The Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell recently put together a nice piece on Brian Schipper, Senior Vice President of HR.
The article not only profiles Schipper’s career, but also touches upon how his team keeps Cisco employees engaged and performing at a high level. Technology definitely plays a role, but an additional, and essential component is having an inclusive and diverse workforce. Through this, companies are able to anticipate market transitions, be responsive to customer needs, and build a solid foundation for the future.
From the article:
“The Cisco family reflects the world we live in. We are relentlessly focused on ensuring that our employee population is representative of our customers, partners, and shareholders.
But equally important,” he adds, “is that every employee has the opportunity to contribute to the full extent of their capability, and has an equal opportunity to grow professionally, and be rewarded for his or her results and impact. Achieving the highest possible degree of inclusion requires leaders to give up some power and control so their team members can contribute in a more significant way to drive business results.”
At Cisco, we are honored and flattered to receive this type of coverage and other accolades. You can read the full piece here.