Executive Lectures

Leading During Uncertain Times

November 1, 2010

L. Kevin Cox, Chief HR Officer of American Express, recently delivered the keynote address at the 8th Annual Human Capital Association Symposium. The theme of the event was “Leading with Flexibility: Adapting to Uncertain Times.” Cox spent the majority of his speech revealing to the audience how the 2008 economic collapse impacted American Express and […]

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Talent Management in a Turbulent World

September 23, 2010

How does an HR practitioner manage a company’s talent pipeline through a period of social, economic, and environmental volatility? Last week, Hugh Mitchell, Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc, discussed this issue with students and faculty at Cornell University’s ILR School as part of the CAHRS Executive Guest Lecture Series.

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A Heroic Profession

September 6, 2010

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Chances are if you ask this question to any group of high school seniors, “HR professional” will not make the list. But ask any such group if any of its members aspire to be a leader, an influencer, even a hero, and many will respond […]

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When Gender, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence Come to Work

May 4, 2010

Gender discrimination and sexual harassment are still prevalent in the American workplace even though laws against such behaviors have been in place for decades.

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Building a Green Collar Movement

April 15, 2010

Environmental sustainability is a widely debated topic—one that the labor movement has tightly embraced and one that more and more HR practitioners are required to confront with regards to personnel policy, training, and CSR.

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Single-System Expatriate Compensation

April 7, 2010

Paying for expatriate support is a necessary cost of doing business. And that cost becomes more and more difficult to control as expatriate assignments increase in number and geographic diversity.

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