improvements? 
  • What metrics are being used to track the return on their recognition investment?  
  • What correlations can you make between those who earn recognition and talent performance, customer renewals, and revenue growth? 

The webcast will cover how to include business metrics in the design of your recognition initiatives, and share case studies from practitioners who have refined and optimized their recognition program as a business tool. Visit http://www.hci.org/cfe/track/recognition-talent-economy to register.

About Madison Performance Group

Headquartered in New York but global in its reach, Madison specializes in web-based reward and recognition programs that translate corporate goals into individual action. Their customer-centric design approach incorporates a sponsoring company’s processes, preferences, and brand parameters into a customized solution without compromise.  Their network of in-country award partners covers over 90 countries, and their next generation tools provide the flexibility planning teams need and the control financial executives demand.

Learn more at http://www.madisonpg.com/ or contact Mike Ryan at 201.934.4269.

Mike Ryan

(201) 934.4269


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The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a catalyst for innovative new thinking in talent acquisition, development, deployment and new economy leadership. Through research and collaboration, our global network of more than 170,000 members develops and promotes creativity, best and next practices, and actionable solutions in strategic talent management. Executives, practitioners, and thought leaders representing organizations of all sizes, across public, charitable and government sectors, utilize HCI communities, education, events and research to foster talent advantages to ensure organizational change for competitive results. In tandem with these initiatives, HCI's Human Capital Strategist professional certifications and designations set the bar for expertise in talent strategy, acquisition, development and measurement. For more information, please visit www.hci.org