The Culture of Hybrid Work
…a new series exploring culture and new norms for hybrid work.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever transformed the workforce. The shift to hybrid work has become the new reality for countless companies. With that shift, comes challenges. Through this four-part series, we will look at how employers can sustain a positive company culture and team cohesiveness while blending virtual and in-person working arrangements.
In this first program of the series, we will hear from professionals that are successfully navigating the hybrid work environment and providing new ways for employees to collaborate productively while maintaining company culture.
Angie Salmon possesses significant experience in corporate board and executive recruiting, having completed over 400 search engagements across a vareity of industries since she joined EFL Associates/CBIZ in 2004. In 2019, her role expanded to include additional CBIZ services: employee benefits, retirement plan advisory, commercial insurance and compensation consulting in addition to executive/board search. As such, Angie aligns the technical expertise across approximately 6,000 CBIZ associates to support clients in recruiting and retaining talent and managing risk. Over the past several years, she has connected with hundreds of HR professionals and business leaders regarding strategies for remote, in-office and hybrid work environments.
Angie began her career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen, a former “Big Five” accounting firm. Subsequently, she joined healthcare technology company, Cerner Corporation, where she partnered with executive leadership to create strategic associate deployment strategies and managed the company’s campus rercuiting efforts at approximately 30 universities nationwide. Named to the inaugural class of the Kansas City Business Journal’s NextGen Leaders program, she serves as the Board Chair of the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment (SAFE) and as a board member for the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission. Angie was previously a member of the WinWin Connections Committee of the Central Exchange, aimed at increasing gender diversity on corporate boards.
Katie Schultz is the Vice President of Talent Development & Management at Black & Veatch, a global Engineering and Construction company. Katie’s engineering background and experience with both project and program management for critical infrastructure projects informs her approach to leadership development, upskilling for future project needs, and talent strategies to build a robust and diverse leadership pipeline. In addition to numerous engineering projects, Katie has also led the development of a company-wide learning platform, experiential learning programs, and role-based development approaches. With a passion for supporting and growing talent across the Engineering and Construction industry, she frequently speaks at professional events, universities, and local schools on the important work of solving the talent challenges of the future. She was a co-founder of the Black & Veatch Women’s Network and serves on the Board for Reach Out and Read Kansas City. She led the construction of and continues to lead the ongoing operation of a community library in Anapra, Mexico – an impoverished community at the US / Mexico border. Katie holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering degree from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Transformational Leadership from Nazarene Theological Institute.
Gail Wien is the Head of People Engagement for AXIS Capital, a commercial specialty re/insurer headquartered in Bermuda. Gail oversees all people engagement initiatives which include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), hybrid working, philanthropy and recognition programs at AXIS. She leads the AXIS DEI Council and the organization’s employee resource groups (ERGs). Gail has been with AXIS since 2009 and prior to moving into her current role she was a Lead People Business Partner. Shel has over 30 years of HR experience and has worked in health insurance, trade publishing and the arts before coming to AXIS. She is a member of the DEI Consortium, Human Resources Forum (HRF) and WSIA DEI Practitioners’ Forum. Gail was named one of Insurance Business of America’s Elite Women for 2022.