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
Reimagining school: the ‘ongoing new normal’
Education leaders must do something they have never done before – safely teach and care for childr...
By Byron Adams
Your people and the future of work: How to help them thrive
Helping your employees to thrive during this time is challenging, but it’s essential for the long-...
By Catherine Thurtle
Most people aren’t ready to go back to the office yet, but they’re feeling more confident returning to normal life
More than 60% of workers say they’d feel uncomfortable returning to a workplace right now Three...
By Liesl Nielsen