Rideau Recognition Solutions Commended at RPI Awards

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Rideau Recognition Solutions applauded for environmental initiative and wins award for contributions.

Rideau, leader in web based global recognition programs, and its subsidiary the Recognition Management Institute, were applauded for their contribution and services to Recognition Professionals International and its eleventh annual conference.

This year's theme was the environment; as a consequence, each speaker was given an RMI framed certificate thanking them for their participation as well as certifying that 15 trees had been planted in their name through the American Forests organization.

Lisa Massiello, Recognition Professionals International Board Member and Conference Chair, said of the speaker gift, "Generosity from our partners has allowed RPI to become the organization we know today. I can only hope this gift, for such an important cause, will inspire others to pay it forward."

Further, Recognition Professionals International also recognized Roy Saunderson, author, teacher and speaker and president of Rideau's subsidiary the Recognition Management Institute. Roy received the "2008 RPI Spotlight Award" for above and beyond behavior; for continuously adding value to the Association; and for his exemplary dedication toward Recognition Professionals International. The award exists to encourage volunteerism and involvement within the Association.

Roy Saunderson said of the award, "I couldn't be more touched. My lifework is teaching others how to recognize; sometimes it's a little surprising to be recognized myself! All I can say is thank you, and thank you again."

In between receiving this award and launching his book "GIVING the Real Recognition Way," Roy conducted two breakout sessions called "To Infinity and Beyond! - Recognition Management Training Beyond the Workshop." There, Roy taught practical tips for managers to be able to genuinely recognize their staff for increased employee engagement, productivity and reduced turnover.

Rideau's own Gord Green, EVP Recognition and Reward Strategy, also taught some of his secrets on the difficulties of recognizing the different generations within the workplace. Gord also introduced Richard Lytwynuk's recognition cartoon Thanks But No Thanks, designed to add a little spice to any rewards program.

The conference is an annual Recognition Professionals International event, organized for employers from all industries, levels and departments including human resources, benefits, compensation and management professionals from around the world to meet and network with their peers and learn how to develop effective employee recognition systems that enhance employee engagement and performance.

About Rideau:
Rideau's Technology Enabled Services enhances all of the relationships that impact business performance through a comprehensive suite of rewards and recognition products. Rideau's Human Capital Management (HCM) offerings include performance awards that reinforce excellent work habits and celebrate achievement and service awards that commemorate loyalty. It's a unique, bundled approach that has caught on among many of the Fortune 500 and leading HRO providers. From RBC to Boeing and from H&R Block to Bell Canada, global businesses of all sizes use Rideau's rewards and recognition solutions to reduce turnover and engender loyalty. For more information, please go to http://www.Rideau.com or call 1.877.789.0449, extension 242.

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