Ken Oehler, Ph.D.
Culture & Engagement
Global Practice Leader
Ken Oehler is a Senior Partner in Kincentric’s New York office. He is responsible for the strategic direction, thought leadership, technology roadmap, and operations of Kincentric’s Global Culture & Engagement Practice. Ken specializes in developing culture, leadership, measurement, technology, and rewards interventions that accelerate business performance.
Ken has 20 years of consulting experience. He has worked with clients in a variety of industries across the globe including: Avon, Best Buy, Bank of America, Baxter Healthcare, Case New Holland (CNH), Ciena, Convergys Corporation, DeVry University, Fannie Mae, Fiat, Food Lion, Freddie Mac, General Electric, General Motors, Generali, Hilton Hotels, ITT Industries, Knight Ridder, McDonald’s, Merck, Microsoft, MetLife, Nissan Motor Corporation, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Canada, and Walmart.
The scope of his strategy, planning, and change implementation consulting activities has included:
• Culture and business strategy alignment;
• Employee Experience strategy and lifecycle measurement;
• Employee engagement research and interventions;
• Total Rewards Strategy and Total Rewards Optimization;
• Advanced analytics and data mining;
• Mergers & Acquisitions; and
• Change management.
Ken is the author of multiple Kincentric reports, including the Global Trends in Employee Engagement Report that draws on research from Kincentric’s employee survey database with responses from over 25 million global employees.
Most of this research has been covered in outlets such as Fortune, Fox Business, Human Resource Executive, Market Watch and World at Work.
He has also published in outlets such as Harvard Business Manager, Harvard Business Review, Workforce Solutions Review, and Workspan.
Ken earned a Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from DePaul University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.