Dr. Joe Garcia is the Sr. Director of Talent Management at The Home Depot. In this capacity, he manages the Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Planning, and Executive Development functions. Dr. Garcia has over 22 years of business experience in retail, medical equipment, life science, and management consulting
Prior to joining the Home Depot, he worked an Associate of Lominger, A Korn/Ferry Company. Before that, he was Vice President of Human Resources for Altea Therapeutics, a leading player in the transdermal drug delivery space.
Dr. Garcia has extensive international experience. He has consulted with multinationals in Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean and has lead major selection and organization development projects in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil. He is fluent is Spanish and English. Dr. Garcia is a frequent presenter at national conferences speaking about his work in the areas of selection and leadership development.
Additionally, he teaches courses in human resource management, organizational behavior, and cross-cultural human relations for the State of Florida university system and the University of Miami.
Dr. Garcia holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Miami. He conducted his doctoral studies at the University of Miami and The Fielding Institute, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in human and organizational development.
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Employee engagement’s potential to drive customer satisfaction and, ultimately, business performance is widely recognized. However, understanding specifically what drives engagement and how it connects to business results in a particular ...Read more
“If we take care of our associates and if we take care of our customers, everything else will take care of itself.” The Home Depot’s culture was founded on this simple premise when it first opened its doors over 35 years ago. ...Read more
Joe Garcia, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Talent Management at The Home Depot, shares his experience in creating a competency model grounded in empirical data and linked with business strategy in mind.
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Joe Garcia, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Talent Management at The Home Depot, shares how HR made the business case to redefine their competency model to reflect the skills/traits that were proven to drive performance in managers.
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Founded in 1978, The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement and construction retailer and the fourth largest retailer in the United States with over 2,200 stores and 350,000 associates in the US, Canada, Mexico and China. The ...Read more