Notes from the President – 10/14/2021

The HRO Today Association is the standard-setting organization for the HR industry and a global community that keeps members informed about the most critical topics in HR. Members learn together, strengthen their networks, and share best and next practices on talent acquisition, management, engagement, diversity & inclusion and more.

Each month we offer professional development opportunities for HR professionals. In October, these learning opportunities included:

November is award season! The HRO Today Association Awards is an annual recognition program that exemplifies the essential work that HR professionals do every day. The nomination process offers people, teams, partners, and companies the opportunity to share best practices and successes so colleagues – and the industry – can benefit from their experience. The awards recognize leadership, collaboration, innovation, and hard work, as well as a commitment to people and process improvement.

Finalists and winners for the EMEA and North America regions will be presented during the HRO Today Association Conference on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Winners in the APAC region will be presented during a virtual ceremony on December 16, 2021, at 8PM ET.

I encourage you to reserve your seat now for the 2021 HRO Today Association Conference, a micro-event that will examine how to best configure HR to achieve the new “Operational Excellence” that’s required to meet the next wave of change. Dr. Peter Cappelli, Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources, will share his research on The Future of the Office; Jeffrey Lackey, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, CVS Health will discuss Creating a Culture of Innovation Before and After the Hire; and a panel of CHROs will highlight solutions, analysis, and evidence-based decision making to help HR leaders at all organizational levels think about new ways to address their challenges. I hope to see you logged on!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me ( should you have any questions regarding the HRO Today Association.


Renée Preston
Senior Vice President of Membership Services
Global Executive Director of the HRO Today Association