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21 April, 2009 | (01 hr)

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As the recession continues to weigh on the health of balance sheets across industries and organizations of all sizes, many organizations continue to struggle with tough choices around resource optimization. Companies, unfortunately, often do not approach decisions on the human capital of their organization with the same strategic rigor as they do decisions on other assets when cost control dominates their decision-making process. This webcast will discuss why it is more important than ever for organizations to develop or refresh their people strategy to ensure that they protect their critical organizational capabilities as they optimize for today while preparing for the future. In addition, participants will learn how to integrate strategic workforce planning, the employee value proposition, and support people systems to form an effective people strategy.

This webcast will discuss:

  • What a people strategy is and what approach and tools organizations can use to navigate through these tough economic times
  • How to align human capital with the business strategy using strategic workforce planning
  • What defines effective people strategies and what differentiates them
  • How to use human capital metrics to track the effectiveness of your people strategy



Robert Conlon
Senior Vice President
Sibson Consulting


Mr. Conlon has nearly 20 years experience consulting on human resource issues with a wide variety of organizations and industries both domestically and internationally. His clients have included service, manufacturing, government,...Full Bio

Brian Ronningen
Manager of Human Capital Planning

Brian Ronningen is the manager of Human Capital Planning at 3M, which provides the strategic analysis of the future people needs to achieve forecasted business objectives. In this role Brian is
responsible for various talent processes including talent planning, performance management and suc...Full Bio

Aaron Sorensen, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant
Sibson Consulting


Dr. Sorensen is a Senior Consultant in Sibson’s Chicago office. He has significant experience helping organizations improve business results through the diagnosis, design, and implementation of organization and talent manage...Full Bio

Jean McNulty

Jean McNulty (Moderator)
Program Director
The Conference Board

Jean served as a Conference Portfolio Manager and Council Program Director for The Conference Board from 1992 until 2000.  During this time she supervised a number of Program Directors in the development and production of conferences as well as serving as the Program Director for two Marketi...Full Bio

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