Leading Your Company to a Best Companies Award:
From HR Gnat to Earning a Seat on the Board
"Get out of my office! I don’t have time for this nonsense!” That was the response Delta Emerson got when she first approached her CEO about applying for a “Best Workplace” award for her company. She didn’t give up. She knew that engaged employees translate into low turnover, client satisfaction, and profitability, and she wanted to apply for awards to get authentic feedback from employees so she could identify what needed to be fixed. She also knew awards wouldn’t come quickly. Credible corporate awards don’t magically appear, but any company can earn them by focusing on basics. If you lead a successful corporate awards initiative, you have the chance to impact your company’s environment, its brand, and its bottom line. How often do HR professionals get to make that claim? Join Delta as she shares the story of the 9-year journey she led that culminated in landing a global consulting firm on Fortune’s “Great Place to Work” list. This session will also focus on how to create a winning strategy for earning the Fortune Great Places to Work award and other Best Companies recognitions, while accounting for the realities and shifts in work and priorities during COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. You’ll walk away from this session with specific tools and insights to help you get started on your awards journey, or to refine the process you already have in place. Plus - It’s a chance to become one of your company’s heroes!
Delta is well-known for a dramatic cultural transformation she orchestrated in a company that was known for being extremely Draconian in its people practices. During her career as a corporate executive and board member, Delta has led world-wide transformational organizational initiatives, with focus on M&A, corporate shared services, workplace flexibility, corporate culture, community outreach, and leadership development.
Delta is currently based in Denver and is the founder and CEO of canyouhearus LLC, helping organizations and leaders build cultures that attract and retain top talent. She is expert at helping companies create a customized strategy and action plan to support their corporate recognition efforts.
Her credentials include: Human Resources • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) – Human Resources Certification Institute • Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) – Society for Human Resources Management Management and Leadership, Mediator – certified through the state of Texas, in conjunction with SMU M.A. M.A. in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management from Southern Methodist University B.A. in English, Journalism, and Education from Angelo State University.
APRROVED FOR 1.5 SHRM AND 1.5 HRCI GENERAL CREDIT.