Conference designed to transform the way we think about work named Event of the Year
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. and DUBLIN – December 13, 2016 – Globoforce®
, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced that its WorkHuman
™ 2016 conference was named the gold winner in the Event of the Year category at the Best in Biz Awards 2016. The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
Launched in June 2015, WorkHuman is designed to galvanize leaders and organizations worldwide to harness the transformative power of people for the next generation of HR. WorkHuman celebrates breakthrough organizations building human-centric workplaces where employees achieve their fullest potential – where people feel appreciated, connected, and empowered for who they are and what they do. Globoforce’s WorkHuman 2017 conference
will be held May 30-June 1, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. The annual event has grown three times in size since the inaugural conference in 2015.
WorkHuman 2017 will feature keynote addresses from top-rated Wharton professor and author Adam Grant, and bestselling author and Quiet Revolution co-founder Susan Cain. Main tracks designed to change the future of the human workplace at WorkHuman 2017 include: The Crowdsourced Enterprise, The Human Visionaries, The Organization of the Future, The ROI of Social Recognition, The WorkHuman Leader: Executive Forums, and Your Whole Self.
“WorkHuman continues to mobilize HR leaders to build workplaces that humanize and provide a positive employee experience,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “This award affirms the strength of the event and its impact on transforming workplace practices and cultures. It is also a testament to our speakers, customers, partners, influencers and Globoforce employees who tirelessly commit their time to making this conference a rewarding and life-changing experience for all who attend.”
The sixth annual Best in Biz Awards program in North America garnered more than 600 entries, from public and private companies in the U.S. and Canada. Winners of the Best in Biz Awards 2016 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 50 judges from widely known newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, TV outlets, and analyst firms. This year’s panel included judges from Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, CNET, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Forbes, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Information Week, InfoWorld, Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, Multifamily Executive, Network World, Portland Business Journal, Security Products Magazine, South Florida Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, Wired, WLRN and ZDNet.
Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build stronger, more human cultures 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 30-June 1, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.
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