O.C. Tanner Launches Yearbook™, An Innovative New Suite of Tools To Commemorate Careers; Celebrate Employee Success

-Creating Customized "Yearbook" Keepsake Takes Career Commemoration and Employee Appreciation to New Level-

Jun 16, 2013, 08:00 ET from O.C. Tanner

CHICAGO, June 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SHRM -- O.C. Tanner, the leading global provider of strategic employee recognition solutions, is launching Yearbook at the SHRM 2013 Conference in Chicago.

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Yearbook, a suite of tools that have been designed to create memorable experiences and personalized keepsakes, integrates printed brochures, web technologies, and certificates. The Yearbook offering helps companies provide employees with a keepsake, celebrating an individual's career anniversary with unique, year-specific messaging and personalized comments and photos from their managers.

For more about Yearbook, watch the O.C. Tanner Celebrate Careers video here.

"Our research and our experience shows that what people feel and experience at a 5-year anniversary, is very different than their mindset at 25 years," explains O.C. Tanner's President and CEO Dave Petersen. "Yearbook is exciting for us as it helps organizations honor and celebrate every individual and every achievement in a highly personalized and memorable way. The individual feels highly valued, which in turn deepens their commitment and loyalty to their organization."

In conjunction with The Cicero Group, O.C. Tanner has conducted a major qualitative study to identify employees' reactions to milestone recognition throughout their careers. The results of this study show that personalized attention, career celebrations and on-going recognition for achievements have a significant impact on the long-term career growth of an employee, as well as on employee retention. Ultimately, this makes a significant impact on the company's revenue and bottom-line profits. 

In early experience with Yearbook, companies have loved the ability to create a personalized keepsake book of 2–24 pages complete with personalized photos and messages from managers, individuals and teams, to coincide with web and social media integration. The customized Yearbook can also serve as a highly personalized and treasured means of offering an employee their choice of personalized gift options that stand far beyond the experience of receiving a standardized catalog from which they can select their choice of commemorative "gift."

Yearbook comes in Design and Custom versions that work seamlessly across desktops, tablets or smartphones, as well as providing integration with Facebook and Twitter for sharing career milestones with fellow employees, family and friends.

O.C. Tanner currently offers Yearbook with translations into 14 languages and provides locally sourced awards available in more than 150 countries.

About O.C. Tanner
O.C. Tanner helps the world appreciate great work. We build strategic employee recognition solutions that drive behavior, unify teams and increase engagement. More than 8,000 global organizations rely on our smart technologies, social strategies, award fulfillment and thought leadership to shape cultures where people, teams and profits thrive.

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