Employees increasingly face careers spanning 60-70 years. At the same time average tenure is shrinking to about 4.5 years while the half-life of a learned skill is 5 years and falling rapidly (Bersin, 2016). These are among the primary drivers of what is, and will continue to be, a dramatic shift…
John W. Sigmon
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
A Brief History of My Career Trajectory
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?
Speeches & Events
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Organizations spend billions each year to expand and leverage their understanding of consumer preferences and loyalties; constantly segmenting and targeting us in an effort to generate higher net promoter scores and lure new business. Forward thinking and innovative organizations like Zappos, General Electric, and Nestle, have strategically invested in carefully…
Some time ago I was a featured presented at DisruptHR New York. I continue to receive a lot of inquiries about my presentation. I had a fantastic time at this great event, and encourage all of my colleagues to make an effort to attend one in your area. Click…
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…
After a thoughtful and deliberate approach to your job search you are now at the next critical phase of your search, the coveted interview. Take a few moments and congratulate yourself before rolling up your sleeves to prepare for your interview. Like much of the job search landscape, interviews are…
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