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Webcast: The Future of the HR Profession


Presenter: Anna Tavis, Ph.D., HR People & Strategy (HRPS)

January 28, 2014 - 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Program length: 60 minutes

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    Are you ready for the next generation of HR management? In the coming decades, demographic and technology trends will transform our profession. This change will bring with it new demands on HR and require new skillsets. In this webcast, Dr. Anna Tavis, executive editor of People and Strategy Journal and a member of the HRPS board of directors will discuss this new model -- "social HR" -- which combines social media technology with key HR functions include talent acquisition, skills development and people management. She will outline how this new approach will play out in five key areas:

    • Organizational structure. (Hierarchies are going away. What is HR's role in "bossless" organizations?)

    • Recruitment. (How does HR identify new talent and leverage an employer brand?)

    • Performance Management. (In flat organizations, how is performance tracked, skill gaps identified and productivity improved?)

    • Training and skills acquisition. (With the pace of technology accelerating, how does HR identify and develop necessary skill sets?)

    • Developing organizational leaders. (In a peer-based management environment, how are corporate leaders identified and developed?)

    In addition to offering these insights into the future of HR, Dr. Tavis will discuss how today's HR leaders can act as change agents to prepare their organizations for these new management challenges.

    About the presenter: Dr. Anna Tavis is editor of People and Strategy Journal, a professional HR publication for Human Resources Planning Society. She also serves on the organization's board of directors. She is co-editor of the book Point Counterpoint: New Perspectives on People & Strategy, published by SHRM. She also is an Adjunct Professor at NYU in the department of Leadership and Human Resource Management. Dr Tavis has pursued a global, multi-faceted career in the sectors of business, academia, and consulting. In business, she led the organizational development function for Motorola in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, based out of the UK. She later transitioned to be the Head of Talent Management for Nokia based out of Finland. She has worked extensively in Europe, India, Eurasia and the Middle East. Most recently, Dr. Tavis served as Sr. Director, Executive Talent and Organization Development, AIG, responsible for top 200 senior executive development and succession planning globally. She conducted the enterprise wide global employee engagement survey, as well as leadership and diagnostic assessments and organization diagnostics.

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    Recertification Credit

    Viewing this entire presentation, either as a live event or archived, counts for 1 credit hour toward PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification from the Human Resource Certification Institute. Note: You are responsible for tracking your participation in this event.

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    This webcast is sponsored by University of Phoenix

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