Tough Love: What Your CEO Won’t Tell You About HR, But I Will

SHRM 2012 Strategy Conference
Workplace Application: We will discuss how you can increase your effectiveness in dealing with the C-suite.
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We hear a lot of HR professionals talking about wanting a seat at the table. Less often discussed is why we are sometimes excluded from strategic planning and discussions. It is painful to hear the criticisms. It is more painful to be unaware of, and therefore, unable to counteract them. This session focuses on how to be a more effective strategic partner. Among the issues discussed in this session will be: avoiding overuse of HR lingo, overemphasizing consistency as opposed to thinking, failing to understand the business of your business, avoiding risk rather than managing it, and forgetting that human resources requires a delicate balance of law, business and humanity so we must learn to live comfortably in the gray. And, by the way, don’t ask for a seat at the table. Take it!


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Jonathan A. Segal

Jonathan A.

Jonathan is a partner at Duane Morris in its Employment Practice Group.


Jonathan provides counseling, strategic planning, leadership training, policy development and/or privileged audits in areas including harassment, pay equity, wage and hour compliance, criminal background checks, high-level terminations and investigations of misconduct.


Jonathan has provided training to federal judges on various employment issues across the country for 20 years.


Jonathan testified before the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues on how employers can prevent and respond to harassment in Male-Dominated Jobs.


Jonathan was appointed by the EEOC in 2015 to its Select Task Force on Harassment.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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