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Association Members Shine at HRO Today Forum, North America

The HRO Today Forum, North America, the premier event for HR leaders, recently wrapped up another successful program earlier this month. This year’s Forum featured stellar contributions of Association members, affirming their pivotal role in shaping the future of human resources. Among those contributing were:

  • Steve Antonoff and Dr. Virnitia Dixon, who each lead robust discussions during the C-TEN and Board of Advisors meetings, respectfully.
  • Alex Kweskin, who moderated a Think Tank session and presented a CHRO of the Year award.
  • Sarah Fass, Town Hall panelist participant.
  • Marjo Charbonnier, a CHRO of the Year award recipient and on-stage interview participant.
  • Margie Harris, another CHRO of the Year award winner.
  • And our HR Service Provider members who sponsored the event: ActOne Group, AMN Healthcare, Cielo, Hudson RPO, Korn Ferry, PeopleScout and Sevenstep.

Thank you to these members and companies for their active support of the event and their overall  dedication to driving innovation and excellence in the HR industry.

Click here to view photo galleries of the event and stay tuned for information on the 2025 HRO Today Forum, North America.

Dive Deep into DEI and TA/TM Topics – Join a Knowledge Center

Last month, the Association’s Knowledge Centers hosted two insightful Roundtables, providing members with valuable discussions on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Talent Acquisition/Talent Management (TA/TM). The DEI Knowledge Center Roundtable (April 4) delved into the evolution of DEI initiatives, featuring a presentation on transitioning DEI from an HR function to a standalone division. Judy Huie, VP – DEI Business Officer at Freddie Mac, shared her organization’s journey, sparking a lively discussion among attendees.

Continuing the momentum, the TA/TM Knowledge Center Roundtable (April 17) explored the transformative role of AI in talent acquisition. Co-Chairs Cherice Schmidt, EVP, Client Services at Cielo and Scott Sell, Chief Talent Acquisition Officer at Mercy, delivered a comprehensive presentation, highlighting AI’s impact on bias and providing real-world examples.

Knowledge Center membership offers exclusive access to Roundtable recordings, allowing members to stay abreast of industry insights. Additionally, joining these communities connects members with peers sharing similar interests and experiences, all at no cost—a value-added benefit.

Become the next Knowledge Center member? Reach out to Steve Farace at and indicate your interest in joining the DEI and/or TA/TM Knowledge Centers.

Join Us at Engage! 2024 in Chicago

Get ready to be part of the action at Engage! 2024, taking place on June 10-11 in Chicago and featuring HRO Today’s Inclusion Summit. Connect with inspiring HR leaders and delve deep into discussions on fostering inclusivity, nurturing company culture, boosting employee engagement, and prioritizing employee well-being.

Be inspired by our lineup of speakers, including Ismet (Izzy) Mamnoon, Global Culture Coach at Deliverect, Nickoria Johnson, Global Chief Diversity Officer at Credera, and Millette Granville, VP, DE&I at 2U.

Secure your spot now and explore more incredible speakers by registering today!

Upcoming Events

[Livestream] Leading With Heart: Steering Talent Management Change in the Right Direction

Tuesday, May 21 | 11:00 AM-11:45 AM ET

Presenter: Karen Feeney, Vice President, Talent Acquisition & Development for KenCrest

Join Karen Feeney, VP of Talent Acquisition and Development for KenCrest, as she highlights her organization’s successful efforts to create meaningful talent management change through integrating key elements of addressing both self and others to offer an inclusive growth approach focused on behavioral awareness and leadership competency.

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

[Livestream] Navigating Tomorrow – HR Operations and Generative AI

Tuesday, June 11 | 11:00 AM-11:45 AM ET

Presenters (L to R): Stephan Paolini, Global People Practice Leader and Antoine Starek, Vice President, Business Services, Capgemini

Join Stephan Paolini and Antoine Starek of Capgemini as they discuss the evolving landscape of work and daily life, driven by the advancing wave of technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI). This Livestream promises to unveil not only how technology will redefine business and consumer interactions but also how it will reshape employee expectations.

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

Don’t miss an event? Keep up with every upcoming Association live event by visiting the Calendar of Events. Missed a previous live event? Access the recording via the member-exclusive On-demand Library.

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) Developing Tomorrow’s Innovators: Building the Semiconductor Workforce of the Future

As the semiconductor industry becomes an increasingly important part of the U.S. and global economies, it has raised many concerns around the sheer number of workers needed to keep up with the industry’s demand, especially in the United States. Read more.

(Article) Creating Supportive Paths into Leadership

Despite the importance of strong leadership, the DDI Global Leadership Trends for 2021 report found that just 11% of HR professionals believe they have a strong bench to fill leadership roles. Why is confidence in developing leaders low? Read more.

(Article) Direct Sourcing Requires More Than a Good MSP

If you are considering direct sourcing needs, raise your expectations of the MSP provider. Look for a provider that can create talent pools for hard-to-fill roles, swiftly scale to meet business needs and create and execute an effective recruiting strategy. Read more.

(Whitepaper) Getting Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations at Work

New data from Achievers Workforce Institute shows that employees want to be able to have hard conversations at work, but many don’t feel safe doing so. Safety and trust start with managers. How can HR leaders equip managers to give employees the support they need? Read more.

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