SAN JOSE, Calif. - Drawing on its location in Silicon Valley, among the world's most competitive markets for personnel, the 2019 Executive Briefing Conference has invited Danielle Clark, Adobe's Director of Talent Development, to address ways the software giant goes about improving its own workforce.
Known for InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and the ubiquitous PDF file format, Adobe dominates creative marketing applications and utilities worldwide. It relies on its people to keep it ahead of the game. At a luncheon address on April 15, "Getting the Most from Your People," Clark will reveal how Adobe supports individuals in career paths that embrace professional development and self-actualization. The approach yields more satisfied and productive individuals who form a powerful engine for Adobe's success.
Adobe is consistently ranked by its employees as among the most desirable workplaces, despite fierce competition from such well-heeled nearby firms like Apple, Google and Facebook. In the latest survey by recruitment portal Glassdoor of former and current employees, Adobe ranked No. 11, beating out Microsoft.
According to Glassdoor, the top three indicators of employee satisfaction are career opportunities, trust in senior leadership, as well as values, with cultures that are fun, motivating, and supportive. Employees also cite growth and development opportunities, an area in which Clark concentrates in her work.
Adobe headquarters in San Jose, California.
As Director of Talent Development at Adobe, Clark is responsible for a global team which creates and delivers development programs for employees. She is an expert in assessment, facilitation, program design and coaching. Clark's consulting background included work with Hay Group - Korn Ferry in organizational design and leadership transformation. Clark says her approach is driven by an unwavering curiosity in why people do what they do.
Adobe has also remade its headquarters campus, and attendees will have a chance to tour it with the lead architectural firm Gensler, and the contracting millwork firm, Mission Bell Manufacturing. Learn more about the event and register at www.executivebriefingconference.com
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