“Diverse teams drive more innovation,” says Beth Comstock, CMO at GE. “Hiring people with different styles, backgrounds and experience increases the success of teams. My sense of what makes a successful team is constantly evolving, but these days I look for these four types when I hire.”
GE and design may not seem to go together, but as it connects its industrial products, medical devices and home appliances to the internet and rethinks its business for the connected age, the company is focusing on user interfaces and data. Onstage at the Roadmap 2013 conference in San Francisco, Beth Comstock, SVP and CMO at GE explained how the company is designing processes and interfaces that optimize the skills that machines and people each bring to a job.
See tremendous opportunities for women, says Susan Peters, Senior VP-HR at GE. Watch the exclusive interview here.
Meet Matt Susser, and follow him as he takes on his new role at GE Capital Real Estate as Chief Financial Officer. The video takes a unique day-in-the-life approach, telling the true story of life as a GE employee. Matt is a 15 year company veteran. As CFO, Matt leads a global finance team based in 16 countries around the world. GE Capital Real Estate recently posted one of the strongest quarterly earnings periods in its history and has been a key contributor to growth of the company and GE Capital net income this year.
Andrew Northcott , the founder and chief executive of recruitment and labour hire group LSA Recruitment, was speaking as part of a panel at a BRW Momentum series seminar which focused on how to recruit, manage and retain great people. The event, sponsored by GE Capital, is part of BRW’s extensive coverage of the mid market in 2013. Joining Northcott on the panel were Young Rich list member and Di Bella Coffee founder Phil Di Bella , Aussie Farmers Dairy chief Peter Skene, and Michael Burke, executive general manager of equipment financing at GE Capital. Every member of the panel agreed that hiring should be primarily about cultural fit and attitude. But once a staff member comes on board, the hard work of inducting them into the culture really begins.