HRO Today Association April Update

As we continue to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of HR and talent acquisition, I am pleased to share some noteworthy updates and opportunities from the HRO Today Association.

Member News

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Maryjo Charbonnier, chief human resources officer of Kyndryl, as she joins us in C-TEN. Additionally, we are honored to have Dr. Virnitia J. Dixon, EVP and chief diversity and culture officer of Santander, and Angela Montemarano, chief human resources officer of Lee County School District, serving on our North America Board of Advisors. Philip Clarke, vice president of talent acquisition for ADNOC, has joined the EMEA Board of Advisors, representing Abu Dhabi.

Engage with our Knowledge Center

Are you looking for a peer group to deep dive into topics important to you? Our Knowledge Centers are specialized communities where members can delve into topics of shared interest, gain access to exclusive content, and participate in volunteer leadership and speaking opportunities. After the successful launch of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Knowledge Center, we are pleased to turn our attention to the Talent Acquisition & Management Knowledge Center.

I am proud to introduce the leadership team of our Talent Acquisition & Management Knowledge Center, who bring a wealth of experience and passion for talent, ensuring this Knowledge Center continues to make a meaningful impact:

  1. Shalini Dutta, director, global talent acquisition, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  2. Cristine Kane, VP, solution design and tech innovation, Hudson RPO
  3. Kadiatou Cesaire, senior vice president, global HR and talent development, Atlantic Council
  4. Cherice Schmidt, executive vice president, client services, Cielo
  5. Maria Trivellato, vice president, global talent acquisition, Criteo
  6. Scott Sell, chief talent acquisition officer, Mercy

Our first meeting will focus on “The Value of Leveraging AI and Technology Tools in Talent Acquisition.” Please contact me to see how you can participate in future Knowledge Center meetings.

Volunteer Opportunities

HRO Today Association Committees are in full swing in 2024; they began meeting as a full committee in February and identifying an initial slate of projects for the year. The Member Resources and Engagement committee is responsible for ensuring that the professional development and networking activities of the HRO Today Association meet members’ needs. They have identified three project areas in 2024: expanding professional development options to include short-form pre-recorded video learning series; improving the user interface and experience of the Association’s website; and generating broader and more consistent member engagement. Thank you to our 2024 Member Resources and Engagement Committee members: Wendy DiMartino, Korn Ferry (co-chair); Karen Feeney, KenCrest (co-chair); Darren Bartholomew, Leonardo; Cristine Kane, Hudson RPO; James Mitchinson, EverHive; Derkia Peralta, Marriott Vacations Worldwide; Alyssa Thach, Pierpoint; Ashley Veney, GNC; and Sandra Zawacki, Sevenstep.

Professional Development Opportunities

The HRO Today Association remains committed to supporting the learning and development of HR professionals worldwide. Our virtual offerings provide opportunities for HR and talent acquisition staff to connect, learn, and support one another. Whether it’s through our 30-minute LivestreamsHR Table Talks, or Knowledge Centers, there are numerous opportunities to engage and grow within our community. Upcoming programs include:

  1. [Livestream] Recipes for Success! HR Leaders Spill the Beans – From Red Sea Global Resorts to TikTok Trends
    Thursday, May 9, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM ET
    Panelists: Oli Fletcher, executive director, talent acquisition for Red Sea Global and Chris Alwell, employee engagement and well-being experience manager for TikTok
  2. [Livestream] Leading with Heart – Steering Talent Management Change in the Right Direction
    Tuesday, May 21, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM ET
    Presented by: Karen Feeney, VP of talent acquisition and development for KenCrest

In closing, I encourage you to seize the opportunities available within the HRO Today Association. Together, we can drive positive change in the HR industry. If you’re not yet a member, consider joining us to support your continuous learning and development. Membership ensures your team stays ahead in enhancing the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of their operations. For more information, feel free to reach out to me at Renee.Preston@SharedXpertise.com.

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

Tags: April 2024

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