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WorkStride Honored as Gold Stevie® Award Winner in 2017 Stevie Awards for Great Employers

New York, NY – WorkStride, a leading provider of employee recognition and sales incentives solutions, is the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Employee Relations Solutions Provider of the Year category in the second annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, September 22.

WorkStride’s entry, “Rethinking Recognition,” showcased the company’s SaaS-based employee recognition platform, which provides recognition, engagement and rewards services to over 1.5 million end users worldwide across multiple industries. Judges praised the WorkStride platform, calling it “innovative” and mentioning that WorkStride is “really good at focusing on what [its] customers need and require.” They were especially impressed with WorkStride’s patient recognition portal for healthcare companies, noting that WorkStride “understand[s] the healthcare necessity in terms of employee engagement and patient satisfaction.”

Jim Hemmer, WorkStride CEO, said, “We are honored to be a Gold winner in the 2017 Stevie Awards for Great Employers. As an organization, we are dedicated to providing best-in-class recognition, engagement and rewards solutions for our clients to help drive their efforts to motivate their employees and build a positive company culture.”

“The judges were impressed with the quality of entries we received in the second annual Stevie Award for Great Employers. The dedication these Stevie-winning organizations have to providing great workplaces for employees was evident in each nomination,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

More than 50 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

Over 500 nominations from organizations around the world were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of HR-related categories, including Achievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance, Employer of the Year, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year, Human Resources Team of the Year, and Employee Relations Solution Provider of the Year, among others.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at

About WorkStride

WorkStride builds highly configurable recognition, sales incentive, performance, and rewards programs that address and adapt to dynamic needs, helping individuals and organizations increase employee engagement, optimize performance, and enhance impact. The company represents clients of various sizes, including a number of Fortune 500 organizations, from a wide range of industries. WorkStride is based in New York City and is owned by The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm. Learn more about WorkStride at

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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