Embracing a People-First Strategy - Ascent Conference

Embracing a People-First Strategy

We’ve entered a new world of work.

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Donald Knight

Chief People Officer Greenhouse
Donald Knight is Chief People Officer at Greenhouse Software. He leads with a people-first mentality hoping to unlock the potential of Greenhouse talent globally. With a laser focus on the connection between people and the processes that serve them, Donald and his team create proximity by building bridges focusing on enhanced experiences that nurture culture and develop people. In his role leading the People team, Donald works to help Greenhouse create an environment for people to do the best work of their lives. He is responsible for providing global strategy and leadership in developing, overseeing, and administering people programs. With expansion top of mind, the team delivers a scalable people strategy that enables the organization to expand globally. Before Greenhouse, Donald served as Senior Vice President of Global Talent for Edelman. He helped shape the HR brand as a proactive, insightful, and collaborative solution provider in this role. Donald has held numerous senior leadership roles for Southern Company Gas, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), and the Defense Commissary Agency.

Embracing a People-First Strategy

We’ve entered a new world of work. Compliance-based people practices no longer cut it if you want to achieve sustainable success as a business. It’s time for a new mindset. It’s time to become a people-first company. Join Donald Knight, Chief People Officer at Greenhouse, for this roundtable discussion on how businesses can become talent powerhouses by fostering cultures and values that put their people first and unlock their potential at work. Join your peers to delve into specific actions you can take to build a competitive hiring and people strategy that is both equitable and human-centric.

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