HR for HR Team at NBCU Nets Honor for University Initiative

A group of people posing for a picture  Description generated with very high confidenceCTHRA’s Team Innovator of the Year winner, NBCUniversal’s HR for HR Team, has developed and implemented a high-impact professional development program: tHRive University. With the tagline “Your Career. Produced Here.” the dynamic skills-based program empowers employees in the HR community to succeed at all stages of their careers. In addition, new courses build community and provide networking opportunities with senior HR managers, business leaders and subject matter experts. [full article]




Disruptive Technology Is Reshaping the Workforce

A person smiling for the camera  Description generated with very high confidenceIn a world where advances in technology are constant, the Internet continues to reshape the world for consumers, businesses and employees. Armed with mobile devices that fit in our purses and pockets, we can conduct searches and make decisions when it’s convenient for us, at any time around the clock. Recruitment Evangelist Lindagrace De la Cruz from Indeed identifies how the accelerated connectedness to people and resources in today’s business world is impacting the workforce. She outlines seven trends, including the bifurcation of labor markets based on skill, the increasingly mobile labor market and how the Internet is changing the way people look for jobs. [read more]





Driving Employee Engagement for Creative Teams

A close up of a map  Description generated with high confidenceAs the unemployment rate continues to fall, industry employers are faced with the challenge of retaining talent. TeamPeople’s Danny Rickard dives into employee engagement within a creative department. He builds a business case for the employee value proposition, including citing several attention-grabbing statistics. For example: it can cost a third of an employee’s salary to recruit, hire and train a replacement. Rickard draws upon personal experience to provide tips for improving employee engagement, including employer branding and nonfinancial motivators.  [full article]





Seth Feit Named CTHRA President

A person wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera  Description generated with very high confidenceCTHRA is pleased to announce that Seth Feit, Group Vice President of Talent for Spectrum, has transitioned from his role as CTHRA’s Vice President/President-elect into the role of President. Seth has served on CTHRA’s board of directors since 2013. He chaired CTHRA’s 2015 and 2016 HR Symposiums, and he is currently chairing the Think Tank and Board Development Committees.

“Seth brings a wealth of leadership experience to CTHRA. He is passionate about the future of our organization and industry, and we look forward to his strategic guidance,” shared Pamela Williams, CAE, CTHRA’s Executive Director. [read more]



Member Applause

Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner has joined Cox Media Group as SVP & CHRO, bringing over 20 years of experience to the position. Congrats to Mary Ellen on her new post!

WICT announced the members of classes 36 and 37 of the 2017-18 Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. The program focuses on leadership development for female executives in the cable media industry. Congratulations to the HR leaders who will participate in the program:

Lisa Greene, SVP of HR, CNN Worldwide
Judy Train, VP of HR Shared Services, Cox Communications
Sharon White, VP of HR, HBO
Andrea Agnew, VP of HR, Comcast Spotlight
Allison Dombrow, VP of HR, NBCUniversal


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