Scott Peterson 

This article accompanies A Recipe for Success and The 2013 HR Honor Roll.

Category: Organizations with 7,500 or more employees

Title: Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer

Company: The Schwan Food Co., Bloomington, Minn.

Key HR Challenges: Transforming Schwan's approach to talent management so it would be more closely aligned with the business' objectives. 

Key HR Accomplishments: Put in place a single talent-management function and key talent-management initiatives, particularly in the area of leadership development; transformed the HR function at Schwan to one of trusted adviser to the CEO, business leader and strategist; developed an onboarding program aimed specifically at engaging new senior leaders in the company's mission and values.

 

Oct 1, 2013
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