April 6, 2017, (Montreal, QC) –Peter W. Hart, CEO of Rideau Inc., a global leader in employee recognition, has been recognized by the incentive and human resources industry for his commitment to employee-centric work cultures, innovation in the field and vision of employee recognition as a major contributor to business, economic performance and employee fulfillment.
Hart is listed on both Incentive Magazine’s inaugural list of the 25 most Influential People in the Incentive Industry and HRO Today’s HR Superstars while Rideau, Inc. won top honors at HRO Today Forum, EMEA’s iTalent competition in Edinburgh, Scotland for Vistance – its newly-launched human capital recognition solution. “Receiving this type of recognition from my peers is a very special moment for me and the entire Rideau team,” says Hart. “I’m grateful that I’ve been able to help organizations improve their performance and cultures, and am delighted that so many people have joined me on this journey.”
The list, which was selected by input from industry leaders, reader feedback and the Incentive editorial team, classifies Peter as a “Globalist” – a nod to his global influence in recognition thought-leadership and Rideau’s impact on a global level.Every year, HRO Today’s editorial staff selects a group of HR executives that represents the best in HR leadership to be named to its HR Superstars list. HR Superstars are divided into three categories; providers, practitioners, and advisors/analysts. The final list represents the epitome of HR leadership due to the forward-thinking and innovative approach each winner applies to contemporary HR challenges. Peter is named an HR Superstar in the recognition provider category.
“Helping our business partners with their employee recognition needs is the foundation of what we do at Rideau and I could not be prouder”, says Hart. At the HRO Today Forum, EMEA’s iTalent competition, Hart presented Vistance, Rideau’s landmark technology that uses predictive employee recognition analytic data to identify the return on recognition for companies. After hearing presentations from Peter and the other finalists, the judges chose Rideau’s Vistance as the winner of the competition, which was welcomed validation for Peter.
“Today we have the scientific data to back up what we’ve known for years – employees who are recognized in a timely and sincere manner perform better no matter where they sit in a particular organization. I think the panel was impressed with not only our solution, but the fact we’ve done our homework and had the scientific proof and real-life outcomes that confirmed the validity of Vistance.”
SHAREDXPERTISE CEO Elliot Clark, publisher of HRO Today, agrees the recognition for Peter and Rideau were well deserved. “Peter is an excellent ambassador of what itmeans to be an “HRO Superstar”. He is a stalwart advocate of employee recognition and for years has been a proponent of using recognition analytical data to help companies reach their service and financial goals. Rideau’s Vistance recognition solution won the HRO Today Forum, EMEA iTalent competition in 2016 because Vistance exemplifies how employee recognition and engagement should be used to engage the workforce and strategically move business results in the right direction.”
Hart has not let the winning of these three prestigious awards slow him down. Looking ahead to the future for both Rideau and the global recognition industry fuels Hart’s passion to demonstrate the value of employee recognition and its power to lift an organization’s key performance objectives. The company continues to invest heavily in the latest technology and thought-leadership, most recently adding workforce and culture improvement experts, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, to the company’s service offering. “I have been a loud champion of employee recognition because I know it works.” Hart says, “Employee recognition is going to continue to play a bigger and bigger role in strategic success of businesses and we are prepared to lead the way.”
About Rideau Inc.:
Companies of all sizes turn to Rideau for Return on Recognition. Backed by industry-leading experience and a quality team of professionals, Rideau leverages its century of experience to reinvent the human capital landscape. Built on award-winning, state-of-the-art technology and validated by years of scientific research- the Vistance platform and Rideau’s proprietary RQ Score™ are pioneering new workforce innovation. With the use of its proprietary analytics, Rideau is able to identify real-time opportunities to increase employee engagement, retention, and customer satisfaction as well as identify concrete and measurable return on investment.