Perspectives/Expert Views


The Perspectives series asks HR thought leaders from business and academia to contribute their thoughts on a strategic HR issue or human capital challenge.  Topics include leadership development, talent management, the role of technology in HR, HR strategies and global and diversity issues.



Eric J. Sydell, Partner & Vice President, Research and Innovation, Shaker

Making Decisions About People

​Shanti Nayak, Principal, Incandescent and Kappie Farrington, Associate Director, Strategy and Planning, Co-Impact

Impact Hiring: A Double Bottom-Line Solution to Today's Entry-Level Talent Needs

Judith E. Glaser, Founder & CEO, Benchmark Communications, Inc., and Chairman of The Creating WE Institute

Learn to Talk WITH People, Not at Them

Greg Selke, Vice President, HR Transformation, SAP and Peter B. Soule, Business Transformation Executive, SAP
Translating the HR Digitial Revolution to Everday Work

Matthew S. Fleisher, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Global Talent Analytics, FTI Consulting

Creating a Human Capital Analytics Function in a Multinational Organization

Donna Morris, Executive Vice President, Customer and Employee Experience,
Building a Customer-Centric Culture: Five Lessons Learned 

Blair Hayes, Ph.D., VP, Chief Diversity Officer and Ombudsman, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) 
Unpacking Diversity: Understanding the Disparity Within Our Similarities  

Chris Baer, Global Experience Design, Learning and Development, Marriott
International and Andrew Smith, Senior Director, Brand Talent Management, Marriott International
Why Design Thinking and Why Now?

Kay Sargent

Kay Sargent, Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace, HOK
Workplaces That Enhance Performance and the Human Experience

Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan, Founder and CEO, RainmakerThinking Inc.
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Joseph Jones

Joseph Jones, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, Director of HR Competencies and Resources Research, SHRM
What the Next Generation of HR Leaders Must Know


Theresa M. Welbourne

Theresa M. Welbourne, Ph.D., Professor, President and CEO, eePulse Inc.
Beyond Data Analytics to Dialogue, Action and Results

Steven Director

Steven Director, Ph.D., Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Is HR Weakest in the Areas Most Likely to Impact Corporate Success?
What HR Professionals Know About the Job Market

Eva Sage Gavin

Eva Sage-Gavin, Vice-Chair, Aspen Institute's Skills for America's Future Advisory Board
Got Skills? Closing the Gap on Opportunity and Prosperity

Dorothy Martin

Dorothy Martin, Workforce Development Consultant
Tuition Assistance Programs as a Strategic Investment: The Importance of Measurement


Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director, Council for Global Immigration, and
Andrew Yewdell, Global Immigration Specialist, Council for Global Immigration
Tapping into the Global Talent Market


Kari Strobel

Kari Strobel, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, AvantGarde
HR Competencies: The Foundation Upon Which to Build Today's and Tomorrow's HR Business Leader

Ian Ziskin

Ian Ziskin, President, EXec EXcel Group LLC
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders: Trends and Truths About the Future of Leadership Development

Debra Cohen

Debra Cohen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, Consultant and Speaker
What is HR's Role in Managing Change?


Anthony Walter, Director, Workforce Analytics, Gap Inc.
Using People Analytics to Improve Management, Business and HR Decisions

Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, Senior VP, Knowledge Development, SHRM
Certify This! The Role of Competency-Based Certification in HR

Elizabeth Owens Bille, J.D., SHRM-SCP, General Counsel, SHRM
The Regulatory Environment

Karen Paul, Ph.D., Leader of the Global Measurement Center of Expertise, 3M
Sustaining Employee Engagement and Job Satisfaction

John Jersin, CEO, Connectifier
Modernizing the Employee-Employer Relationship

Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder, Families and Work Institute
Flexibility -- Central to an Effective Workplace

Shayne Spaulding, Senior Research Associate, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute
Connecting with the Public Workforce System

Susan R. Meisinger, Former President/CEO, SHRM
Aligning HR Tech to Strategy

Mary Clagett, Director of National Workforce Policy, Jobs for the Future
Sector Strategies and Career Pathways Offer Promise for Closing the Skills Gap

Wayne Cascio, Ph.D., Professor and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado
Don't Fear Prudent HR Risks


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