Like housework, recognition never stops

A look at BC Biomedical Laboratories' recognition program
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/11/2003

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unning a good recognition program is like keeping a house clean, or so Barbara Karhuniemi of BC Biomedical Laboratories likes to say.

There’s little time for rest. “You have to solicit information from the employees. Do your homework, do your focus groups, and then you have to keep going back and reviewing it,” said Karhuniemi, human resource advisor for compensation and benefits at the Surrey, B.C.-based community laboratory.