Popular HR Bloggers to Debate Strategies for Nurturing Top Talent at Halogen User Conference

by Melany Gallant | Posted | Industry Buzz

Popular HR Bloggers to Debate Strategies for Nurturing Top Talent at Halogen User Conference

Our Annual User Conference is only 8 sleeps away! We’re pretty excited about it and are looking forward to hearing our customers share their Halogen success stories with their peers.

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We’re also pleased to have leading HR bloggers Kris Dunn, Mike Haberman, Chris Havrilla and Cathy Missildine-Martin take center stage on the first day of the conference to discuss and debate strategies for nurturing top talent.

Why a panel debate on nurturing top talent?

According to the Price Waterhouse Coopers 14th Annual Global CEO Survey (April 2011), managing talent is now overtaking risk as the number one priority on the CEO agenda, which means attracting, developing and retaining top talent is even more prevalent than ever for HR leaders.

This won’t be a rock ‘em, sock ‘em debate but the panelists do promise to provide actional intelligence on what tools and approaches organizations can implement today to plan for the future.

As Chris Havrilla says:

“Since top performers are a source of competitive advantage, attracting and retaining an all-star talent pool is a hot topic now more than ever. I’m confident we’ll have many views and lots to share on how organizations can best nurture their all-stars.”

For those of you who don’t know them already, meet our HR blogger panelists

Kris Dunn – Panel Moderator
Kris Dunn is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Kinetix. He’s a VP of HR type who has led HR practices in Fortune 500s and venture capital-held startups, and believes that the key to great business results is to get great people, then do cool stuff to maximize their motivation, performance and effectiveness once you have them in the door. As it turns out, that’s his simple definition of talent management. He believes that all forms of HR and recruiting administration should be squeezed down to the smallest amount of time possible, giving you more time to do stuff that matters. He blogs at the popular HR Capitalist and is founder of Fistful of Talent.

Mike Haberman
Mike has worked in human resources for over 25 years, both as a practitioner and consultant. He is cofounder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc., an HR and Benefits consulting firm and blogs at HR Observations. An instructor in human resources management at Kennesaw State University, University of Georgia and Emory University, Mike has presented on HR topics ranging from fundamentals for Small Businesses, Networking, Social Media and Strategic Alignment.

Chris Havrilla
With a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia, Chris began her career in IT and eventually found her true passion in the Recruiting/Sourcing/HR community having worked at organizations such as Hitachi, Deloitte and Georgia-Pacific. Currently consulting on recruiting, sourcing and talent management strategy at Havrilla LLC, Chris is also a very vocal HR advocate blogging at Recruiter Chicks. Actively involved in speaking, Chris has presented and shared her vision at conferences such as HCI, SHRM Atlanta, IQPC, TRU, and Technology Association of Georgia.

Cathy Missildine-Martin
Cathy Missildine-Martin has extensive experience in many areas of strategic Human Resources Management and is currently vice president at Intellectual Capital Consulting and blogs at Profitability through Human Capital. Cathy has worked closely with executives in the areas of performance, productivity, organizational metrics, training, employee and customer engagement, workforce planning, organizational design and strategic implementation. Cathy holds an MBA with an emphasis Human Resource Management and Development and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She serves as an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University and Emory University where she has taught the HR Certification course for over 10 years. Cathy is a nationally recognized speaker addressing audiences from SHRM, ASTD and AAHAM.

We’ll be live tweeting the panel debate with the hashtag #HSUC11 and hope you’ll find time to follow along.

To learn more, or to register for the Sixth Annual Halogen User Conference, please visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com/conference.


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