Pat Wadors

Posts by Pat Wadors

  • LinkedIn's head of HR, Pat Wadors, had a rough first few years as a manager. But she learned some invaluable lessons.

    My Difficult, No-Fun First Few Years as a Manager

    January 23, 2017

    Today, I’m the head of global talent at LinkedIn, running a team of approximately 475 people, creating and implementing recruiting, culture, learning and compensation strategies for 10,000-plus employees around the world. It’s an awesome job and one I’m thankful for every day. To an outsider, it may appear like I’ve cracked the code on leading teams. That isn’t...

  • How LinkedIn Works to Make its Managers Best in Class

    August 29, 2016

    When I started as head of global talent at LinkedIn in 2013, we were in the midst of hypergrowth. In the following three years, we more than tripled the size of our workforce, going from 3,000 people to roughly 10,000. When your company grows that quickly, you can lose your culture, fast. If our values weren’t clearly defined as we were bringing in all those new...