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Featuring Stevie® Award-Winner for Engagement/Happiness Team of The Year, The Giggling Pig

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Dec 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

An interview with Stevie Award-winner Hannah Perry, Founder and Owner of The Giggling Pig

Stevie Award-winner, The Giggling Pig of Shelton, CT won a Bronze Stevie Award in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Great Employers. They share what winning the Stevie Award for Engagement / Happiness Team of Year means to their organization.

Interested in participating in the 2017 Stevie Awards for Great Employers? 

Request your entry kit here and it will be emailed to you in March when the competition opens.

What does The Giggling Pig do?

The Giggling Pig is an art and party studio that enriches the lives of children and adults through creativity.

What is your role as the founder and owner?

My job as the owner is to manage the overall business and to create and develop a range of art-focused programs. I'm always finding new ways to connect with my customers through art.

Giggling-pig-caption-2.gifWhat is the organizational vision?

The long-term vision of this business is to reach as many people across the country and globally by bringing creative projects to homes and facilities.

What sets your company apart in this category?

The reason we were nominated for the Happiness award was for our work with children and adults with special needs. As a team, we have really made a difference in the lives of many people with our outreach program that allows us to visit assisted living homes and hospitals to share art with those in need. We also employ a few special needs staff members to provide them a welcoming place to learn and grow and the opportunity to feel included and important.

How did you first become acquainted with the Stevies?

I’ve heard about the Stevies for a few years through social media outlets. I was inspired to get involved and be considered.

What was it like for your company to win a Stevie Award?

To win an award for the happiness we have brought to our community and surrounding areas is a great honor. It means so much that the judges saw the value in our work.

Giggling-pig-with-caption.jpgHow has the win affected your business?

After winning the award, we’ve noticed more special needs facilities reaching out to work with us. This recognition has had a positive effect on our business and affords us the opportunities to positively impact many more people through creativity. It has truly helped us elevate and solidify our credibility. It’s an objective third-party recognition that supports and honors our mission and contributions. That is very comforting for our customers.

What results have been gained since you've won this award?

We are beginning to expand our services as awareness of our Company grows.

What inspires you to continue your work?

Having this recognition has inspired me to continue to grow our outreach program. I enjoy what I do so much and when you’re  doing something that truly enhances people's lives, and you see the joy it brings, it's contagious. I will never stop doing this. I came to this country with $15 and built an enterprise for the good of others. It is so rewarding, and for that, I am extremely grateful.

What do you expect to change in your industry in the future?

I'm not sure how the art industry will change, although things such as 3D printing have started to become popular. I know we will continue to grow and be creative and whatever people want or ask for - we will create for them. We will always try to consider incorporating cutting-edge art methods into our offerings

Learn more about The Giggling Pig

 

Tags: hr awards, business awards, best employers, awards for great employers

Winners Announced in 2016 Stevie Awards for Great Employers

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Oct 03, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Winners in the 2016 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, an international competition, were announced on Friday, September 30. The awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.    

Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Grand Stevie Award winners were announced at a gala awards banquet at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. 

SAGE_2016_winners.jpgA diverse group of organizations and individuals around the world are among those recognized. The leader among winners is the Dubai Statistics Center. The Emirati government organization won five Gold Stevie Awards, including Employer of the Year – Government or Non-Profit.   The five Gold Stevie wins earned the organization the Grand Stevie Award trophy for Most Honored Organization. 

RWE Group Business Services GmbH of Essen, Germany, a leading provider of energy sources throughout Europe, won three Gold Stevie Awards, including Achievement in HR Technology.

Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards include Anadolu Efes (Turkey), AT&T (USA), BetterWorks (USA), DHL Express Mexico (Mexico), Insperity (USA), Kuzey Academy (Turkey), Loot Crate (USA),  Merchant e-Solutions (USA), Rita Trehan, LLC (USA), T-Mobile (USA), Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. (Turkey), and Under Armour Inc. (USA).

Stevie Award winners in 34 Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public. More than 44,000 votes were cast by members of the public for their favorite employer.  The most voted-for nominee, Coveo (USA), won the Grand Stevie Award for Highest-Scoring Nomination in the competition, as well as the Gold Stevie for Employer of the Year – Computer Software – up to 250 Employees.

More than 250 nominations from organizations around the world were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 50 professionals worldwide, acting as judges. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

  •    Employer of the Year
  •    HR Achievements
  •    HR Individual Awards
  •    HR Team Categories
  •    Solution Provider Awards
  •    More than 50 New Product & Service Categories

Complete information about the program are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR.  Entries for the 2017 edition of the competition will open in March.

Tags: hr awards, great employers, best employers

Stevie Awards for Great Employers Announce Finalists in 2016 Competition

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Finalists in the 2016 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, an international competition, were announced today. The awards recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.    

SAGE_Logo_C_RKMedium.gifA diverse group of organizations and individuals around the world are among those recognized. The leader among finalists is the Dubai Statistics Center. The Emirati government organization is recognized in five categories, including Employer of the Year.  

Turk Telekom (Turkey) and Under Armour (USA) are finalists in four categories. Organizations with three finalists each include BMC Software (USA), Ceridian (USA), Karrikins Group Pty Ltd. (Australia), Kuzey Academy (Turkey), New American Funding (USA), Roth Staffing Companies (USA), RWE Group Business Services GmbH (Germany) and T-Mobile, worldwide.

For a full list of finalists by category, visit www.StevieAwards.com/HR.   

All finalists will ultimately be named Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winners. The placements will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, September 30 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Tickets are now on sale. The presentations will be broadcast live via Livestream.

More than 250 nominations from organizations around the world were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 50 professionals worldwide, acting as judges. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

  •     Employer of the Year
  •    HR Achievements
  •    HR Individual Awards
  •    HR Team Categories
  •    Solution Provider Awards
  •    More than 50 New Product & Service Categories

Stevie Award winners in the 34 Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public. More than 44,000 votes were cast by members of the public for their favorite employer.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards.

Tags: hr awards, human resource awards, human resource award, great employers, best employers

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers Issues Call for Entries

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

Today the Stevie® Awards begins accepting entries for the first annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers, which will honor the world’s best companies to work for and the HR teams and professionals, HR achievements, new products and services, and suppliers that help to create and drive great workplaces.

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the Stevie Awards for Great Employers. The early-bird entry deadline, with reduced entry fees, is May 4. The final entry deadline is June 8, but late entries will be accepted through July 20 with payment of a late fee. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

REQUEST THE ENTRY KIT HERE.

SAGE_Logo_C_SmallRK.gifThe Great Employers program is the seventh Stevie Awards program.  Others include the prestigious American Business Awards, International Business Awards, and Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

An international judging panel of close to 100 executives will determine the Stevie Award winners. Finalists will be announced on August 17. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced at a gala event in New York City on September 30.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers will recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Categories include:

  • Employer of the Year in more than 34 industry groups, to be determined by a custom blending of peer ratings and public votes
  • HR Achievements, such as Achievements in Compensation Design & Administration and Achievement in HR Technology
  • HR Individual Awards, such as Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year and Employee Relations Professional of the Year
  • HR Team Categories, such as Learning/Training Team of the Year and Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Team of the Year
  • Solution Provider Awards, such as HR Technology Solution Provider of the Year and Total Rewards Solution Provider of the Year
  • More than 50 New Product & Service Categories, recognizing the year’s best HR-related software solutions, training programs and media, and curated training platforms

”Every organization recognizes that in order to attract and retain the best and brightest talent, it must be recognized as a great place to work.  This new Stevie Awards program will recognize those organizations, teams, professionals, and products that are exemplars of the world’s best workplaces,” said Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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