Avnet CEO, CHRO to Discuss Their Employee Engagement Journey at the i4cp 2014 Conference

Rick Hamada and MaryAnn MillerSeattle, WA (November 1, 2013) - The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) has announced that Avnet CEO Rick Hamada and Chief Human Resources Officer MaryAnn Miller will present at the i4cp 2014 Conference, consistently referred to by HR executives as one of the best human capital events of the year.

In 2004, Avnet, a global technology distributor, embarked on a commitment to accountability in employee engagement. Since beginning this journey, Avnet has enhanced connecting business performance to employee engagement, which has now surpassed broad-based industry benchmarks and is at an all-time high for the company.

In their session, Hamada and Miller will share key highlights from Avnet’s journey, including the importance of integrating the voice of employees into the strategic planning process. In addition, they will discuss how Avnet has maintained employee engagement through challenging business environments and shaped an employee value proposition to sustain performance for the long run.

"We’re looking forward to showcasing how Avnet has embraced employee engagement over the last decade to realize tangible business results," said Kevin Oakes, CEO of i4cp. “With its emphasis on market-driven workforce practices, the i4cp 2014 Conference is a terrific venue to share Avnet's story with other member organizations and business leaders."

The i4cp 2014 Conference, set for March 10-13 in Scottsdale, Arizona, will help attendees understand the connection between people practices and market performance.

While i4cp’s annual conference is primarily for member organizations, a select number of seats are reserved for HR executives and other professionals not yet a part of the i4cp network. As always, to ensure open dialogue and collegial networking, the event is closed to vendors and consultants.

Register by December 6, 2013 to save $400.

i4cp conference attendees typically consist of senior executives from leading global organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Shell, eBay, FedEx, Intel, Sony Pictures Entertainment, HSBC, the Federal Reserve Board, Nike, IBM, ExxonMobil, YUM! Brands, and Boeing.

About i4cp

i4cp focuses on the people practices that drive market performance. Years of research make it clear that top companies approach their workforces differently. In recognition of our status as the largest and fastest-growing network of its kind, i4cp was named to the prestigious 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list. We work with our network of organizations to:

  • Reveal what high-performance organizations are doing differently
  • Identify best and next practices for all levels of management
  • Provide the resources to show how workforce improvements have bottom-line impact

Through our exclusive, vendor-free network―in which peers collaborate to drive strategic research, as well as share tools and insights—i4cp provides a unique, practical view of how human capital practices drive high performance. For more information, visit http://www.i4cp.com/

Erik Samdahl
Erik is the head of marketing at i4cp, and has nearly 20 years in the market research and human capital research industry.