Chapter Meeting Spotlight
The Future of HR: What's Next for the Profession?
Dianna Gould, SPHR, CAE, SHRM's Pacific-West Region
Field Services Director
September 12, 2013
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Is your crystal ball working? Find out what the experts and trend setters are saying about the HR profession.
The economy is booming in some areas (Seattle and the surrounding cities have bounced back much quicker from the recession than other major metropolitan cities) and is struggling in many other areas.
Whether your company is poised for growth or still looking at delivering pink slips has a huge impact on the HR professional and HR team.
For most organizations today, the business focus has shifted from short-term survival to long-term sustainability as the U.S. and global economy continue to recover slowly from the 2008-2009 recession. Achieving sustainability will be a true test of HR leadership in the uncertain economy ahead.
In this presentation, we will explore four major challenges HR professionals are facing today and a two-part strategy for turning the challenges into opportunities for your organization. In addition, we will look at a case study of Deloitte LLP, where the strategies have brought impressive bottom-line results, as well as employee retention, engagement, and productivity.
The crystal ball is a bit murky but come hear what we have seen. You may be surprised.
Dianna Gould, SPHR has over 20 years experience in the human resources profession. Currently, she is the Field Services Director for the Pacific West Region for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Prior to joining SHRM, she accumulated experience as an HR professional for Fortune 500 companies and start-up firms. She has worked in the high tech, international export, manufacturing, and the service industry.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Warner Pacific College and obtained a Comprehensive Human Resource Management (CHR) certification from Portland State University.
She has been an active member with SHRM since 1991 and has volunteered for a variety of leadership roles during that time. She has served as the President for the Portland Human Resource Management Association (Portland, OR) and in 2006 was the Director of the Oregon State Council Board of Directors.
She has taught courses at Clark College in Washington for the PHR and SPHR Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) certification and is life-time certified as a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR). In 2012, she obtained her Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification.
HRCI has pre-approved this speech for Business Management and Strategy credit.
Michele Lynn Williams
September 30, 1953 - August 03, 2013
Michele Lynn Williams of Shoreline, Washington passed away on Saturday August 3, 2013 at the University of Washington Medical Center. Shelley was the devoted wife of Trent, mother to Chris and Katie, step-mother to Sean (Chelsea) and Marissa Marino and grandmother Nona to Lili, Justin and Caleb.
In addition to being a wife and mother, Shelley was a graduate of the University of Washington and a career Human Resource Specialist/Manager. She prided herself in continuing to learn and to improving her HR skills as well as mentoring many people in the businesses that she supported.
Shelley was truly an inspiration to the people around her. She had an outgoing personality, was fun loving and always put others first. She had an exceptionally positive outlook and impact on others during her illness and never lost her sense of humor. She lifted the spirits of everyone around her.
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