Workhuman Is Born
By Bethany Tomasian

s a longtime employee rewards and recognition solutions company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, it marks another milestone as co-founder and CEO Eric Mosley announced that Globoforce rebranded itself as Workhuman.

Headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland, Workhuman also is the name of Globoforce’s annual conference.

“This evolution acknowledges both the traction and effectiveness of our Workhuman Cloud platform, and the demand from progressive global organizations who want to motivate and empower their people to do the best work of their lives,” Mosley said in a February press statement.

Some 4 million people in more than 160 countries access Workhuman Cloud, according to the release.

In December 2017, Globoforce named veteran human resources leader Steve Pemberton as its CHRO.

Pemberton, the former chief diversity officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, the well-being enterprise of the drug-store giant, was brought on to work with Globoforce HR leaders and senior management executives worldwide to help them create relationships with their employees so they feel recognized, respected and appreciated, according to a statement from the company. Pemberton also was assigned to manage Globoforce’s Workhuman movement.

Companies including JetBlue, the Hershey Co. and Procter & Gamble Co. utilize Workhuman’s recognition programs, according to the annual Workforce magazine Hot List of Rewards and Recognition Providers.

Along with a new name, Workhuman also announced its newly expanded $4.5 million headquarters expansion in Dublin along with the creation of 150 new jobs, the press release stated. The new roles are expected to be filled over the next three years in HR, technology, finance, product, e-commerce and operations. The company currently employs more than 500 people globally.