CTHRA: The Year Ahead

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the role of HR change. HR increasingly serves as a strategic business partner within an organization on a wide span of topics, including succession planning, analytics, performance management, cost control, as well as compliance with the Affordable Care Act, compensation regulations and a host of other legislative requirements. Just as your role and responsibilities have changed, what you require from CTHRA, your professional association, has changed, too. [keep reading to find out more]

Industry Outlook: Analytics and Software Development Skills In High Demand
The cable industry continues to innovate — pushing must-have content to multiple platforms, adopting new broadband technologies and embracing mobile and WIFI technologies that give customers anytime, anyplace access. But this innovation comes at a price. It requires a highly trained workforce with constantly evolving skill sets. Of the 12 hottest jobs in 2014 identified by CareerBuilder.com, nine are relevant to the cable industry, and all require specialized training. [read article]

Tackling the Issue of Pay for Performance
We asked Alisha Penick, VP of Talent Rewards and Engagement, of Turner Broadcasting Networks to share insight on how her company is managing the topic of pay for performance.

Anderson Takes CTHRA Helm
Sheryl Anderson, EVP of HR and Administration for Starz, began her two-year term as CTHRA’s President on January 1. After more than a decade of service as a board member, we look forward to her visionary leadership as President. To view the list of CTHRA’s 2014 officers and board members, click here.

Best Place to Work
Hats off to Discovery Communications for being named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work in 2014! Discovery, at #79, was recognized for its effort on work-life balance,culture of innovation, inclusion and continuous learning. Discovery's friendly atmosphere and support for volunteer work also drew employee kudos. Google topped Fortune’s list. [view Fortune’s full list]

Success Strategies: Recruiting for 2014’s Hot Jobs
Industry employers use a bevy of strategies to ensure they recruit and retain the talent they need in today’s marketplace. We asked a group of CTHRA members, including Sarah Hankins, Director of Recruiting and Human Resources for Charter, to share their advice on innovative recruiting tactics. Together they offer nine strategies useful for recruiting hard-to-find talent. [click here to learn more]

CTHRA Think Tank Set for
April 1-2

CTHRA will host its Annual Think Tank for HR Executives on April 1-2 in New York City. This year's event will feature Professor Patrick Wright, Thomas C. Vandiver Bicentennial Chair in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.  Professor Wright specializes in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management, particularly focusing on how firms use people as a competitive advantage and on the changing nature of the CHRO role. Participation in CTHRA’s Think Tank is by invitation only. To inquire about eligibility, please contact CTHRA’s Executive Director, Pamela Williams. [read more about the Think Tank]

Alan Lui Named SVP of HR for Time Warner Cable Inc.

Effective January 9, Time Warner Cable announced that it appointed Alan Lui to lead all functions of its Human Resources department. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Lui will oversee a department responsible for supporting a workforce of more than 50,000 employees. He will report to Peter Stern, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy, People and Corporate Development Officer. CTHRA congratulates Alan! [read the press release]


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