Michael Levy

CEO, Online Rewards

As CEO of Online Rewards, Michael Levy has helped Fortune 1,000 companies improve their employee engagement scores through the design and development of award-winning employee engagement and recognition programs.

Michael is a frequent speaker at HR tradeshows and industry events. He has contributed editorial content on the topic of employee engagement to HR Magazine, CNBC, and elsewhere.

Beyond a sense of humor and a very, very Southern accent (think Kangaroos), Michael brings a unique and refreshing perspective to driving employee engagement. He has knowledge and expertise gathered across a decade of building employee engagement programs. 

Content Featuring Michael Levy


Recognition and Retention: Fighting Turnover with Technology

January 8, 2018 | Michael Levy

Compensation has little to do with an employee’s decision to leave a company, suggesting that recognition (or lack thereof) plays a much bigger role in turnover. On exit interviews, 88 percent of employees said they left for reasons other than pay, according to data per Online Rewards CEO Michael Levy. Employees want to know that they’re contributing to company success and making a difference, and not just going through the motions to receive a biweekly check. If employers can realize that their recognition practices need to get up to speed and better align with employees’ job satisfaction, they’ll be more likely to keep employees happy and keep them around, which is where technology makes all the difference.


HR Strategies for a More Engaged Workforce

March 27, 2014 | Bob Nelson, Michael Levy

As the economy improves, 76% of working Millennials reportedly plan to leave their current position, therefore it is vitally important for your organization to recognize the specific characteristics of Millennial employees by applying appropriate levels of engagement and support.