Name: Karl Sparre
Title: Vice President, Talent Solutions
Department: Human Resources
Company: Highmark Health
Proud Employee Since: March 2015
How long have you worked within the Highmark Health family?
1 year, 4 months
What is your position here at Highmark Health and what do you do?
Vice President, Talent Solutions. Responsible for all talent acquisition and talent management activities.
What did you do before working at Highmark Health?
VP Global Talent Acquisition, Aramark
Why did you decide to join Highmark Health?
Great opportunity to be a part of the transformation of the health care industry.
What’s different about working at Highmark Health as opposed to other companies you’ve worked at before?
Mission-driven, willing to challenge the status quo, committed to positive cultural change
What’s your favorite part about your job/why do you love your job at Highmark Health?
The people – team-oriented environment, opportunity to make a significant impact everyday
How do you demonstrate that you have courage, that you care and/or collaborate with others in your current role?
Act as role model within the HR Leadership Team and in leading the Talent Solutions functions. Always encouraging my teams to work together to deliver new & better solutions.
What advice would you give to others looking to pursue a career in within the Highmark Health family?
Great opportunities exist across the portfolio of Highmark Health businesses, so explore them frequently in order to identify your next career move.
If you relocated to Pittsburgh, what has surprised you the most about living in Pittsburgh?
Very Midwestern in its cultural “feel”- friendly people, lots to do in and around the city, great passion for its sports teams.
Anything else you want to share?
Highmark Health is always on the lookout for top talent. We’re passionate about our customers and about changing the healthcare industry for the better. Our working environment balances a strong commitment to strategic & operational execution with giving back to the communities which we serve. It’s a great place to start or continue your career!