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Steve Cadigan Speaker
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Steve Cadigan

    • Former VP Talent at LinkedIn
    • Founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures
    • Future of Work Thought Leader  
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$20,000 - $30,000

Virtual Fee:

$15,000 - $20,000

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Steve Cadigan Speaker Reel

Steve Cadigan Speaker Reel

Highlights of Steve Cadigan’s Talk to CiscoLive San Diego, June 2019

Highlights of Steve Cadigan’s Talk to CiscoLive San Diego, June 2019

Steve Cadigan Interview on Working From Home

Steve Cadigan Interview on Working From Home

Steve Cadigan Highlights

Steve Cadigan Highlights

Steve Cadigan's Keynote Program at EEC15

Steve Cadigan's Keynote Program at EEC15

Steve Cadigan Speaker Biography

Steve Cadigan is a highly sought-after talent advisor to leaders and organizations across the globe. As Founder of his own Silicon Valley-based firm, Cadigan Talent Ventures, Steve advises a wide range of innovative organizations that include Twitter, Eventbrite, Cisco, Intel, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Telefonica, Salesforce, and the BBC. He is also regularly retained by some of Silicon Valley’s leading VC (Venture Capital Investment) firms such as Andreesen
Horowitz, Index Ventures, Sequoia, and Greylock Partners for his counsel on a wide range of talent topics.

Steve speaks at conferences and teaches in major universities around the world. His work in helping shape the culture at LinkedIn led Stanford University to build a graduate-level class around this ground-breaking work. Steve is frequently asked to appear on global TV and is a frequent guest on Bloomberg West and CNBC. Throughout his career, the teams, cultures, and organizations he has led and helped build have been recognized as exceptional, “world-class” performers by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine.

Before launching his firm, Steve worked as an HR executive for over 25 years at a wide range of companies and industries including ESPRIT, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Cisco Systems, PMC-Sierra, Electronic Arts and capped by serving as the first CHRO for LinkedIn from 2009 through 2012, taking the company from a private firm of 400 employees, through an IPO and helping set it up to be the powerhouse that it has become today.

Today Steve serves on the Board of Directors of three companies and also sits on the Advisory Board of several other progressive organizations. His passion is helping leaders and companies build compelling talent strategies.

Over his career, Steve has lived in Singapore, Canada, and the United States. He has interviewed, hired, coached, and mentored thousands of employees and leaders within a wide range of industries and geographies. This is what sets Steve apart from others who speak about the future of work. Steve has lived deep inside the world of work as an employee AND as an employer. His experiences and achievements give him a unique and authoritative point of view, essential to all discussions about the future of work.

Today Steve lives in California with his family. He is the father of four boys and the stepdad to two girls. When he is not speaking, teaching, or writing, you can find Steve coaching basketball, playing tennis, body surfing, driving his kids everywhere, or cheering them on at their activities.

Steve graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in History and received a Master’s Degree in HR & Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.

The Future of Work
The modern workplace has experienced a radical transformation over the past 30 years. There are many forces that have driven this transformation, and today we find ourselves faced with the new reality that we have the most fluid and disengaged workforce in history and we have a massive skills gap.

Experience Matters
What it takes to attract, hire and create value in an organization is substantially different than it used to be. What skills and abilities you need to thrive in this new reality of work are also quite different. Steve Cadigan has built some of the most successful cultures in business at LinkedIn and Cisco and today he advises some of the most dynamic organizations in the world on how to build a talent strategy and culture to thrive in this constantly evolving new world of work.

In this keynote, Steve reveals and offers unique ideas and solutions on a compelling path forward.

How to build a talent strategy with an increasingly disloyal and fluid workforce.
The new workforce demands many things from employers – what are they and how can you leverage this to win?
How to build a company when the skills you need are constantly changing?

At a time when employment is at an all-time high, engagement is at an all-time low. Retention is becoming harder and harder. Organizations that want to thrive need to rethink their entire talent strategy and that includes how they attract, retain and engage top talent. They need to build a new model.

Your Most Valuable Asset
In this frank, actionable keynote, Steve reveals what’s really going on in the job market today and how organizations need to rethink how they attract and look to retain top talent. The talent pool of today is changing rapidly and those who expect to survive will be forced to change their approach or be left behind.

Properly positioned employee development trumps salaries and bonuses.
Simple systems of awareness and fast action plan foster engagement.
Discover how to utilize alumni as a major asset in recruiting and retention.

World-Class Culture
In a world where employees have more choice on where they work than ever before, if you want to hire and retain the best talent you must become the place where the best talent wants to be. This is all about culture.

The New Deal
Steve helped create one of the most valuable cultures in the modern era of business at LinkedIn and since then, he has advised dozens of leaders and organizations around the world how to turn culture into a competitive advantage. In this engaging story-packed keynote, Steve offers new insights and practical measures you can take to fully leverage your culture, hire a world-class team, and realize world-class results.

Having a great culture does not mean your culture is right for everyone.
Culture is the most critical force available when it comes to recruiting and retention.
Building culture today requires engaging your team in the ongoing effort vs. telling everyone what the culture is.

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November 30, 2023

He was great

Oklahoma Hospital Association

October 29, 2023

October 25, 2023

I've heard nothing but positive feedback from Steve's presentation. He was great to work with and very adapatable.

Utah Hospital Association

October 3, 2023

Steve's presentation on the future of work resonated with our audience at the Minnesota Hospital Association's Annual Meeting. Steve gave a great heart-felt, inspiring presentation to kick off our event. He was easy to work with and very delightful in person.

Minnesota Hospital Association

September 7, 2023

Steve was very engaging and his content was right on point for our leaders. He was very easy to work with.

Louisiana Hospital Association

May 17, 2023

Steve was engaging even before he took the stage. He took the time to organically network with conference attendees and make connections. His keynote blew the audience away.

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

May 17, 2023

Steve was engaging even before he took the stage. He took the time to organically network with conference attendees and make connections. His keynote blew the audience away.

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

May 17, 2023

Steve was engaging even before he took the stage. He took the time to organically network with conference attendees and make connections. His keynote blew the audience away.

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

February 9, 2023

November 8, 2022

October 11, 2022

Steve is a tremendous thought leader and communicator who can challenge healthcare leaders to think creatively about talent and workforce issues.

Illinois Health and Hospital Association

May 9, 2022

April 22, 2021

This is the second event I've booked Steve for, and he knocks it out of the park every time. Dynamic speaker with meaty, relevant content, and the cherry on top is how easy he is to work with. Highly recommend!

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