New Members and Appointments 

Interested in TA/TM or DEI? Don’t Miss the Knowledge Centers’ Think Tank Meetings in September

Combining content, connections and collaboration, HRO Today Association’s Knowledge Centers will conduct their first quarterly Think Tank meetings in September. As a reminder, Knowledge Centers are the association’s newest member program, featuring communities within the Association that bring together subsections of members based on their individual interests and focus.

While there are unique benefits to joining a Knowledge Center, the quarterly meetings are open to all members to attend, including:

  • Talent Acquisition/Management Knowledge Center Think Tank Meeting (September 13; 11 AM ET via Zoom) The 1-hour meeting will feature two mini-presentations (15 minutes each) on Building a Strong Company Culture in Remote and Hybrid Work Environmentsand Return to the Office. Each session is followed by 15-minute shared-problem discussion between attendees. The meeting will be led by the TA/TM Knowledge Center Co-Chairs: Ciara Boeltz (GNC); Mandy Day (Cigna); Cristine Kane (Hudson RPO); and Cherice Schmidt (KellyOCG).
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Knowledge Center Think Tank Meeting (September 20; 11 AM ET via Zoom). The 1-hour meeting will feature two mini-presentations (15 minutes each) on The Importance of a Holistic Approach to DEI Talent Acquisition and Rethinking the Pipeline for DEI Recruitment. Each session is followed by 15-minute shared-problem discussion between attendees. The meeting will be led by the DEI Knowledge Center Co-Chairs: Jo Anne Hill (Piedmont Healthcare); Mary Steudle (Cielo); and Rachel Ward (Orion Talent).

Click here to learn more about Knowledge Centers and to register for an upcoming meeting.

And consider becoming a Knowledge Center member (TA/TM, DEI or both) that align with your interests and expertise and be part of a vibrant community dedicated to advancing HR excellence!

Registration Now Open for Association Conference; Deadline Approaching for 2023 Association Awards Nominations

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the Association Conference and Awards Program. This year’s theme is Planning for Tomorrow: The Future of Work and the virtual event takes place December 1st (11 AM – 1:30 PM ET via Zoom).  Sessions include:

  • Crafting Practical Strategies for Future Readiness (presented by Zachary Misko, HRO Today Association)
  • Anticipating HR Operations in the (Near) Future Through the Lens of Generative AI (co-presented by Stephan Paolini and Antoine Starek, Capgemini)
  • Forging the Way Ahead – Conversations with CHRO Visionaries (featuring Elisa Bannon-Jones, GNC; Vicky Cansler, Piedmont Healthcare; Mike Sorensen, Nightingale College; moderated by Larry Baisinait, HRO Today)

Click here to learn more about the event and to register. Note that provider members should contact Steve Farace for their promotional code.

In-between sessions, the Association will announce the winning companies/teams and individuals in the North America and EMEA regions for the 2023 Association Awards. Click here to learn more about the categories and to access the nomination form.

The deadline to submit nominations is October 2nd so enter a “HR Rockstar” soon!

Never Miss a Livestream – Access Recorded Programs in the On-Demand Library

Between busy office schedules and summer vacations, chances are you missed a recent live HRO Today Association program. No need for FOMO; you can now access recordings of three Livestream programs that were recently conducted, including:

The On-Demand Library continues to grow as a vital member resource. Check out the above programs and many more, all organized by category, by clicking here.

Upcoming Events

[Livestream] 12 Rewards and Recognition Gotchas for an RFP

Tuesday, October 3 | 11:00 AM-11:30 AM ET

Presenter: Judd Weisgal, Senior Vice President, Sales for Madison Recognition

Join industry expert Judd Weisgal, who brings experience from over 100 program implementations for the Fortune 500, as he delves into the hidden challenges of selecting an effective rewards provider.

Click here to learn more and register for this FREE Members-only event!

[HR Table Talk] The Importance of Using a Data Driven Approach to Talent Optimization

Tuesday, November 14 | 11:00 AM-11:45 AM ET

Presenter: Andrew Nash, Senior Talent Management & Organizational Transformation Consultant, TalentRise

More and more, data is playing a critical role in transforming HR practices and driving organizational success. This upcoming HR Table Talk will have attendees discuss the importance of using data towards talent optimization.

Click here to learn more and register for this FREE Members-only event!

Do you want to showcase your knowledge and increase your presence amongst the HR Community in 2023? Then consider presenting a Livestream or facilitating a HR Table Talk.  Simply complete our quick Call For Speaker form, identify a potential topic or two and upon successful review, staff will reach out to set up.

(Report) Thriving in an Extreme Workforce Landscape: Trends Reshaping the Art and Science of Talent Acquisition

What does it take to build a thriving and innovative talent acquisition (TA) function today? How do you drive positive impact in a business climate where change happens quickly and constantly? Read more.

(Article) Recognizing Women at Work Shouldn’t Be Just Lip Service

Many companies have pledged to increase recognizing women at work, while supporting their growth, improving visibility and actively seeking to level the playing field in the workforce…Read more.

(Article) Using AI to Improve DEI&B in Recruiting

Using AI to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) in recruiting is a promising approach that can help eliminate bias and promote fair hiring practices. Read more.

(Article) Tech and Digital Skills: 5 Recruitment Strategies for Closing the Skills Gap

By taking a skills-based approach to your talent acquisition strategy, you can move beyond your tired methods to find people with the right skills and competencies regardless of their degree or job history. Read more.

Interested in having a resource added to our growing Member Content Library? Contact Steve Farace at