NEW YORK, January 13, 2011 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released a new installment of its Boyden Leadership Series featuring an interview with Brian Schipper, Cisco’s Senior Vice President for Human Resources. The Boyden interview with Mr. Schipper features an insightful discussion on future workplace trends, best practices of successful companies, perspectives on succeeding as a leader in an industry that is constantly reinventing itself and use of video and virtual presence as a global tool.
Brian Schipper leads the global HR team for Cisco’s workforce of more than 72,000 employees who develop products and support customers in more than 200 countries. Under his leadership, Cisco has been continually ranked in the top 20 employers in nearly every country that evaluates employers, and has garnered recognition throughout the world for its employment, diversity, inclusion, and workplace-flexibility practices.
“We are very honored to feature Brian and learn from his insights as a leader in global workforce management,” said Trina Gordon, Interim President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation and Managing Director, Boyden Chicago. “Brian’s experience in making Cisco an award-winning employer of choice across multiple geographies and his vision to advance diversity and inclusion within the Cisco workforce provide valuable lessons to leaders in multiple industries.”
In the Boyden interview, Mr. Schipper discusses key aspects of global HR, including the evolving role of HR executives in the boardroom, challenges of recruiting qualified managers and leaders in emerging markets and the importance of an organizational culture that values people.
“Organizations that do not value their people are wasting huge amounts of productive capacity,” explains Mr. Schipper in the interview. “Research has consistently shown that creating a high-engagement culture directly translates into higher levels of financial performance and customer satisfaction.”
The full interview with Mr. Schipper is available at www.boyden.com. In addition, previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series includes interviews with Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor; and James E. Lillie, President & COO of Jarden Corporation. All are available on Boyden’s website.
The Boyden Leadership Series is a continuing publication that highlights the views of well-known business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The editors of this series conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and idea exchange.
Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s website at www.boyden.com.