2013 Employee Engagement Conference


At Achievers, we know that having engaged employees results in higher customer satisfaction and better business performance. In fact, it’s proven. That is why each day we work towards our mission to Change the Way the World Works by helping companies across the world engage employees through our innovative rewards and recognition platform.

The award-winning Achievers platform offers easy-to-use online, social and mobile technologies that power the world’s most successful rewards and recognition programs.  It enables companies to create authentic moments of recognition on a daily basis, for all employees. Check us out on the web at www.achievers.com.

Bloomfire exists to organize knowledge and expertise, and make it accessible and shareable with the people that need it most. Our easy-to-use, cloud-based software is used by hundreds of thousands of employees at leading companies for social learning, customer service, sales & marketing alignment. With Bloomfire, collaboration is easier, work gets done more efficiently, and employees and customers are more satisfied. Here are a few ways Bloomfire can help your organization:

•Get employees up to speed quickly with an easy to use interface and custom playlists.

•It’s easy to find exactly what you need with intelligent search and Q&A.

•Give employees an online place to stay connected, share information, create content and interact.

•People can access information wherever they are with robust mobile features.

•Make informed decisions with advanced analytics that track progress, employee engagement, content usage and more.


IBM Kenexa. Market-leading talent management solutions fueled by the power of workforce science and advanced analytics help organizations source, attract, hire, engage and grow an impassioned workforce that innovates and delivers better business results.

Interaction Associates is a 45-year innovator helping global organizations practice conscious collaboration and achieve excellence in a new measure of ROI — Return on Involvement — where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business results. We develop  leaders at all levels and focus on building proficiency in collaboration, strategic thinking, and  self-awareness. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, our services include organization-wide consulting and learning solutions. For more info: www.interactionassociates.com

Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Through our Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions, we help you align your organization and people; developing, engaging and rewarding them to achieve business success.

McLean & Company is a research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to Human Resources challenges through executable tools and advice that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

We provide our members with best practice research, customized documentation, advisory, custom HR benchmarking, and new hire, rewards & recognition, exit and employee engagement surveys.

With a network of 8,000 client organizations, we sort through the noise to provide you with leading practices that keep your team ahead of the game.

Learn more at www.mcleanco.com.

Online Rewards works with Human Resource departments to create exciting and engaging employee reward and recognition solutions designed to maximize performance. Each program is adapted to the needs of each client, combining any number of program elements within a client branded program portal. Program elements include any combination of elements;  Employee Recognition, Milestone Awards, Performance Awards, Spot Awards, Sales Incentives, Safety Incentives and Health & Wellness. Combining state-of-the-art software and an infinite selection of reward options, Online Rewards delivers a diverse range of unique program solutions, adapted to each client’s objectives.

RiseSmart is a leader in enterprise career management solutions that drive employee engagement, improve retention, and burnish employer brands.  Through its employee-centric career-management platform, RiseSmart Compass, and its results-oriented outplacement solution, RiseSmart Transition, RiseSmart helps high-performing organizations successfully cultivate passionate, engaged employees and loyal alumni ambassadors. RiseSmart’s innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE.  For more information about how enterprise career management can help you, visit http://www.risesmart.com

Root, Inc is a strategy execution company that helps organizations engage their people as the catalyst and driver for change. Root does this by connecting people with complex strategies using creative and visual methods, transformative insights, and consulting knowhow on strategy deployment and sustainment. With more than 20 years of capabilities developed from partnering with the world’s largest businesses, Root has created a proven framework that consistently achieves clarity, ownership, and results. Based in Sylvania, Ohio, Root has been recognized as a Great Place to Work for seven consecutive years. Visit www.rootinc.com for more information.

TalentKeepers® was established in 2000 with a core objective in mind: to discover why talented employees choose to join, stay, and leave organizations. Our research with millions of employees, and hundreds of organizations over the past decade has enabled us to develop proven, award-winning solutions for the most challenging talent management issues including Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, On-Boarding, Leadership Development.  We work to optimize organization, job, co-worker and leader factors that keep high performers engaged.  Leveraging our services and solutions, you can build the culture and processes that keep your best talent, drive engagement, boost productivity, and cut labor costs.

Wiley’s Workplace Learning Solutions Group creates products and services to help people become more effective in the workplace and achieve professional success throughout their career. Our highly respected, global brands include Everything DiSC®, The Leadership Challenge® by best-selling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, and now, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ by best-selling author Patrick Lencioni. 



BlessingWhite was founded in 1973 with the mission of helping organizations and individuals develop more productive working relationships.  We believe individuals come to work wanting to do their best, contribute at a high level and find fulfillment.  Through research and hands-on consulting experience, BlessingWhite has developed proven engagement and leadership content focused on helping employees achieve higher levels of individual contribution and greater workplace satisfaction.

BlessingWhite provides consulting, processes, tools and training to:

  • Engage employees at all levels to commit, deliver and thrive
  • Create high-performance cultures that drive bottom-line results and reinforce organizational mission and values
  • Develop inspiring leaders at all levels
  • Align employee talents with organizational strategy

In October 2012, BlessingWhite became a division of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) a global performance improvement solutions.

Access our research today:  www.blessingwhite.com/research

Bonfire is a multi-disciplinary creative agency that helps the world’s most respected companies harness the power of collective action to achieve their strategic goals. We partner with leaders to build simple, compelling narratives and beautiful brands, and design and execute high-impact events, workshops and campaigns that drive fundamental behavioral shifts.  


Career Engagement Group deliver Fuel50 - career engagement technology used by Best Places to Work winners to drive  compelling career propositions and to achieve significant uplifts in engagement across the organisation. Used to support talent management, onboarding, and engagement initiatives -  this SaaS product impacts engagement and retention.

Giving your people a clear line of site to career pathways within the organisation, engagement is also fuelled by providing managers insight as to what will engage and retain each and every employee, while also providing HR and strategic stakeholders with aggregate data insights into the engagement and retention drivers across your organisation.

The Center for TALENT SOLUTIONS (CTS) www.KeepPeople.com with operating business units: Center for TALENT RETENTION, Center for TALENT MANAGEMENT, Center for DIVERSE TALENT and Center for KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, is the leading expert on “taking action” to increase organization results through people. 

CTS offers a full range of workshops, talent practices, and targeted talent solutions guaranteed to equip your organization, managers, HR professionals, and teams to “take action” to improve talent results and increase business performance.


CTS is known in the industry as an elite partner to companies like General Electric, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, ADP, Unilever, HP, John Deere, and Whirlpool– helping them to increase business performance through their people.

Confirmit helps businesses operationalize feedback to drive change throughout their organizations using the world’s most secure, reliable and scalable solutions for Voice of the Customer, Employee Engagement and Market Research programs. Confirmit’s solutions enable companies to run feedback and research programs that increase revenue, reduce costs and promote culture change. 

An engaged workforce is at the heart of an engaged customer base. Engaging your workforce is about more than retaining employees and reducing costs. You can drive smarter investments, boost customer loyalty, and increase revenue by understanding what makes employees tick—and by harnessing their insights about your customers.

Confirmit enables you to build a Voice of the Employee program that delivers real, actionable insight and understand how your employees drive customer engagement at every point of the business. You can create a program that meets your company's needs, using whatever engagement methodology works for you, and integrate data from employee feedback surveys with other business and employee information to create a 360 degree view of your employees.

Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is a global leader in cloud-based learning and talent management software. The company is pioneering solutions to help organizations realize the potential of a modern workforce. From recruitment, onboarding, training and collaboration, to performance management, compensation, succession planning and analytics, Cornerstone is designed to enable a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees and organizations. Based in Santa Monica, California, the company’s solutions are used by more than 2,600 clients worldwide, spanning 23.8 million users across 191 countries and 42 languages. To learn more about Cornerstone, visit www.csod.com

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) provides premium learning content mapped to core competencies and learning goals including executive summaries of business books from Business Book Summaries™ (BBS) and the latest thinking topics from business periodicals via EBSCO’s Learning Centers™. EBSCO’s learning resources enable instructors to quickly find quality resources that they may not have had access to or the time to check and allow employees to review the most important information from these sources without losing valuable time. EBSCO also provides reports for learning professionals supporting the needs of corporate learning executives and staff by providing evolving corporate learning methods and technologies.

Fierce is a global leadership development and training company that transforms the way companies communicate and connect with their employees and their customers. We partner with our clients to build conversational skills that result in high levels of candor, engagement, innovation, cross-boundary collaboration, and accountability at all levels within the organization.


Founded in 1999, Globoforce is the world’s leading provider of SaaS-based employee recognition solutions. Through its social, mobile, and global technology, Globoforce helps HR and business leaders elevate employee engagement, increase employee retention, manage company culture and discover the power of real-time performance management. Today, employees across the world are living their company values and achieving peak performance through the Globoforce platform. A private corporation, Globoforce is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland. To learn more, please visit www.globoforce.com or the company’s blog at www.globoforce.com/globoblog.


IDG Research Services specializes in the measurement and management of motivation and engagement at work. Motivation is individual and situational. Our approach makes the critical shift away from one-size-fits-all initiatives and instead fosters individual accountability for sustained motivation and engagement.   Experience the next generation of engagement research with fast results, at-a-glance organizational heat mapping, and comprehensive self-serve reporting for deep demographic analysis – all based on the most recent discoveries in neuropsychology, brain research and motivation theory. The result? More effectively allocate your resources and adapt your strategies to drive productivity and growth. We put your organization AND your employees in the driver’s seat with practical tools for real-time, personal motivation management toward your business goals.  Learn more at www.idgresearch.com


Metrus Group enables organizations to achieve superior results through the optimization of talent and performance. Our value lies in bringing research facts through our Metrus Institute, great practices from highly experienced advisors, and a high level of customer intimacy.  Our powerful People Equity framework of Alignment, Capabilities and Engagement (or ACE) is being used by talent leaders globally to:

  • Align their talent strategy with their business strategy
  • Create talent scorecards that focus energy and resources in the right areas
  • Diagnose how well talent is being optimized across the organization
  • Identify leader development opportunities
  • Enhance human capital processes to optimize talent and performance
  • Grow the perceived value of the HR function by its key stakeholders

Learn More at www.metrus.com.

Michael C. Fina believes in creating memorable experiences for our customers and their employees so they are inspired to do great things. We are the leading family-owned WBENC-certified provider of global employee reward, recognition, and incentive solutions that deliver positive business results. Our solutions provide the means to celebrate the milestones and achievements in your employees’ careers, whether it’s a performance milestone, a safety initiative, or service anniversary.

We don’t just build reward, recognition, and incentive solutions. We help you inspire your employees.


Purchasing Power is the premier employee purchase program that gives employees a responsible way to buy name-brand consumer products and online education, and pay over 12 months. Close the gaps in your voluntary benefits with Purchasing Power, a no-cost, easy to administer program that helps support your engagement, retention and productivity efforts.

Companies with strong, well-aligned cultures are six-times more successful than their competitors – Jim Collins, Good to Great

RoundPegg helps companies align their culture to drive business performance. 

Taking a quantitative approach, RoundPegg identifies your company’s unique culture, the various sub-cultures and the values that are causing conflict.  Once the baseline has been completed you have access to tools that help align the culture over time by hiring for culture fit, developing incumbents and engaging your employees.

For the first time you can track your companies alignment and understand the relationship to the bottom line. 

Sheppard Partners is an organizational development consulting company that focuses its efforts on helping organizations create high performance cultures. Our practice is built by partnering completely with the organizations we serve. We reinforce and further develop each of our client's unique strategies and values. Our broad scope of services and expertise allows us to find the right solutions to help you unleash the full potential of your organization and the people in it.

Spring International is a strategic research and consulting firm that brings more than 25 years of experience in employee research, employee engagement and positive employee relations programs to global companies. We help companies to better understand their workforce through the complete lifecycle – from pre-hire to exit and at every stage in between. Whether the challenge is extreme growth, merger or reorganization, we help leaders to make a difference through targeted programs - even when resources are limited.  Our unique approach and highly skilled team deliver customized programs to truly translate research into action.  Our flexibility and responsiveness allows companies to ensure that their program meets their needs, fits their unique culture and achieves their business goals. We believe in being partners for success. Learn more at www.springitl.com.

Virgin HealthMiles, Gold Underwriters

Virgin HealthMiles, part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, is the industry’s top performing health engagement platform. We help employers encourage their employees to adopt healthier lifestyles and create great places to work. Using the latest in social, gaming, and rewards technologies, Virgin HealthMiles gets more people to change their behavior in meaningful ways for longer periods of time than any other company. More than 200 industry leaders representing 1,000,000+ employees have selected Virgin HealthMiles’ award-winning programs for their workplace. True to our Virgin roots, we don’t just play the game. We change it for good. Learn more at www.virginhealthmiles.com.