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What Strategic HR Really Means (and How to Achieve It)

What Strategic HR Really Means (and How to Achieve It)

In the past, many organizations viewed HR as an afterthought, a chore, or even a hurdle to work around. Fortunately, times are changing. According to a 2016 study, 70 percent of HR leaders have increased the amount of time they spend on business projects in a leadership capacity. As an HR professional today, you have more opportunities than ever before to work as a strategic partner in your organization—if you know how to seize those opportunities.

Join a panel of experts from PayScale and BambooHR as they dive into what it means to be strategic in HR and how to achieve it in your own organization. You don’t have to wait in the wings for your organization to ask for HR help. Instead, you can step up to the challenge and demonstrate HR’s strategic value today, and our experts will show you how—register for the webinar now!

  • Which business elements are most important for HR to focus on
  • How to demonstrate the real business value of HR
  • The difference between strategic and traditional HR
  • Best strategies for building an effective employer brand
  • Key skills that HR professionals will need for the future
  • How to become an expert on the business side of your company
About the speakers
Jingcong Zhao

Content Marketing Manager at PayScale

Jingcong is a results-oriented marketing professional with experience driving programs across the entire marketing funnel. She's worked at fast-growing early-stage SaaS companies and at one of the best enterprise software companies in Seattle. She enjoys working in fast-paced environments and figuring out how to make the most of limited resources.

Cassie Whitlock

Director of Human Resources at BambooHR

Cassie started her career in the accounting world but working with small and medium sized companies, the HR function was always handed to her. She loves the intersection of business and humans, and believes that when companies focus on the human aspect of their people, the people in turn focus on the business needs. She enjoys her work most when she can take her talents in data, processes, and human psychology to make someone's day better. She believes that strategy is accomplished in the details of how you manage the daily tactical items. A quick humor and a thoughtful, listening nature are the mark of her leadership style. She views her team as part of her family and enjoys working hard with them, while they all learn, grow, and execute on business-critical initiatives.

Stacey Klimek

VP of People at PayScale

Stacey Klimek is VP of People at PayScale. Stacey joined PayScale in 2009 and has more than 25 years of executive, financial, and administrative experience inside fast-growth enterprises, most recently as CFO of Redhawk Group. Previously, Stacey held leadership positions with NetMotion Wireless (acquired by Padcom Inc.) and Captura Software (acquired by Concur Technologies).

Adrienn Hopkins

Head of People Ops at Prezi

As the Head of People Ops at Prezi, Adrienn is on a mission to build an engaging and inspiring environment for the company's employees at its San Francisco, Budapest and Riga offices. She is passionate about coaching managers and employees to be better communicators, and ensuring that their time at Prezi is much more than just a job.

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