National HR Awards - Winner Profiles

Best Recognition Program
Doctors of BC

Since launching its Thanks a Latte recognition program four years ago, Doctors of BC has seen incredible growth in its usage and popularity.

Thousands of lattes have been handed out at the 231-employee organization.

“It’s probably one of the most successful programs we have,” says Amanda Corcoran, chief people and technology officer at Doctors of BC. “Anyone from anywhere in the organization can recognize the contribution of a colleague that’s in support of our values.”

The latte program is one of three recognition programs at the Vancouver-based employer. It’s a peer-to-peer program that allows people to nominate colleagues for a $5 coffee or points card. The card is delivered along with an actual thank you card featuring a hand-written note by the nominator.

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