Vino & Visier – Chicago

Outsmart. Outperform.


Join your peers in HR excellence for a cocktail event on Thursday, April 6th at Blackbird Restaurant. The event will start with an “armchair” conversation, featuring Jim McDonald, Meijer’s Vice President of Total Rewards, who will share his insights on how they are using workforce analytics to outsmart and outperform their competition.


“We selected Visier to assist us in moving from HR reporting to HR predictive analytics. Meaning, using workforce analytics to assist business partners in making the business better.”
Jim McDonald, Vice President of Total Rewards, Meijer

Among the discussion topics, Visier will share how to:

  • Best and most cost-effectively recruit, retain and develop your workforce.
  • Answer key workforce questions while aligning on goals and optimizing costs.
  • Act on decisions to drive improved business outcomes.

Unwind at the end of your day while comparing notes on using data-driven HR strategies and best practices.

Event Details:
When: Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Arrival & Registration: 5:30 PM | Arm Chair Chat: 6 PM…followed by vino, cocktails, craft beer, & chow.
Where: Blackbird Restaurant | 619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661, USA | Directions


Jim McDonald MeijerJim McDonald,
Vice President of Total Rewards, Meijer
Since 2008, Jim McDonald has served as VP of total rewards for Meijer, Inc., an organization with 75,000 employees, 240 stores, five distribution and four manufacturing facilities. McDonald has 30 years of experience as an HR professional and business partner, leading large retail and wholesale companies in the areas of compensation, health and welfare, retirement, HR analytics, talent acquisition, employee relations, and training and development.

Prior to his work at Meijer, Inc., McDonald served as VP of corporate and field HR at C & S Wholesale Grocers, SVP of human resources for Movie Gallery/Hollywood Entertainment and VP of human resources at Ahold USA.

McDonald has led initiatives for recognition as one of The Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine and was voted most innovative HR Professional of the Year by SHRM in 1994.

meijerMeijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. For more information on Meijer, please visit Follow Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at

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