Founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures

Steve Cadigan

At a glance:

Steve Cadigan is a talent strategist and company culture expert responsible for building world-class teams and company cultures at some of the world’s most respected organizations.

Steve has been at the forefront of global talent strategy and company culture for the past 30 years. Most famous for scaling Linkedin from 400 to 4000 in 3.5 years, Steve also led the development of LI’s legendary company culture and was at the helm of the Talent function for its period of the highest growth and through their IPO.

Having worked in 5 different industries and 3 different countries while also leading dozens of acquisition integrations all over the world, Steve has built unparalleled expertise for the Talent arena. Steve’s focus today is to help leaders and organizations build winning talent solutions to compete in an increasingly complex digital economy.

  • 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.

    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?
  • Acquisition Retention Engagement

    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.

    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.
  • 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.

    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.
A pleasure to work with, an expert in his field, and a consummate professional!

— Dan Friesen, Head of Training Development, Nexstar Inc.

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!

— Joy Sobhani, Group Event Director | HDI/ICMI at UBM Tech

Steve has engaged audiences from C-Suite to front line employees and inspired them to create environments where best people flourish and create real value.

— Karen Bowes, VP Int'l. HR, Capital One

Extraordinary inspiration and innovation for a most demanding audience!

— Enrique Polo de Lara, SVP and Country Manager, Salesforce Iberia

Without a doubt, Steve Cadigan is my #1 go-to for all things HR. He takes a machete to the noise and gets right to the heart of the issue.

— Janet Van Huysse, VP of Human Resources, Twitter

It was one of the best talks I have ever attended, energy was flowing throughout the session inside mind and bodies.

— Sameer Patil, Stanford GSB LEAD

Steve addresses the most important yet most overlooked part of any endeavor: People.

— Zubin Chagpar, Venture Capital & Accelerator Focus EMEA, Amazon

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