How to Create a Strategically Aligned HR and HRIT Enterprise: IHRIM Best-In-Class Event Provides PHR and SPHR Re-certification Hours

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The alignment of HR/HRIT strategy to the business strategy is becoming increasingly important as companies recognize that managing intangible assets has as big an influence on its stock price as its financials. “Creating a Strategically Aligned HR and HR Enterprise” is an IHRIM one-day, best-in-class event featuring internationally recognized speakers focusing on the development, implementation, tracking and measurement of the strategic alignment process.

Corporate executives are concerned about Human Resources alignment but does that include alignment of HR technology work, as well? Can we have HRIT alignment if HR itself is not aligned? And does the rush to HR outsourcing help or hurt HR and HRIT alignment? These will be some of the issues discussed at IHRIM’s “Best-In-Class” Event, November 4, 2005 at the Embassy Suites O’Hare Hotel. This important one-day event ( will focus on how the alignment of HR/HRIT work can contribute to your organization achieving its business strategy and improving its bottom line.

Al Walker, senior fellow at Towers Perrin and best-selling author, begins the day with his session “HRIT Alignment in a Nonaligned HR World.” This session includes the stages of HRIT alignment, how priorities are set, the budgeting process, our interaction with senior business leaders and their involvement in our work, the HR organization structure, role of the generalists, and the range and breadth of our HR technology applications. There will also be a suggested model of what HR may look like in the year 2015.

John Gillen, senior director of workforce initiatives at Standard & Poor’s and Michael Cornetto, HR strategy consultant at Watson Wyatt Worldwide present “Thinking Like an Outsourcer: Putting a Value on HR Services.” Some of the greatest gifts that the HR outsourcing market provides the HR profession are that outsourcers successfully place a value and a price on HR services. They have also been effective at marketing and selling those services to CEOs and CFOs. Internal HR functions can learn from the outsourcing pricing models and should incorporate their way of doing business into how they provide for and value out their own internal HR services.

“Telling Stories with HR Metrics: Turning Data into Information” is presented by Heather Blannin, senior consultant at CLC Metrics, and introduces a methodology to bring data to life for HR’s business partners — storytelling. Participants in the session will learn the key elements of developing a metrics-based business story and how the framework can be applied to their own human capital data to support interpretation and action.

“HR Strategy Alignment: From Strategy to Scorecard to Measurement” is presented by Noel Hannon, principal consultant at Hannon Associates who focuses on achieving alignment by first understanding the business, its competition and the environment in which it operates. This session will highlight developing a formal, global HR strategy, building, tracking and evaluating an HR scorecard, ensuring linkage of individual goals to the strategic direction, and developing and implementing successful and effective measures for HR.

The program retrospective session will be led by Nov Omana, IHRIM chairman of the board and managing principal of Collective HR Solutions, LLC. This program exemplifies the knowledge venues available through IHRIM. For more information about IHRIM, please visit

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