By D. Zachary Misko
Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise.Â They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas intoÂ reality, and know and show how to replicate their success. We certainly have a great group ofÂ thought leaders and innovators involved in our association, as demonstrated by the outstandingÂ group of HR executives, industry experts, and best-selling authors who speak at our ThoughtÂ Leadership Councils (TLCs), as well as the people who attend them.
The HRO Today Association provides members with the opportunity to connect with otherÂ professionals, share best practices and content on our website, and discuss and set industry standards within the HR andÂ outsourcing industry. Learning through our TLCs continues to be a member favourite and attracts a following via liveÂ webcasts and our on-demand TLC library. The TLC functional categories are designed as a member benefit to facilitateÂ networking and engagement, and to strengthen the associationâs relevance to HRO Today, our events, and the HRÂ outsourcing industry in general. The following monthly TLCs support this effort and are held the second week of eachÂ month:
Talent Acquisitionâsecond Tuesday of each month (recruitment, RPO, MSP, diversity, screening, relocation, metrics,Â branding);
Talent Managementâsecond Thursday of each month (engagement, recognition, retention, motivation, learning,Â training and development);
Employee Relations and Servicesâsecond Friday of each month (compensation, benefits, payroll, compliance, policy,Â wellness, safety); and
Outsourcingâsecond Wednesday of each month (supply chain management, multi-process HRO, BPO, governance,Â contracts, sourcing).
Also generating interest from our members are podcastsâthe newest version of these learning opportunities. WeÂ record brief five to 10-minute best practices and make them available to our members on-demand. Thought leadersÂ including members as well as industry experts continue to take advantage of this easy to produce and easy to useÂ learning format.
By engaging in our association, you become part of the conversation. You give other members the opportunity to getÂ to know you and share your stories. Leaders are everywhere. Expose your thought leaders, and you begin the processÂ of becoming a social businessâreal people with real faces talking to real industry experts and buyers. Our members areÂ always looking for new ideas and solutions to solve problems. Are you willing to give it to them? And tell me, what doÂ you think? What does thought leadership mean to you?