CBS’s Michelle Martin and NBCU’s HR for HR Team Earn HR Awards

CTHRA and our awards sponsor, Cablefax, are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Excellence in HR Awards. Join us to celebrate their achievements at CTHRA’s Disruptive Thinking HR Symposium and Awards Luncheon on October 26 in Philadelphia. Register now through August 25 to take advantage of early bird registration savings.



Angel of HR Tackles Stigma of Mental Illness, Earns Aspiring Leader Honor
By Elizabeth Casanas, SVP of HR, Showtime Networks

A person smiling for the camera  Description generated with very high confidenceIn her role as Vice President of Specialty Services for CBS, Michelle Martin (pictured at left) concentrates on areas that are underserved. Her initiatives on mental health, caregiving and the Veterans Network netted her the honor of being named CTHRA’s 2017 Aspiring Leader. Learn about these programs and why those who know her have called her the “Angel of HR.” [read more]





Design Thinking: A Dynamic Addition to the HR Function
By Natalie Nixon, Ph.D., Principal, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC and
Editor of Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences and Beyond

A person posing for the camera  Description generated with very high confidenceMost companies are aware that employee engagement is key to retaining top talent. However, finding a process that creates positive, long-term results isn’t an easy task. Natalie Nixon takes a new approach by exploring a design-thinking process that promotes co-creation and collaboration to identify better work processes. In her article, Natalie covers three areas where design thinking can influence and make an impact on your human resource strategy. [read more]





Recruiting Evangelist, Hybrid Thinker, Data Experts Among HR Symposium Speakers

Technological advancements, drastically changing consumer behaviors, megamergers, globalization and the convergence of services are all factors that are transforming our industry. Business as usual is not an option for companies seeking to continue their success.

CTHRA’s HR Symposium will feature diverse speakers who will help HR practitioners develop winning strategies for the future. Explore the session topics, speakers and networking events at [read more]


Member Applause

Cox Communications welcomed Karen Bennett on board as EVP and CHRO. She previously served in a similar role for Cox Media Group, Cox Communication’s sister company that owns newspapers, TV and radio stations, and digital media properties.

A special thank you to HBO and Turner for hosting the New York City and Atlanta roundtables! We’re thrilled HR professionals from a variety of companies attended the CTHRA Roundtables on employment branding. Attendees delved into how to elevate the candidate experience, create fans of an employer brand using social media and events, and leverage a company’s culture story.


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