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An Interview with Kirsten Hawley of Brown-Forman Corporation

At a company with a 150-year history, its culture, tradition, and values inform everything HR does. For a company with a 150-year history that includes five generations of family of the original founder, George Garvin Brown, Brown-Forman Corporation, based in Louisville and best known for its flagship Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, is all about values and…

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An Interview with Roxanne Lagano of Zoetis

CHRO Roxanne Lagano had two main challenges when her company spun off from Pfizer: Easing the transition and handling a big layoff. When Zoetis, the world leader in animal health, spun off from Pfizer, they had the third-largest IPO of 2013. Although the company had more than 60 years of experience delivering a diverse portfolio…

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An Interview with Lisa Paul of Oclaro

Creating one culture and one team from a siloed group of acquired companies was a challenge for Lisa Paul at Oclaro, but HR made it happen. When Lisa Paul signed on to take the helm of Oclaro’s HR department after some 30 years in HR for firms like Cisco and others, she knew the company…

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An Interview with Archana Singh of John Wiley & Sons

When Archana Singh signed on as EVP and CHRO at John Wiley & Sons in 2016, she knew she was taking on a tall order. Wiley, a global leader in research and education, was in the midst of a large-scale global technology transformation to shift the company’s focus to digital offerings. “The business was changing,…

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An Interview with Kellie Teal-Guess of CyrusOne

Would you get a tattoo of your company’s logo? At the Texas-based data center company CyrusOne, 120 of its 405 employees have chosen to do just that. Why? For Kellie Teal-Guess, executive vice president and Chief People Officer at CyrusOne, it’s all about culture. “We have something special going on at CyrusOne,” she says. “We’re…

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An Interview with John Walker of Trust Capital Partners

The chief human capital officer for the Chicago-based investment firm came aboard with ambitious ideas, almost immediately introducing a five-year plan designed to upgrade the department toward better managing the firm’s recent growth. When he arrived, the company had a recruiter in place but a minimal hierarchy of management, no performance evaluation system, and no overarching program for handling other elements of HR.

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An Interview With Dottie Donnelly of Cantel Medical

How HR Drives Success at Cantel Medical For Dottie Donnelly, HR isn’t just a contributing factor to a company’s success. It’s a key driver of it. That was her vision when she joined Cantel, a leading provider of infection prevention products and services, as SVP and Chief HR Officer (CHRO) in January 2017. “Everything that we…

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