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A Journey to Improved Engagement and Culture

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 7:00 PM GMT

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. With over 45,000 employees in 100 countries and 8 major business units, they operate in a complex global and cost constrained environment. So how did they manage to increase employee engagement from 69%-77% in less than 3 years?

Join us as Kumar Kymal, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Thomson Reuters, shares best practices on what Thomson Reuters did to improve employee engagement in an increasingly global and complex work environment. He’ll reveal key strategic actions taken across multiple areas, with an emphasis on their unique talent initiative to engage high potentials. He’ll also discuss how focusing on employee growth can contribute to higher engagement and retention better than traditional engagement activities.

What you’ll learn:
• Best practices in engaging a global, complex workforce
• How to leverage personal and professional development initiatives to improve engagement and retention in your organization
• Practical takeaways to create high-potential programs in your organization.


Kumar Kymal is the SVP of HR - Corporate Functions and Total Rewards at Thomson Reuters.

Kumar has 20+ years in high technology and significant global experience in Compensation, Benefits and Human Resources. He is active in the HR community, and is a non-executive Board Member of World at Work, which is a non-profit Human Resources organization supporting the professional requirements of its 30,000 members in 100 countries. He is also a founding member of Cornell's Institute for Compensation Studies Executives Forum.

He holds an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and an MS in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.    


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