John M. Gibbons
Program Director, Employee Engagement
The Conference Board
John Gibbons comes to the Conference Board with more than 15 years in the field of Human Resources management. His career has spanned a number of industries, including financial services, consumer products, health care, international logistics and supply chain services, and retail. Most recently, John served as Director of Human Resources for Gap, Inc. where he was responsible for all HR support for the company's Northeast operations, representing more than 450 stores, 18,000 employees, and $1.4 billion in annual revenues.
The son of a poet and a mathematician, John's approach to Human Resources can be characterized by a combination of intuition and rigorous analysis. In addition to serving in senior-level generalist and management roles, John has also rotated through a number of HR specialties including Organizational Development, Compensation, and Staffing. Some of John's career highlights include:
Since joining the Conference Board in November John has become involved in a number of topic areas including human capital metrics, employee engagement, workforce diversity, and human resources offshoring. He is currently developing the organization's report on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act and is also slated to serve as the lead researcher for an upcoming working group on Engaging a Global Workforce.
John is also leading a broad new initiative that will involve an evidence-based approach to examining the role of human capital in creating and building financial value.
John has a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication from Ohio University.
Publications by John M. GibbonsExecutive Action Report
Finding a Definition of Employee Engagement
19 June, 2007
I Can’t Get No...Job Satisfaction, That Is
05 January, 2010
A Global Barometer for Measuring Employee Engagement
31 December, 2009
Evidence-Based Human Resources: A Practitioner's Guide
18 June, 2009
Evidence-Based HR in Action
31 July, 2008
Evidence-Based Human Resources: A Primer and Summary of Current Literature
28 December, 2007
A Review of Current Research and Its Implications
09 November, 2006