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    February Meeting- Employee Retention – Recognition on a Dime

    Date: February 26, 2020, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
    2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL (Inside the Workforce Center of Will County)
    Free For GWHRA Members; $15 non-members
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    It is currently an employee’s market; companies are needing to prove they are an employer of choice.  Join our discussion as we dig into the #1 problem for companies in this region, finding and retaining qualified employees.  I will demonstrate the importance of culture, employee engagement, and how it can help lower turnover by 24 – 59%.

    In this program you will learn:

    • Why recognition should support your company’s Core Values and Culture
    • How to make recognition meaningful
    • Current industry trends
    • Why you need a structured program
    • How a new trending social platform can with assist with all 12 of the Gallup Predictors of Engagement

    About the Presenter:  Tracy Spencer is a Recognition Consultant with MTM Recognition.  She assists companies and organizations with recognizing their most valuable asset...  their employees.   During her 16 plus years of experience in the recognition industry, she has seen the evolution of employee engagement.  Her career began in Customer Service, where she was promoted to a team leader position.  This provided a base of the importance of customer satisfaction and knowledge - from working with the end users to the HR professional or top level management.  She recently received her IP (Incentive Professional) designation from the IMA, which further demonstrates her comprehensive understanding of the principles of incentives. 

    She has had the pleasure of working with some recognizable names: Bechtel, Cox Communications, TruGreen, and Metra, along with well-known Illinois Valley companies such as IVCH, Beck Oil Company, Canam Steel, and Illinois Cement Company.

    Tracy resides in Princeton, IL, with her husband and two active children.