Personalized Employee Gifting for Engagement with Brian Gallagher

July 02, 2024

Are you ready to revolutionize your employee recognition strategy?

Subscribe to HR Mixtape Now:

In this episode of HR Mixtape, host Shari Simpson interviews Brian Gallagher, the vice president of Milestones and EngageLink, discussing the importance of personalized employee recognition and the impact of thoughtful gifting in the workplace. They delve into the significance of timing in gift-giving, the shift towards personalized gifts, and the ROI of employee gift-giving. Brian highlights the use of AI in enhancing employee recognition and the future of rewards and recognition in the workplace.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Personalization is Key: Personalized gifts tailored to individual interests and life events have a significant impact on employee engagement and retention.
  2. Timing Matters: The timing of gift-giving, whether for celebratory or sympathy events, plays a crucial role in the effectiveness of the gesture.
  3. Data-Driven Recognition: Utilizing data and AI can enhance the personalization of gifts, leading to a more human-centric workplace culture.

Don't miss out on valuable insights into the evolving landscape of employee recognition and the role of technology in enhancing the employee experience.

Brian Gallagher is an accomplished entrepreneur with a background in accounting and data analytics, holding master's degrees from Virginia Tech and Villanova University. His professional journey began at Deloitte, setting a strong foundation in corporate finance. Brian's entrepreneurial spirit led him to his family’s business Milestones, a B2B company specializing in personalized employee gifts for significant life events. He also founded EngageLink, a cutting-edge SaaS platform that integrates AI to enhance employee gifting programs. In addition to his business ventures, Brian is a best-selling author and a national speaker on the impact of AI on humanity, sharing insights and fostering discussions on AI's transformative potential in various industries. Brian has taught business courses for the last 8 years at Belmont Abbey College and fills his personal life with activities that fuel his creative spirit, such as writing, 3D printing, and spending cherished time with his wife and five children.


Shari Simpson

Senior Manager Thought Leadership

Brian Gallagher

Vice President

Capture Your Employees' Voices

Your employees want to be a part of creating your company's culture. Make sure they're heard through engaging surveys. Using our questionnaire tool, you can gather invaluable feedback from your entire workforce - remote, hybrid, in-office, contractors, and more. Get the insights you need to make improvements, anticipate any problems, drive strategic decisions, and keep your employees engaged.

Engage with Employee Voice