Managing a Global Workforce During Times of Change: M&A, Organic Growth and Spin Offs

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Learn HR strategies for growth, including how to anticipate change, maintain workforce continuity, and plan for success.

Companies worldwide are faced with challenges and opportunities to remain competitive including expanding organically, acquiring or spinning off a business. Abbott has simultaneously pursued all three strategies, blazing a trail that other companies have followed. Fussell will discuss how you can establish organizational identity and use the change it creates to build the environment required, implement effective talent strategies, and develop and grow a reliable leadership pipeline.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Steve Fussell


Steve Fussell is Executive Vice President, Human Resources. He has led Human Resources at Abbott since 2005. Mr. Fussell joined Abbott in 1996, as Divisional Vice President, Compensation and Benefits. He was promoted to Vice President, Compensation and Development in 1999, and to Senior Vice President, Human Resources in 2005. Prior to Abbott, he held human resources leadership positions at Nestle and Shell.  Steve believes that human resources professionals are stewards of a company's most valuable resource, its people.  In the world's most successful and enduring companies, HR helps a company's leaders find and develop talent, align human capital around important business priorities, and celebrate and sustain a company's achievements.

LVCC N224-226
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Business Acumen
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