Success Strategies for Managing Turbo-Charged Change
By Esther Weinberg, Leadership Expert and Founder, MindLight Group

Consider this: technology is transforming every part of the business; pending mega-mergers will dramatically impact the marketplace; the changing regulatory landscape has far-reaching implications on employers and employees; and global expansion is completely re-engineering established U.S.-based corporate culture and thinking. Change is no longer an event; it’s a tidal wave of daily occurrences.

Changing established brands is like turning around a battleship, and this industry has to be realigned, reimagined and re-engineered. As HR leaders, you are uniquely poised to lead the wakeup call by recruiting, hiring and training the people who will propel the industry and organizations forward.  [read more]

CTHRA Launches Veteran Talent Task Force
In April, CTHRA announced the creation of an Advisory Task Force on Veteran Talent in the Media Industry to be chaired by Michael Powell, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). The task force is charged with creating a multi-faceted action plan to attract, hire and retain military veterans to employment positions across the industry. As part of its efforts, the task force will showcase innovative and impactful military veteran hiring and retention initiatives and promote the industry as an attractive environment for veterans entering the civilian workforce after serving our country. 

“While many employers have successful veterans hiring programs in place, we believe that a collaborative, industrywide effort will increase the number of veterans attracted to and employed within our industry. The Advisory Task Force on Veteran Talent in the Media Industry will work to create a sustainable hiring platform for military veterans and increase our industry’s outreach to job-seeking veterans,” said Pamela Williams, CAE, CTHRA’s executive director. [read more]

CTHRA Symposium Theme Announced!
A team of industry HR pros are hard at work developing a reimagined CTHRA Symposium to ensure that it is the source for industry-specific HR knowledge. The theme of this year’s confab is Insight & Impact, and the can’t-miss event will take place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on October 14. Save the date and stay tuned for announcements about speakers and session topics.

Member Accolades
This month, CTHRA Board Member NJ Pesci was promoted to executive vice president (EVP) of HR for Scripps Networks Interactive. Pesci, who has been guiding organizational design and talent management strategies at the company since 2010, will oversee all HR operations, with a focus on aligning recruiting, talent management and organizational design with the company’s operating objectives and long-term strategic growth priorities. Congratulations to NJ!

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