New Members and Appointments 

Discover the Association’s Newest Member Program – Knowledge Centers

Introduced last month, HRO Today Association’s Knowledge Centers will hold its inaugural meetings in September. As we prepare for these meetings, now is great time to get better acquainted with this exclusive member-only program.

Knowledge Centers are special interest groups that will provide deep dives into shared topics, cultivate a distinct community of members, and offer volunteer leadership and speaking opportunities. Click here to view a quick video to learn more!

Currently, there are two established Knowledge Centers: Talent Acquisition/Talent Management (TA/TM) and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). TA/TM tackles recruitment strategies, employee engagement, and leadership growth. DE&I targets workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, with resources on unconscious bias, cultural competency, and inclusive leadership.

September will feature the first quarterly meetings for these groups, with TA/TM meeting virtually on September 13 at 11:00 AM ET, followed by DE&I on September 20 at 11:00 AM ET. Click the links to view agendas and register.

While all members are eligible to attend these meetings, you can maximize their value by joining as a Knowledge Center Member, at no cost. Benefits include recognition on the webpage and marketing materials, priority meeting access, contributing discussion ideas, and potential speaking opportunities.  To join, contact Steve Farace at, specifying your desired Knowledge Center (or both).

The HRO Today Association’s Knowledge Centers are designed to boost to our invaluable community, keeping HR professionals current on trends and sharing best practices. Join as a Knowledge Center Member and start reaping the rewards today.

The Results Are in From the Association’s Member Engagement Survey

Thank you to the many members who completed the brief Q2 Membership Survey. The feedback received will be integral to our continued efforts to better engage members of the Association. Survey highlights include:

  • 54% of respondents characterized their level of engagement as Moderate to High.
  • A large portion of respondents currently use/access Association communication through the Monthly Member Newsletter (76%) and Weekly Membership Minute email (71%). There is more room for improvement on the use/access of the website and LinkedIn page.
  • Three-quarters of respondents believe the frequency of communications is “just right”.
  • 77% of respondents are either Very Likely (34.2%) or Likely (41.5%) to attend a HRO Today Association event in the upcoming year.

Respondents also provided tremendous feedback on how the organization can improve its member engagement efforts, including suggestions to provide continuing education credits for seminars, incentives for inviting colleagues to programs to expand interest and engagement and consider speakers and topics from outside the industry.

Finally, congratulations to Denise Williams of FIS Global who won the drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Members will next have an opportunity to provide feedback and a chance to win a gift card when HRO Today Association launches its Q3 Membership Survey in early August.

HR Rockstars Wanted! Submit a Nomination for the 2023 HRO Today Association Awards

Have you crossed paths with an HR Rockstar? Are you considered an HR Rockstar by your peers and colleagues? Then consider submitting a nomination for the HRO Today Association Awards. The annual awards is the organization’s premier recognition program that honors the essential work that HR professionals while providing individuals, teams, partners, and companies an opportunity to share best practices and successes.

The nomination process has officially opened and we are now accepting submissions for a variety of individual and company/team categories for each of our three regions: North America, EMEA and APAC. Members and non-members are eligible to be nominated.

Learn more and submit a nomination!

Upcoming Events

[Livestream] 2023 Industry Trends in HR Technology and Service Delivery

Tuesday, July 18th | 11:00 AM-11:30 AM ET

Presenters: Stacey Cadigan, Partner for ISG & Saskia Goods, Director for ISG

Join Stacey and Saskia as they share the results of ISG’s 2023 Industry Trends in HR Technology and Service Delivery Report that explores the state of HR technology and services in organizations today.

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

[Livestream] DEIB in the Workplace: How Companies, Suppliers, and Candidates are Finding Their Way

Thursday, August 3 | 11:00 AM-11:30 AM ET

Presenter: Greg Gary, Sr., Director of Business Development, Broadleaf

Join Greg as he shares insights on building an intentional DEIB plan, the role of MSP providers in achieving DEIB goals, supplier strategies, and tips for identifying companies committed to DEIB in your job search.

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 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.

(Livestream) Recipes for Success: A Conversation with Two Award-Winning HR Practitioners

Panelists: Karen Ancira, Chief People Officer, KFC US and Karin Wagner, Recruiting Operations and Program Leader, Samsara. Access the Livestream Recording.

Click here to view the entire On-Demand Library of recorded Livestreams, organized by Topic Area.