Disengaged Employees Devastate Business Results
By Chris Powell, CEO of BlackbookHR

According to Gallup, less than one-third of U.S. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014 and more than 17 percent are “actively disengaged." This article examines what the data means for the cable telecom industry and provides insight into how companies can leverage their inherent strengths to get a handle on employee engagement. [full article]

Optimizing Every Candidate’s Experience
By Angela Hunter, Talent Advocate for Time Warner Cable, Talent Acquisition & Movement

A talent acquisition survey from Jibe and Kelton Research recently revealed that "more than anything else, optimizing candidate experience was identified as the top recruiting trend." Discover how you can differentiate your company as an employer of choice through branding and engagement. [full article]

Awards Deliver a Bevy of Benefits

By William Strahan, EVP of HR for Comcast Cable

If shining the light on a deserving individual or team hasn’t compelled you to nominate someone for one of CTHRA’s Excellence in HR Awards, this nominator from 2014 builds a convincing business case for it. 

May 15 is the nominations deadline for CTHRA’s Excellence in HR Awards sponsored by Cablefax. Check out the nominations packet and nominate a deserving individual or company for the Leadership Excellence, Team Innovator or Aspiring Leader award. [full article]

CTHRA Announces 2015 Symposium Committee

A dedicated group of individuals is hard at work to make the November event in Philadelphia a memorable one. CTHRA’s Symposium Committee includes: Chair Seth Feit, Group VP of HR, Time Warner Cable; Marisa Famulare, SVP of HR, East Coast, HBO; Jeff Gibson, VP of Learning and Development, Comcast Cable; Alisha Penick, VP of Global Employee Services, Turner Broadcasting System; Lisa Rice, VP of HR, Charter Communications; Tom Tooker, VP of HR, A+E Networks; and Jennifer Tracy, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Bright House Networks.

Member Applause

Hats off to CTHRA Board Member, NJ Pesci (pictured at left), for his promotion to CHRO at Scripps Networks Interactive. Click here to read the announcement.

Congratulations to Sandra Kapell, EVP of HR and Administration for Cablevision Systems for being named to Multichannel News’  Wonder Women Class of 2015.


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