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Engage2Excel Acquires Decision Toolbox, A Recognized Leader in Integrated Recruiting Solutions

STATESVILLE, N.C., December 16, 2016 – Engage2Excel, a leading provider of employee engagement solutions, announced today the acquisition of recruitment solutions provider Decision Toolbox. This addition complements Engage2Excel’s existing HR solutions for employee recognition and surveys and significantly expands the capabilities of its Talent Acquisition division, launched in July 2016.

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Engage2Excel Named Among the Top Recognition Providers in HRO Today’s 2016 Baker’s Dozen Awards

STATESVILLE, N.C., August 9, 2016 – Engage2Excel, Inc. has been ranked as one of the leading providers of recognition and rewards services in the HR industry. This ranking marks the seventh year the company has made the list; in previous years it ranked under the company name TharpeRobbins.

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Engage2Excel Names Darren Findley as President of Recruitment Solutions

STATESVILLE, N.C., May 24, 2016 – Engage2Excel, Inc. has named industry veteran Darren Findley as President of Recruitment Solutions.

“We are thrilled to bring someone with such a comprehensive background in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and staffing solutions to lead new business opportunities at Engage2Excel,” says Phil Stewart, chief executive officer. “Darren’s experience in corporate recruitment makes him the ideal person to bring innovative solutions to our client’s workforce challenges.”

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How to Take Recognition to the Next Level. Debunking the myths in the marketplace around annual engagement surveys and service-based recognition.

Engage2Excel CEO, Phil Stewart and CES, Dr. Jack Wiley along with exclusive partner, Brian Kelly, President & CEO ofVestrics speak about the effective use of employee recognition programs and the critical steps in designing and implementing an analytics program with the Brandon Hall Group. To listen to the podcast click here.

Vestrics, an exclusive Engage2Excel analytics partner, recognized as the category winner in The Excellence in Technology Awards by The Brandon Hall Group

Vestrics, the leading workforce optimization platform for human capital, and exclusive Engage2Excel analytics partner recognized as the category winner in The Excellence in Technology Awards by The Brandon Hall Group. Click here to learn more.

TharpeRobbins Changes Name to Engage2Excel, Launches Industry’s Only ROI-Employee Recognition Solution

STATESVILLE, NC October 18, 2015 – After 123 years, TharpeRobbins, the nation’s longest continuously operating employee recognition company, has changed its name to Engage2Excel and unveiled the industry’s only ROI-based employee recognition platform.

Engage2Excel launched its new brand and ROI-based employee recognition platform today at the HR Tech conference in Las Vegas. In September, clients were given a preview of the new platform in New York. Kevin Henry, Chief Human Resources Officer for Extended Stay America, was impressed with what he saw. “HR leaders need better tools for driving engagement and validating the business impact in order to plan and scale their investments,” says Henry.

“Our new name succinctly sums up what we do. We help companies engage employees to drive business results,” says Phil Stewart, Engage2Excel’s president and CEO. Stewart joined the company in March after eight years at IBM/Kenexa, where he served as the chief people officer and president of Kenexa’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) business unit. “At IBM/Kenexa, I learned the importance and power of analytics in making HR decisions based on measurable business outcomes.”

Companies spend $46 billion annually on employee recognition programs according to industry analyst Bersin by Deloitte. “The unfortunate reality,” Stewart reports, “is that HR leaders today lack the ROI metrics that IT, manufacturing, marketing, and finance use for managing program investments.”

Engage2Excel’s ROI-based employee recognition platform gives HR leaders the business metrics they need to plan, analyze, and scale their engagement and recognition programs. Building on the company’s long history of providing employee recognition programs for more than 2,500 companies, Engage2Excel has added new services to their portfolio. These services include engagement surveys and performance analytics that help clients measure, manage, and improve employee engagement and recognition programs to drive bottom-line results.

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About Engage2Excel, Inc.

Engage2Excel, Inc., formerly TharpeRobbins, is a privately held provider of employee engagement and recognition programs. 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—Engage2Excel helps clients measure, manage, and improve performance with the industry’s only ROI-based employee recognition solution. Headquartered in Statesville, N.C., with an ISO-certified facility in Attleboro, Mass., Engage2Excel has a long history of pioneering solutions dating back to the founding of The Robbins Company in 1892. Find out more at engage2excel.com.

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The HR Technology Conference 2015: Trailblazers Don’t Make the Best Settlers

Posted on October 26, 2015 by Madeline Laurano

I first heard this quote at last month’s GlassDoor Employer Branding Summit when Spencer Rascoff called Zillow (the real estate tech giant) a startup. Some companies, regardless of their size or growth potential, still operate best when they are pushing the envelope, running at warp speed or getting messy with all hands on deck. Is this a good thing? I think so especially in a time when “startup” has become the flavor du jour. This sentiment is one that certainly rang true at The HR Technology Conference this week. Both emerging providers and traditional players were coming to market with new products and exciting announcements. Everyone from ADP (who announced significant enhancements) to Engage2Excel (who developed a novel approach to old-school recognition) to The Marcus Buckingham Company (who stole the show with its approach to building high-performing teams) had something interesting to share. The energy this year is hard to describe.

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TharpeRobbins welcomes Phillip Stewart as the new Chief Executive Officer of TharpeRobbins

STATESVILLE, N.C., April 28, 2015– The TharpeRobbins Company, Inc. has named Phillip Stewart to the position of chief executive officer of The TharpeRobbins Company, Inc., the parent company of both TharpeRobbins and Hinda Incentives.

“We are excited to bring someone with such an extensive background in both executive leadership and human resources to lead the team at TharpeRobbins and Hinda,” says Pat Harlow, chairman of the board. “Phil’s roots in human resources make him the ideal person to connect with the needs of our customers in this vibrant and growing industry.”

Phil comes to TharpeRobbins with a successful track record and a vast professional network, most notably in the HR community. Phil has spent the last eight years at IBM/Kenexa, first as Chief People Officer and then as President of Kenexa’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) business unit since 2007. Prior to Kenexa, Phil spent seven years at Dentsply International and nine years with the Sara Lee Corporation, all in various Human Resources leadership positions. Phil will be moving to Davidson, NC and will work out of the TharpeRobbins headquarters in Statesville, NC.

“Phil has a history of rapidly growing businesses and we are thrilled that he will commit the people and financial resources necessary to support our growth,” says Mike Donnelly, president of Hinda Incentives.

“I am honored to lead this dynamic team to new levels of success,” says Stewart. “We have the perfect combination of experienced talent, cutting-­‐edge technology and depth of services in all of the industries we support. Our future is so incredibly bright that there is no limit to what we will accomplish together!”

About TharpeRobbins
The TharpeRobbins Company is a privately held 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 an ISO-­‐certified facility 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 www.tharperobbins.com.

About Hinda Incentives
Hinda has forged a reputation as the preeminent provider of individual lifestyle awards for sales channels and customer loyalty incentive marketing programs, as well as the employee engagement segments of the corporate rewards and recognition industry. At every level and turn of the awards fulfillment aspect, the company strives to exceed the highest expectations through its never-­‐ending passion for and commitment to total client and award recipient satisfaction.

Established in 1970, Chicago-­‐based Hinda Incentives is one of the nation’s leading specialists in motivating employees and sales forces, and providing incentives to dealers, distributors, and consumers. Hinda’s web-­‐based system, innergE®, provides an efficient, immediate and effective way to manage incentive and recognition programs. The ultimate and most current award assortment available in the marketplace, infinitE℠, offers millions of choices including brand-­‐name merchandise, instant, easy and intuitive digital awards, books and entertainment. Hinda also provides prompt fulfillment of the most popular awards by maintaining its own warehouse and distribution center. Learn more at: www.hinda.com.

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For the Fourth Time - TharpeRobbins Earns a Place on Prestigious Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List

33rd Annual Inc. List Honors America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

STATESVILLE, N.C., August 20, 2014 – For the fourth time, TharpeRobbins, a global leader in the managed employee reward and recognition industry, has received a prestigious level of recognition from Inc. Magazine.

With an extraordinary growth rate of 134%, TharpeRobbins remains on the exclusive list of top 5000 fastest growing companies in North America. TharpeRobbins was previously on the list in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

“We are honored to be included in this distinguished list for a fourth time,” says Brett Tharpe, CEO of TharpeRobbins. “Our continued growth is fueled by recognition like this. It keeps our company motivated and driven to offer the best innovative recognition and reward solutions to our clients around the world.”

TharpeRobbins is a leader and an innovator in the recognition industry, with a client list including many of the world’s largest corporations. The company is responsible for a number of industry firsts, from the introduction of consumer focused award offerings, to the development of generational merchandising™, and the application of technology to improve program results.

“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-­‐In-­‐Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”

According to the magazine, the companies on this year’s list are the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. To view TharpeRobbins’ profile on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list, please see http://www.inc.com/profile/the-tharperobbins-company.

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 www.tharperobbins.com.

About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,647, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Learn more at www.inc.com.

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TharpeRobbins Headquarters Receives ISO 9001.2008 Certification

Certification Increases Efficiency and Strengthens Commitment to Process Improvement

STATESVILLE, N.C., Aug 15, 2014 – The TharpeRobbins Company, a global leader in managed employee rewards and recognition, recently earned the Bureau Veritas ISO 9001:2008 certification in its North Carolina headquarters.

ISO Certification is the most creditable way to demonstrate excellence and drive continuous improvement. Recognition by the Bureau Veritas Certification builds a tangible competitive edge in the recognition industry.

“We see certifying our North Carolina facility’s operations as Covey’s 7th Habit -­‐ balancing and renewing our total resources to create sustainable, long term growth for TharpeRobbins, our customers and for our team. Certification strongly supports our breakthrough initiatives,” says Pat Rushton, senior vice president of supply chain management for TharpeRobbins. “It is amazing how much everyone has embraced it.”

“Certification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard demonstrates TharpeRobbins’ resolve to ensure customer satisfaction through identifying, documenting, implementing, measuring, and continually improving our processes,” states Jody Gatton, manager of operational excellence at TharpeRobbins.

The company’s Attleboro, Mass. facility (formerly The Robbins Company) was the first in the industry to gain this highly regarded standing and has maintained the ISO standard since 1998.

“At TharpeRobbins, we are committed to continuous improvement and providing quality products and services to our clients,” says Brett Tharpe, president and chief executive officer for TharpeRobbins. “With both facilities certified, we increase our efficiency and strengthen our commitment to process improvement.”

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 www.tharperobbins.com.

About Bureau Veritas
Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection, and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.

The Group’s network of regional and local offices manages client relationship and delivers a comprehensive range of services including inspection, testing, auditing, certification, ship classification and related technical assistance, training and outsourcing. When appropriate, Bureau Veritas also provides advisory services.
Large and small organizations, whether private or public, can rely on Bureau Veritas to support them in protecting their respective brands, assets and business. We play a key role in both risk management and performance improvement.
Bureau Veritas deploys multidisciplinary skills from over 61,000 employees in over 1,300 offices and laboratories worldwide. For more information about Bureau Veritas, go to www.us.bureauveritas.com.

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For the Third Time - TharpeRobbins Named Among the Top Recognition Providers in HRO Today's 2014 Baker's Dozen Awards

Company Ranked In The ‘Baker’s Dozen’ List Of Employee Recognition Providers Based On Customer Satisfaction Ratings

STATESVILLE, N.C., August 14, 2014 – TharpeRobbins, a global leader in rewards and recognition, has been named to the ‘Baker’s Dozen’ list by HRO Today’s August 2014 Baker’s Dozen issue in the employee recognition category.

“TharpeRobbins has a reputation built on exemplary customer service. We are honored to be recognized as a top leader in the industry and for our commitment to the customer experience,” says John Bradley, COO and general manager of TharpeRobbins.

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings are based on the comments and feedback from HR professionals. To be eligible a minimum of 13 responses from 8 companies need to be collected by HRO Today. That data is then analyzed and individual scores are calculated for three categories – service breadth, deal sizes, and quality – to determine the rankings as well as an overall score.

To view a full list of rankings, visit: http://www.hrotoday.com/uncategorized/2014-bakers-dozen-customer-satisfaction-surveys-recognition/

“TharpeRobbins’ longstanding relationships with many of its clients have often been described as ‘seamless’,” says Brett Tharpe, president and CEO of TharpeRobbins. “Exemplary customer service is an essential piece of our culture and based on a foundation of shared values and goals focused on delivering a meaningful recognition experience for clients and their employees.”

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 www.tharperobbins.com.

About HRO Today Magazine
HRO Today magazine is dedicated to covering the outsourced Human Relations services market. Published 10 times annually, HRO Today is read by thousands of senior Human Relations managers and executives involved in the selection, procurement, and delivery of services such as payroll, benefits administration, recruitment, relocation, screening, talent management, training and incentives. www.hrotoday.com.

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TharpeRobbins Announces two Client Programs as Finalists of Incentive Magazine Motivation Masters Award

Spotlighting Immucor and Snyder’s Lance for Achieving Results

STATESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 24, 2014 – The TharpeRobbins Company, a global leader in managed employee rewards and recognition, celebrates Immucor and Snyder’s-­‐Lance recognition programs as finalists of the 2013 Incentive Magazine Motivation Masters Award.

The Motivation Masters Awards celebrate the best, most effective, and creative incentive and engagement programs and showcases what truly great incentives look like. Of the sales incentives, channel sales programs, and engagement & recognition categories, the Immucor and Snyder’s-­‐Lance programs were finalists in the engagement & recognition category.

“We are excited both of these recognition programs earned finalist positions. Our partnership with our clients drives the success of these programs and that can be seen in the results,” says Shannon Sugalski, senior solution manager for TharpeRobbins. “This recognition acknowledges the hard work both TharpeRobbins and our clients put in to create engaging and successful programs.”

TharpeRobbins has worked closely with Immucor and Snyder’s-­‐Lance to develop, enhance and monitor their recognition programs. The programs are carefully designed to drive positive behaviors and results each company wants to see demonstrated.

“TharpeRobbins takes great pride in recognizing and celebrating not only our successes, but also our clients,” says Michael Schroeer, vice president of strategic accounts and solution management for Tharpe Robbins. “We are proud of the success Immucor and Snyder’s Lance are seeing and happy to nominate their programs for this award.”

About TharpeRobbins
The TharpeRobbins Company is a privately held 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 an ISO-­‐certified facility 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 www.tharperobbins.com.

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