16 – Building Recognition Programs for a 6,000 Person Company

In Episode 16, Sarah Salbu Young, Talent Experience Partner at PegaSystems, gave us a behind the scenes look on how she helped build a scalable recognition program for their 6,000 people worldwide. Specifically, we covered: 

  • The lost art of saying thank you and the power of words
  • Incorporate traditions and rituals to build a stronger culture
  • The 3 core pillars of employee recognition at PegaSystems
  • Creating “water-cooler” like moments in the remote work environment 
  • Infusing humor into the workplace and creating “badge of honor” moments
  • How to measure success of your recognition programs