2014 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.

Aon Hewitt empowers organizations and individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organizational and personal performance and growth, navigate retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness.  Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 35,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide across 100+ solutions.  For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.


AppLearn are at the forefront of innovation in the Talent adoption and engagement space. We provide products & services which enable organisations to impact their Talent and Performance software effectiveness by measuring, communicating and aligning their entire workforce towards a single goal: Success.

AppLearn’s Product Developers understand the challenges involved in rolling out new employee review projects. Our products are constantly evolving alongside the innovative vendor software market to ensure your employees are fully equipped to adopt, engage with and complete their Talent & Performance processes superlatively.

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

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with clients to create world-class leadership development solutions for managers at all levels. Our team leverages the management insight, thought leadership, and expertise of Harvard Business School faculty and authors from Harvard Business Review to create tailored leadership development solutions. With more than 20 years of practical experience, our innovative, technology-enabled solutions drive meaningful and lasting business results. Our solutions include the award winning Leadership Direct, our virtual classroom program; Harvard ManageMentor, our on-line learning and performance support platform; Breakthrough Leadership, our blended leadership development solution for midlevel managers, New Leader, our blended cohort-based program for developing new managers; and LeadingEdge, the premier source for on-demand digital content. Corporate Learning is a market group within Harvard Business Publishing. Based in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, and India, Harvard Business Publishing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University and is an affiliate of Harvard Business School. www.harvardbusiness.org

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.


Over the last 15 years, Perceptyx has been quietly leading a revolution in how surveys and data analytics are changing the game in HR. 

The fads abound: tiny pulse surveys, always-on surveys, do-it-yourself-surveys. 

But gaining dynamic insight into the mindset of a workforce in a way that enables listening, empathetic response and targeted solution is what yields game-changing performance.

Learn more about what Perceptyx does before you waste another cycle on … well the same old thing… again.

Our advanced technology and tools are being used in leading companies such as Cardinal Health, P&G, Bristol Meyers Squibb, GE, Target, Hitachi Ltd., FedEx, Micron, Johnson & Johnson, Hershey, Comcast, Allstate, and Mercedes-Benz to name but a few.

QuestBack helps companies by improving leadership development and employee engagement. We help you to gather, analyze and convert feedback into actionable insight in real-time. As a result you can build stronger relationships with your employees, better allocate resources when and where they are needed the most, and ensure that the right people with the right capabilities are assigned to the right roles at the right time. Our cloud based-SaaS solution is highly scalable, flexible and easily integrated into your current IT workflow.



Avature is a highly configurable enterprise SaaS platform for Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, and the leading provider of CRM technology for recruiting globally. Founded by Dimitri Boylan, co-founder and former CEO of HotJobs.com, Avature brings consumer-web technology and innovation to the HCM software market. Avature solutions include shared services sourcing, applicant tracking, campus & events recruiting, employee referrals, social onboarding, branded employee engagement, internal mobility, and performance management. Avature has 64 of the Fortune 500 as customers and is used in 67 countries and 14 languages. Avature delivers its services from data centres in the US, Europe and Asia and has offices in Buenos Aires, Dublin, London, Madrid, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Singapore and Shenzhen. www.avature.net @Avature.


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.

Data Solutions International (DSI) is a software and services firm providing cost effective solutions to measure, evaluate, and improve employee performance. With over 17 years of experience, using configurable technology and skilled project managers, we deliver sophisticated employee measurement solutions tailored to your business. We offer 360/multi-rater, employee engagement, talent management, and data visualization solutions. Our clients include prestigious consulting organizations, multi-national corporations, and government agencies. To learn more visit www.datasolutionsinc.com or call 952.943.8137.

About D2L

A global leader in edtech, D2L is the creator of brightspace, the world’s first integrated learning platform. The company partners with thought-leading organizations to improve learning through data-driven technology that helps deliver a personalized experience to every learner, regardless of geography or ability. D2L’s open and extensible platform is used by more than 1,100 clients and almost 15 million individual learners in higher education, k–12, healthcare, government, and the enterprise sector—including fortune 1000 companies. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. www.brightspace.com | www.d2l.com

With more than 100 years of experience in Employee and Customer Engagement, Evolve Performance Group is a data-driven, performance-oriented, consulting company.

Through our proprietary, scientifically validated metrics and methods, we help our clients drive real profit increases by aligning employee interactions to engage internal and external customers.

How? We offer tools to measure, understand, and enhance the discretionary effort your employees exhibit and the commitment they feel to helping your company win in the marketplace.

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.


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.

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Creator of the largest database of individual compensation profiles in the world containing more than 40 million salary profiles, PayScale, Inc. provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries through its online tools and software. PayScale’s products are powered by innovative algorithms that dynamically acquire, analyze and aggregate compensation information for millions of individuals in real-time. Publisher of the quarterly PayScale Index™, PayScale’s subscription software products for employers include PayScale MarketRate™, PayScale Insight™, and PayScale Insight Expert™. PayScale customers include Cummins, Warby Parker, Zendesk, Clemson University and Covenant Dove. For more information, visit:  www.payscale.com or follow PayScale on Twitter: http://twitter.com/payscalebiz

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.

Qualtrics is the world’s leading enterprise survey technology provider. Qualtrics makes it easy to capture real-time customer, Qualtrics is the world's leading enterprise survey technology provider. More than 7,000 organizations worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100, rely on Qualtrics' insight platform to collect, analyze and act on customer, employee, and market insights. Learn more at qualtrics.com.

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.


AnyPerk is the fastest growing employee perks and engagement platform in the U.S. We partner with over 3,000 companies of all sizes to offer their employees discounted gym memberships, cell phone plans, movie tickets, travel discounts and hundreds of others. AnyPerk offers a centralized perk management platform to create a seamless experience with your employees. With our 100% referral based program and new perks continually being launched nationwide, AnyPerk delivers the most robust and valuable engagement program in the market today. Come check out how we can help delight your employees!

BetterWorks provides enterprise software to easily manage strategic plans, collaborative goals and ongoing performance conversations. Its Business Operating System is built on Goal Science insights and operational research to help high-performing companies align and engage their teams, execute more effectively and ultimately become more successful. BetterWorks is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with an office in New York City, and is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Emergence Capital and 8VC. The experienced team comes from innovative companies like Amazon, Box, Google, LinkedIn, Palantir, Salesforce and Yammer.


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

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.

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.


At Management: Possible® we believe that your people are the heart and soul of your business. We believe that workplace relationships matter and that everyone you hire is not just an investment, but an extension of your mission. We believe your management team is responsible for a crucial amount of the heavy lifting that makes your company a screaming success. And for many in business, your management team is the critical force that inspires and supports your singular competitive advantage – the performance of your employees.

If you don’t already have it, let’s build that passion, that understanding, that drive. Let’s build management and leadership capability with comprehensive and amazingly personalized training and development experiences – that not only build the critical skills you need – they forge stronger relationships, drive tighter accountability and create the awesome culture you want.

We believe it’s your people who make the difference – who bring you success, who bring your growth, who are your potential, who achieve your vision.
Don’t just be in business. Be brilliant. Be bad-ass. Be “the bomb!”
We are here to take your adequate, your outstanding, your top-notch, high-performing management and leadership potential and make it possible.

Our mission is a simple one. We are agents of change. We have successful track record, built over over twenty years. We train multi-level management individuals and teams nationally and globally. We are experts in learning design, development and delivery. We train and coach programs that are practical and tactical – building confidence and know-how. Organizational impact is immediate. Performance lift is visible.

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.

We’re a performance improvement company with a single purpose: to help our clients achieve MORE. Through employee engagement, recognition and training we help our clients do more, buy more, sell more and learn more. And that adds up to more results.

We turn employee engagement into a strategy and, ultimately, a culture where people care about the things that drive your success: the core values that define your company. We draw on our experience—and the latest research—to help you communicate smartly, train effectively, create powerful tools and guidelines, install controls and implement tracking.

Grow your people. Grow your business.  Grow your bottom line.  Talent moves where it’s appreciated.  But appreciation does more than keep people happy.  It reveals hidden talent and inspires people to grow.  O.C. Tanner is uniquely qualified to help you engage employees in the growth of your business, align what you appreciate with corporate goals and values, and determine your greatest potential for growth.  We start by understanding the possibilities—and then create a solution for you to appreciate people who do great work.  Because celebrating success inspires people to invent, to create, to discover.  And when people are inspired, companies grow.

Learn more at www.octanner.com

Saba (OTCPink: SABA) is a global leader in next-generation cloud solutions for talent management. The company helps organizations transform the way they work by enabling the continuous learning, engagement and development of everyone in their people network, including employees, partners, and customers. Supporting the new world of work, Saba delivers learning, performance, succession, career development, workforce planning and compensation solutions that incorporate modern technologies such as social, collaboration, mobile and gamification. Saba solutions are based on the Saba Cloud platform, a highly scalable architecture that exceeds industry scalability, performance, and security standards. The company currently supports over 31 million users from 2,200 customers across 195 countries and in 37 languages. For more information, please visit www.saba.com.

serve2perform.com is the latest innovative technology of Grandslam Performance Associates (GPA), where our mission is to help our clients elevate the performance of their people by growing their connections, their learning resources, and their engagement.serve2perform.com helps us deliver on our mission by helping our members immediately access opportunities on a global scale to connect with others, learn from others, and practice their skills by teaching others. Our online platform provides companies of all sizes with a scalable, economical, and effective solution to providing their workforce with unlimited access to mentors, coaches, learning modules, speaker’s series, leadership development, among other experiential learning opportunities.

Strativity is a global customer experience transformation firm which helps clients create delightful customer experiences and execute profitable customer strategies. Strativity measures success by a single method: execution. Strativity partners with clients through the entire process - from initial diagnostics, through innovation and organizational change, all the way to sustainability programs and training the last employee. Strativity works with large and emerging businesses around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, UK and Norway. Among Strativity’s clients: FedEx, Mercedes-Benz, The New York Times, Capital One, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Royal Mail, Sage and Honeywell. Our work has impacted 200 million customers and 350,000 employees in 21 countries.

Tango Card provides Rewards as a Service™.

​Globally, enterprise companies are using this leading incentive technology to deliver awesome gift cards and amazing digital content for consumer loyalty programs, sales incentive contests, health and wellness engagement and employee recognition. Tango Card services are built on a firm belief that instantly delivering the most desirable rewards maximizes impact and drives real business results. This belief is woven into Tango Card’s ​ ​industry-leading products, including: the Rewards as a Service™ API, for integrating digital rewards programs into platforms and applications, and Rewards Genius™, a configurable employee rewards website. Learn more at www.tangocard.com.

theEMPLOYEEapp™ is a native turnkey app platform for internal communications.   In only a matter of weeks, a company can have its own branded app available for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. theEMPLOYEEapp securely integrates with a company’s employee database and allows for the simultaneous and instantaneous distribution/communication of information (documents and multi-media) to employees through their mobile devices no matter where they are located. For more information visit www.theEMPLOYEEapp.com.

Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps employers create a workforce with the energy, focus, and drive necessary to fully engage at work and in life. With its award-winning, online platform, the company fosters healthy daily habits and sustainable behavior change that help employees thrive at work and across all aspects of life. Unlike narrowly-focused employee health and engagement solutions, Virgin Pulse is a hub of consumer-focused strategies and innovative tools that set the foundation for a company’s engagement efforts. More than 250 industry leaders representing 1.5M+ employees have selected Virgin Pulse’s programs to reinvigorate their workplace.

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.