Boosting Morale and Community: Merck’s Story
In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic radically transformed our work and personal lives. Many of us abruptly transitioned to fully remote work, and HR and people leaders are navigating the challenges of not only keeping everyone focused and inspired, but also instilling a sense of belonging in the midst of it all.
Doubling down on gratitude and appreciation in times of uncertainty is a proven way to build and sustain the human connections vital to helping businesses thrive. This has certainly been the case with Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Merck is using INSPIRE, its peer-to-peer recognition program, to help boost morale and deepen employee connections across 85 countries.
What are the key takeaways from Merck’s story that can help you build a culture of gratitude and appreciation at a time when positivity is so desperately needed? In this webinar, Michaela Leo, director of compensation at Merck, Erica Santos, people analytics consultant at Workhuman, and Jennifer Reimert, vice president of solutions consulting at Workhuman, will discuss how to leverage peer-to-peer recognition to strengthen engagement and promote a sense of community.
At this event, attendees will learn:
- How peer-to-peer recognition keeps employees connected and engaged in a virtual workplace
- Significant impacts resulting from frequent recognition, including increased engagement and new cross-functional communities
- How Merck is aligning its recognition program to new ways of working