2015: Social HR Becomes a Reality
By Jeanne C. Meister, Founding Partner, Future Workplace

2015 is the advent of the consumerization of HR, where employees expect to have the same consumer experience at work that they have when reserving a taxi on Uber or Lyft. The mobile interface is becoming the employee’s primary conduit to a host of personal and business applications; putting pressure on HR to develop a mobile first strategy and create the workplace as an experience to engage, energize and position HR as a digital innovator. In this article, CTHRA Symposium keynote speaker Jeanne Meister reveals seven HR trends to benchmark against your HR practices.  [read the full article]


What Everyone Needs to Know About Independent Workers
By Monica Lucero, VP Strategic Account Development at MBO Partners

State of Independence Preview 2015 InfographicGig economy, work intermediation platforms, freelancer management systems, joint enforcement task force, IC misclassification risk, MOUs — all of these are making headlines in today’s business news as the landscape of the independent contractor workforce continues to evolve and grow stronger with both opportunity as well as increased risk.  In this article, Monica Lucero gives a sneak peek into the trends and strategies that will be discussed during CTHRA’s Future Forward Symposium. [read the full article]

HR Pros From A+E, Bright House and Comcast Earn Excellence in HR Honors  

Jennifer Tracy (pictured at left), Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity for Bright House Networks, has been selected as CTHRA’s 2015 Aspiring Leader. A+E Networks’ Compensation & Benefits Team and Comcast’s HR Leave of Absence Team each garnered a Team Innovator Award. The trio will be featured in an article in the September issue of Cablefax Magazine, and they will be honored at a special luncheon during CTHRA’s Future Forward HR Symposium on November 3rd in Philadelphia. Each award winner will also be profiled in an upcoming issue of HR Pulse. Reserve your seat at the Awards Luncheon.

Neil Smit to Headline Hiring Heroes Session at Future Forward Symposium

This year, nearly 250,000 veterans will leave the service and return to civilian life. The skills they fine-tuned in the military make them highly valuable in the eyes of industry employers. It’s a subject that has special meaning for former Navy Seal Neil Smit, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Cable. At CTHRA’s Symposium, Neil will detail Comcast NBCUniversal’s bold plan to hire 10,000 reservists, veterans and their spouses or domestic partners between 2015 and 2017. Neil’s keynote address will be followed by panel of experts sharing strategies on how to attract and retain veterans.  [discover who the panelists are]



CTHRA Board Members on the Move

Seth Feit (pictured far left) was promoted from Group Vice President of Human Resources to Chief Learning Officer at Time Warner Cable. CTHRA congratulates Seth and applauds his willingness to share his leadership talents with our association. Seth serves on CTHRA’s Board of Directors and is Chairman of the 2015 Symposium Committee. We tip our hats to Seth!

CTHRA is also pleased to announce the appointment of Len Barlik  (pictured at left), Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer of Cox Communications, to its Board of Directors. Welcome to the Board, Len! [Learn more about Len]

Medicom Awards Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Mediacom Communications honored 14 graduating seniors with the Mediacom Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Award. The recipients were selected based on their work ethic, academic performance and personal accomplishments. Each student received a $1,000 college scholarship. Through Mediacom’s World Class Scholars Program, September 11th Memorial Scholarship Fund and Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Award, the company has provided college scholarships to more than 1,300 students nationwide since 2001.


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