Creating a Great Place to Work: Lessons Learned from the 2007 "50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America"

Hal Adler

Hal Adler is the President of the Great Place to Work Institute. In this role, Hal provides leadership and strategic direction for the Institute.

Hal came to the Institute in 2004 with a background in consulting, training and leadership development, and has distinguished himself in service to clients, through his public speaking and in the customized design and delivery of workshop and training programs. Hal continues to work with clients on matters such as building and sustaining trust, management training and development, executive coaching and change management.

Hal is a regular keynote speaker and presenter at professional association conferences such as SHRM, ASTD, and the Human Capital Institute. Hal addresses topics such as:

  • Organizational change
  • Building trust and creating a Great Place to Work
  • Senior leaders' role in creating a great workplace
  • Change from within: The critical role of the mid-manager

Prior to joining the Institute, Hal was the founder of the Training Arts Institute, and his professional career also includes leadership positions with the Center for Talent Retention, a management training and development firm, and Manpower, a global HR Consulting and staffing business. He was also the owner of 3RING, a restaurant in the heart of San Francisco's restaurant row.

Hal received his degree in music from SUNY Purchase in New York, and studied conducting while attending graduate school at The Boston Conservatory of Music. It was as a professional orchestra and choir conductor that Hal recognized the critical role that trust within an organization plays in efficiency, productivity, and performance at work.

Category: Management