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Nurturing High Performance: The Vulcan Experience

Seattle-based Vulcan Inc. is the umbrella company for a host of signature Paul Allen-owned entities including Vulcan Real Estate, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Seattle Seahawks, the Portland Trailblazers, Vulcan Productions, and Stratolaunch, to name a few. With a mission to discover and develop smart, data-driven solutions and create inspiring experiences that help tackle some of the world's toughest challenges, the company has a saying that describes the one-of-a-kind environment that Vulcan teammates are part of at work every day: #OnlyAtVulcan.

While Vulcan is renowned for its unique employee experiences and passionate vision, when their new CHRO joined the organization in early 2017, he saw an opportunity to introduce an important element of ongoing performance management, alignment and skills development into an already strong culture. Join Tim Mulligan, CHRO at Vulcan, as he outlines how the Vulcan team implemented performance management software to bolster the employee experience and drive increased performance.

You'll gain insights into:

  • How Vulcan aligned performance goals with corporate objectives
  • Why learning and development should be at the forefront of your talent strategy
  • How to ensure meaningful, ongoing feedback occurs throughout the year
  • The role of culture-specific HR branding and processes

You'll leave with new ideas, best practices and lessons learned from a CHRO who was an early adopter of TalentSpace and has now implemented it at two very different and unique organizations.

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About the Speakers

Tim Mulligan
Chief Human Resources Officer, Vulcan Inc.


As Vulcan's Chief Human Resources Officer, Tim leads a team of talented human resources professionals in building and implementing recruiting strategies supporting Vulcan's ambitious and innovative programs, projects and initiatives.

Tim is an experienced leader with a deep knowledge of developing, implementing, and improving programs that positively impact employees, operations and organizations. Prior to joining Vulcan, Tim spent 13 years as the Chief Human Resources Officer at the San Diego Zoo Global, a diverse organization of nearly 3,000 employees spread across various locations worldwide.

In 2016, Tim was named the "Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year" by HRO Global. Tim is also the co-author of Roar: How to Build a Resilient Organization the World-Famous San Diego Zoo Way. Previously, Tim held several senior leadership roles in human resources for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Kristy Holmes
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Saba Software


As a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Saba, Kristy has a strong focus on the people and business impact of performance and talent development solutions. With over 10 years of experience in the area of HR technology and services, Kristy has honed her skills in customer service by implementing and managing employee engagement and leadership development projects. She has immersed herself in the world of talent management software as a Product Manager at Halogen Software and now as a Product Marketing Manager at Saba Software and uses this deep product knowledge to help communicate the immense value and benefits that talent development has on people and organizations globally. Kristy is passionate about building great organizations through great employees and holds an MSc in Organizational Behavior from Queen's University.

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