New Members and Appointments 

Extra Time to Share Your Opinions

The feedback of members is crucial to the development and maintenance of membership programs as well as ensuring that we are covering the topics that most effect your HR career. To ensure that we are receiving as many responses as possible, the Association has extended the final deadline to complete the 2024 Member Survey to Tuesday, February 20th.

Please complete our annual survey so we can continue to improve our member services, events and engagement. The survey takes only 3 minutes and members who complete it will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Need the survey link, simply check for the link in the Newsletter announcement email sent February 16th by Steve Farace or request the link via email to

Go Big at the HRO Today Forum in Dallas

Network with top HR executives from across North America May 1-3 at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center at the annual HRO Today North America Forum. The event features sessions and panels stocked with informed HR decision makers. Building on last year theme “Think It Through”, this year’s programs will focus on strategies and ideas to successfully lead through the fog of uncertainty.

Corporate Practitioner members are allotted two (2) complimentary passes for attendance that can be used by two individual members in their company. To claim your company’s complimentary pass(es) to the two-day conference, reach out to Steve Farace at

Be Active in the Association Community – Become a Knowledge Center Member

After successfully launching last year, the Association’s newest member program is gearing up for an impactful 2024. Knowledge Centers are special interest groups built on data, knowledge-sharing and collaboration and there are two that are active: Talent Acquisition/Talent Management and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Knowledge Centers meet quarterly with informative Roundtable, featuring a combination of mini topical presentations and thoughtful discussion. While any Association member can attend a Roundtable, you gain even more value by joining one or both Knowledge Centers as a Member. There is no fee to join and as a member you:

  • can “deep-dive” into topics with like-minded peers;
  • are recognized on the Knowledge Center webpage and marketing materials;
  • receive priority access to Knowledge Center Roundtables;
  • contribute your ideas for discussion topics; and
  • are considered for speaking at Knowledge Center Roundtables.

To join as a Knowledge Center Member, contact Steve Farace at and indicate which Knowledge Center you would like join (or both).

And special thanks to our 2024 Co-chairs: TA/TM – Cristine Kane (Hudson RPO), Cherice Schmidt (Cielo), Scott Sell (Mercy); DEI – Steve Amsden (Orion Talent), Jo Anne Hill (Piedmont Healthcare), Mary Steudle (Cielo).

Upcoming Events

[Livestream] The Newly Minted US Dept. of Labor Independent Contractor Misclassification Rule

Wednesday, March 27 | 11:00 AM-11:30 AM ET

Presenter: Mark Zisholtz, M.S.M., Esq., Executive Vice President of Compliance and Legal Affairs, EverHive Corporation

Join us for an eye-opening Livestream on the latest shift in independent contractor compliance by the U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL). Dive into the newly minted rule, which becomes effective on March 11, 2024.

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

New On-Demand Livestream Recording Now Available

Annually, HRO Today conducts a survey of CHROs to take their pulse on the issues that are top-of-mind within HR and the workplace. This years survey results are now available in the recently published report – 2023-2024 HRO Today Annual Top Concerns of CHROs©, sponsored by WilsonHCG. Read the report to find out how CHROs are tackling these challenges and making a real difference in their organizations.

And be sure to access the recording of the February 13th EXCLUSIVE member Livestream (What is Concerning CHROs About HR and the Workplace in 2024) featuring Larry Basinait, Vice President of Research, that digs even deeper into survey results and trends. This recording joins the ever growing library of On-Demand Livestreams that are only available to Association members.

Do you want to showcase your knowledge and increase your presence amongst the HR Community in 2024? 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.

(Article) New Report: Three Key RPO Trends Employers Should Know

A new report from the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) sheds light on some of the key considerations that employers should be aware of when selecting an RPO partner, as well as valuable insights for businesses that are already utilizing an RPO solution…Read more.

(Article) Solving the Manufacturing Skills Gap

According to a recent Marcum National Manufacturing Survey, manufacturers are feeling a mixture of confidence and caution about the year ahead. Here are a few key survey findings, and strategic solutions for the industry’s most pressing issues…Read More

(Report) The Skills Crisis Countdown: The Clock is Ticking on Tackling Skills Gaps

This research report, The Skills Crisis Countdown: The Clock is Ticking on Tackling Skills Gaps, provides a detailed picture of the current skills landscape and the disconnects between the perspectives of employees and businesses…Read more.

(Article) The Roundup Q4 2023: A Market Pulse-check with Workforce Insights

Sevenstep’s quarterly Roundup highlights news and views from the evolving workforce landscape. The world of work continues to test employers’ ability to flex and adapt in the face of change. “Readiness” is the theme for talent acquisition in 2024…Read more.

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