News Release

Maritz Client Caesars Entertainment named inaugural Employee Engagement Awards finalist

November 12, 2014

Finalist for the Project of the Year - Overseas category; Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on January 28, 2015

St. LOUIS, MO (November 12, 2014) -­ Maritz Motivation Solutions today announces that its nomination of Caesars Entertainment Corporation has been named a finalist in the Overseas Project of the Year category for The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) ( The awards, in their first year, officially recognize businesses that strive to do things differently and put their workforce at the heart of their operations.

The Employee Engagement Overseas Project of the Year Award
This award honors the organization that provides the most compelling evidence that its strategy for Employee Engagement not only works, but also has created a clear and measurable return on investment. This category focuses on those organizations outside the UK & Ireland.

Caesars Entertainment partnered with Maritz Motivation Solutions to design the Total Return program to reward Caesars team members for providing a memorable experience for their guests. Employees represent Caesars in their daily work, and when they deliver great service with passion, they deserve to be recognized. Total Return helps all employees walk the talk of “Give Great Service, Earn Great Stuff.”

“We are extremely thrilled to be selected as a finalist for the Overseas Project of the Year Award,” said Terry Byrnes, Caesars Entertainment Vice President Total Service. “The results that we have had with the Total Return program have been outstanding for not only our team members, but also for our guests. We have been able to see a defined correlation between team members who are recognized for their service to improved customer scores.”

Maritz Motivation Solutions Vice President of Employee Solutions Kimberly Abel said, “Caesars’ Total Return program illustrates how every employee recognition program should be operated. Every team member has an opportunity to make a difference for their guests, their Caesars property and themselves.”

Matt Manners, managing director, The Employee Engagement Awards commented, “We are excited by the calibre of business and finalist we have in our first year. To say I am excited to see who wins each category come January is an understatement.”

About Maritz Motivation Solutions
Based in St. Louis, Maritz Motivation Solutions is part of the Maritz family of companies. It offers full-service consumer loyalty, employee recognition, sales incentive and channel loyalty programs to U.S. and global companies. Maritz Motivation Solutions provides best-in-class rewards and fulfillment services, including purposefully-chosen merchandise and experiences that excite, motivate and recognize people around the world. The people who work for Maritz Motivation Solutions are dedicated to being the best in the business, fun to work with and their clients’ most valuable ally. For more information, visit, subscribe to our blog, follow us on Twitter or call 1-877-4-Maritz (1-877-462-7489).

About The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards)
The EE Awards represents the game changers, the forward thinking businesses that strive to do things differently and put their workforce at the heart of its operation. In a competitive labor market, businesses have to do things differently, and be seen doing so, to create an engaging and rewarding working environment.