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Derek Irvine

Executive, Senior Vice President - Strategy & Consulting Services


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NEW BOOK: Making Work Human: As senior vice president, client strategy and consulting at Workhuman, I help clients – including some of world’s most admired companies – leverage proven recognition strategies and best practices to elevate employee engagement, increase retention, and improve bottom-line results. While I currently lead the company’s strategy & consulting services division, I oversaw the company’s global marketing and rewards functions from 2000 to 2010, growing Workhuman from a start-up to the Unicorn organization it is today. I am one of the world’s foremost experts on employee recognition and engagement and continuous performance management, helping business leaders set a higher vision and ambition for their company culture. As a renowned speaker and co-author of three books – “Making Work Human,” “Winning with a Culture of Recognition” and “The Power of Thanks” - I teach HR leaders how to use recognition to proactively manage company culture. My viewpoints and writings are also regularly featured across major HR publications including HR Zone, Workspan, HR Magazine, HR Executive, and Workforce Management. I previously worked in strategy consulting with PA Consulting Group, and in marketing with the world famous brands of Johnson & Johnson and Pernod Ricard.

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Executive, Senior Vice President - Strategy & Consulting Services at Workhuman


B.Comm and Masters of Business Studies