HR West 2018 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Title Sponsor

HighGround – Booth 3, Title Sponsor

HighGround is a transformative employee experience platform that helps organizations achieve peak performance.The comprehensive solution betters both the employee and manager experience by connecting and aligning organizations through:
  • Employee-driven goals
  • Continuous check-in conversations
  • Peer-to-peer feedback
  • Social recognition
  • Pulse surveys
Unlike traditional HR systems built for sole purpose of administration, HighGround engages and inspires the modern employee by turning annual ineffective processes into a real-time dialog. HighGround’s intuitive technology can be tailored to match organizations’ employee engagement goals, providing workforce insights that are essential to understanding organizational health and driving a positive company culture. HighGround’s customers such as, Patagonia, Hitachi Vantara, Echo Global Logistics, and Allianz have inspired employees to reach their full potential. They have increased retention, productivity, customer satisfaction, and ultimately driven bottom line results. To learn more, visit

Platinum Sponsors

Namely – Booth 6

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Namely’s powerful and easy-to-use technology allows companies to handle all of their HR, payroll, time management, and benefits in one place. Coupled with dedicated account support, every Namely client gets the software and service they need to deliver great HR and a strong, engaged company culture.

Amy Rosenberg
(347) 748-1397

Robert Half – Booth 5

Robert Half’s specialized HR Services division helps companies find highly skilled project, interim, and direct hire HR professionals. We are just the resource to help your company find human resources professionals with experience in specialized areas such as change management, HR operations and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) technology. Come see us at Booth #5 to receive more information and for a chance to win a prize! Visit us at or call (510) 839-1425 to speak to someone in Robert Half HR Services.

David Knapp
(510) 839-1425

ScholarShare – Booth 7

A recent Gallup Poll asked Americans about their biggest financial concern. 73% of parents worry about college funding more than any other issue – including their own retirement. Knowing this, help your employees put this worry aside by encouraging them to open a ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan account. Add a ScholarShare to your benefits lineup at no cost, and give your employees access to a top-rated, low cost 529 plan. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for higher education – and can be used to attend college, university or trade school.  We can provide onsite college savings workshops and webinars. Visit today to learn more about how your business can do more for your people - and their little ones.

Jennifer Benson
(510) 907-2601

The Vita Companies – Booth 1, Name Badge Sponsor


At The Vita Companies, we work hard every day to create cutting edge solutions that help our clients meet the evolving needs of employee engagement and risk management. From healthcare plans to retirement solutions, with an eye toward the ever-changing legislative environment, Vita is ready to be your partner in developing and delivering the solutions needed to help your company attract and retain talent while maintaining compliance. What sets Vita apart? Our team cares. Vita employees work with our clients every step of the way to ensure the solutions implemented are supported with professionalism, integrity and empathy. Meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations is always the standard at Vita. Customer service, and satisfaction, is our only metric.

Mike Muldoon
(650) 968-8811

Event Exhibitors & Sponsors

AcceptU – Booth 72

AcceptU ( is one of the world’s largest providers of virtual educational counseling. Our services support employees comprehensively in their children's pursuit of higher education, from academic tutoring to standardized test prep to college admissions counseling to financial aid. AcceptU partners with companies that are invested in employee work-life balance. Our programs increase workplace productivity, reduce stress and increase employee satisfaction. AcceptU's introductory engagement provides NCHRA members with one year of educational support for employees with no upfront financial commitment.

Accurate Background – Booth 56, Box Lunch Sponsor

Accurate Background is a trusted provider of automated workforce screening. U.S. and international clients across all industries, from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies, rely on our compliant solutions. Accurate Background is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and has been recognized by Inc. 5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and the Workforce Hotlist. To learn more about Accurate Background, visit @AccurateBG

Aon Risk Solutions – booth 55, Refreshment Break

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance. Wesley J. Carson (916) 369-4848  

Asure Software – Booth 46, Monday Concurrent Session Sponsor

Asure Software, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, offers intuitive and innovative solutions designed to help organizations of all sizes and complexities build companies of the future. Our cloud platforms enable more than 80,000 clients worldwide to better manage their people and space in a mobile, digital, multi-generational, and global workplace. Asure Software’s offerings include a fully-integrated HCM platform, flexible benefits and compliance administration, HR consulting, and time and labor management as well as a full suite of workspace management solutions for conference room scheduling, desk sharing programs, and real estate optimization.  Visit us at

BambooHR – Booth 78

BambooHR is the leading HR platform provider for small and medium businesses. Our software platform frees you up from operational HR tasks so you can perform high-impact activities that drive culture, performance, strategic initiatives, and, of course, a great place to work. And BambooHR believes that when you create a place to work, great work takes place.

Benefit Resource, Inc. – Booth 34

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Benefit Resource, Inc. ( provides innovative and dedicated administration of tax-free employee benefit plans, including: FSAs, HSAs, HRAs and commuter benefit accounts all with the convenience of the Beniversal® Prepaid Mastercard. Additionally, Benefit Resource eases the complexity of providing continuation coverage through its COBRA administration services. Benefit Resource was founded in 1993 by current president, Anthony DiBarnaba and vice president, Tom Guiler with a vision to deliver quality products through convenient solutions and superior service to its clients and participants. Benefit Resource is headquartered in Rochester, NY with offices in New York City, NY and Sacramento, CA. Benefit Resource is dedicated to innovation and product expansion which is evidenced through its continued expansion of online systems, the BRiMobile app and introduction of contactless payment systems. Benefit Resource administers tax-free employee benefit plans for more than 5,000 employer plans nationwide, reaching over 2 million employees.

Ron Dailey
(707) 280-5044

Berliner Cohen, LLP – Booth 52, Reception Sponsor

Berliner Cohen has served the business and regulatory needs of private business and public agencies for close to 50 years. Berliner Cohen continually meets the growing demands of both the Silicon Valley and San Joaquin Valley. The Firm has developed the special expertise required by a diverse client base consisting of nationally recognized business interests and a number of Northern California’s largest national and multinational corporations, new ventures, leading real estate developers and brokerages, cutting-edge technology companies, agribusiness, banking and financial institutions, employers, municipalities, public agencies, and individuals. Visit us online at

Nancee Pham
(408) 286-5800

Betterup – Booth 8

Trusted by Fortune 500 companies, BetterUp is a mobile-based leadership development platform that brings executive coaching to employees at all levels. Through a holistic, science-based methodology, BetterUp develops new behaviors and mindsets that enable high performance amid accelerating change. Our platform uses micro-learning to create new habits that become natural and sustainable for people. We employ machine learning to match users with certified coaches and evidence-based strategies best-suited to specific learning styles and goals.  Through on-demand coaching sessions -- powered by full-featured video and messaging capabilities -- users practice and reinforce new behaviors and skills. Individual growth is measured and tracked with in-depth dashboards. And hidden cultural and behavioral gaps are diagnosed and closed, connecting leadership development to measurable ROI.

Blue Marble – Booth 53

Blue Marble provides cloud-based global payroll solutions and consulting services to manage international operations in 135+ countries. We take the challenge out of global expansion with integrated solutions and in-country expertise, and our aggregated monthly reporting gives you real-time access to payroll across all countries and currencies. Our global consulting services include Global HR, Global Tax and Accounting, Time and Attendance solutions, and more! Simplify your global operations today - learn more at or call us 866-278-8677.

California Payroll – Booth 29

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California Payroll is your solution for Human Capital Management (HCM), including timekeeping, payroll, and your HR technology needs. We offer products and services that support your company's workforce in ways that increase efficiency and streamline wage and hour compliance. Our flexible, easy-to-use platform is designed to meet your business and industry-specific needs, from 5 to 15,000 employees. With our team of dedicated, experienced specialists who understand your challenges as an employer, California Payroll is your workforce management solutions partner. For more information, please contact us or call us at (925) 240-2400.

California Payroll
(925) 240-2400

Canopy Health – Booth 50, Grand Prize Sponsor

Canopy Health is a physicians and hospitals owned single network of providers committed to improving healthcare. The alliance of 18 hospitals, dozens of urgent care centers, and nearly 5,000 primary care physicians and specialists, spanning 8 Bay Area counties, work together to offer accessible, high-quality care with clear and competitive pricing. Canopy Health’s entire network strives to deliver empathetic, effective, and coordinated care, benefiting patients and a shared community. Offering our healthcare alliance through Western Health Advantage, UnitedHealthcare, and Health Net, Canopy Health is positioned to serve patients with fully insured HMO products. Once members select a primary care physician from the Canopy Health network, accessing any specialist in the network is easy with a referral from their doctor.

CarDash – Booth 76

CarDash – Stress-Free Car Care! Do you need a car wash or car maintenance but have no time? CarDash will pick up your car and bring it in for service or cleaning. They offer a full spectrum of auto related services including: maintenance (oil changes), windshield repairs, tires, repairs, car washes, body work, smog checks, and even dealer recalls. CarDash picks up your car in the morning either from work or home, services it and returns it the same day by 5pm. And the cost is the same as if you took it yourself!

CarivaCare/Encompass Health Solutions – Booth 43, Conference Bag Sponsor

Encompass Health Solutions’ CarivaCare™ Program ( provides a means of reporting all workplace injuries at the time of the incident, and providing the employee with immediate medical advice.  Benefits of the program include: Utilization of nationally recognized medical algorithms which reduces employer’s liability/legal exposure; treatment directed by a medical professional; notification to treating facility of injury and modified work availability; reduction in injury reporting lag time; and a significant time savings for HR and Safety personnel.  The program statistically results in approximately 38% of injuries not becoming a worker’s compensation claim, and significantly reduces unnecessary ER visits.  The program has 24/7/365 availability – with notification to employer of incident within one hour from completion of the call.   PAYGO Program-No Implementation Fees/No Monthly Minimums.

Concern: EAP – Booth 85

CONCERN: EAP is a premier stand-alone employee assistance services firm - supporting some of the most discerning, innovative and instantly recognizable organizations in the world, including many Silicon Valley Fortune 500 companies.  CONCERN helps their clients’ employees stay creative, calm and effective, even when dealing with set-backs, change and/or pressure.  Skilled counselors and self-management tools help them work through everyday challenges, life transitions and crises so they can be healthy, focused and resilient.  Employees who use CONCERN report significant increases in engagement, productivity and life satisfaction.
Learn more at

Direct Line Tele Response – booth 83

Direct Line Tele Response is a multiple award winning call center that specializes in 24 Hour Live Employee Attendance Line answering services. A centralized employee attendance line allows your management staff to conduct business without being distracted or interrupted when an employee calls off.  Our professionally certified Call Agents will instantly inform all necessary personnel through our group messaging feature to include supervisors, managers, payroll and HR. Each call can be recorded, time-stamped and issued a confirmation number to ensure accurate tracking for each employee. This service provides valuable third party verification which is extremely helpful in the case of employee absentee conflicts and challenges.No matter how large your business is, we have customized solutions for all of your answering and messaging service needs.

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP – Booth 51, WiFi Sponsor

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Donahue Fitzgerald LLP is a multi-practice law firm representing public and private entities from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and non-profits. With deep industry knowledge and experience, our robust employment law practice provides proactive business and legal strategies to ensure legal compliance and a productive workforce. Frequent changes in California and federal laws continue to expand employee rights and create additional liabilities for employers. Our attorneys help employers manage HR effectively and with sensitivity. We advise management in all aspects of employment law and offer customized best practices training. When employee-related claims arise, our attorneys use the tools of the litigation process to move disputes toward an effective resolution—ideally before they go to trial.

Livca Shin-Kim
(510) 451-3300

Ease Central – Booth 67

EaseCentral is an online benefits enrollment platform built for insurance brokers and employers. EaseCentral makes it simple to set up and manage benefits, onboard new hires, stay compliant and offer employees one destination for all their human resources information. EaseCentral is trusted by more than 30,000 businesses across the country. To learn more about one of the fastest online enrollment tools powered by brokers, email request

Eat Club – Booth 28

EAT Club, a leading provider of office lunch programs, makes Lunch as a Benefit (LaaB) affordable for companies of any size. Office lunch helps attract and retain top talent, supports a healthy work-life balance, and encourages team collaboration. With EAT Club, companies can cost-effectively include office lunch as part of a comprehensive, competitive benefits package without the high infrastructure costs of building an onsite employee cafeteria. EAT Club is a virtual cafeteria that provides offices with individually-selected employee meals at scale. Employees choose their own lunch from a curated menu that features over 25 options daily to satisfy every taste and dietary preference, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free. EAT Club serves tens of thousands of meals every day, feeding hungry minds throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles and (soon) New York.

Embezzled Metals – Jewelry Booth

Embezzled Metals is an artisan jewelry boutique featuring the work of designer/owner Katie Nyborg. Armed with amazing tools, a torch, and her favorite hammer, each piece is individually handcrafted in her studio located two hours north of San Francisco. Katie works with all types of metals, including metal clay, gemstones, sea glass and recycled glass - all of her designs reflect things she loves most: Sparkles. Katie loves to create custom pieces for customers through her Wine and Design program. While enjoying a glass of her family’s award-winning wine, Katie guides you along the way, putting your own ideas into a wearable piece of jewelry that you will enjoy forever. It’s a wonderful way to be part of the process and a true one-of-a-kind piece.

Emtrain – Booth 73

Emtrain is an education technology platform that provides HR and compliance education, advice and analytics to promote healthier organizations. The platform includes on-demand access to video scenes reflecting the most current workplace challenges, guides, checklists and Q&A access to neutral, third party subject matter experts.
(800) 242-6099

Envoy – Booth 68

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Founded in 1998, Envoy is a global immigration services provider offering the only enterprise immigration management platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage an international workforce by combining expert legal representation — for both inbound and outbound immigration — and proprietary technology. Envoy empowers companies to acquire the best talent regardless of where they are in the world; helps mobilize employees around the world to take advantage of business opportunities; and enables the management of entire global workforces, providing a strategic, proactive view into workforce and financial forecasting and compliance. Envoy has managed more than 30,000 cases and served more than 2,000 customers in a broad range of industries.

Britni Sehgal
(312) 964-6343

Equifax – Booth 58

A leading solution provider for the HR industry, Equifax Workforce Solutions empowers employers by delivering a comprehensive solutions portfolio to meet today's evolving HR talent, onboarding, compliance and tax needs. The Equifax suite of solutions enables organizations to improve processes and efficiencies while helping to mitigate risks and reduce costs.   For information, visit  

EyeMed – Booth 36, Handout Sponsor

EyeMed Vision Care is the fastest-growing vision benefits company in the country.  In a little more than one decade, the company’s membership surged from 6 million to 50 million.  Dedicated to becoming America’s first choice for vision benefits, the company’s products, operations and business ambitions are focused on a single brand-defining mission:  delivering the vision benefits that members appreciate most. EyeMed is currently the nation’s second largest vision benefits company. One of the company’s distinctive features is an expansive network of independent vision care providers combined with America’s favorite retail brands. EyeMed is also a proud sponsor of OneSight.

Fisher & Phillips LLP – Booth 27

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Fisher Phillips is a national law firm committed to providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. The firm has 350 attorneys in 32 offices. Learn more at

Jason A. Geller
(415) 490-9020

Fond – Booth 35, Headshot Sponsor

Fond offers an employee engagement platform designed to help companies attract, retain and motivate their workforce. Motivated employees are productive employees and that's why over 500 companies use our powerful platform to give recognition and rewards, gain access to a wide selection of corporate discounts and measure changes in engagement levels as they occur over time. Over 70% of employees report that they are disengaged at work and that's why it's so important for organizations to be aware of this problem and take concrete steps to effect change. Join the growing roster of companies who have learned that a small investment in employee engagement is one that can pay large dividends across the entire organization.  

Gallagher – Booth 21

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Human Resources & Compensation Consulting Practice (Gallagher Consulting) provides consulting services designed to support employers in paying their employees effectively.  The S.F. Bay Area office, located in Lafayette (formerly CompAnalysis), works with employers in a wide range of industries and sizes across the U.S to develop compensation strategies, base and variable pay plans and performance management approaches.
Since 1980, our expertise and innovative approaches have helped over 1,200 for-profit and nonprofit organizations manage pay in a way that supports improved financial and operating results, market-competitiveness, internal equity, cost-effectiveness and legal compliance.  To learn more about our unique approach that helps optimize your payroll dollars, visit
Gallagher Consulting also conducts the annual Gallagher Greater San Francisco Bay Area Cash Compensation Survey, reporting data on base pay levels, practices, and fixed and variable pay levels across industry groups for over 100 core staff positions. Visit

Shari Dunn
(925) 298-9233

Golden Gate University – Booth 24


For more than 116 years, non-profit Golden Gate University (GGU) has been helping adults achieve their professional goals by providing high quality, practice-based undergraduate and graduate educational programs in accounting, law, taxation, business and related professions in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity. GGU is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). GGU HR Programs include: Master's in HR Management (SHRM-certified), MBA and bachelor's with HR concentration, as well as condensed certificate programs. Choose fully online programs, evening or weekend classes, or join an accelerated cohort in San Francisco or Silicon Valley and graduate in as little as one year. Students learn practical skills that can be immediately applied to the workplace from expert faculty who are also practicing HR professionals.

(800) GGU-4YOU or (415) 442-7800

Headspace – Booth 45, Tuesday Concurrent Session Sponsor

Designed for busy, modern lives, Headspace is meditation made simple. Our award-winning app can teach your team to be healthier and happier in just ten minutes a day. Headspace’s app contains hundreds of easy-to-follow guided meditations on topics ranging from stress and sleep to productivity and creativity. Users can choose short meditations to stay on track throughout the day, or longer sessions to deepen their training. Our corporate program is designed to help companies effectively launch Headspace to their employees and continually monitor and drive engagement. With more than 20 million downloads, a 5-star app-store rating, and market-leading customers like Google, LinkedIn, and GE, Headspace is the leading mindfulness meditation app. Learn more at

Healthy Horizons Corporate Lactation Services – Booth 81

Breastfeeding and mother's room benefits programs for organizations of all sizes. Provide hospital-grade breastpumps, breastfeeding online education, and compliant mother's rooms to all your U.S. locations. 43% of mother’s do not return from maternity leave, our programs retain moms during this major life transition.Healthy Horizons has 30 years of experience in workplace breastfeeding and offers comprehensive programs that flex with business needs. Current clients include many Fortune 500 organizations and Bay Area companies, including PG&E, Amgen, and PayPal. For women by women, we are certified women-owned and operated.  

HireMore – Booth 19

HireMore has developed a network of specialist recruiters around the world to supplement your hiring needs when and how you need it. Our cost-effective options allow you to scale up and down your recruiting with proven experts quickly and seamlessly.  From 24*7 sourcing to full scale recruiting and anything in between, we build a solution right for you.

Drop in to see us and see how we can solve your recruiting issues.

Hire Smarter
Hire Faster

HR Certification Institute – Booth 61

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The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) mission, helping people and organizations perform better, grows out of a more than 40-year commitment to certification rigor and continuous learning excellence aimed at advancing global HR practices. Just as HRCI has earned its standing as the premier, fully accredited HR certification organization, HRCI-certified professionals have earned reputations for possessing the skills and knowledge needed to mitigate workplace risks and enhance people-driven business results. HRCI credentials are available, internationally and in the U.S., for students, early-career HR professionals, senior HR professionals and non-HR managers. The HRCI suite of certifications include the aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, aPHRi™, PHRi™ and SPHRi™. Learn more about HRCI credentials and group certification discounts at

(571) 551-6766

HUB International Insurance Services, Inc. – Booth 20

Your world has never been more complex. You have many different jobs to do, many critical decisions to make. It’s time for a benefits solution that is right for you. Together we’ll develop a comprehensive multi-year strategy that supports your short- and long-term goals — scoped, scaled and tailored for your business. How? With specialists in all lines of employee benefits and deep local expertise — allowing us to develop a solution that helps you manage costs and compliance and improve employee engagement. You deserve to have access to the kind of deep expertise and resources that Fortune 500 companies enjoy — and that’s exactly what we provide to you: a full range of innovative employee benefits products, professional services and technology-based solutions.

Robert DeValle
(650) 237-3020

Insight Wealth Strategies – Booth 12

In today’s competitive hiring environment, offering exceptional benefits is key in luring and retaining top talent. Insight Wealth Strategies can help guide your employees along the path to financial wellness. Whether through comprehensive financial planning, budgeting or investment advice, we have the knowledge and experience to meet your employee’s needs. Partnering with Insight will give your employees access to financial planners, seminars, co-branded newsletters and knowledge of employee benefits. We work with companies of all sizes and offer the highest level of attention to detail and customer service.
David Chazin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp a broker/dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor. Insight Wealth Strategies is not affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.  CRN1985473-010418

Investipro – Booth 80

InvestiPro simplifies workplace investigations by using cloud based technology to automate and standardize the investigation process. Not only does this save time and money, but using InvestiPro ensures a consistent, compliant outcome every time.  In fact, our clients like the product so much, they use it for investigations into theft, policy violations, and customer or patient complaints. Add in the templates, online harassment and discrimination training, and support from an HR investigator that are included with membership, and InvestiPro is your total employee relations solution. See for yourself with our demo on-demand at

Mary Gomez
800-779-4062 ext. 702

Kloves – booth 57, Volunteer Shirt Sponsor

Kloves Inc. is a highly sought after advisory and implementation partner of ServiceNow. Focusing solely on ServiceNow, we provide consulting and development services to large and small organizations across all industries. We operate mainly in the United States, with highly successful projects in the Bay Area and many other states. We have executed custom implementation projects in Europe and Australia as well. Since 2011 we have executed 250+ projects for more than 150 clients. We share our knowledge and strategies to help streamline the implementation cycle, and are completely transparent so we can develop successful partnerships with customers. We can guarantee that Kloves will provide a well‑coordinated delivery and a reliable presence throughout the project.

Lattice – Booth 26


Lattice is the #1 performance management solution for growing companies. With Lattice, it’s easy to launch 360 performance review cycles, keep track of OKR/goals, gather real-time feedback, and encourage manager 1-on-1 meetings. Coinbase, PlanGrid, WePay, Birchbox and hundreds of other companies all use Lattice to run performance reviews and help give employees the feedback that they deserve. Get started with a free trial at

Jack Altman
(314) 497-4264

Level Five Executive – Booth 33

Level Five Executive is a leading provider of the Mastering Emotional Connection Process training program. 100% of leaders who have learned the process experienced full team engagement, creating a cohesive culture, attracting and retaining great talent. A revolutionary, science-based model yields significant improvements in behaviors that are critical to your bottom line and delivers real ROI for your training dollars.

Lola Gershfeld, Psy.D. (714) 992 – 4561  

Merit Resource Group – Booth 14

We believe in HR. Connecting organizations and HR talent is all we do. Founded and led by HR professionals, Merit Resource Group focuses exclusively on connecting great HR talent to organizations looking to achieve their HR goals. We provide experienced, accomplished HR professionals who get results. Every industry. Every organizational size. Every practice focus. Every level. Only HR. Since 1989 we have partnered with organizations and HR decision-makers to fill HR contract, direct-hire and consulting needs while working with HR talent looking to fulfill their career goals. Great HR creates great organizations. Let’s get started creating yours.

Danika Davis 925.974.3376

Meyers Nave – Booth 54, Charging Stations Sponsor

Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment attorneys advise private, public and non-profit organizations throughout California on all legal, regulatory and legislative issues that impact the human resources profession. Our comprehensive experience includes: (1) labor law (negotiations, collective bargaining, contract grievances, unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations), (2) employment litigation (retaliation, wrongful termination, and age, sexual and racial harassment and discrimination), (3) wage-and-hour matters, (4) whistleblower claims and (5) class actions. We also have a specialty Workplace Investigations Team that conducts prompt, independent and thorough investigations for employers facing serious allegations of workplace misconduct. Clients also regularly turn to us for help with emerging and changing employment issues, including use of medical and recreational marijuana and issues relating to social media and privacy.

MGO Strategic Staffing – Booth 79

MGO Strategic Staffing – part of MGO LLP, one the of fastest-growing CPA and advisory firms in the nation – provides highly-specialized staffing services to a wide variety of companies, organizations, and government institutions. We specialize in placing accounting, finance, information technology (IT), and human resources personnel at every level, from specialists to C-suite leadership. Our reputation is based on integrity and over 20 years of proven performance. We offer a deep roster of qualified professionals who are prepared to step in and operate as invaluable resources and an extension of client teams – ready to roll up their sleeves, embrace challenges, and implement solutions.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management – Booth 15


At Morgan Stanley our mission it to do first class business in a first class way. We create long-lasting client relationships that are based on trust, confidentiality, and communication. We specialize in providing complimnetary financial literacy seminars, 401k plan design and review, and estate planning seminars. Typically our seminars are offered on a lunch and learn basis. After our presentations your employees are educated and empowered to make wise decisions on a wide variety of important financial topics. We are a diverse company searching new and diverse clients. With more than 45 years collective experience at Morgan Stanley, the Blount Group is ready to serve.

Please visit

Jesse Blount
(408) 947-3784

Nelson Staffing – Booth 22

For nearly five decades, Nelson has provided innovative workforce solutions to help companies efficiently build and manage their teams. From staffing to payrolling, we collaboratively identify and construct flexible, scalable programs to help our partners rapidly adjust to shifting workforce needs and priorities. We serve companies and organizations of all sizes in nearly all industries, throughout California and beyond, with specialized teams dedicated to general staffing, accounting and finance, technology, and much more. Through our community-focused philanthropic initiatives and our partnerships with companies and candidates, we’re not only matching talented, hardworking people with companies who need them; we’re building the future world of work. We get business. We get careers. We get work. For more information, please visit

Joan Van Donge
(310) 266-8663  

NFP – Booth 13, Conference App Sponsor

At NFP Corp., our solutions and expertise are matched only by our personal commitment to each client's goals. We're a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty, retirement and individual private client solutions. We bring together leading-edge thinking, best-of-breed products, advanced benchmarking and analysis tools to meet clients’ needs in an ever-evolving world. This includes employee benefits design, compliance, communications and benefits administration; retirement investment analysis, vendor search administration, retirement benchmarking; HR compensation analysis, outsourcing, policy and process management; commercial and personal lines of property & casualty coverage. With over 3,400 employees and global capabilities, NFP’s expansive reach provides access to highly rated insurers, vendors and financial institutions; our locally based employees tailor solutions to meet clients' needs. We've become one of the largest insurance brokerage, consulting and wealth management firms by building enduring relationships with our clients, helping them realize their goals.

John A. Hohman
(925) 297-6155


NobleHour is an easy to use cloud based platform that empowers your employees to find, track and verify their volunteer time off. With our robust tracking, and reporting feature you’ll have data at your fingertips to share with executives, board members, shareholders and the public about the impact your employees are making in the community. See why thousands of organizations across the nation are turning to NobleHour!

Nortia Staffing – Booth 9


At Nortia Staffing we specialize in bringing Human Resources and Administrative solutions to our clients at all levels in the Bay Area on a contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire basis.
We provide superior customer service to our clients by actively engaging with their needs and matching them with meticulously sourced candidates. More importantly, we believe in providing a single point of contact to our clients in order to streamline the hiring process.
We believe our candidates are as important as our clients, therefore we not only help them find jobs, but we are fully invested in their long-term careers. We provide them with the necessary coaching and guidance to help them take the next step to a fulfilling future.

Renee Kujak
(408) 709-2621

Occuscreen – Booth 71


Founded in 1991, Occuscreen, LLC provides employers nationwide with the information they need to hire confidently. Maintaining compliancy with the FCRA is paramount, as well as offering timely and accurate results with individualized services, in order to help our clients make the best possible hiring choices. Our in-house screening team allows us to provide exceptional customer service right when you need it. Occuscreen accesses a variety of screening technologies, ranging from our nationwide network of court researchers to databases and on-line court archives, offering accurate and efficient screening.  We offer nationwide urine drug screening, and we’d love to introduce you to Oral Fluids (saliva) drug testing, providing a better option for showing current usage of marijuana and other substances with the convenience of onsite collection and lab-analyzed results.

Pamela Mack
(888) 833-5304  

Ogletree Deakins – Booth 23, Tuesday Lunch Sponsor

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Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms with 52 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. We provide full coverage in all areas of labor and employment law. The San Francisco office represents clients across the nation, while providing defense of legal matters filed in the State of California. Our office enjoys a highly skilled group of attorneys which excel in class action matters, employment and related litigation, traditional labor, and who regularly provide critical client counseling and advice. We commit ourselves daily to providing top-notch legal services to meet each client’s specific needs.

Douglas Farmer
(415) 442-4810 

OneDigital Health and Benefits – Booth 47, Monday Lunch Sponsor

OneDigital, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits, combines people and technology to deliver the new generation of health and benefits. It provides fresh thinking ahead of the market, innovative approaches and market-leading solutions that give clients peace of mind. Serving companies of all sizes, OneDigital offers employers a sophisticated combination of strategic advisory services, analytics, compliance support, HR capital management tools and comprehensive insurance offerings. Headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital has more than 950+ employees throughout the country, serves 35,000 companies and manages nearly $4 billion in premiums. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing companies every year since the honor’s inception in 2007.

OnePoint HCM – Booth 16, Bingo Sponsor

One Point HCM

OnePoint Human Capital Management delivers affordable, enterprise cloud HCM solutions dedicated to our customer's success. OnePoint HCM delivers value by unifying all HR processes in a single-platform eliminating data gaps that are time consuming and error prone. OnePoint’s combination of technology and services is perfect for growing organizations that are looking for ways to reduce administrative time, control labor costs, boost employee engagement and simplify compliance reporting within One HR platform. Administrators, Managers and employees can access the secure, cloud-native environment from anywhere, anytime and on any device for HR, Payroll, Recruitment, Benefit Enrollment, Scheduling, Leave Management, ACA compliance, reporting and much more. Contact us for a personalized presentation and we’ll show you how OnePoint HCM can unify your HR enterprise.

David Miller

Pacific Service Credit Union – Booth 63

With the ever-increasing cost of employee benefits, credit union membership is a free way to bring added value to your employees.  Pacific Service Credit Union offers credit union services to your employees without obligation.  We can help improve your employees’ work-life balance by providing financial products and services that will save them time and money.  Pacific Service Credit Union was founded in 1936 by employees of Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Today, more than seventy-five years after its founding, Pacific Service CU is one of the largest and safest credit unions in the country.  Pacific Service CU is a full-service financial institution offering checking, savings, credit cards, home loans, mobile banking and much more. 

Kristin Peterson
(925) 609-5051

Paycor – Booth 38, Pen Sponsor

Paycor was founded because we believed that with the right tools and support, HR practitioners could make a major contribution. Paycor is known for delivering modern, intuitive recruiting, HR and payroll solutions for more than 30,000 medium-sized and small businesses— but what makes us legendary is our singular focus on helping business leaders, entrepreneurs and HR professionals make a real difference in their organizations.

Rich Evans
(513) 827-3602

Payroll Systems – Booth 18

Payroll Systems, LLC is not just a payroll company. We offer a suite of workforce management tools to help your business be measurably more productive, no matter how big or small. Our core services include:
  • Payroll
  • HRIS
  • Time & Attendance
  • Benefits Administration
Coupled with dedicated and knowledgeable account managers who have an average tenure of six years in the industry to support your success. Payroll Systems is all about the employer, and has been all about the employer for 29 years. Allow us to simplify your workforce management needs in today’s compliance, fast-paced, and technology driven environment, so you can focus on your company’s mission. 800-696-8004

Premier Talent Partners – Booth 75

Established in 1998, Premier is headquartered in San Francisco with 5 offices spanning across Northern California and New York. At Premier we don’t fill jobs. We create change. We change an antiquated and complex process through honesty and transparency. We change the placement experience with personalized service and unbiased support. We change the dynamic by seeing beyond a resume and into the eyes of a real person. We change the way clients and talent communicate by removing obstacles and creating a truly open environment.For job seekers and growing organizations everywhere, we’re your partner. We expertly balance human needs with business challenges to craft experiences that champion community and promote forward-thinking solutions. We’re modern-day matchmakers, and we’re here to connect.

Progressive Benefit Group – Booth 25


At PBG, world class service is at the heart of everything we provide. Along with putting together competitive benefit packages, we bring experienced and compassionate customer service that is unrivaled. PBG’s people make the difference. Your dedicated customer service advocates enhance the experience for your employees. PBG ranks amongst the top three employee benefit consultants in Silicon Valley. Allow us to take the headache out of day to day administration and deliver you a program that supports your HR team and ensures your employees feel heard and cared for. PBG will work with you to understand your vision for your benefits program. Together we will create a sustainable strategic solution that is cost effective for your company and meaningful to employees.

Erica Ramos

Reflektive – Booth 48, Wednesday General Session Sponsor

Reflektive is a leader in providing innovative, real-time performance management solutions for HR leaders and their agile organizations. Founded in 2014, Reflektive securely delivers Real-Time Feedback and Requests, Goal Management, Performance Reviews, and Check-Ins applications in the cloud for more than 300 clients worldwide including AAR, Blue Origin, Comcast, Dollar Shave Club, Healthgrades, Instacart, MEC Global, and Protective Life. Based in San Francisco with funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Lightspeed Venture Partners, and recognition by Gartner in their 2017 Cool Vendors in Human Capital Management report, Reflektive's mission is to reinvent people management processes to empower employees to thrive at work. visit

Relation Insurance Services – Booth 17

Whether you manage a small business, a non-profit organization, or a large national or multinational company you need a benefits program that meets the unique needs of you and your employees. Regardless of size, your workforce challenges are complex and varied–they may include balancing financial pressures, managing legal risks, fostering a healthy workforce, or recruiting and retaining key staff. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all approaches so we offer a range of services and products. We’ll treat each engagement as a long-term partnership to help you invest in the right total-rewards benefits solution.

Tuan Nguyen
(925) 322-6441

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk – Booth 70


Named the Best Seaside Park in the world eight years in a row, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located on a mile-long stretch of beach on the shore of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.  The park is admission free and features classic and modern thrill rides, including the world-famous Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, a National Historic Landmark. Private facilities are available for beach and theme parties, perfect for corporate getaways and summer picnics. The park’s special location provides a spectacular setting for groups to meet and share one of California’s most cherished traditions within the atmosphere of the world’s most authentic seaside amusement park.

Sapling – Booth 84

Sapling is the leading HR platform provider for mid-market companies. Our software helps HR teams automate workflows, support data-driven decisions and be more strategic. As the platform of choice for KAYAK, KPMG, Udemy and Sephora. we believe that when you create a great employee experience, HR can better support teams to do their best work.

Scoop – Booth 41, AV Sponsor

Scoop, founded in 2015, has become the Bay’s largest enterprise carpooling solution with over 130,000 commuters and 2,000,000 trips to date. Companies work with Scoop to increase employee satisfaction, retention, and drive tangible business impact against HR metrics. Backed by our Customer Success Team, the Managed Carpool Program enables employers of any size to offer a customized end-to-end carpooling program. Learn more at

Simpplr – Booth 74

Simpplr is a modern employee intranet that drives employee productivity and engagement by creating an intelligent, engaging and integrated digital workplace. We take the abstract out of day-to-day communication, better enabling distributed teams to connect, share, and distribute ideas and information. Simpplr is trusted by leading brands including Box, Workday, DocuSign, Eurostar, and Columbia University to connect, engage and empower their employees. Simpplr is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with offices in the UK and India, and is backed by Norwest Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. Learn more at 

Small Business HR Services – Booth 31

Small Business HR Services serves all size companies and non-profits. Our clients are primarily located in the SF Bay Area with clients throughout the U.S. As an HR outsource solution, we provide on-site and remote consulting, hands-on HR services and interim HR professionals. We are different from payroll platform HR and other competitors because we tailor HR solutions to our clients’ culture. We provide all levels of services from HR coordinator to HR Director to HR Business Partners. We help small business clients with services that ordinarily are reserved for larger organizations. These include talent initiatives that support the business objectives of the company, organization development services, and Executive coaching. Contact us:

Snappy Gifts – Booth 44, Wednesday Concurrent Session Sponsor

Snappy Gifts offers a new and fun incentive program that increases motivation and makes employees feel appreciated and happy.

Spare the Air Employer Program – Booth 49, General Session Sponsor

The Spare the Air Employer Program is a network of Bay Area employers who are doing their part to improve local air quality. The program connects businesses to resources and information to educate employees, support commute alternatives, and develop clean air practices in the workplace. During the summer months, Spare the Air smog alerts are issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels. The single most effective way for residents to reduce air pollution every day is to drive less, and the daily commute is an easy way to cut back. Air District survey results show that Bay Area employees are more likely to adopt alternatives to driving alone when encouraged to do so by their employer. Join the Spare the Air Employer Program and get the information you need to help your employees rethink their commutes.

Jessica Williams
(510) 246-8840 x303

Spark Hire – Booth 4

Spark Hire is an easy to use video interviewing platform with 4,000+ customers conducting video interviews in over 100 countries. Since launching in 2012, Spark Hire has become the fastest growing video interviewing platform. Organizations of all sizes are utilizing Spark Hire to gain more insight on their candidates earlier in the process, improve collaboration between recruiters and hiring managers, and make better hires faster than ever before. All plans include unlimited one-way and recorded live video interviews starting as low as $49/month with no contracts or setup fees. View pricing on the website and get started in under 2 minutes on!  

Spoke – Booth 70

Spend less time managing workplace requests with Spoke—a smarter, simpler ticketing system. Spoke works in tandem with your favorite communication tools—including Slack, SMS, and email—helping you get more done each day. Get started at

Stanford Federal Credit Union – Booth 82

As an employer, enhancing your employee benefit package by offering free credit union membership provides a valued advantage at no cost or legal obligation to your company.  Stanford Federal Credit Union, recently named the 9th “best performing” credit unions in the nation, provides employees with financial benefits that include free checking/savings accounts,  low rate lending products, free financial fitness resources and up to date remote features.  Companies such as Google, Facebook, Tesla, SAP, Cisco, and Stanford University have partnered with StanfordFCU to offer these financial services to their employees.  Have employees transferring in from abroad-we are here to help!  StanfordFCU can provide them with banking/credit card options that make their transition to the US seamless even before they arrive!

Star Staffing – Booth 65

Founded in 1998, Star Staffing is Northern California’s premier staffing provider with offices in Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Napa, Fairfield, Sacramento, and Lodi.  Star Staffing is a five-time recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s “Best Place to Work” award and included on Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies list three years in row.  Star Staffing offers many services including: • Recruiting and Screening • Payroll and Time Attendance Management • On-Site Management • Risk Reduction Programs • Employee Rewards and Benefits • And… “Knock-Your-Socks-Off” Service! Our services are offered to a multitude of companies including:  manufacturing, industrial, clerical, administrative, accounting, finance, information technology, and professional services.  Call today!

Sterling Administration – Booth 69

Sterling Administration is an independent administrator for HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, POPs and COBRA. Additionally, Sterling offers expert compliance services for ERISA Wrap, Form 5500 Filing, non-discrimination testing, and requirements under the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It also offers an online benefits enrollment platform in English and Spanish. Sterling was named a national Best Place to Work by Business Insurance Magazine in 2014. Sterling is committed to promoting health and financial wellness by offering strategies and tools to make healthy decisions for ourselves, and our wallets. Sterling is based in Oakland, California with remote staff nationwide. Visit Sterling online at

SuiteAmerica – Booth 39

SuiteAmerica is an employee-owned industry leader in Corporate Housing and Destination Services. Our guest focused programs include personal transition services, customized area information, car rental services, website and mobile support and concierge service. For over 25 years SuiteAmerica has provided world class service with an innovative spirit to some of the nation’s largest companies. We've always thought that a warm welcome was much more than offering 24/7 service and extra pillows. With every new customer, it's about making a connection on an emotional level. We welcomed our first guest in 1990 with this philosophy in mind, and we've been opening our doors to everyone from interns to Fortune 500 executives with the same level of detail and care ever since.    

SyncHR – Booth 59

Next-Gen HCM. No BS. Let’s get serious. The world doesn’t need another generic Human Capital Management system. You need something new. Something innovative. Something more. SyncHR was built from the ground-up to solve the age-old HR, payroll and benefit problems that have plagued the industry for years. Architected around a revolutionary data model that supports real-world scenarios, SyncHR simplifies and automates the administrative burdens of HR, payroll and benefit management, helping companies save time and money.  

Talent Assessments, MHS, Inc. – Booth 62

A leading developer of innovative scientific assessments and technology solutions, Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) helps to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities around the world.  MHS serves clients in many settings including talent, education, clinical and public safety. Founded in 1983, MHS has grown to become an international company with products sold in more than 75 countries and translated into over 50 languages. With offices in North America and partners around the world, MHS is dedicated to strong product growth, an optimal user experience, and creating digitally and globally driven products.

(800) 456-3003

Talla – Booth 32

Talla solves your information-sharing crisis. With an intelligent knowledge base, every team within your business has access to reliable information so you never have to answer the same question twice. The Talla platform uses machine learning to surface relevant information to the right people in the right context, keeps regularly changing information up-to-date, and delivers it through chat, email or intranet. Founded in 2015, Talla is based in Boston, MA. Learn more at

Target CW – Booth 64

TargetCW is leading the industry with our proprietary Contingent Workforce Platform, StaffingNation. Our world-class service, paired with StaffingNation, allows us to offer Hybrid MSP services to companies across the globe that require the most innovative, industry leading customer service and technology solutions to give all users the best experience possible. Voted Best Place To Work for four years in a row, TargetCW stands out from the rest because of our amazing work culture, easy-to-use technology, and old-fashioned customer service that our clients adore! Services include: U.S. and International Payrolling of temp/contractors, 1099 Compliance & Management, SOW Management, Vendor Management System (VMS), Managed Service Provider (MSP), Staffing, Military Talent.

The California Parks Company – Booth 66

Are you ready for a new outdoor company picnic experience? The Ranch at Little Hills is hidden away from the hustle of the city on 25-private acres, you can experience lush green grass as far as the eye can see, towering oak and bay laurel trees, a junior Olympic sized swimming pool, dunk tank, rock walls and more. With fun team building activities, delicious food and extraordinary service, you will have an unforgettable event that will be talked about for years to come. Angel Island State Park is a beautiful bay area event venue for your next group event. Everyone knows the best part of any party or meeting is lunch and the culinary team on Angel Island will not disappoint. Additional activities on the island for your group include: kayak tours, group led hikes, tram tours, bicycle tours, and teambuilding activities.

Timyo – Booth 37

Timyo helps employees assign clear expectations to email and create a more engaged and respectful workplace. As the primary communication tool in a majority of companies, email usage is a larger reflection of the organization as a whole, defining its culture, management practices and employee engagement. Email is the heartbeat of your communication system, and you simply can’t afford to ignore establishing best practices for the entire company. Left unchecked, poor email practices have proven to be costly and severely detrimental to the overall health of an organization. Timyo offers a paradigm shift by introducing the dimension of time to your organization’s inboxes, improving efficiency, reducing unnecessary stress and increasing respect for everyone’s time.

Ultimate Software – Booth 2


Ultimate Software’s cloud-based UltiPro helps simplify and improve work experiences for employees at every level. Organizations can easily manage global people data and processes with UltiPro and ensure their people feel engaged and productive from day one. With UltiPro, you can deliver personalized recruiting and onboarding experiences, guide employees through important benefits choices, simplify complex payroll computations, efficiently manage time and attendance needs, support continuous performance management and development, and build proactive succession plans for the future. Most importantly, UltiPro’s solutions are supported by powerful business intelligence and reporting to help you drive smarter, people-focused business results.

United Agencies Inc. – Booth 10

United Agencies is the best answer to all your insurance questions. For over 60 years United Agencies has been the best decision their clients have made for a trusted insurance Brokerage. United Agencies provides everything associated with insurance: Health benefits, Workers Compensation, General Liability, you name it and they do it. Anyone could renew your policies year after year, but, United Agencies provides the most additional services in the industry at no cost to your company. Get the most out of your Insurance products. Get United Agencies.

Chris Stickney
(805) 795-7676  

University of San Francisco – Booth 77


A proud sponsor of HR West, the University of San Francisco supports the professional aspirations of individuals like you by offering an AACSB-accredited Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD). The USF MSOD prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to lead and succeed. Study theories and models of OD, practice participatory action research, and develop skills to effectively contribute to, manage, and lead teams. Evening and weekend classes, located in the heart of Downtown San Francisco, help busy professionals achieve their educational goals. Small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deep relationship building among students and faculty. In addition to the MSOD, the USF School of Management offers seven unique degrees spanning the private, public and nonprofit sectors. USF students can expect to develop a global perspective and deeper understanding of social justice and diverse cultures, in keeping with our Jesuit academic tradition.

Aija Gamburg
(415) 422-2221

USI Insurance – Booth 60

USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk, program and retirement solutions to large risk management clients, middle market companies, smaller firms and individuals. Headquartered in Valhalla, New York, USI connects together over 6,000 industry leading professionals across more than 150 offices to serve clients’ local, national and international needs.  USI has become a premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, an interactive platform that integrates proprietary and innovative client solutions, networked local resources and expertise, and enterprise-wide collaboration to deliver customized results with positive, bottom line impact. USI attracts best-in-class industry talent with a long history of deep and continuing investment in our local communities. For more information, visit

Chet Laws
(707) 779-1052  

Vigilant – Booth 30

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Vigilant counsels companies on complex employment issues across the West Coast. Unlimited counsel with on-staff employment and labor attorneys and safety specialists for a flat monthly fee allows employers to take a proactive approach to solving workplace issues.

Amanda Rusk
(916) 231-6000


Waggl is the most human way for organizations to crowdsource feedback. Waggl is a real-time pulsing platform that enables focused communication on enterprise topics like culture, events, change, strategy, and talent. Waggl elevates the authentic experience of people and delivers analytics leaders need. Named after the dance that bees do in a hive to transmit vital information quickly, Waggl lives at the intersection of two organizational realities:  Companies want an engaged workforce and employees want to know that their opinions count.  Beyond a traditional survey, Waggl offers a simple way to listen to many voices at once. By creating a transparent, authentic two-way dialogue, Waggl distills insights and unites organizations through purpose.
(415) 399-9949

Zenefits – Booth 11

Zenefits’ People Platform delivers the most comprehensive, flexible and mobile HR experience in the market, helping thousands of companies empower their modern workforce. By tightly integrating its HR, benefits and payroll applications with dozens of best-of-breed technologies and services, Zenefits helps companies empower their employees, manage change and stay compliant.

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