Chief People Development Officer
As Chief People Development Officer, Mike Baer helps build EmployBridge’s reputation as an employer of choice by attracting, retaining and developing the best possible talent. He and his team lead the company’s people development functions, including salesforce effectiveness, employee training, internal leadership building, and employee communications.
A 20-year company veteran, Mike is responsible for strengthening EmployBridge’s distinctive culture while reinforcing the values that guide the company in connecting great people with great jobs. He is a passionate advocate for the company’s temporary associates, employees and customers.
As the driving force behind the EmployBridge Leadership Institute, Mike recently updated the program to boost employee engagement by sharpening the alignment of the company’s values, culture, operating principles, and processes. As a result, EmployBridge scored in the top 10 decile of McKinsey’s Organizational Health Index, a benchmark survey measuring an organization’s health against peer companies.
Since joining EmployBridge in 1998, Mike has held a wide range of key positions. As Chief Lean Officer, he achieved significant cost reductions while improving operating efficiencies. From 2008 to 2011, he was Southern Regional Vice President. Mike began his staffing career with TRC Staffing.
A graduate of Flagler College and Dallas Theological Seminary, Mike has also studied at the University of Tennessee, the University of South Carolina and Columbia International University. Outside EmployBridge, he is the Founder and Executive Director of International Micro-Enterprise Development, a nonprofit focused on poverty alleviation in the developing world.