Why join the RES?
As the President of the RES, I have often been asked to speak about the value proposition of the organization and why a company should consider joining as a corporate member.
One of the most difficult things to do in Rochester is to get public exposure for your company and your employees -- especially for your engineers. The RBJ is a great business journal, but it is not a place where you can easily highlight the technical achievements of your company and your staff! You can certainly advertise your achievements on your own web pages. But let's face the facts, one of the biggest motivators for companies and employees is to be held in high esteem by their peers.
Employee recognition is the key to making employees happier, it improves employee retention, it functions to cultivate a culture of self-improvement and it boosts morale in the office. It is great if you are already doing some of these things within the confines of your company, but imagine what the impact would be if you did all of that in public? The RES is a place where your technical staff can be publically recognized by their peers! If you strive to be a great place to work, employee recognition has to be high on your list!
That is why we take all of this very seriously at the RES and we have been doing it at a high level for more than 100yrs! Here are some of the ways we do that:
When you recognize that joining the RES is all about helping you to recognize your employees, the membership fees become inconsequential. After all, your employees are your most important and most expensive asset! Start recognizing them through the RES and start making your company a great place to work! Corporate membership fees start as low as $300/yr!
All my best,
Greg Gdowski, PhD