When Janisa Brown (she/her) returned to Moss Adams, she came up with an idea—cover the cost of a vacation with her daughter via the firm’s recognition program. She made a goal to celebrate Cali Ann’s third birthday at Disneyland Park, and in September 2023, she did just that.
Going the Distance
Janisa Brown, an HR specialist in northern California, returned to Moss Adams in January 2022 after five years away, and she learned of the All-In Recognition Program during onboarding. Launched in 2020, the All-In Recognition Program is an internal platform to celebrate professional accomplishments. Moss Adams team members can award one another All-In points, and those points can be redeemed for rewards.
“I knew I wanted to travel, so I went into the system and found gift cards for hotels and airlines,” Janisa said. “I decided to supplement a Disneyland gift card from my friend with gift cards redeemed through All-In. Then, I challenged myself to use All-In to cover all the costs.”
Rather than telling her team about her travel goals, Janisa focused on earning her All-In recognition through hard work with coworkers and as an active member of the Black business resource group (BRG).
By August 2023, colleagues recognized her with thousands of All-In points that she redeemed for flights, ground transportation, lodging, and theme park entertainment. Nearly all of Janisa’s vacation was covered through her All-In recognition.
“When I finally told them about my plans, my team was so supportive,” Janisa said. “My career advisor made it a point to remind me I earned the vacation because of my hard work. Being acknowledged for what I was doing and having that turn into this opportunity for my daughter meant a lot to me.”