May 30, 2017

Globoforce’s WorkHuman 2017 Conference Kicks Off

May 31, 2017 | Globoforce Press Release

Award-winning event to feature keynotes from Michelle Obama, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chaz Bono, Susan Cain, and Adam Grant, as well as top HR practitioners and thought leaders to offer exclusive access to live conference updates and highlights

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & DUBLIN & PHOENIX, Ariz. – May 30, 2017 – Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today kicked off its WorkHuman 2017 conference. The award-winning annual HR event, taking place May 30-June 1 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., is designed to help HR leaders learn how to create a more human workplace. The conference brings together the brightest stars in the growing community of human-focused advocates, including former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, “Seinfeld” and “Veep” actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and LGBTQ rights advocate and actor Chaz Bono, as well as some of the most admired thought leaders in the world.

To follow highlights from the WorkHuman conference, including live blogging, behind-the-scenes photos and videos, and real-time expert commentary from the WorkHuman community, visit and get live updates on Facebook and Twitter by following #WorkHuman.

The three-day conference features interactive sessions and thought-provoking keynotes and panels from five key content tracks: The ROI of Social Recognition, The Organization of the Future, The Crowdsourced Enterprise, Your Whole Self, and The Human Visionaries.

Session highlights include:

  • A conversation with Michelle Obama led by Steve Pemberton, chief diversity officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance and author
  • Keynotes with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Seinfeld” and “Veep” actress, comedienne and producer; and Chaz Bono, LGBTQ rights advocate and actor. Both sessions will be moderated by Michelle Gielan, positive psychology researcher and best-selling author of Broadcasting Happiness.
  • Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained researcher and New York Times best-selling author, and Christina Hall, vice president, global compensation and HR M&A at LinkedIn heading a session called The Correlation Between Social Recognition Experience and Retention of Key Employees
  • Susan Cain, Quiet Revolution co-founder and best-selling author – A Quiet Revolution: Changing How We Work, Lead and Innovate
  • Adam Grant, Wharton School professor and best-selling author – Originals: How Non-Conformists Rule the World
  • Eric Mosley, CEO and co-founder of Globoforce, and co-author of The Power of Thanks How to Build a Positive Employee Experience in the Human Era

The action-packed lineup of keynotes, workshops, and panels is designed to educate and inspire attendees to build a more human workplace. Attendees will learn about topics such as the ROI of social recognition, the importance of the employee experience, and how to build diversity and inclusion from HR leaders at some of the world’s most admired companies, including LinkedIn, Bank of America, and UnitedHealth Group.

For more information or questions about the conference, call toll-free at 844-975-4626 (844-WRKHMAN) or visit


About Globoforce

Pioneer of the WorkHuman® movement, Globoforce helps make work more human for millions of people and organizations worldwide. Its cloud-based social recognition software helps build award-winning cultures where employees feel more appreciated and socially connected at work – driving a sense of belonging and inspiring the entire organization to reach its full potential and achieve business success. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.


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