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TharpeRobbins Earns Prestigious Optimas Award from Workforce Magazine

Company Receives Gold in Benefits Category
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    STATESVILLE, NC, December 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The TharpeRobbins Company Inc., a global leader in managed employee rewards and recognition has received a prestigious Optimas award from Workforce magazine, a business magazine serving the needs of human resources professionals since 1922. The award is in the Benefits Category for its Power of You program, which transforms the way employees are rewarded and recognized.

"When we initially kicked off the Power of You program, we had a 92 percent participation rate right off the bat," says Michael Schroeer, vice president of strategic accounts and solution management for TharpeRobbins. "When an employee nominates someone for a reward, they receive it instantly. Social media, badges, table tents, banners and posters throughout all of our facilities maintain a high level of interest so 99 percent of our employees now participate. The Power of You puts the power of recognition into the hands of each and every employee."

Managers at TharpeRobbins have the freedom to publicly share the recognition in front of peers or the entire organization at town hall meetings. The system is flexible and programs and initiatives can be added at any time.

The Workforce editorial staff has selected Optimas award winners for the past 22 years based on tangible business results, such as with TharpeRobbins' Power of You program. Optimas winners are recognized for identifying critical issues within their organization and successfully implementing HR solutions that generate significant results. Companies of all sizes are eligible.

"The Optimas Awards were established to celebrate innovative HR programs and initiatives," says Mike Prokopeak, editorial director of the Human Capital Media Group, which publishes Workforce magazine. "Winners deliver significant success, such as with the Power of You program, proving a strong HR function is key to a thriving organization."

TharpeRobbins and fellow Optimas award winners are featured in the December issue of Workforce magazine

About TharpeRobbins
The TharpeRobbins Company is a privately held, ISO-certified provider of managed employee reward and recognition programs, which offers in-house creative services, software development, jewelry manufacturing and state-of-the-art distribution centers. TharpeRobbins is passionate about recognition because it knows an engaged workforce produces measurable business results. With the company's vast industry knowledge and expertise in outcome-based program design for a wide variety of clients —from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurial firms — TharpeRobbins offers a unique perspective that helps its clients achieve attraction, retention and performance goals through employee engagement. With TharpeRobbins, Recognition Changes Everything.

Created through the 2007 merger of The Robbins Company, founded in 1892, and The Tharpe Company Inc., founded in 1981, TharpeRobbins acquired Hinda Incentives in 2012, further strengthening its services to the industry. Headquartered in Statesville, N.C., with offices in Attleboro, Mass., and Hinda Incentives located in Chicago, TharpeRobbins' innovative solutions have continued to set new standards for more than 100 years. Find out more at

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