How to Build a Human Workplace through Recognition


Are you looking for tactics and strategies to modernize your organization’s approach to employee recognition? Research proves that recognition is strongly linked to business performance by improving employee retention and engagement and creating a positive work experience. 

In this webinar, three leaders from Merck’s compensation, HR operations, and global solutions teams share their journey to create an award-winning global recognition program that inspires nearly 70,000 employees to do their best work. Attendees will hear perspectives on how Merck leveraged the social, mobile, and global capabilities of recognition to make a positive impact on culture.

Attend this webinar and you will learn:

  • Global vs. phased rollout considerations
  • How to leverage global ambassadors
  • Ways to overcome challenges with large-scale recognition programs

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Donyel McAndrew

Associate Director, Organization Development | Merck & Co, Inc.

Donyel McAndrew is Associate Director HR Operations, Organizational Readiness with Merck & Co, Inc.. She has more than 15 plus years of experience in multiple HR roles such as Change Communication, HR Business Partner, Talent Management, and Compensation Management. She has experience in pharmaceutical/Health Care and other industries.

Emily Carleton

Solutions Lead | Merck & Co, Inc.

Emily Carleton is a solutions lead at Merck & Co, Inc. based in New Jersey with 18 years of experience across multiple specialties. She started supporting several clients as a 401(k) consultant, which led to roles more closely involved with the operational side of HR. She has worked on projects around M&A, vendor integration, and implementations, with a focus on IT for companies in both the consumer goods and pharmaceutical/healthcare industries.

Michaela Leo

Director of Compensation Programs and Analytics | Merck & Co, Inc

Michaela Leo is Director of Compensation Programs and Analytics with Merck & Co, Inc. based in Pennsylvania. She has more than 17 years of global compensation management experience in pharmaceutical and services industries. She is a certified Sigma Black Belt.

Brenda Pohlman

Consultant | Globoforce

In her role as a Consultant for Globoforce, Brenda collaborates with customers to help set effective strategies for creating cultures of recognition. Nothing energizes her more than engaging in strategic conversations with customers about building more human workplaces through the power of recognition. She has been instrumental in leading successful change management campaigns for new recognition program launches with customers such as JetBlue, Cisco, Lilly, Nestle and Hershey. Her career spans 20 years in HR consulting, with an emphasis on employee engagement, talent management, and rewards and recognition. Before joining Globoforce, Brenda was the HR Consulting Practice Leader with the Employers Resource Council in Cleveland, Ohio. Brenda holds a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University.

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