Social recognition firm Globoforce this week announced the launch of WorkHuman 2015, a conference dedicated to the future of engagement in the workplace. The event, which will take place from June 8 to 10, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, will gather together HR and recognition experts to help organizations, "build a work culture that empowers employees, remind them of their worth, and pull everyone together in the pursuit of greatness," Globoforce CEO Eric Mosley told Incentive.
Mosley, also the co-author of the new book The Power of Thanks, will be one of the main speakers at the event, and will be joined on the schedule by a few even bigger names. Among these are Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington, actor and author Rob Lowe, and The Happiness Advantage author and researcher Shawn Achor.
"WorkHuman is designed to empower organizations to harness the transformative power of emotional connections among colleagues, and supercharge efforts to build a humanity-focused workplace culture," said Mosley. He added that it "aims to teach industry leaders how they can cultivate a culture that encourages people to be their best, most positive selves. Fulfilled employees are better employees, and not only will they be better at work -- they'll be more fulfilled.
He pointed to Globoforce's Fall 2014 Workforce Mood Tracker survey, in which 69 percent of workers reported that they were more highly engaged in work where "the human experience" was promoted in their company.
"Embracing humanity also helps increase a company's bottom line," added Mosley. "According to a Globoforce/SHRM survey, 49 percent of companies that chose to foster a culture of humanity in the workplace through the implementation of recognition and appreciation strategies saw an increase in overall company profits."
Those interested can register for the conference here, with an early bird rate for those registering before April 8.