Joe Knytych, Staff Vice President – Human Resources, Anthem, Inc.
Keynote Speech: Channeling Anthem’s Employee Voice, from Hire to Retire
Joe is a data-driven executive with experience and expertise leading various HR functions including talent acquisition, talent management, people analytics, and learning and development. Focused on creating workforce strategies that accelerate tangible results and create a spectacular employee experience.
As Head of Talent Acquisition & Analytics for Anthem, Inc. (Fortune 30), Joe leads 150+ HR professionals and has accountability for recruiting, people analytics, and the employee listening strategy. He provides leadership and sets the strategy to acquire 18,000 of the best and brightest new hires each year. His teams deliver data and insights that inform workforce decisions and investments impacting 70,000+ employees. In past roles, Joe led Talent Management, Learning, and Leadership Development teams at Blue Cross & Blue Shield to national recognition for demonstrated business value and innovative practices. He holds a Masters in Human Resource Development, and a B.A. in Speech & Communications from the University of Illinois, as well as an M.B.A in General Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Joe is certified in various talent assessment methodologies, and has a U.S. patent pending for co-designing a digital listening application, enabling a modern and continuous feedback channel related to workforce sentiment.