Achievers and Quest Diagnostics secure the Gold award for Best Advance in Employee Recognition Program in the Talent Management category

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EmployeeExperience–Achievers, an industry-leading employee experience software platform, announces its joint win of a Gold award by Brandon Hall Group with its customer case study of Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services.

This win, within the Best Advance in Employee Recognition Program in the Talent Management category, spotlights an organization’s workplace strategy and the approach to rewarding and recognizing its workforce to improve performance and business outcomes.

“Our customers and the success of their recognition programs inspire us every day,” said Jeff Cates, CEO of Achievers. “It is an honor to have our decade-long relationship with Quest Diagnostics celebrated through this prestigious award win. Over the years, we have been able to witness Quest’s dedication to creating a stellar culture of recognition. Seeing the dramatic impact employee recognition has had across Quest’s employee base is a constant reminder of the positive outcomes all our customers can have.

With Achievers’ award-winning employee recognition and engagement solution, Quest Diagnostics has been able to accomplish its goal of fostering a culture of appreciation while also consolidating all recognition, awards, and tenure onto one platform.

“When we relaunched RecognitionQuest in 2020—in the thick of the pandemic—we took the program to new heights with the goal of building a true culture of appreciation at Quest,” said Cecilia McKenney, SVP & CHRO, Quest Diagnostics. “The result was a more streamlined, user-friendly, and fun program that encourages celebrating everyday contributions and the value each employee brings, in addition to recognizing milestone accomplishments. We’re so proud of this program and the recognition from Brandon Hall Group.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

“Excellence Award winners distinguish themselves through their growing understanding that all the functions of Human Capital Management are integrated and must work together to move businesses forward,” said Rachel Cook, COO, Brandon Hall Group and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards program. “It is a pleasure to see more organizations collaborating across functions and getting more sophisticated and accomplished at delivering measurable benefit through ground-breaking HCM practices. For example, it was inspiring to see how diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are increasingly embedded into people and business strategies and cultures. This year, we saw more alignment between HCM and business objectives than ever before.”

Excellence Award winners are scheduled to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2023, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.

“Our award winners demonstrated the vision, agility and innovation needed to excel in the unchartered hybrid work environment,” said Mike Cooke, CEO, Brandon Hall Group. “We added and revised award categories to ensure that we not only validate best HCM practices but also solicit and recognize next practices that have set a high bar for everyone.”

About Achievers

Achievers’ employee voice and recognition solutions bring your organization’s values and strategy to life by activating employee participation and accelerating a culture of performance. Achievers leverages the science behind behavior change, so your people and your organization can experience sustainable, data-driven business results. Visit us at

About Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world’s largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve healthcare management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 50,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement. (


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