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Published on June 19, 2020

Few Celebrate Like Cone Health 

The health network receives two national awards for its celebrations and awards programs. 



Most employee recognition dinners feature boring speeches and chicken dinners. At the annual Cone Health event last October, employees got stilt walkers, jugglers, acrobats and LED artists and carnival foods such as cotton candy. It is an award-winning difference.  

Cone Health was named a winner in two of Recognition Professionals International’s Best Practice Standards®.  Recognition Professionals International is a non-profit group that works on building employee engagement and culture through workplace recognition programs. The organization finds better recognized employees tend to be more engaged and less likely to leave the company they work for. The standards Cone Health was recognized for are Standard 6: Recognition Events and Celebrations and Standard 7: Program Change and Flexibility.   

Cone Health was praised for its creativity and uniqueness in providing meaningful experiences that make employees feel appreciated. In addition, Cone Health was honored for demonstrating the ability to adjust to changing goals and objectives and the diverse recognition needs of employees.   

Cone Health recruits employees annually for its CHeeRS team. The group meets monthly to make sure certain that recognition programs not only meet corporate goals but stay relevant and meaningful to the workforce