#WorkHuman Day 2: Organization of the Future

WorkHuman Day 2 just wrapped. Here’s how the day went down.

HR Executive Panel


Derek Irvine, Globoforce’s VP, Client Strategy & Consulting, moderated a three-person panel of senior leaders in the HR role. The topics were wide-ranging, covering many aspects of the employee experience: recognition, performance management and the role of employee citizenship and charitable works on employee engagement scores.

Panelists were:

  • Rahul Varma, global head of talent & learning, Accenture
  • Kimberly Bors, SVP of HR, Schneider Electric
  • Vicki Williams, SVP of compensation, benefits, and HRIS, NBC Universal

My take-aways from the session:

  • There is no one-size-fits-all solution for performance management. Some of the panelist companies have completely eliminated rankings/ratings for performance management; others haven’t
  • Employees whose companies give them paid PTO to perform monthly acts of service/charitable work have engagement scores that are 5 points higher than those who don’t partake
  • Employees are hungry to recognize one another’s achievements. Williams, of NBC, recounted a story of how, during the Orlando night-club shootings, many of the journalists and support crew had to work overtime in a very tense and trying situation (as often happens in the broadcast media’s line of work.) She said their company’s online recognition system “lit up” with numerous accolades and statements of gratitude.

Read the rest on Jennifer Miller’s blog.