ACE 2016

Elite 8 Gala Kicks off ACE 2016 in Toronto

Last night in Toronto, Achievers announced the winners of the Elite 8 at the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards Gala. In a setting that was a perfect mix of glitz and industrial chic, the award recipients and representatives from almost every one of the 50 companies included on this year’s list enjoyed dinner, drinks and good times at the Steam Whistle Brewery in the heart of downtown Toronto. The event also provided attendees ample opportunity to network with peers from some of the most easily recognizable and highly successful companies in the world, and for entertainment, the world famous Second City comedy troupe.

Steam Whistle Brewery

Steam Whistle Brewery

Second City Comedy Troupe

Second City Comedy Troupe

Attendees at the Awards Gala

Attendees at the Awards Gala

Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards Gala 2016

Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards Gala 2016

The Elite 8 were recognized for receiving the highest scores for each of the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement—the criteria Achievers used to determine the Most Engaged Workplaces winners.

The 2016 Elite 8 winners are:

The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate top employers in North America that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces, as evaluated by judging panel of employee engagement academics, thought leaders and influencers. Among the 50 companies selected as winners, the judging panel selected eight companies that represent the best of the best, with regards to the Eight Elements of Employee Engagement.

The event marked the kickoff of Achievers Customer Experience 2016 (ACE 2016), Achievers’ annual customer conference. The full conference program officially began this morning (09/13) and runs through Wednesday (09/14).

Achievers' Opening Keynote with the VP of Product and CTO

Achievers’ Opening Keynote with the VP of Product and CTO

Spencer West's ACE 2016 Keynote

Spencer West’s ACE 2016 Keynote

ACE 2016 Networking Break

ACE 2016 Networking Break

Day 1 at ACE 2016

Day 1 at ACE 2016

Follow all the action from ACE 2016 at: #AACE16. And if you couldn’t make it this year, be sure to register early for next year’s event!

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Achievers selected in Gartner’s employee recognition and rewards software guide

Gartner recently completed their “Technology Overview for Employee Recognition and Rewards Software,” a comprehensive look at the evolution of R&R technologies over the past five years. They investigated a variety of solutions, including the Achievers Employee Success Platform, to determine what features and functionality consumers can expect, the common use cases for employee recognition platforms, and what criteria HR and IT professionals should use to select a solution.

You can access their full findings and recommendations on our website.

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[SlideShare] What will HR look like #in10years?

We asked the HR community what their predictions were for HR #in10years and we are excited to share these insights with you in our newest SlideShare. Hear what China Gorman, Kevin W Grossman & Meghan M Biro of TalentCulture, Cali Ressler of CultureRx and many more have to say about what the role of the HR professional will be like in the future.

What do you think HR will look like #in10years? Share your prediction with us.

The redefined HR pro is hot on SlideShare!

Are you following us on SlideShare? If not, you may want to start now—in the last month, our presentations have been featured and highlighted several times, and our newest is no exception.

On Monday, we posted “The redefined HR pro” on SlideShare, and by Tuesday it was featured on the homepage as the Top Presentation of the day! Plus, thanks to social networkers like you, it’s officially “hot on Facebook”—that means our humble presentation was being talked about more than any other content on SlideShare. Wow!

If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss out—check it out now!


You can see clearly now: Google virtual tour inside Achievers Toronto

Achievers recently teamed up with Toronto Google trusted photographer Virtuo 360 Global to connect the Achievers office experience with Google street view for the world to see. We’re thrilled to share the results with our Employee Success™ blog readers.

Now, for the first time ever, you can virtually explore the Achievers Toronto office. Go ahead, give it a whirl, and explore for yourself! This virtual office tour will show you where Achievers first started, and give you a firsthand experience of our unique culture that has made Achievers a top employer for the last six years straight. Since our company was founded, we’ve expanded offices across North America, with locations in San Francisco and Boston as well.

We decided to partner with Virtuo 360 because they have won multiple Google awards for Google business photos, and have worked on large scale projects such as the Shangri-La and Trump Hotel.

Thanks to Virtuo 360, we’re now able to optimize Google Maps to showcase our office tour, and are excited to invite users worldwide into our business. Google tour works on all platforms and allows users to self-tour on smartphones and tablets.

Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself! Let us know what you think in the comments below.


Achievers is now on SlideShare

Big news! Achievers is now on SlideShare, the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. If you’re already active on SlideShare, follow us! And if you’re not, check it out—we think you’ll love it. It’s a great way to share content in a way that’s easy to access, visually interesting, and succinct. Flip through a few of our first presentations below, and don’t forget to follow us for the latest in on-demand thought leadership.

Employee Success starts with Achievers

Employee Success = Business Success (and our new blog)

employee_successWelcome to Employee Success! At Achievers we’re changing the way the world works, so we thought we’d change the way our blog works, too.

So what is Employee Success?

In the broad sense, Employee Success is the product of performance and engagement. It’s the Promised Land, the perfect win-win scenario: your employees love their jobs, and their hard work helps your business succeed. Everyone is happy. But it’s no pipe dream—it’s the end result of engagement, recognition, talent management, culture, and all those other intangibles that keep us coming to work and inspire us to do our best. Successful employees enjoy what they do, work hard, and provide measurable value to the company. Employee Success = Business Success.

Read more →

A better blog is around the corner

Good news! Now is your chance to improve and influence the Achievers Employee Engagement Blog.

As one of our blog subscribers, your opinion matters to us. It matters so much that we want your feedback on how we can build a better blog.

We’ve put together a short, three minute survey to better understand what you like to read and what information you find most valuable. Just click here and let us know what you think… a better blog is just around the corner.

Thanks, we appreciate it!

The Employee Engagement Blog