Program introduction

At IBM, HR is a strategic partner to the business, advancing the company's goals and objectives. Join a global group of top talent in the HR Leadership Development Program (HRLDP) to apply and develop your leadership, problem solving and analytical skills.


Program highlights


Key outcomes

  • Globally recognized corporate HRLDP committed to developing future leaders
  • Broad geographic scope:
       - Participants selected from 9 countries and 34 schools
       - Rotational placements in 12 countries (and more to come!)

IBM HR awards & honors

  • Fortune:
       - #6 on "World's Most Admired Companies"; #1 within IT Services (2013)
       - #1 amongst the Fortune 500 corporations for developing leaders (2012)
       - #1 on "25 Top Companies for Leaders" (2011)
  • Diversity Inc. names IBM #1 on "Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity" (2013)
  • # 1 of "The Civic 50" ranking of America's Top 50 Community-Minded Corporations" (2012)
  • Universum "IDEAL Employer Rankings": IBM among world’s most attractive employers. # 2 in Engineering and # 16 in Business (2012)
  • Randy MacDonald, former Senior Vice President for HR, selected as National Academy of Human Resources Distinguished Fellow, the profession’s highest honor (2011)
  • BusinessWeek: #2 on "Best Global Brands" (2009)

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