CTHRA Lines Up H.R. Talent For Symposium

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Leveraging its robust community of human-resources professionals, the Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association has lined up top executives for breakout sessions at the 2012 Symposium, "Talent Everywhere," on June 15at the Omni CNN Center in Atlanta.

Five interactive breakout sessions cover some of the hottest topics industry employers are facing as the workforce expands beyond traditional offices to virtual, mobile, and global locations. Executives from Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, Scripps Interactive, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Designs on Talent, The Croner Company, and Deloitte will share insights and first-hand experiences.

Comcast Cable's senior vice president of talent, Grace Killelea, will provide a case-study analysis of Comcast's five-year talent journey during a breakout session titled "Yours-Mine-Ours." Killelea will share challenges, successes, and lessons learned that happened along the way.

"Hiring 100 Technologists in 100 Days: A Case Study" showcases how Turner Broadcasting System tackled this ambitious goal. The company's director of talent acquisition Eric Bartlett, HR director DeRetta Cole, SVP of media platform technology and operations Rhonda Holt, and SVP of sales solutions Brooks Tobey will share how strong executive leadership and collaboration between recruiting, finance and accounting, HR, compensation and talent management helped them exceed their goal.

In the session "The Post-Digital Divide: Is Your Company Ready?" Suketu Ghandi, principal at Deloitte, will examine the tools, metrics, and strategies needed to prepare for a radically changed and empowered work experience.

Compensation is a key component when competing for talent in today's global marketplace. In the session "The Future of Compensation Surveys," attendees will gain knowledge of emerging trends and survey tools that they can use to benchmark and assess their companies' compensation practices. This breakout will be led by Hali Croner, president and chief executive officer for The Croner Company, the firm that conducts CTHRA's renowned Annual Compensation Surveys.

"The Changing Role of the HR Generalist" will examine the need for talent acquisition and talent management functions to work together. Linda Brenner, managing director, Designs on Talent; Danita Harris, director, organizational effectiveness, Cox Communications; Cheryl Middleton, HR business partner, Scripps Interactive; and Janet Parker, vice president, corporate Human Resources, Time Warner Cable, will highlight how the advent of Shared Services, Centers of Excellence, HR Business Partners and Talent Advisors has radically changed the HR landscape.

CTHRA's Symposium also will include keynote addresses by Equifax CHRO Coretha Rushing and HR author and expert Libby Sartain, an industry leaders panel discussion (featuring Comcast's Grace Killelea; Mary Ann Green, vice president of sales systems development at Turner Broadcasting System Inc.; Kevin Hart, chief technology officer at Cox Communications; Brian Shield, executive vice president and chief information officer at The Weather Channel; and Myrna Soto, SVP and Chief Infrastructure and Information Security Officer at Comcast); a networking breakfast, CTHRA's Excellence in HR Awards luncheon and a closing cocktail reception. Full details and secure online registration are available at www.CTHRA.com.

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