Leading the Leaders
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to steal some minutes of three veritable industry leaders who will be speaking at our HRO Today Forum in May. I posed the same questions to the trio around the main challenges HR faces today, and discovered a common thread in their answers: leading the leaders.
When I asked Joe Cabral, senior vice president and CHRO for North Shore-LIJ Health System, about what is driving his talent management strategy, he said investing in leadership: “We are working on helping leaders become better leaders
The finalists for our first annual CHRO of the Year awards.
By The Editors
For our first annual CHRO of the Year awards, HRO Today is recognizing those CHROs with the capabilities to adapt to a competitive business environment in order to deliver the insight needed for HR transformation. We understand the importance of CHROs who drive workforce initiatives through innovation with measurable excellence in employee engagement and retention to prove it.
We have a roundup of incredible finalists. These CHROs are responsible for providing leadership to ensure talent acquisition and retention, business growth, and a culture that can lead in a global workforce.
New research from The Hackett Group examines HR’s top priorities.
By Natalie Bression, Harry Osle, and Lynne Schneider
The pressure is mounting on HR to change the balance of the services it offers while keeping costs and headcount in check. The Hackett Group’s 2014 Key Issues Study reflects how HR organizations are attempting to successfully shift their service mix and the required enabling capabilities
Human capital management industry leader Allegis Group announced this week that it is formally combining the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services provider (MSP), and integrated talent operations of its subsidiary Allegis Group Services with the MSP and RPO operations of Australian-based Talent2 under the name Allegis Global Solutions. This continues the integration of the two businesses that has been underway since late 2012 when Allegis Group entered into a joint venture to take Talent2 private.
The combined businesses (www.allegisglobalsolutions.com) create one of the largest human capital solutions management firms in the world.
In Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the recruitment managed services division of Talent2 will continue to operate as part of Talent2 while the transition to the new organization, Allegis Global Solutions, takes place.
SIRVA Worldwide, Inc., provider of relocation and moving solutions, has expanded its repertoire with the recent acquisition of SMARTBOX, a Virginia-based portable moving and storage services company.
SIRVA offers over 50 mobility solutions in 170 countries, providing more than 230,000 relocations per year. The acquisition of SMARTBOX easily integrates with existing offerings and expands the value proposition for customers and clients. The investment adds to SIRVA’s “do-it-yourself” mobility solutions within its extensive list of services.
SMARTBOX will continue to operate under the SMARTBOX brand and will maintain its 19 franchise locations throughout the United States and call center operations in Richmond, Virginia. Founder, CEO and franchise-owner Bryan Bostic will also continue to operate as a franchisee and will provide consulting services to SIRVA.
SAP welcomes industry vet Mike Ettling as head of global cloud HR. Ettling will oversee the cloud for HR line of business, which includes leading cloud solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, and the SAP ERP human capital management solution, and help to manage the more than 17,000 customers worldwide that use them.
Ettling was most previously the CEO of NGA Human Resources, multimillion global HR and payroll services provider. Ettling managed relationships with leading HR technology companies and successfully guided many of the world’s largest companies in finding HR solutions that fit their business needs
Cindy Fiedelman worked to ensure the cultural differences between American Airlines and US Airways didn’t plague the merger. Mission accomplished.
By Russ Banham
As anyone who has participated in a corporate merger or acquisition will attest, all the work leading up to the transaction pales in comparison to the post-merger integration tasks
Get your questions answered at this year’s HRO Today Forum.
By Debbie Bolla
Leading by experience: It’s a central theme of the upcoming HRO Today Forum. The conference is set to bring together thought leaders in the industry to share their experiences. It offers the opportunity to glean advice on how to grow and drive the HR business forward. As Cindy Fiedelman reveals in the cover story, Piloting Success, HR is the central business unit to drive strategy around talent management and growth.
- Want to find out how to lead initiatives in employee engagement, internal branding, and talent management for 62,000 employees? Michelle DiTondo, senior vice president of human resources for MGM Resorts International will be sharing her secrets on stage. Your organization may not be to the scale of this hospitality leader, but DiTondo’s advice will surely be transferable.
- Perhaps building culture and aligning human capital management with strategy are part of your goals for 2014. Then pick the brains of leaders Michael Pilnick, executive vice president and head of human resources for First Advantage; Joe Cabral, senior vice president and CHRO for North Shore-LIJ Health System; John Murabito, executive vice president of human resources and services Cigna Corporation; and Carole Slover, senior vice president of human resources for UniTek Global Services. Pilnick has a narrow focus on leveraging HR to aggressively grow revenue in existing, emerging, and unsaturated markets for the screening provider. Cabral works to drive the firm’s business objectives, vision, and values forward in all aspects of talent management and HR. Murabito helps drive growth through effective human resources and people strategies, planning, staffing, talent management and succession processes. Slover casts a wide net, owning responsibility for the telecommunications firm’s talent management, employee relations, performance management, training and development, among others.
Talent management, benefits, healthcare staffing, technology, workforce planning, big data, and social media: These are all major hot topics central to HR. Here’s how each will be explored at the Forum—and the key takeaways that will be delivered.
HOT TOPIC: TECHNOLOGY—VIDEO INTERVIEWING
Video interviewing is creating some major buzz in talent acquisition. Christopher Young, CEO for Async Interview, says it’s a quickly trending technology that has a plethora of benefits—like time and cost savings—as well as its share of challenges.
What will be some key takeaways?
- Feedback from three different talent acquisition teams; and
- How video interviewing ties into the broader recruitment strategy.
HOT TOPIC: TALENT MANAGEMENT—PASSIVE CANDIDATES
What are strategies and solutions to reach passive talent needed to fill difficult positions? Bruce Morton, head of innovation for Allegis Group Services, says building a framework for a talent community can help hit hiring targets.
What will be some key takeaways?
By Debbie Bolla
Who taught you to ride a bike? Shoot hoops? Bake the world’s best chocolate chip cookies? Notice my questions are around who—not what. I personally don’t think there is a better way to learn than from our peers. Sure, we can develop a new skill or conquer a task by reading materials and instructions, but how much is that experience elevated if someone shows us how?
In our cover feature Piloting Success, Cindy Fiedelman shares her incredible story leading HR through the major merger of American Airlines and US Airways
Elliot H. Clark
Many have prophesied a time when we would collaborate over giant screens with disembodied images, yammering at each other in a kind of Aldous Huxley-esque brave new world nightmare. Pushing back against this threat: Companies have learned that people still work best in teams, especially when individuals are located in proximity to each other
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