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Finalists announced for the 2018 North American Employee Engagement Awards in association with Maritz Motivation Solutions


  • Big brand finalists include: Being, Cisco, Chilis Bar & Grill, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, VistaPrint and many more
  • Winners announced following The Employee Engagement Conference in Chicago on June 7, 2018 – tickets still available

Chicago – May 18, 2018 – The 2018 North American Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) in association with Maritz Motivation Solutions, today announces its shortlist of companies that put workforce engagement at the heart of their strategy.

Employee Engagement Awards North America 2018 Finalist
Employee Engagement Awards North America 2018 Finalist

The winners will be announced at a ceremony during the North American Employee Engagement conference on June 7, 2018 in Chicago. The day will see speakers from respected brands such as Cisco, Chillis Restaurants, Boeing, Harvard Business School, past award winners and leading EE experts. The conference will provide practical advice to help Engagement professionals achieve better employee business results. Visit here to register -

Founder Matt Manners said: “In our fourth year, we are seeing a step-change in entries and the investment being made in Employee Engagement within organisations. The boardroom seems to be waking up to the responsibility they have for their employees and the positive impact it can deliver the bottom line if they do. Join us in Chicago to see real world examples this June.”

The full 2018 North American Employee Engagement Awards Finalists
The finalist lists have been independently judged by our esteemed panel. There will be a winner and one highly commended awarded in each category.

1. Employee Culture & Purpose Award

  • Abstrakt Marketing Group
  • Acceleration Partners
  • Alorica
  • Arity
  • Encompass Health Corporation
  • Engage2learn
  • Globalization Partners
  • Home
  • LaSalle Network
  • Medical Solutions LLC
  • United Shore
  • WebPT
  • Young Living Essential Oils

2. Innovation in Employee Engagement Award

  • Boeing
  • BroadSoft
  • Leo Burnett Group
  • SeaLand
  • Southern Company
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Vistaprint
  • WithumSmith+Brown, PC

3. Unsung Hero Award

  • Raymond Leung – Cisco
  • Felicia Elliot-Nakhla – Planet Hollywood
  • Darren Levine – The Regional Municipality of Durham Social Services Department
  • Gabriel Vives – SeaLand
  • Sanjay Acharya – Sanofi Pasteur

4. Employee Engagement Professional of the Year Award

  • Carmen Collins – Cisco
  • Chris Snow – Caesars Entertainment
  • Lauren Willis – American Advisors Group
  • Thiago Covre – SeaLand

5. Reward and Recognition Award

  • BroadSoft
  • Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
  • Events DC
  • Grupo Salinas
  • Sysco Corporation
  • Young Living Essential Oils

6. SMB Organization of the Year Award

  • American Advisors Group
  • BroadSoft
  • Empire Today
  • Nagarro
  • TouchPoint One

7. Enterprise Organization of the Year Award

  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Cisco
  • Tata Consultancy Services

8. Government Agency of the Year Award

  • Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
  • State of Michigan
  • Washington State Department of Corrections

9. Employer Brand Award

  • Alorica
  • BroadSoft
  • Cisco
  • Collette

10. Internal Communications Award

  • Alorica
  • BroadSoft
  • HPE
  • N2 Publishing

11. Wellbeing Award

  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Grupo Salinas
  • N2 Publishing
  • Perrigo

12. Social Responsibility Award

  • Abstrakt Marketing Group
  • Atos
  • Grupo Salinas
  • SeaLand
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • United Shore

13. Best Use of Technology in Employee Engagement Award

  • EPAM Systems
  • Limeade
  • PVH Corp.

14. Employee Engagement Vendor of the Year Award

  • Achievers
  • Cerkl
  • Fuel50
  • Limeade
  • SocialChorus
  • StaffConnect Inc.
  • Ultimate Software
  • Waggl
  • YouEarnedIt

“Our mission day-in-day-out is to help conceive and successfully implement engagement programs that deliver a culture of purpose and passion,” said Chris Dornfeld, VP and general manager, employee engagement solutions, Maritz. “There is no greater challenge. It’s rewarding to see organizations recognized for their efforts, and to have an opportunity to learn from their examples.”

There are some opportunities available for companies to sponsor the conference. For more information please contact


The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) is the first and only global, dedicated Employee Engagement Awards & conference business. We believe in inspiring and educating people to remake the way organisations think about, and engage, people to achieve their purpose.

That's why we created and continue to improve the Employee Engagement Awards; to provide a platform to recognise excellence in engagement that inspires action and drives the industry and the employee experience forward

Entering and hopefully winning, The EE Awards will provide you with industry acknowledgement and an important competitive advantage to attract the best talent.

About Maritz Motivation Solutions
Maritz Motivation Solutions has been a global leader in employee engagement for over 75 years. Our CultureNext solution empowers employees to transform their organizations into amazing places to work.

CultureNext provides organizations with flexible technology, tools, services and expansive rewards to help connect people worldwide to create a culture of engagement, passion and purpose. For more information, visit us at

For more information on The Employee Engagement Awards:
Matt Manners
+ 1 (212) 380-1246
+44 (0) 7799876473
LinkedIn Group: The Employee Engagement Awards