Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
I am Meeghan Salcedo; IPC's Chief People Officer. I have extensive experience creating transformational Human Resources programs that enable business growth and strategy, with a focus on every organization’s most important asset - their people. I utilize operational problem solving and strategic business analysis to drive the entire employee life cycle to set employees up for successful careers at IPC. I work with the Executive Leadership team and partner extensively with the global organization; cultivating employee support initiatives, leading the design of learning and development programs, creating a thriving organizational culture, and driving talent development programs. I have been pivotal in launching and managing the Diversity and Inclusion program at IPC in 2018, fostering a sense of belonging among employees and creating a connected workplace.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
In 2019, we co-hosted a panelist event with Ellevate focused on Women in Tech. It was one of the most rewarding experiences that our employees had. There was excellent discussion, amazing Q&A from the audience and such a sense of strength and community. I am a member to better myself as a professional and give back whatever I can to other Ellevate members. As the Chief People Officer at IPC, I am proud to offer this membership to all female employees.
What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?
Emotional intelligence, effective judgement, equitable decision making, complex problem solving skills, being comfortable with tough decisions and the ability to lead not only a team, but lead with alignment to an organization's mission are the most important qualities to have in my line of work.
What are some career challenges on your radar?
Navigating and being resilient with the "new normal" of workplace: with remote work management, ever evolving industries, and changing society will be changes that HR professionals should keep on their radar.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is improving the day to day at work for employees. Having a direct impact on culture, learning and development programs, recognition initiatives, perks and benefits and other items that help people not only be successful, but also happy at work is the best part.
Who are your role models?
Brene Brown and Adam Grant are huge role models for me. Their work on relationships, organizational psyhchology research, openness and just humanizing the workplace has been really inspirational. I always look forward to their books, podcasts and TED Talks to pull ideas that will help my team and the organization.
What is your favorite social media site? Why?
Instagram has evolved with so many great resources for wellness, organizational psychology, leadership and other items that make for excellent tools. LinkedIn has been pivotal in professional connections, training platforms and getting mass messaging out in a great way.
What does success look like to you?
Success is leaving an employee, team or organization in a better situation than previously before. Success is also having the ability to inspire or motivate people to go outside of their comfort zone, pushing wonderful growth in their careers. That's incredibly rewarding.
Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?
Work-life balance is something that is especially difficult in an age of constant connectivity and business being global in nature. Every morning I listen to a "morning wake-up" on the wellness app Headspace. It helps set the tone for the day and keeps things in perspective.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
My first boss said never to downplay a situation and never to over exaggerate it either. It seems so simple, but it's something that has really helped put things into perspective over and over; and help guide making good decisions, prioritizing and maintaining balance.
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Chief People Officer
IPC Systems, Inc.
Meeghan Salcedo is IPC's Chief People Officer. Meeghan has extensive experience creating transformational Human Resources programs that enable business growth and strategy, with a focus on every organization’s most important asset - their people. She utilizes operational problem solving and strategic business analysis to drive the entire employee life cycle to set employees up for successful careers at IPC. Meeghan works with the Executive Leadership team and partners extensively with the global organization; cultivating employee... Continue Reading
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