G2nd Systems CEO, Carobolante Selected to Join US Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization

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G2nd Systems® announced that Lorelei Carobolante, President and CEO, has been selected by SHRM to serve with other global HR experts on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 260 for Human Resource Management (U.S. TAG for ISO/TC260 HRM).

G2nd Systems® CEO, Lorelei Carobolante, GPHR, SCRP, has been selected to represent her company to serve on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 260 for Human Resource Management (U.S. TAG for ISO/TC260 HRM). The ISO standards will define technical activity that provides comprehensive, coordinated guidance to human resource practitioners, and will harmonize disparate practices for the benefit of organizations and their employees.

In March, 2011, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced that “its proposal to create International Standards on Human Resource Management was accepted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)”. The proposal was advanced to ANSI by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an accredited standards developer and Secretariat for development of a body of ANSI national standards for the HR profession.

As Administrator for the new U.S. TAG, SHRM is participating in the development of global standards that will enhance organizational performance while facilitating more people-centered practices and humane workplaces. ANSI plays a strong leadership role in the ISO’s governing body, and will serve as the secretariat for the new (TC) 260.

As a voting member of the ANSI standards development for HR Management Diversity and Inclusion Programs led by SHRM, Carobolante is currently working on a draft of the American National Standard for Diversity Programs, and contributed to the development of the SHRM proposal to ISO to create the newly formed Technical Committee (TC 260) for Human Resource Management. The Committee is charged with creating international standards for human resource management, and will consider organizational guidelines, processes, policies, practices, services, and systems for the human resource management field associated with all sectors and industries where human labor is applied.

“We have been fortunate to receive the direct support and guidance Lorelei has provided since the inception of this international initiative,” said Lee Webster, JD, MBA, SPHR, GPHR, Director, HR Standards at SHRM. “We look forward to ongoing benefits from her expertise and fellowship as we explore the future of ISO TC 260.”

“It is an honor to be selected as a member of the Technical Advisory Group to the ISO for the United States and contribute my expertise in the coming months and years. Working with a group of global HR thought leaders to achieve the timely, relevant goals of the U.S. TAG Technical Committee is an exceptional opportunity to make a positive difference for the HR profession globally,” said Carobolante. “Collaborating with so many other talented and accomplished HR professionals, who also recognize the business value of leveraging the benefits of diversity and inclusion, will support effective development of global standards to enhance organizational performance while promoting people-centered workplaces that foster sustainable organizational growth.”

Carobolante is a recognized Global HR subject matter expert, specializing in global and intercultural business communication initiatives’ design, and is the creator of the culturally-neutral English for workplace communication and accent clarity methods (Global Second Language®), which address the convergence of non-native and native language speakers simultaneously in workplace contexts.

About ISO®

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a non-governmental organization and the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. As a global network, ISO identifies what International Standards are required by business, government and society, develops them in partnership with the sectors that will put them to use, adopts them by transparent procedures based on national input and delivers them to be implemented worldwide. ISO standards distil an international consensus from the broadest possible base of stakeholder groups. Expert input comes from those closest to the needs for the standards and also to the results of implementing them. In this way, although voluntary, ISO standards are widely respected and implemented by public and private sectors internationally. In three official languages (English, French and Russian), ISO is publishing 1000 international standards yearly. ISO can be reached by visiting http://www.iso.ch on the World Wide Web, emailing central(at)iso(dot)ch or calling + 41-22-749 01 11.

About ANSI®

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems. The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

About SHRM®

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. SHRM is also an accredited standards developer. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. SHRM is the global HR professional organization connecting human resource professionals, media, governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic institutions to: build and sustain partnerships to address people management challenges; provide a community to share expertise and create innovative solutions; proactively provide thought leadership, education and research; and serve as an advocate to ensure that policy makers, law makers and regulators are aware of key people concerns facing organizations and the human resource profession. Visit SHRM Online at http://www.shrm.org/Pages/default.aspx. Follow us on Twitter at: SHRMPress.

About G2nd Systems®:

G2nd Systems (G2nd) is a strategic, language-based communications consultancy with recognized global HR and business communication design expertise, enabling organizations to enhance linguistic and intercultural communication skills for their managers, teams, and individual contributors. G2nd is the original developer of the first culturally-neutral English communication training system and the creator of the Global Second Language® approach, which integrates clients’ metrics and analytics into its GSL® customized programs, enabling clients to substantiate the return on their learning and development investments. In a global marketplace where multilingual professionals - native and non-native English speakers - collaborate regularly, using its proven educational models, technology, and proprietary curricula, G2nd makes a measurable impact on an organization’s productivity, global image, and customer relationship management. G2nd helps people communicate effectively in the workplace across multiple cultures simultaneously.

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