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    SHRM Webcast - Is HR Losing Influence on the C-Suite?

    Date: June 11, 2018 11:30am – July 31, 2018 11:30pm
    Online - SHRM website
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    Despite decades of talk about HR stepping up to a strategic role and gaining a seat at the table, business leaders are still twice as likely as HR professionals to describe their HR teams as “reactors,” rather than as “partners” or “anticipators of business needs.” Worse still, twice as many executive teams identified their HR departments as “anticipators” in 2014 than in 2018 -- meaning HR is falling behind as the business changes around it. To meet the challenges ahead, HR leaders must regain their influence with the C-suite and transform HR into a data-driven, proactive function that leads business strategy. 

    This program explores HR’s evolving relationship with the C-suite. Our diverse panel of industry experts, researchers and HR practitioners will share insights into how best-in-class HR departments are partnering with their executive teams to develop business strategy, deploy talent and rewards to support business initiatives, and accurately measure results and outcomes. 

    You will learn: 

    • How to reframe the relationship between HR and the C-suite in your organization
    • Steps you can take today to better anticipate business needs and align talent to critical business initiatives
    • How to use data and analytics to craft powerful stories about the business value of talent and compensation initiatives in your organization
    • The key HR skill gaps that executives are concerned about as they look to grow their businesses 


    About the Presenters: Evan Sinar, Ph.D., is the chief scientist and vice president of DDI's Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research (CABER). Sinar and his team conduct comprehensive analytical evaluations of talent management programs to gauge their impact and to forecast opportunities to better align with business strategy, and they produce contemporary, prescriptive thought leadership about talent management practices, drawing on data generated and curated by CABER. He serves as a thought leader for DDI on topics such as leadership development, talent management analytics, data visualization, generational differences, social media and pre-employment assessment. 

    Tony DiRomualdo is the senior research director of the Global Human Resources Transformation Executive Advisory Program at the Hackett Group. He has over 25 years of research and advisory experience in the areas of HR, IT and business strategy. His work has focused on areas including talent management, workforce planning, recruiting, learning and development, employee engagement, leadership, performance management, and HR outsourcing and technology. DiRomualdo has directed several ground-breaking global studies, producing insights and tools used by major corporations worldwide. He has also published several articles in prominent business and academic publications including MIT’s Sloan Management Review and Chief Learning Officer magazine. 

    Jillian Marques, SHRM-CP, is the director of HR at She has more than 12 years of experience in total rewards, talent management, and HR strategy and alignment. At, Marques works directly with the C-suite to execute strategic recruiting, HR and diversity initiatives. She is passionate about employee experience, and continuously works to leverage innovative technologies to advance employee engagement across the business. 

    Katie Stukowski is a senior solutions consultant with In her seven years with the organization, she has used her compensation and system expertise to work closely with current clients. She also contributed to the development of’s data and product portfolio.