Alan L. Colquitt, Ph.D.

Director, Global Assessment and Workforce Research, Eli Lilly and Company

Alan Colquitt, is the Director of Global Assessment and Workforce Research at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, IN.  Alan’s group is responsible for Lilly’s assessment strategy encompassing all phases of the employment lifecycle from recruiting, selection, evaluation, development, talent identification, succession planning, promotion, and separation.  Alan is the architect of Lilly’s employee survey strategy including Lilly’s employment lifecycle surveys (recruiting, onboarding, and exit), internal customer satisfaction surveys, 360 feedback surveys, team effectiveness surveys and alliance/collaboration surveys.   

His group also conducts research and analytics projects in the areas of attraction, hiring, on-boarding/socialization, engagement, performance, retention, diversity, innovation and customer satisfaction.  Alan’s group also has had global responsibility for Lilly’s PM process.  He has worked on many different performance management projects over his career and has written and presented extensively on this topic in many forums inside and outside of the company.  Alan has been a member of i4cp’s performance management exchange group and he leads a performance management subgroup within the Mayflower group.

Alan has represented Lilly externally in many groups and forums including the Conference Board, the Mayflower Group, the Attrition and Retention Consortium, and the Institute for Corporate Productivity.  Prior to starting up Lilly’s Workforce Research group, Alan help start up Lilly’s internal organizational effectiveness consulting group, focused on organization development, organization diagnosis and design, and change management.  Alan joined Lilly in 1990 after spending 5 years at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati in various workforce research roles.  Alan received his B.A. with honors in Psychology from Indiana University in 1982 and his Masters and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University in 1987.  Alan is a member of Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, the Society for Human Resource Management, and HR People + Strategy.

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