Columbia Class Welcomes Blair Bennett

Blair Bennett, Senior Vice President Global Talent Acquisition at PepsiCo was the featured guest speaker at Dr. Janet Walsh’s Leading Cross Cultural Global Organizations class at Columbia University.  Blair spoke about the differences in talent acquisition around the world and how individuals are sourced, hired, integrated, and promoted in Pepsi.  What was fascinating was the discussions around how an organization like Pepsi with different divisions like beverages and snack foods, adapts to different countries.  That business strategy is integrated into the staffing strategy and decisions made in human resources infrastructure.  The students, all professional business people, were excited and impressed with the chance to learn first-hand from a remarkable executive.  Thank you, Blair!