A Company That Fuels Great Workplaces Recognized For its Corporate Culture: O.C. Tanner Company and 25 of its Clients Made Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For List

SALT LAKE CITY, March 5, 2015 — O.C. Tanner, the world’s largest recognition company, was honored as number 40 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, spotlighting the value of recognizing employees for their great work.

In addition to becoming the first recognition company to make this list, 25 of this year’s 100 honorees use programs designed by O.C. Tanner. It is no coincidence that these companies have discovered that recognizing your employees’ great work strengthens their company culture and creates a great place to work.

Research has proven conclusively that employee recognition programs impact corporate culture directly and dramatically. Employees of companies with an O.C. Tanner recognition solution, have experienced the following:
– 89 percent feel driven to make significant contributions (vs 44 percent without)
– 81 percent feel connected to the company’s mission (vs 35 percent without)
– 78 percent have positive workplace relationships (vs 35 percent without)
– 76 percent feel their work makes a difference (vs 28 percent without)

“When you walk our halls any time of the day, you’ll hear clapping and cheering, because some team or individual is being recognized for going above and beyond, which is a great feeling,” said Dave Petersen, CEO and President at O.C. Tanner.

O.C. Tanner’s approach is to align recognition with company goals and objectives, from the boardroom to the lunchroom. Barbara Neuffer, a Purchasing Administrative Assistant/MWBE Coordinator at O.C. Tanner, understands the company’s mission at a personal level: “Every day I get to help make someone in the world happy, and because of that, I love what I do.”

“We use the appreciation and recognition solutions that we sell to our clients, which helps connect every O.C. Tanner employee to our clients and our mission,” said Charlotte Miller, Senior Vice President, People & Great Work at O.C. Tanner. “Our employees work in a culture of appreciation and deliver that culture to others. Their joy and passion about what we do makes O.C. Tanner a great place to work.”

Fortune determines the 100 Best Companies to Work For by partnering with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct an extensive national corporate employee survey.

Eligible companies must be at least five years old and have more than 1,000 U.S. employees. http://fortune.com/best-companies/o-c-tanner-40/

About O.C. Tanner
O.C. Tanner helps the world inspire and appreciate great work. Through its innovative cloud-based technology, tools, awards and education services, the company provides strategically aligned recognition solutions for thousands of clients globally. Designed to engage talent, increase performance and drive corporate goals, these solutions create
powerful experiences that fuel the human spirit. Learn more at

Please direct all media inquiries regarding O.C. Tanner to Michael Bingham: michael.bingham@octanner.com or 949-282-9817.