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    The Power of Gratitude at Work: Creative Ways to Pay It Forward - APPROVED -1.5 HRCI credits & eligible for 1.5 SHRM PDCs

    Date: June 21, 2017, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
    Suzanne Motta
    Smokey Glen Farm
    16407 Riffleford Road
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    Student $25; Member FREE; Non-Member $45; Walk-In $60
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    The Power of Gratitude at Work: Creative Ways to Pay It Forward

    Many employers believe their employees should be thankful just to get a paycheck. After all, it’s not your job to pat your employees’ backs all day long…right? And this “gratitude” stuff is kind of fluffy, isn’t it? Aren’t there more important things that we should spend our time focusing on as HR professionals?

    Maybe not. What if gratitude is more powerful than we think? What if it is the secret weapon to engagement?

    A recent survey of 2,000 Americans found that people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anywhere else, even though they wanted to be recognized and appreciated more at work.  The same study revealed that 29% of employees never thank a coworker and 35% of employees never thank their boss.

    The reality is that expressing gratitude at work can have a significant impact on employee well-being.  From increased job satisfaction, happiness and a sense of community to improved morale, reduced stress, and improved immunity, the impact of gratitude on well-being is far-reaching. Since we spend at least 1/3 of our waking hours at or on work, focusing on gratitude is one of the best things we could do to transform our workplaces.

    In this workshop, national wellness expert and speaker and SIG’s Director of Wellbeing, Rachel Druckenmiller, will educate, entertain and inspire us as she shares practical tips about how you can bring gratitude to your workplace and creative ideas other companies have implemented to make it happen. We’ll also discuss the business case for gratitude at work and the implications of not addressing what is becoming one of the most significant issues in the workplace.





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