’s HR Research Institute Announces ‘Human Experience in the Workplace’ Advisory Board for 2021 to Advise HR Research and Beyond

Jacksons Point, Ontario, Canada, the largest network of human resources (HR) professionals, has announced their ‘Human Experience in the Workplace’ Advisory Board for 2021. The board will advise on primary research and best practices to help senior HR executives guide important positive change within their organizations as they broaden and enrich their knowledge of human experience by focusing on issues such as recognition, engagement, performance and retention.

Working closely with’s HR Research Institute (HRRI), the newly-appointed board of industry experts and thought leaders will advise on the most impactful topics and key areas within the human experience and look at how those experiences can be improved. The research will also delve into the roles that various HR functions play in shaping the employee experience, from performance management to benefits programs to corporate culture.

The resulting survey findings will be published in a major HR Research Institute study and will be further distilled into a two-page infographic. It will also be featured in the “Human Experience Summit” virtual event taking place on February 16-19th, 2021. The advisory board will be valuable in recommending presenters, session topics, and helping to make the event best-in-class for HR professionals in attendance.

This virtual event will focus on the interconnected topics of employee and human experience. Human experience goes beyond both customer and employee experience. This event will include presentations on a range of issues related to human interactions, specifically the experiences of employees and other stakeholders in today’s work environment. The event will also highlight why it is important to look at such issues from the perspective of the “whole person.”

The newly appointed ‘Human Experience in the Workplace’ Advisory Board for 2021 is comprised of the following industry thought leaders:

  • Rachel Barker Product Marketing Manager, Employee XM
  • Carolyn Beal HXM Suite Lead, Solution Marketing, SAP SuccessFactors
  • Doug Butler CEO, Reward Gateway
  • Jeff Cates CEO, Achievers
  • Raphael Crawford-Marks CEO & Co-Founder, Bonusly
  • Cheryl Morrison Deutsch President & Chief Experience Officer, Zillion Group
  • Kevin Grossman President, Talent Board
  • Arnaud Grunwald Chief Strategy Officer, Engagement, Betterworks
  • Theresa Harkins-Schulz SVP, Customer Experience, Inspirus
  • Hailey McDonald Director of Growth Marketing, Culture Amp
  • Viktor Mirovic Co-Founder & CEO, Keencorp
  • Ben Travis Marketing Manager, Bonusly
  • Emily Wilson Cross-Portfolio Lead, Solution Marketing, SAP SuccessFactors
  • AJ Whalen VP & Publisher, SAP Insiders
  • David Yang CEO & CoFounder,

The HR Research Institute releases annual “State of the Industry” reports in a variety of HR topic areas, including last year’s The State of Human Experience in the Workplace 2020. This and other free research reports and infographics can be downloaded at


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