Globoforce Announces Enhancements to Conversations, and Life Events

Product upgrades support continued performance development and
positive community experiences and rewards

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & DUBLIN & LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Globoforce®,
a leading provider of human applications, today announced enhancements
to Conversations®
, its continuous performance development solution, and Life
Events
™, a solution that creates an easy way for colleagues to
connect by celebrating each other’s most meaningful personal milestones
such as marriages, babies, or graduations.

Conversations and Life Events are part of WorkHuman® Cloud, a
product suite that enables a shared, social experience at work creating
a more connected culture and community at work. WorkHuman Cloud also
includes Social Recognition®, the company’s market-leading
employee recognition and rewards solution; Service Milestones™ to mark
employee anniversaries, promotions, or retirement; and Community
Celebrations™ to memorialize group experiences, including team outings
and charity events.

“Our products and innovations are constantly evolving to meet the needs
of the changing workforce,” said Grant Beckett, vice president of
product strategy at Globoforce. “We are continually bolstering our
solutions to help some of the most forward-thinking organizations foster
a more positive, connected, and inclusive culture. By tapping into what
motivates humans to do our best work—feeling valued and a greater sense
of belonging – people and teams can perform to their highest potential.”

Conversations is designed to support the growth and development of
employees with a dashboard that brings together check-ins, continuous
feedback, and priorities with recognition moments. New features include:

  • Nudges to encourage more frequent check-ins and feedback
    Informally remind employees and managers when they have missed a
    check-in as well as when an employee has not requested feedback over a
    certain period.
  • Outlook® and Slack® Integration
    for ease of use
    – Perform key actions through Outlook or Slack,
    including check-ins and feedback.
  • Priorities Tied to Feedback, Recognition, and Company Goals
    Request feedback from colleagues on short-term and long-term
    priorities and company goals and provide recognition to others based
    on the priorities.
  • Immersive Actions with Dynamic Guidance/Micro Learning Help
    employees and managers understand the right types of questions to ask
    and discuss during the check-in as well as guidance for how to request
    feedback and create a priority.

Enhancements to Life Events, include:

  • A comprehensive view of all newsfeed comments from colleagues.
  • A media gallery editable by recipient, manager, or creator to increase
    interactivity for colleagues in an employees’ work circle, who are
    invited to congratulate and can include media in the message.
  • Awards categories or moments now customizable by each client (e.g.,
    new baby, new union, retirement, promotion, new hire).

Globoforce also announced upgrades to its Globostore™, including an
enhanced e-commerce experience and a fully responsive design to help
organizations reward employees with culturally-appropriate merchandise,
gift cards, and experiences.

HR Analyst Commentary:

“In an increasingly automated world, connections between employees in an
organization have never been more important,” said Stacia Garr,
co-founder and principal analyst, RedThread Research. While HR has been
using technology to gather data and fulfill administrative tasks for a
while, very few organizations are using technology to establish and
strengthen positive connections between employees. By providing
organizations a platform to create authentic human connections across
teams to motivate and inspire employees, technologies such as
Globoforce’s WorkHuman Cloud are driving the shift away more mere data
collection toward establishing human connections.”

“The last few years have seen a tremendous shift in the way people work,
and our approach to performance development needs to change with it,”
said Cliff Stevenson, principal analyst, talent management and
workforce, Brandon Hall group. “Solutions like Globoforce’s
Conversations platform can harness the power of real-time feedback from
managers and peers alike and help build a culture of teamwork, infused
with positivity, transparency, and trust, which is essential to keeping
the contemporary employee motivated and fulfilled.”

“Research has shown that meaningful feedback and recognition have an
observable impact on an employee’s personal and professional growth,”
said Madeline Laurano, partner, Aptitude Research. “By encouraging open
and frequent communication between managers and employees, as well as
between colleagues, employees will feel valued and motivated to do their
best work, creating a more positive, open workplace.”

For additional information about Globoforce,
Conversations,
Life
Events
, or other WorkHuman Cloud products, please visit www.globoforce.com
or call 888.743.6723.

About Globoforce
Pioneer of the WorkHuman®
movement, Globoforce® makes work more human for millions of
people and organizations worldwide. Today, Globoforce is the leading
provider of human applications, including its award-winning Social
Recognition solution. Through its WorkHuman Cloud® suite of
products, companies can strengthen employee performance and the
connection between people and teams on a more positive, emotional level
– in tune with how work gets done today. Founded in 1999, the company is
headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.

To learn more:

Contacts

Globoforce
Shweta Agarwal, 508-229-1541
Shweta.Agarwal@Globoforce.com

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