November 2, 2015

Globoforce Announces Happiness Expert Shawn Achor as Keynote Speaker for WorkHuman 2016 Conference

November 2, 2015 | Globoforce Press Release

Bestselling author returns for annual conference focused on the future of the human workplace

Speaker applications accepted through Nov. 30, 2015

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. and DUBLIN – November 2, 2015 – Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today confirmed happiness expert and bestselling author Shawn Achor as the first announced keynote speaker for the WorkHuman 2016 conference, May 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.  The mission of the WorkHuman movement is to galvanize organizations and leaders worldwide to create a more human workplace.  This movement culminates annually at the WorkHuman conference, powered by Globoforce, which brings together the brightest stars in this growing community of human-focused organizations, scholars and leaders. To learn more about WorkHuman 2016 click here. “WorkHuman is a movement whose time has come,” said Julie Zadow, executive director of WorkHuman. “We are leading a mission to demonstrate how and why happiness and humanity will become the driving forces of business success. The response from WorkHuman 2015 was incredible, and with WorkHuman 2016, we will again convene the brightest thinkers in this movement, including leading evangelists like Shawn, to inspire fresh insight and behavior change to create a more human workplace.” The inaugural WorkHuman conference was held in June 2015, and featured some of the world’s most influential thought leaders and visionaries, including Achor, Arianna Huffington and actor Rob Lowe. Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness. He is the co-founder and CEO of GoodThink and The New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. His research on positive mindset results led to the cover of Harvard Business Review, and his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time, with more than 11 million views. Achor has worked with more than a third of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as the NFL, the NBA, the Pentagon and the White House. His Happiness Advantage training is one of the largest and most successful positive psychology corporate training programs in existence, and in 2014 he did a two-hour interview with Oprah to discuss his mission to bring positive psychology to the world. Globoforce is accepting speaker applications for WorkHuman 2016 through Nov. 30, 2015. Completed applications can be sent to For more information or questions about the conference, call toll-free at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN). About Globoforce Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build strong cultures of engaged employees through the power of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of the most admired companies in the world to inspire and energize employees and create best places to work. Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to recognition programs. What results is measurable business success, qualified by increases in employee engagement, retention, and productivity. The company pioneered WorkHuman – a movement designed to help organizations unlock the power of the human workplace which was launched at the inaugural WorkHuman event held in June 2015. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.
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