SAN FRANCISCO (March 31, 2016) – Is building a high-trust workplace culture a top strategic priority for your company today? On April 6, Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®, will kick-off the annual Great Place to Work conference by addressing head-on what it means to be a Great Place to Work for ALL. At the gathering of close to 1,000 business leaders in San Diego, Bush will show the way inclusive, high-trust workplace cultures are a strategic imperative for companies today.
"It's time for a great workplace for all," said Bush. "In part, this means people of all backgrounds deserve to work at a company where they trust their leaders, enjoy their colleagues and take pride in their jobs. It's also true that the companies that create such high-trust workplaces outperform competitors."
This year's conference will feature lessons from business leaders who recognize that a high-trust workplace culture that embraces a diverse workforce is essential to driving performance. Keynotes from both Blake Irving, CEO of GoDaddy, and Edith W. Cooper, Global Head of Human Capital Management for Goldman Sachs, will address how inclusion leads to better business results and and environment to foster a culture of innovation. The conference keynote lineup also includes Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, James R. Downing, MD, President and CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Robert W. K. Webb, EVP and CHRO of Hyatt Hotels.
Sponsored by Best Workplaces EY, Nationwide, Ryan and Salesforce, the Great Place to Work® Conference showcases dynamic leaders and organizations that are constantly evolving as great workplaces. The keynote speeches and more than two dozen break-out sessions will highlight dynamic leaders who are developing unique solutions and strategies to innovate, collaborate, transform and maintain a high-trust workplace culture.
About the Great Place to Work® Annual Conference
The annual Great Place to Work® Conference is the only national event that teaches, inspires and connects professionals across industries and functions to strengthen workplace culture through building trust. This premier event provides actionable information through presentations, panel discussions and facilitated networking sessions. The 2017 Great Place to Work Annual Conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois in May of 2017.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarking, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.
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