HR Table Talks

The HR Table Talks series provides a safe space for Association members to discuss challenging issues and bounce ideas off each other. These are not one-sided webinars during which a presenter talks at the audience. They are shared problem-solving sessions modeled after the extremely successful discussions held for our CHRO network (C-TEN). 

How are HR Table Talks different?

  • Attendance is limited to create a feeling of closeness and security.
  • Participants can see other attendees and communicate directly with them.
  • Sessions are not recorded so participants can be completely open and honest.
  • There are no slides, and the conversation is 100% member driven.
  • Participants can submit their own questions before and during the session.
  • A member facilitator helps guide the conversation, adding their expertise and perspective.

Members come away from Table Talks with insights they cannot get anywhere else – only from those who are experiencing the same circumstances and challenges, right now. Join us at the table for the next session! (MEMBERS ONLY!)

HR Table Talk: Shared Problem-Solving Discussion
Thursday, October 21, 12PM ET

This HR Table Talk will provide a safe space for Association members to connect directly with each other to seek advice, ask questions and understand how peers are handling the same challenging situations.

This will not be a boring, one-sided webinar! There will be no slides, and the discussion will be driven by participants, who will see and speak with each other live.

Our member facilitator will kick things off with these talking points:

  • How do you engage employees in a predominantly remote workforce?
  • How has your job function changed as a result of the pandemic?

Join us to see where the conversation leads and be sure to submit a question when you register so the group can offer you its collective expertise and experience!

Moderator: Judd Weisgal
Senior Vice President
Madison Performance Group

MEMBERS ONLY – Click here to reserve your seat now!

“I really liked the small size of the group.
It allowed for everyone to chime in with their thoughts and ask questions.”

-Sarah McMullen, Diversity Program Manager, Talent Acquisition, CVS Health

Past Sessions

Direct Sourcing for Contingent Labor: Fact or Fiction? | Tuesday, June 15

Facilitators: Peter Carvalho, President, AllSTEM Connections, an ActOne Group Company; Rohit Sharma, AVP, Head Talent Acquisition – Americas & Canada, Infosys

This HR Table Talks session focused on the emerging trend of companies seeking to manage their contingent labor pools through direct sourcing. It specifically examined the question: Savings and benefits of direct sourcing for contingent labor: fact or fiction? Some key questions included:

  • How are companies using direct sourcing strategies and what does it mean?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of direct sourcing?
  • What are the pros and cons of doing contingent labor management internally, and what does it mean with respect to technology and worker classification responsibilities?
  • What do you need to recognize about your employment brand and its impact on prospective savings and the success of direct sourcing?

Session 1: Diversity & Inclusion | Tuesday, March 16

This session was an open, honest, and intimate conversation about the often sensitive topic of diversity and inclusion. After getting to know each other via introductions, attendees dove right into the discussion with the help of two member co-facilitators: Karen Feeney, VP of Organizational Development at KenCrest, and Matt Rivera, VP of Marketing and Communications at Yoh/A Day and Zimmerman Company.


Do you have topic ideas or want to volunteer to be a member facilitator?
Contact Wendy Metzgar, Director of Membership Services, at