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    March Dinner Meeting - Talent Management Strategies for Driving Organizational Performance

    Date: March 9, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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    HRMA Dinner Meeting


     Talent Management Strategies

    for Driving Organizational Performance


    Presented by

    Laurie J. Murphy, PeopleAreKey, Inc.


    March 9, 2015

    Princeton Hyatt Regency

    5:30pm to 8:00pm



     The meeting is approved for:


    - 1 professional recertification credit by SHRM,

    - 1 general recertification credit by the HRCI


    1 general credit from HRCI and 1 professional recertification credit from SHRM


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    Results of numerous surveys indicate that the success of any organization is closely linked with workers’ perceptions about how they are being treated and valued by management, and the resulting extent to which they are committed to and engaged in contributing to the organization’s mission and objectives. Unfortunately, more than 50% of workers are not highly committed or engaged, mainly as a result of their dissatisfaction related to leaders’ ineffectiveness in managing and building positive relationships with their staff members.

    Consequently, many organizations suffer increased operating costs and turnover of high-performing individuals, as well as other adverse impact that could be prevented if higher commitment and engagement levels existed. Additionally, over 60% of CEOs survey respondents have repeatedly identified ‘the need to improve talent management effectiveness’ among their most critical concerns and priorities related to organizational capabilities, performance, and competitiveness.

    As a result, HR’s role and strategic value is increasingly being focused on and measured by the ability to design and execute talent management strategies that enhance leadership effectiveness in driving individuals’ engagement, performance, and retention, as well as overall organizational success.

    This program addresses the critical need to enhance strategic talent management knowledge and capabilities among senior HR professionals (and other leaders), and to align their initiatives and actions with business objectives to drive increased individual and organizational performance results. Learning will be focused on creating strategic alignment and impact through key aspects of hiring/selection, communication/recognition, performance management, and learning/development that drive engagement and performance.

    Participants will gain valuable insight and approaches that will help organizations meet or exceed performance goals for productivity, quality, cost control, profitability, employee and customer satisfaction and retention, and other key objectives.  Leverage the positive impact for your organization --- Invite other leaders to attend!

    Our speaker:

    Laurie J. Murphy is the founder and president of PeopleAreKey, Inc., a talent management consulting firm that helps organizations in a wide range of industries to recruit, develop, engage, and retain high-performing diverse talent, and enhance success in accomplishing key business goals and objectives.

    Having served in internal Human Resources management roles and external consulting capacities for over 25 years, Laurie has designed and led Recruiting, Employee Relations and Engagement, Training and Development, and other HR functions, and provided coaching, mentoring and other services to help leaders at various levels enhance their professional development and effectiveness, as well as that of their team members.

    Laurie has also volunteered for many years in board and committee chair roles for several professional associations that focused on enhancing individuals’ professional development and leadership capabilities, as well as overall organizational effectiveness.

    She is a Co-President of the New Jersey Human Resource Planning Group (NJHRPG).

    Other professional associations she has helped to lead include:

    • HR People & Strategy (HRPS)
    • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Morris County NJ Chapter
    • International Association of Corporate and Professional  Recruiters (IACPR) NJ Chapter
    • Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Metro Chapter and Corporate Board


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    Our Menu:

    Underground Vegetable Salad

    ~Breast of Chicken Stuffed with Artichokes and Cremini

    ~Roast Sirloin of Beef in a Mustard Sauce

    ~ Vegetarian Option:  Wheat Berry and Root Vegetable Risotto, Seared Grape Tomatoes and Spicy Arugula

    Served with Chef’s Selection of Seasonal Vegetable and Starch

    Rolls and Butter

    Berry Cobblers with Warm Fruit Compote