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Adobe: Redefining Accountability

Season 2, Ep. 32

Adobe, the software company responsible for PDFs and Photoshop, is regularly listed among the best places to work and is considered a top employer when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. One of the people responsible for fostering this culture is Brian Miller, Adobe’s Chief Talent, Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Miller joined Adobe after serving as Chief People Officer of Impossible Foods and spending almost a decade in progressive talent development roles at Gilead Sciences Inc. He holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.


Some Questions Asked:

  • How did a job teaching middle school math lead to a career in HR? (2:30)
  • How does Adobe adhere to the philosophy that good ideas can come from anywhere? (10:33)
  • How did Adobe keep its people team motivated even as it hired 6,000 people in about six months? (14:14)

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How Adobe is partnering with HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities) and HSIs (Hispanic-serving institutions) to attract talent.
  • How Adobe uses a technology-based manager check-in to boost retention.
  • The challenges and opportunities to be found in having four generations in the workforce simultaneously.

 

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