Each year, the editors of HRO Today recognize industry leaders who demonstrate forward-thinking and transformative actions in the industry. By understanding the power of recognition as a top motivator for performance, Hart has established Rideau as one of the world's leading employee engagement providers.

Effective employee recognition is the backbone of any successful and thriving company culture, said Hart. it's an honor to be recognized by HROToday and a true pleasure to witness year after the year the impact of recognition done right in fostering a positive work environment.

2015 was as an incredibly fruitful year for Hart and Rideau, which included a trip to Beijing in November with a Trade Mission to China organized in partnership with the Montreal Chamber of Commerce and Montreal International. Led by the Mayor of Montreal, Mr. Denis Coderre, the Trade Mission served as a backdrop to Rideau announcing a joint venture with Beijing Foreign Enterprise Human Resources Services (FESCO HRC), the leading provider of HR and benefits in China. This announcement was preceded by the acquisition in late summer of the Birks corporate sales division from the retail icon in Canada. In late November, Hart launched the second of his co-authored books with employee engagement specialist David Zinger, People Artists, Drawing Out the Best in Others at Work. The book examines the concept of People Artistry, a novel concept developed by Zinger and Hart to help managers become true People Artists leaders who understand that their companies (or teams) are blank canvases and their employees are the vibrant color that ultimately leads to professional fulfillment for both manager and employee and success for the business.


In addition, Rideau recently launched its Vistance Learning platform, an online learning management system that will be a game-changer in the art and science of employee engagement and people management.


As North America's leading source for web-based incentive management solutions, Rideau's easy-to-use employee recognition and loyalty programs are changing the way companies look at the relationship between people managers and employees. Rideau's management programs have proven to help companies better service its customers, strengthen credibility and build customer loyalty. The company has active, results-driven partnerships with companies such as RBC, Intel, CA and Liberty Mutual.

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