Achievers Announces Distinguished Panel Of Judges For The 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards

SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, July 3, 2018  Achievers, an industry-leading provider of employee recognition and engagement solutions, today announced the lineup of expert judges for its annual 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards. Celebrating its eighth year, the award recognizes trailblazing organizations that display leadership and innovation in their approach to employee engagement. The team of judges are responsible for evaluating companies with demonstrated success in building employee engagement through Achievers’ Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Leadership, Communication, Culture, Rewards & Recognition, Professional & Personal Growth, Accountability & Performance, Vision & Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The 2018 award submissions will be judged by an esteemed panel of human resource experts and thought leaders on workplace engagement, including:

  • Sarah Brennan, chief advisor, Talent & Future of Work, Accelir
  • David Creelman, CEO, Creelman Research
  • Ben Eubanks, principal analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory
  • Madeline Laurano, co-founder, Aptitude Research
  • Mary Grace Hennessey, CEO, GraceRock Consulting
  • Steve Smith, partner, The Starr Conspiracy
  • Karin Volo, chief joy bringer, Evoloshen

“Achievers is privileged to partner with this group of Human Resource thought leaders, analysts, academics and business entrepreneur all of whom continue to drive innovation within this industry,” said Aris Zakinthinos, Achievers general manager. “The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplace™ award celebrates companies that have made employee engagement a top priority in their organization, and we’re pleased to be working with a team of influencers who demonstrate the same dedication every day to happy, engaged workplaces.”

Applications for the 2018 Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards closed on June 22, 2018. Winners will be announced in August, followed by a gala event to celebrate the top 50 companies in Toronto, Canada on October 22, 2018. The Gala is held in conjunction with Achievers’ annual conference, ACE 2018, taking place on October 23-24 in Toronto. For more information, please visit the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards.

About Achievers
The Achievers Employee Engagement Platform combines an award-winning employee recognition and rewards solution with an active listening interface to accelerate employee engagement. Designed for today’s workplace, Achievers’ innovative cloud-based platform can increase and align employee engagement to business objectives and success. It empowers employees to recognize and reward each other in real time and aligns employees with company values and goals. Achievers connects with employees directly. It’s an always-on, open channel to hear and understand what matters to the individual, and then it closes the loop, delivering bite-sized, personalized actions for both employees and managers, so everyone is empowered to impact engagement right away. The Achievers platform inspires employee loyalty, engagement, and performance. To learn more about Achievers, visit us at Achievers is a subsidiary of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.

About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit,, or our product websites,,, and


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