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Topic: Appreciation

Thank Them All: Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day and Beyond

New insights from Meghan Stettler and Gary Beckstrand of O.C. Tanner

What a multi-generational workforce really wants
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Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
11:00AM PST/2:00PM EST/7:00PM GMT

As the world marks a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, civic unrest, and economic pressures, organizations have a unique opportunity to thank employees who rose to the challenge during this time. One event that’s ideal to express gratitude is on Employee Appreciation Day, March 5.

For our upcoming webinar, join Meghan Stettler and Gary Beckstrand of the O.C. Tanner Institute for a discussion about the power of appreciation in unsettling times and learn best practices for recognizing your workforce as opportunities arise throughout the coming year.

During this special webinar you’ll learn:

• Why recognition done well kept workplace cultures thriving in 2020
• What specific strategies can make events like Employee Appreciation Day memorable and impactful
• How technology solutions can be leveraged to provide simple and personalized recognition experiences

About the speakers:

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Meghan Stettler, Director, O.C. Tanner Institute

A trusted voice for the O.C. Tanner Institute, most recently via its groundbreaking COVID-19 weekly webinars, Meghan specializes in knitting together key sentiments and perspectives to identify win-win strategies across the table for workplace culture success. As an award-winning journalist, Meghan has addressed over one million viewers, crafting compelling stories and programs for Al Jazeera in Qatar, News 12 New York, Network News Service, and PBS-KCET in Los Angeles. She has also led and captured hundreds of consumer brand experiences to build dozens of “real people” advertising campaigns for giants such as ESPN, Apple, Gap, and Advil.  

Prior to joining O.C. Tanner, she served as the lead energy diplomat for the State of Utah, forging partnerships with countries and companies in the Middle East, the Americas, Europe, and the Indo-Pacific regions. She holds an MA from the University of Southern California, a dual BFA from Brigham Young University, and executive certificates in global business from New York University and Salt Lake Community College.

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Gary Beckstrand, VP, O.C. Tanner Institute

With 30 years of game-changing research, business development, and leadership experience, Gary works with top organizations around the world to help them achieve lasting cultural impact. As a vice president at O.C. Tanner, Gary’s insights are sought after by multiple Fortune 100 companies, and he has spoken to tens of thousands of business leaders across his career.

In addition to coauthoring Appreciate: Celebrating People, Inspiring Greatness, Gary frequently features on,, and Forbes. Prior to O.C. Tanner, Gary held leadership positions at Frito-Lay, Kellogg’s, and Franklin-Covey. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as well as a BS in marketing from Brigham Young University.

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