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Maryellen McQuade has been Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Novo Nordisk Inc. since March 2017. She’s entrusted with cultivating and preserving the Novo Nordisk Way among the company’s people and culture. Ms. McQuade’s responsibilities encompass human resource strategies and programs that support the overall business, specifically in the areas of benefits, talent management, learning & development, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement and employee relations.

Entries by Maryellen McQuade

    Celebrating 10 years as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®

    15 February 2018

    FORTUNE Magazine has once again published its annual “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list and I’m incredibly proud to see that Novo Nordisk has made the list for the tenth straight year in a row! Considering this amazing accomplishment, we decided to ask some Novo Nordisk employees why they think we’re one of the best places to work. Watch the video to hear what they have to say.

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    Late to the party or just in time?

    27 November 2017

    Recently we launched a campaign on creating flexible work options here at Novo Nordisk. And we’re really proud of that fact. But when I tell HR colleagues from other companies about this, they look at me a bit perplexed. It's true that this approach isn’t "new" and was a very "hot" trend in the early 2000s. Now we’ve seen companies like Yahoo, Best Buy, IBM, Reddit and others pull back from offering work flexibility to their employees. Does that mean we’re at the wrong end of this trend? More importantly, why do we think we need to focus on this?

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