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The Trends and Triggers of Creating an Impactful Employee Experience

  • 11 Apr 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting


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The Trends and Triggers of Creating an Impactful Employee Experience
by James Longabaugh, Ph.D., Director of Consulting
Workforce Science Associates

Thursday, April 11; 11:30 am – 1 pm, via Zoom

This session will provide insights on employee engagement trends and data around the current state of engagement sentiment to arm leaders with actionable insights that will create a positive impact on the employee experience. Attendees will learn: 

  1. Understand the employee engagement trends-from major shirts to a stable current state. 
  2. Learn simple actions managers and employees can take to improve employee engagement.
  3. Gain insights into best practices to ensure an impactful and valuable employee experience effort. 

    About the Speaker

    James Longabaugh, Ph.D., joined WSA as an executive consultant in 2019 and currently serves as director of consulting. Previously, Dr. Longabaugh worked at IBM for four years as a senior managing consultant, serving as a trusted advisor to organizations for enhancing the experience of their employees through research-driven employee engagement programs. In addition, Dr. Longabaugh has extensive experience developing pre-employment assessment and selection programs for organizations to hire their unfair share of high-quality talent, employing assessment and coaching programs to develop the next generation of leaders, and leveraging workforce analytics and artificial intelligence to discover meaningful insight to drive change.


    Dr. Longabaugh has over 10 years of experience in talent acquisition, employee engagement and customer surveys, talent assessment, and workforce analytics spanning a variety of organizations and industries. Prior to IBM, Dr. Longabaugh was the owner and principal consultant of a boutique consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness, employee and customer surveys, recruitment, leadership development, and pre-employment assessments. Dr. Longabaugh is an adjunct professor in the graduate I-O psychology department at Seattle Pacific University, is a published researcher, and has presented at multiple conferences. He continues to contribute research and best practices to improve the world of work.


    Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Seattle Pacific University

    M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Seattle Pacific University

    B.S. in Psychology, Washington State University

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