September 21, 2017

WorkHuman, Pioneered by Globoforce, Wins Gold at 2017 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards

September 21, 2017 | Globoforce Press Release


Conference dedicated to promoting humanity in the workplace takes top honor for Best Corporate Image Event for second consecutive year

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and DUBLIN – September 21, 2017 – Globoforce®, a leading provider of social recognition solutions, today announced it was named the winner of two medals, including one gold, at the 2017 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards. For the second year in a row, Globoforce took the top honor for its WorkHuman® 2017 conference in the category of Best Corporate Image Event. WorkHuman 2017 also won bronze in the category of Best Brand Experience Event. The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program honoring the world’s best products, services and companies.

“WorkHuman brings together the world’s most prominent thinkers and HR leaders to address crucial changes impacting the modern workplace,” said Derek Irvine, vice president, strategy and consulting services, Globoforce. “Our annual event also inspires attendees to see firsthand how recognition, positive reinforcement, diversity and fostering a culture of performance development enhance organizational performance. Along with helping attendees establish meaningful personal connections, WorkHuman is the platform that provides them with the necessary tools to help build more human-focused work cultures. We are honored to be recognized by Golden Bridge for this event.”

The WorkHuman conference, pioneered by Globoforce, is dedicated to helping educate, energize and engage business and HR leaders to inspire the future of the human workplace through diversity, inclusion and recognition. One key feature at WorkHuman this year was the Gratitude Bar, which allowed attendees to thank and recognize each other using the Globoforce platform, and then redeem points with donations to local charities including The Be ONE Project, the Girls Rule Foundation, and Diversity Leadership Alliance.

The annual event has grown five times in size since the inaugural event in 2015, and has featured some of the world’s most influential thought leaders and visionaries, including former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rob Lowe and Michael J. Fox and bestselling authors Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Shawn Achor.

Globoforce’s 2018 WorkHuman conference will be held April 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Research professor and three-time New York Times best-selling author, Brené Brown, Ph.D., has been named a keynote speaker for the event. Additionally, Steve Pemberton, author and trailblazing executive, will return as a featured speaker for WorkHuman 2018.


About the Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards

The Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peer’s recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new startups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world.


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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