IHRIM Atlanta - News


March 2017

To be held on March 9, 2017 at Cox Enterprises our vendor fair gives attendees the ability to check out HCM companies in one place.  Jim Scully, President of HR Shared Services will speak on "Gen 3 Shared Services".  Registration is open now.

December 2016

Matthew Richards, Managing Director, Advisory KPMG, presented the KPMG 2016 Global HR Transformation Survey Results.   In addition, Joseph Clay, VP of HCM Transformation for Oracle presented "Building Blocks for HR Transformation".  "Building Blocks" offers basic steps to help HR leaders get started.  We examined trends, case studies and current initiatives by leaders in HR who have successfully initiated transformation. 

September 2016

Our topic was the Affordable Care Act & Technology: Past, Present and Future.  Jeff Taylor, Director of Analytics Solutions, Equifax and Tina Carnes, Benefits Manager, UPS presented a case study of their experience.  In addition, we hosted a panel discussion.  Panel members included:

John Haslinger, Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services, ADP
Stephanie N. Swann, Principal, ACA Indirect Tax National Markets Leader,  Ernst & Young
Jeff Taylor, Director of Analytics Solutions, Equifax  
 Pat Higgins, HRIS Manager, Crawford & Company

June 2016

Val Markos of Vmark Consulting discussed research on how employees actually grow and develop their careers. He highlighted the various roles in employee development and some of the challenges leaders face in leading and developing others.  Nicole Burgess shared some of The Home Depot's programs and tools provided to employees to assess their best fit in the company and build a lasting career. In addition, she discussed the resources given to leaders to help them support employee development.

During our June meeting we reviewed "Hot Topics Talent Development".  Key topics impacting talent development were discussed using a round table format. 

March 2016

We held our Annual Vendor Fair featuring HRIT vendors in a relaxed environment.  Stacey Harris, VP of Research & Analytics of Sierra Cedar presented their survey results.  In addition, Mark Castleberry. Project Manager and Karen Burkhart, Manager HT Technology Services, both of Cox Enterprises presented "Cox's Journey to the Cloud"

December 2015

Our presenters were Chris Partin, Market Leader - HR Technology, Towers Watson and Terri Wood, Benefits Manager, Northside Hospital.  The topic was: "Leveraging an HR Portal:  Creating a consumer-grade platform for global HR Communication and Service Delivery".  In addition, Yama Sharifi, Senior Manager, Portal, Social and Print Communications, The Home Depot spoke on "Improving the Intranet Experience".

June 2015

Our topic was Big Workforce Analytics Impact on Small Budget and the first presenter was Kevin Carlson, Professor, Virginia Tech, Past IHRIM Chair and subject matter expert.  Also, Bob Anderson and Cathy Sparks from UPS presented "Building an HR Analytics Team from Scratch".  UPS started a journey to incorporate Analytics within the Workforce Planning function. Bob and Cathy discussed the organizational steps they took to develop and deploy a team and create a repository that enhances access to people related information providing views across the organization.  The desire is that HR can improve their decision making skills using fact-based data points.

March 2015

Our annual vendor fair where the topic was: Three Big Ideas for Vendor Selection.  Successful vendor selection requires much more than calling a select group of vendors and sitting through a few demos.  From upselling to management to leveraging the vendor expertise network, Katy Owen, formerly VP, Human Resources for Taylor Morrison, shared thoughts from her 30 year career as a practitioner in selecting, implementing, and managing enterprise HCM deployments.

December 2014

Alex Putman, founder and CEO of MUZE, will discuss the latest trends and technologies in integrating talent communities, as well as best practices and how to measure results. Jonathan Sears, HR Technology Practice Leader for the Americas Region, Towers Watson, also will present the firm’s latest HR survey results  Click here to read press release.

September 2014

HR Tech Leader Jason Averbook to Speak on the Future of Tomorrow’s Workplace at IHRIM Atlanta’s Q3 Meeting in September.  SilkRoad Technology Representatives Also to Discuss Automating Onboarding and Off-boarding on Septermber 18.  Click here to read press release.

June 2014

Social and Mobile Recruitment: Is Your Company Up to Speed? Lytana Kids, VP of Global Workforce Planning at UPS, Shares Best Practices at IHRIM Atlanta/SE June 19.  Click here to read press release.