Our Story

It all started in 2015 when the first WorkHuman was launched with a powerful idea — bring more humanity to the workplace. That spark started a movement, fueled each year by our annual conference. Tackling challenging topics like #MeToo, workplace equality, barriers to diversity and inclusion, and navigating employee emotions, this is where HR and business leaders come together as a community to educate and inspire one another. WorkHuman is the one event you don’t want to miss.

The Origin

Hear Eric Mosley, Globoforce CEO & recognition industry pioneer, talk about the evolution of the WorkHuman conference and movement and how, together with our attendees, we’re tackling big ideas and tapping into the future of the workplace.

 

 

 

2018

WorkHuman left its mark on Austin with our biggest, most energized crowd yet. More than 2,000 humans came to see Amal Clooney, Salma Hayek, Simon Sinek, a historic #MeToo panel, and more. Eight content tracks like Thriving Through Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging offered up 50+ breakout sessions.

 

2017

In 2017 we took WorkHuman to the desert, hosting the conference at a beautiful resort in Phoenix, Ariz. We tripled in size from 2015, with 1,600 humans gathering to see Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Chaz Bono. And there were more breakout tracks in 2017 – The ROI of Social Recognition, The Organization of the Future, The Crowdsourced Enterprise, Your Whole Self, and The Human Visionaries.

2016

In its second year, WorkHuman was again held in Orlando and doubled in size! We heard inspiring keynotes from Amy Cuddy, Gary Hamel, Shawn Achor, and Michael J. Fox. Breakout tracks were organized into three categories – WorkHuman For You, WorkHuman For Your Company, and WorkHuman for the World. Attendees enjoyed fun surprises in WorkHuman Central – from donut walls to coloring tables!

2015

In 2015, more than 400 humans gathered in Orlando, Fla. for the inaugural WorkHuman conference to hear keynotes from Rob Lowe, Arianna Huffington, Adam Grant, Nilofer Merchant, and Shawn Achor. “The greatest predictor of long-term happiness is the breadth, depth, and the meaning in your social relationships. And for me, WorkHuman hits all of those,” Shawn told us.

 

REGIONAL FORUMS

 

Throughout the year, Globoforce hosts one-day, small-group workshops where attendees have the opportunity earn HR recertification credits and network with their peers. WorkHuman Regional Forums focus on the megatrends shaping HR today and how to create a more human work culture in your organization.