After extensive HR experience in the tech industry, Pat Wadors will become the new Chief People Officer of UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions, on April 18, 2022. She replaces Dave Almeda, retiring after 12 years of leading the UKG HR operations and people strategy.
As its new CPO and a member of the UKG executive team, Wadors will lead its HR organisation, guiding its people-related business strategy while continuing to grow the business and its award-winning culture.
What does this mean o in practice? As CPO, Wadors will be responsible for the global employee experience at UKG: including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee communications, workplace services, and HR business partners, consultants, and solutions. “Having worked closely with UKG and admiring the remarkable workplace they’ve built, I know that the organisation has an extraordinary focus on people, including my personal passions of employee engagement, belonging, and inclusion,” said Wadors.
Advocate on diversity and inclusion issues
Wadors truly believes in the beneficial impact of diversity. “To thrive, organisations must have a blend of people with different backgrounds and ways of thinking, who also feel they belong as part of the team and its success. I am energised by the alignment of our vision and what we can accomplish with such a strong and award-winning cultural foundation in place.”
Wadors is a multiple recipient of the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology accolade. She is known for her transformational and strategic HR leadership and is a frequent speaker on diversity and inclusion issues.
A woman in tech
Wadors extensive HR experience, most recently serving as CPO at Procore Technologies, leading the company through expansive growth. Before Procore, she served as Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at ServiceNow, responsible for overseeing global employee resources and talent, helping the company scale while building programmes to support employees and their families.
Wadors also has years of experience working in the technology industry, including at LinkedIn, Plantronics, Inc., and Yahoo!. She has served as a board member for several prominent technology companies, including UKG.
“UKG is a global powerhouse with 14,000 people who have proven a clear connection and dedication to how the employee experience drives the customer experience,” said Wadors.
She adds: “I am excited to serve as CPO for a company that is a leader not just in culture, but also in the HR technology industry. To work for a company that believes in the power of culture and belonging while also being able to transform workplaces with technology is a job I can’t wait to begin.”
You can view her full profile here.