John Steele

Senior Manager of Human Capital Analytics, Best Buy

Dr. Steele is the Senior Manager of Human Capital Analytics for Best Buy, responsible for leading a team of data scientists to drive data-driven talent decisions. Specifically, Dr. Steele’s team has enterprise responsibility (140k+ employees; 400k+ applicants) for everyday employee engagement including the annual Employee Engagement survey, pre-employment selection assessments, performance management tables, 360-degree feedback, exit surveys, HR reporting and analytics, and adhoc surveys.

Dr. Steele has been with Best Buy for four years.  Previously he was the Director of Research for a consulting firm, and prior to that, worked for the Army for five years, ending with the position of Senior Research Psychologist in the Center for Army Leadership.  Dr. Steele’s applied research has been presented at many national conferences and has been published in the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied and numerous newspapers including the Washington Post. 

Dr. Steele received his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University, as well as his graduate certificate in conflict resolution.  He and his wife Emily have two sons: Landon, age 4 and Jackson, age 8.

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