March 15, 2016

Globoforce Announces JetBlue, LinkedIn, and as Participants for WorkHuman 2016 CHRO Leadership Panel

March 15, 2016 | Globoforce Press Release

May 10 panel discussion will focus on the role of the CHRO in building a more human workplace

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. and ORLANDO, Fla. – March 15, 2016 – Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced panelists for its CHRO Leadership Panel at the WorkHuman® 2016 conference, taking place May 9-11 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The CHRO Leadership Panel will be held on Tuesday, May 10. Panelists feature the most senior HR leaders from some of the world’s most well-known companies who will share their expertise on how to build a humanity-focused workplace culture. The panel will be moderated by Derek Irvine, Globoforce’s vice president of client strategy and consulting and the co-author of The Power of Thanks. Panelists include Michael Elliott, executive vice president of people at JetBlue (NYSE: JBLU), Pat Wadors, CHRO and senior vice president of the global talent organization at LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), and Tom Aurelio, senior vice president of people and culture at (NYSE: PCLN). To learn more about WorkHuman click here. “Today’s companies are increasingly realizing the connection between their people and culture, and overall business success,” said Irvine. “This means Chief HR Officers have a critical role in creating people-focused strategies that ultimately drive business outcomes. Michael, Pat, and Tom will discuss how this can be effectively accomplished – sharing with attendees strategies for developing, executing, and measuring plans that put employees first.” “One of the keys toward creating a successful employee-focused strategy is having a great company culture that keeps employees engaged and attracts the right talent to match companies’ values and goals,” said Pat Wadors, CHRO and the senior vice president of global talent organization at LinkedIn. “Inspiring this type of culture starts with treating employees in a manner that makes them feel respected, appreciated and human, which is what this panel will focus on, and it’s what we make a point to practice every day at LinkedIn.” The panel will cover additional topics to help CHROs succeed, including the importance of nurturing employee happiness and well-being, and steps to becoming a more human-centric leader. “WorkHuman is about creating an engaging, human-focused company culture, which has been and always will be one of JetBlue’s key differentiators,” said Michael Elliott, executive vice president of people at JetBlue. “Our crewmembers are critical to our success. Through the Lift recognition program and lessons learned from WorkHuman, we’ve been able to inspire humanity in air travel and inspire our people behind our shared values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Fun and Passion. Our hope is that attendees of this panel will learn similar human-focused ideas to take their company to the next level of greatness.” “I am a firm believer that people stay in their jobs for the managers,” said Tom Aurelio, senior vice president of people and culture at “As the competition for talent intensifies, the onus is on us as senior leaders to focus on building more human-focused workplace cultures. This is the first step towards increasing employee engagement and retention and driving business forward.” For more information or questions about the conference, click here or 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 the WorkHuman movement, created to galvanize organizations and leaders worldwide to create a more human workplace. This movement culminates annually at the WorkHuman conference, taking place May 9-11, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland. To learn more:
Contact: Shweta Agarwal (508) 229-1541


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