James H. Killian
Dr. James Killian functions as a special leader at Qualtrics as an employee experience solution strategist. In his role he helps organizations intersect content, best practices, technology and consulting to produce superior employee experiences. Prior to joining Qualtrics, James led the global business for IBM Kenexa’s employee engagement survey offering. With 20 years of experience in human capital and HR technology space, he also held leadership roles at HR Chally as Chief Psychologist and VP of Consulting, and led the employee selection consulting division for Hogan Assessment Systems. He has also helped lead several startups to successful growth. James holds a Ph.D. & M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa and Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Killian has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Articles written by James H. Killian
Managing times of crisis using active and passive listening
As COVID-19 continues to unfold, employees are asking for a sense of connection and open communication on employment, structure, opportunity and change. Now more than ever it is critical to meaningful...
7 min read
How ready are Americans to trust a COVID-19 vaccine?
After months of quarantine and a barrage of changing information, much of the American public has be...
By Liesl Nielsen
An astronaut's advice: 6 ways to thrive in isolation and dream big
British astronaut Tim Peake explains how the lessons he’s learned in space can be applied to our o...
By Catherine Thurtle
XM Platform: Fall 2020 updates make XM easier and more powerful than ever
Fall is here, and that means a busy summer for our engineering teams — and an unforgettable one fo...
By Scott Fynn