China Gorman 2016-10-14T19:32:10+00:00

Keynote Speaker


China Gorman, Consultant, Speaker and Writer

China Gorman is a successful global business executive in the competitive Human Capital Management (HCM) sector. She is a sought-after consultant, speaker and writer bringing the CEO perspective to the challenges of building cultures of humanity for top performance and innovation, and strengthening the business impact of Human Resources. Well known for her tenure as CEO of the Great Place to Work® Institute, COO and interim CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and President of Lee Hecht Harrison, China works with HCM organizations all over the world to enhance their brands and their go-to-market strategies. She chairs the Globoforce WorkHuman Advisory Board and the Universum North America Board. Additionally, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Jobs for America’s Graduates as well as the Advisory Boards of Elevated Careers, the Workforce Institute at Kronos, and WorldBlu. China is the author of the popular blog Data Point Tuesday, and is published and frequently quoted in media properties like Fortune, TLNT, Huffington Post, Inc., Fast Company, U.S. News & World Report, HR Magazine and many others.


The Humans Are Coming! The Humans Are Coming!

China will share personal observations from her experience as a CEO/President as well as current research and analysis on the ROI of creating a more human workplace culture.  Despite popular attention being paid in the business media about the importance of “engagement,” progress has been minimal in the big picture. That data point notwithstanding, some organizations are reaping the very real benefits of relating to their employees as people with lives and interests outside the workplace rather than skills resources that arrive at 9:00 and leave at 5:00. You’ll be interested to learn about the positive evidence that shows humanity is here to stay.