Antiquated to “Gold Standard”: 3 Steps to Modernize Employee Recognition
Nick Vollrath, Executive Director, Global Compensation, Merck & Co
Michaela Leo, Director of Compensation Programs and Analytics, Merck & Co., Inc.,
Dave Watson, Global HR Portal Lead & Global Solutions Lead: Compensation & Benefits, Merck & Co., Inc.

Nearly every facet of the workplace – recruitment, office design, administrative tasks – has been updated for the modern era. But for many companies, employee recognition still stagnates in the age of engraved clocks and other tchotchkes, with recognition rarely tied to quantifiable business outcomes.

If you’re looking to bring back tips on how to modernize employee recognition at your company, join this session with Nick Vollrath, Executive Director, Global Compensation, Michaela Leo, Director of Compensation Programs and Analytics, and Dave Watson, Global HR Portal Lead & Global Solutions Lead: Compensation & Benefits from Merck & Co., Inc. They will outline three basic steps Merck took to build an award-winning global recognition program that inspires nearly 70,000 employees to do their best work every day. Learn how the Merck team transitioned away from an antiquated program to build a new one that is the HR “gold standard”, internally, winning executive buy-in to garner healthy investment for sustained success.

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