AGGomez170%20small.jpgMaximizing Your Effectiveness by Facilitating Decision-Making
By Angel Gomez, President, AG Gomez Consulting, LLC

As most business leaders know, decision-making comes with its fair share of challenges. Leaders know it’s important to get others involved, but getting too many people involved causes problems, so they exclude key stakeholders, causing even more problems. The solution is finding both the right number and the right people to include for any decision depending on how much buy-in the leader needs. To better understand how to implement this solution in the real world, Angel Gomez breaks down these processes into decision-making levels. [full article]

Exchanging Order Taking for Challenger HR Approach
By Chris E. Vokaty, Senior Director of Business Services Learning Delivery,
Time Warner Cable

In our efforts to be outstanding business partners, HR professionals run the risk of moving into a large “order taking” and implementation role versus having a healthy balance of strategic importance and tactical execution. Time Warner Cable’s Chris Vokaty, shares insight into how the Challenger Sales model can be adapted to HR to challenge the client’s thinking and provide new insight into issues or opportunities that the client has not considered. [full article]


Veterans Institute: Heroes Work Here Workshop Set for July 13

Mission Media and The Walt Disney Company will present a Heroes Work Here Workshop on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The industry-specific event is sponsored by CTHRA and the NCTA and will focus on how to target, recruit, engage, develop and retain military veterans in the cable and entertainment industry. This program is FREE but registration is required. [full article]

Awards Make A Difference:
Nominators & Winners Cite Numerous Reasons to Nominate

Bill Strahan, EVP of HR for Comcast Cable, highlights the bevy of benefits that awards offer, and former award recipients from A+E Networks and Bright House Networks share what winning an award meant to them. CTHRA’s Excellence in HR Awards nomination deadline is June 17. Plan to nominate a deserving individual or team! [full article]



Stationary%20Header%20copy.jpg CTHRA’s 2016 Symposium Set for November 2 in Philadelphia

Please save the date for “Imagine. Influence. Inspire.” which is the theme for the 2016 Symposium on November 2 in Philadelphia. We tip our hats to the 2016 Planning Committee:
Seth Feit, Group VP of Talent, Charter Communications
Michele Parks, VP of Talent Management, Cox Communications
Marisa Famulare, SVP of HR – East Coast, HBO
Alisha Penick, VP of HR, Turner Broadcasting System
Tom Tooker, VP of HR, A+E Networks
Jennifer Tracy, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Bright House Networks

CTHRA Member Applause

Congratulations to CTHRA member companies who were recognized in WICT’s PAR Best Companies for Women in Cable. The 2015 Best Operators for Women in Cable included Cox Communications, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The 2015 Best Programmers for Women in Cable included Discovery Communications, Disney ABC Television Group, NBCUniversal and Turner Broadcasting System.

We applaud Comcast NBCUniversal, Cox Communications, Time Warner and Disney/ESPN for being recognized on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. For the complete list, click here.
Pamela%20Wolfe.jpgStarz CEO Chris Albrecht announced the hire of Pamela Wolfe (pictured at left) as EVP of HR. Working out of the company’s Beverly Hills headquarters, she will assume responsibilities for all HR functions for the approximate 800 employees across the Starz businesses. [full article]

Two individuals from the HR community were honored with a NAMIC Luminaries Award:   Alaka Williams, SVP of Network HR at Scripps Networks Interactive, and Talia Robinson, VP of HR at the Oprah Winfrey Network. We applaud Alaka and Talia’s achievements!

Congratulations to Catrice Monson who was promoted to SVP of Diversity and Inclusion at CBS.


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