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Visier’s co-founder and CEO, John Schwarz brings to the Visier Board over forty years of business and IT experience. With over forty years experience in Information Technology, John Schwarz has previously successfully acted as CEO for Business Objects, now part of SAP. During his tenure, Business Objects doubled its revenue to more than $1.5 billion, improved profitability, and executed seven strategic acquisitions. After SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects, John oversaw a dramatic continuing expansion of its business as a member of the SAP Executive Board. Prior to Business Objects, John held senior executive positions at Symantec and IBM. John is a director on the Boards of Teradata, Synopsys, and Avast, and is a former board member of SuccessFactors and Verity. John is also a member of the Dalhousie University Advisory Board.

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Articles by John Schwarz

Thirty years ago there were more skilled people than there were available jobs. Employee turnover was approximately 4%, most of which was involuntary or business economics driven.

Today the employment landscape is much different. Educated and skilled workers are in short supply and average turnover is more than 10%, with the best and brightest being the most mobile. Offshore outsourcing and contracting is now the business norm for all but the most proprietary and differentiated business processes.

November 17, 2015

If a merger or acquisition is on your horizon, prepare for one of the most challenging times in your HR career.

Not only will you encounter competing cultures and potentially conflicting management styles, you will likely be working with incompatible Human Capital Management (HCM) systems.

April 20, 2015