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Is Your Work Meaningful?

Season 2018, Ep. 8

Every day at almost every job, there is a list of mundane and menial tasks that take up time we could be using to get other, more productive things done. In this episode, guest Pat Wadors explains her survey on employee satisfaction with the meaning and impact of their everyday work.


Pat Wadors joined ServiceNow in September 2017 and serves as the Chief Talent Officer for ServiceNow. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Pat was CHRO – Senior Vice President Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn where her focus was on creating an amazing employee experience in a high growth company, recruiting top talent, talent development, supporting a highly engaged workforce and growing LinkedIn’s global footprint. Additionally, Pat held human resources leadership positions in human resources at Plantronics, Yahoo!, Align Technology and Applied Materials. Pat earned her B.S. in business management with a concentration in human resources management and a minor in psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey.


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