John W. Sigmon

John W. Sigmon

Chief Human Resources Officer at AARP, Breathing Life into the Employee Experience

  

About Me

As a strategic business leader I breathe life into the employee experience. I foster innovative business and human capital improvements across every sector of the economy.

My passion is leveraging potential and contributing to each employees’ successes as they add value to the enterprise. I enable individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve their potential through innovative human capital practices, technology, thought leadership, and a relentless focus on excellence.

I am a visionary strategist with nearly 20 years of human resources and business innovation successes across for profit, not for profit, and public sector organizations.

I began my tenure at AARP as a HR business Partner, was later promoted to the VP for HR Consulting Services, and currently am the Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to my career at AARP, I served as the Director for HR Strategy at both the Library of Congress and the Government Accountability Office, and as the Chief Human Capital Officer at the Federal Election Commission.

I am a frequent contributor and speaker at on a variety of topics including, “The Modern HR Environment”, “Employer Branding and HR”, and “Workforce Engagement,”  “Navigating C-Suite Relationships,” and “DisruptHR,”  and “Leveraging Your Social Media Strategy”

I provide limited and focused coaching services. I am a member of the International Coaching Federation and am trained through the Coaches Training Institute.

I have a B.A. from Western Illinois University and a Masters in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina. I am certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional. I live in New York with my wife Danielle.

As a business leader it is my responsibility to breathe life into the employee experience and forge an alliance between our employees and strategy

Presentations

I was invited by the Corporate Executive Board to participate in their video series for Chief Human Resources Officers. Here is a brief segment from the interview.

In today’s business environment constant change and evolution is the new normal. New technologies are reshaping work, individuals are rethinking what it means to be an employee, and a game-changing generation of millennial workers continues to challenge the status quo. Rather than resist the transforming world of work, individuals are looking for ways to future proof their career and their relevance. This is the opportunity available to us as leaders. To provide the framework necessary for individuals and organizations to flourish by mutually contributing to each other’s success.

The future of work is now; how are you going to make it work for you?

eBooks

Speeches & Events

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Forthcoming Events

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Past Events

Interviews about me

John Sigmon Asks The Right Questions

john_sigmonInterview with Casual Films about the Disrupt HR Conference

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How The Role Of The Employee Is Changing And What It Means For Your Organization

Interview on The Future of Work Podcast

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Blog

Read my posts about leadership and innovative HR practices

The Job Search Landscape- A Practical Approach

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The job search landscape has changed and continues to evolve at an exponential pace. Societal forces impacting employment include: •       Exponential technological change •       A fundamental shift in organizational structures including increased use of networks, both virtual and real time •       A truly connected world •       A global market place for talent •       Human/Machine collaboration I secured…

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Disrupt Aging

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I was pleased to create a piece for “Human Resources Executive” around the AARP practices and suggestions for the HR profession around eliminating ageism in the workplace. You can view the article here:     http://www.humanresourceexecutive-digital.com/humanresourceexecutive/jan_feb_2017?pm=2&u1=texterity&linkImageSrc=/humanresourceexecutive/jan_feb_2017/data/imgpages/tn/0044_zriwdi.gif/&pg=44#pg44    

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