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What's Your HR Perspective?
When it comes to a specific business issue, people’s opinions can vary dramatically. That’s not surprising since the view from 10,000 feet is significantly different than one from the trenches. Plus, each person’s perspective is shaped by personal past experiences. When we are presented with a situation that is similar to one we faced in the past, we sometimes assume that nothing has changed, and we fail to examine things closely. Forcing ourselves to look at a situation with a fresh set of eyes from a different perspective can be enlightening and even empowering.
HR generalists, CHROs and everyone in between . . .
It doesn’t matter who you are, gaining the ability to look at challenges and opportunities from different perspectives is a critical business skill.
ROI/What You’ll Get Out of It
A fresh perspective, practical tactics and proven strategies for success.
Discovery Communications Headquarters at One Discovery Place in Silver Spring, MD.
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Opening General Session: New Leader Integration
Michael K. Burroughs, Author and Veteran Executive Recruiter and Coach
Did you know that studies show that 40 to 50% of outside hired senior executives ultimately fail in their jobs? Michael K. Burroughs will outline a proven 90-day process for new leader integration that will help your recruits secure early wins, avoid costly mistakes, and sustain their early successes long term.
Morning Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Success in Sight: Innovations that Can Amp Up Your Recruiting Results
As we move away from requisition-based recruiting, it pays to keep your eyes open for qualified talent at all times. Fortunately, today’s technologies make it easier than ever to proactively identify potential candidates from both active and passive sources, track your efforts and measure results. This session led by Mary Grace Hennessy, COO of Smashfly Technologies, and Jennifer Tracy, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity at Bright House Networks will uncover how to leverage social media and employment branding as well as scalable candidate engagement strategies.
Mary Grace Hennessy, COO SmashFly Technologies
Jennifer Tracy, Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Bright House Networks
A Closer Look: Using CTHRA’s Human Capital Metrics Benchmarks to Build a Stronger Workforce
Gone are the days when culture was viewed as a squishy buzz word. In today’s uber-competitive marketplace, optimizing one’s workforce is critical, and it starts with cultivating an environment where employees understand how they personally contribute to achieving the company’s business goals. This session led by Ken Cardinal, Managing Director of Pearl Meyer & Partners, will peel back the layers on human capital metrics to reveal how they can be used to motivate, assess and optimize your workforce and provide relevant, business-impacting information that can be delivered to the leadership table. We’ll review CTHRA’s Human Capital Metrics Survey results and how to use CTHRA’s industry-specific benchmarks to navigate through organizational challenges related to staffing, recruiting, training and development, succession planning, retention, and managing cost per employee.
Ken Cardinal, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer & Parnters
Internal Investigations Do’s and Don’ts: Perspectives from the Trenches and Courtroom
This presentation led by Elizabeth Rita, Esq. of WorkPlace Intelligence and David H. Stacy, Esq., Partner of Kelly, Stacy & Rita will give you an overview of the most important issues to think about when you are faced with an HR situation that may require an investigation, practical tips, advice on best practices from the Association of Workplace Investigators, the nation’s leading association in this field, and time for Q&A. Some of the topics they’ll cover are determining when to conduct an investigation and who should lead it, planning and staging the investigation, special situations such as investigations in the C suite, hotline claims, credibility, etc., documenting the investigation and your findings, and common mistakes to avoid. The session will include information from an investigator with 18 years of experience in the field, and tips from an employment lawyer who has been advising HR professionals, cable companies and other businesses on how to respond to employment issues since 1990.
Elizabeth Rita, Founder and Senior Investigator, WorkPlace Intelligence, LLC
Dave Stacy, Kelly, Stacy & Rita, LLC
Excellence in HR Awards Luncheon
Join the CTHRA Board of Directors as they honor and recognize the 2013 recipients of the Team Innovator of the Year, Leadership Excellence, and Aspiring Leader awards at this special luncheon.
Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Implementing Workforce Analytics in Media and Technology
Many businesses understand the importance of workforce analytics, but struggle on the path to implementing such capabilities. David White, Director of Human Capital for Deloitte Consulting, will present practical insight and proven strategies you can put to work in your company including:
- Introduction to workforce analytics: understand the scope and maturity of workforce analytics to support decision making and drive business value.
- Using workforce analytics: creating and presenting information through visualization techniques that can influence strategic HR leadership and business decisions.
- Building an analytics capability: common hurdles that impact implementation, including business and analysis skills needed to pull together and present impactful workforce information.
David White, Director – Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Looking Forward: Teaming Technology and the Future of Work
Wouldn’t it be great if you could organize the way people interact and work together? Teamability™ is a technology that objectively measures a person's ability to work in a positive, constructive manner with others to solve problems, overcome obstacles and achieve common goals. Dr. Janice Presser, CEO of The Gabriel Institute, and Marci Schnapp, Managing Partner and Founder of TeamQuest Systems Inc. will share how you can optimize collaboration, save time and improve productivity by using predictive metrics and a role-based approach to teaming.
Dr. Janice Presser, CEO, The Gabriel Institute
Marci Schnapp, Managing Partner and Founder, TeamQuest Systems, Inc.
Insiders’ View on Employee Engagement
A panel of Discovery Communications executives will share lessons learned and the creative strategies they initiated in their effort to build employee organization commitment. This session will include a 360 degree look at employee engagement including health and wellness programs, corporate social responsibility and employee surveys.
Panel Facilitator: Eric Hawkins, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, Discovery Communications
Wendy Lawson, Vice President, Learning & Leadership Development, Discovery Communications
Julie Neimat, Vice President, Human Resources, Discovery Communications
Michelle Russo, Sr. Vice President – Corporate Affairs & Communications, Discovery Communications
Evelyne Steward, Vice President – Global LifeWorks & Inclusion, Discovery Communications
Closing General Session: Hiring Our Heroes: Defining the Veteran Value Proposition
Join this dynamic panel discussion focused on hiring America’s veterans, including:
- understanding the acute need to meet the challenge of hiring our returning veterans
- identifying the job skills, values, experiences and contributions that are unique to veterans
- corporate hiring initiatives for both large and small companies – including mentoring, affinity groups, and on-boarding - that support the veteran community
- free and low-cost resources that can jumpstart outreach efforts, including the NCTA-CTHRA-US Chamber
June 11 Job Fair in Washington, DC
Panel Facilitator: Christopher Powell, Executive Vice President, Scripps Networks Interactive
William A. Baas, Executive Director, Talent Acquisition, Comcast
Bryan Goettel, Director of Communications, Hiring Our Heroes, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
We'll wrap up the day with a "power hour" of networking, cocktails/appetizer and coveted door prizes that you won't want to miss (must be present to win)! Plus, each attendee will receive a copy of Michael Burroughs book, "Before Onboarding," as a parting gift, complements of Starz Networks.
Symposium Program Committee
One of the elements that makes CTHRA’s
Symposium special is the fact that it is developed by industry HR professionals for industry HR professionals. Hats off to the individuals serving on this year’s planning team:
EVP of HR
Corporate VP of HR
Bright House Networks
SVP of HR
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