The world of Employee Engagement just keeps getting bigger and better – What a great time we had at the 2018 North America Employee Engagement Conference and Awards in Chicago.

The conference and ceremony was filled with inspiring, talented and passionate people – I walked away with a smile on my face and a spring in my step, proud to be a part of such an important movement. Having 200 people under one roof, with one united goal, just shows how much of an impact we are having in helping the world to create workplaces that people love!

The Employee Engagement Alliance networking evening the night before the conference saw 50 people who had traveled from across the US and even India! There was food, drinks, fun and ping pong. Some of us definitely took it more seriously than others… Not pointing any fingers Mr and Mrs Dance…

A game of around the world, The Employee Engagement Alliance Networking Drinks, June 2018, Chicago.

Ruth Dance, MD, Employee Engagement Alliance at Employee Engagement Alliance Networking Drinks, June 2018, Chicago.

The Employee Engagement Alliance Networking Drinks, June 2018, Chicago

“Every Year the standard gets higher”

The winners of the North American Employee Engagement Awards, in association with Maritz Motivation Solutions, were presented at the ‘sold-out’ North American Employee Engagement Conference in Chicago on the 7th June, 2018. The Employee Engagement Awards honour those organisations that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy. This year’s winners demonstrate that Employee Engagement is now central to organisations in almost every field of endeavour. They span government, hospitality, healthcare, IT, pharmaceuticals, retail, service companies and transport.

Founder and CEO, Matt Manners, said:  “Congratulations to all our winners. Every year the standard just gets higher. This year the judges were impressed by the very high level of proof for the outcomes of engagment programmes. It was great to see that one winner – the State of Michigan – was inspired to enter this year after attending last year’s conference.”

The North America Employee Engagement Conference, June 2018, Chicago

The North America Employee Engagement Conference, June 2018, Chicago

Calvin Klein, Cisco, Events DC, Sanofi Pasteur, Tata Consultancy Services and Caesars Entertainment among the winners of the 2018 North American Employee Engagement Award

Full list of winners as follows:

Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award

  • Winner – Events DC

Professional of the Year Award

  • Winner – Chris Snow – Caesars Entertainment
  • Highly Commended – Lauren Willis – American Advisors Group

Reward & Recognition Award

  • Winner – Events DC
  • Highly Commended – Sysco Corporation

Internal Communications Award

  • Winner – BroadSoft
  • Highly Commended – Alorica

Employer Brand Award

  • Winner – Cisco
  • Highly Commended – Collette

Government Agency Award

  • Winner – State of Michigan
  • Highly Commended – Washington State Department of Corrections

Vendor of the Year Award

  • Winner – Fuel50
  • Highly Commended – SocialChorus, Waggl

Best Use of Technology Award

  • Winnner – EPAM Systems
  • Highly Commended – PVH Corp.

Employee Culture & Purpose Award

  • Winner – Northwell Health
  • Highly Commended – Arity, Grupo Salinas, SeaLand, Encompass Health

Wellbeing Award

  • Winner – Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Highly Commended – Perrigo

Enterprise Organization of the Year Award

  • Winner – Chili’s Grill & Bar
  • Highly Commended – Tata Consultancy Services

SMB Organization of the Year Award

  • Winner – Empire Today
  • Highly Commended – American Advisors Group

Social Responsibility Award

  • Winner – Tata Consultancy Services
  • Highly Commended – United Shore

Innovation in Employee Engagement Award

  • Winner – Leo Burnett Group
  • Highly Commended – Vistaprint

Unsung Hero Award

  • Winner – Sanjay Acharya – Sanofi Pasteur
  • Highly Commended – Darren Levine – The Regional Municipality of Durham Social Services Department

Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award Winners – Events DC, The North America Employee Engagement Awards, June 2018, Chicago

About The Employee Engagement Awards

The Employee Engagement Awards (EE awards) is the first and only global, Awards & Conference business dedicated to Employee Engagement. We believe in inspiring and educating people to remake the way organisations think about and engage people to achieve their Purpose.

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