MEGA SESSION: The Great Workplace: How To Build It, How To Keep It And Why It Matters

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
This presentation will provide you with a framework and HR best practices you can use to build and sustain a great workplace environment.
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Track: Talent Management

Drawing upon lessons from 25 years of studying the best companies to work for, you will examine a clear framework for understanding the essential components of a great place to work. In addition, we will explore the HR practices that these organizations use to create work environments that leverage the talent and creativity of their people, a practical model for implementing these changes, and current trends and issues in FORTUNEs 100 Best Places to Work.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Jennifer Robin, Ph.D.

Robin, Ph.D.

Jennifer Robin is a Research Fellow and an Adjunct Consultant at Great Place to Work®. A former Senior Consultant with the company, she led the Advisory Practice, helping senior leaders integrate their organization’s culture with its strategy and aligning efforts to be a great workplace. She has coauthored two books, one entitled The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters released in January 2011, and a second entitled A Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World. Jennifer has experience in diverse industries such as manufacturing, biotechnology, information technology, professional services, and healthcare.

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Michael Burchell


Michael Burchell, Ed.D. is a consultant, international speaker and author. A corporate vice president at the Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc., he oversees business development of multinational clients across the affiliate network, and supports the Institute’s growth and development world-wide. He also co-owns Great Place to Work® Institute UAE based in Dubai. Prior to joining the Institute, Michael worked at W. L. Gore & Associates, and the University of Massachusetts. Michael received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and also holds degrees from Colorado State University and the University of Southern California. Michael is the co-author, with Jennifer Robin, of The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters.

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