G2nd Systems CEO, Carobolante Selected as Delegate for US Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization, Technical Committee 260 HR Mgmt

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Lorelei Carobolante, President and CEO of San Diego, CA-based G2nd Systems has been elected by the U.S. Technical Advisory Group of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 260 Human Resource Management (ISO/TC 260 HRM) to serve with other global HR experts as part of the U.S. Delegation for its upcoming 2014 Plenary Meeting

G2nd Systems® CEO, Lorelei Carobolante, MBA, GPHR, SCRP, SGMS-T, has been selected to serve as one of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) delegates at the 2014 ISO/TC 260 HRM 2014 Plenary Meeting in Dublin, Ireland in December. U.S. TAGs are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – the U.S. representative to the ISO – to develop and transmit U.S. positions on the activities and ballots of an international technical committee. ANSI plays a strong leadership role in the ISO’s governing body, and serves as the secretariat for TC 260, with Mr. James A. Lewis, SPHR, GPHR, Vice President of Human Resources at NSF International, as the Technical Committee (TC) Chair through 2017.

The goal of global HR standards development is to enhance organizational performance while facilitating more people-centered practices and humane workplaces. The ISO standards 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.

The Chair of the US TAG to ISO/TC 260, Ronald B. McKinley, PhD, SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources and Employee Services for UTMB Health, is also Head of the Delegation this year. In addition to Carobolante, the US TAG elected Sandy Jeanquart Miles, PhD, SPHR, GPHR, Academic Fellow-CIPD, Professor of Human Resource Management at Murray State University, John Kells, JD, Sr. VP and Managing Partner of Avondale Services, LLC , and Denise Bailey Clark, Doctor of Management, SPHR, Director HR Standards for SHRM to the US Delegation.

“It is an honor to serve as Head of Delegation this year,” said Dr. McKinley. “We are fortunate to have the support and expertise that Sandy, Lorelei, and John have contributed since the inception of ISO TC/260 HR Management. We look forward to collaborating with the participating and observing country delegates to strengthen the future of ISO TC 260 and global HR standards development to benefit organizations everywhere.”

The annual Plenary meeting is a worldwide gathering of experts and Delegates, and will be preceded by ISO/TC 260 Workgroup meetings, which include WG1 Terminology (Convenor: Netherlands), WG2 Metrics (Convenor: United States), WG3 Human Governance (Convenor: France), WG4 Workforce Planning (Convenor Australia), and WG5 Recruitment (Convenor: United States).

“Being involved with ISO/TC 260 HRM as a delegate, and to work with Lorelei Carobolante, Ron McKinley, John Kells, and many talented HR professionals who will attend the worldwide Plenary in Dublin, is a special opportunity to make a positive difference for the HR industry,” said Miles. “As Convenor of the WG5 Recruitment workgroup and Registered Expert for others, I also look forward to the opportunity of learn about the many other workgroup accomplishments that have been made during the past year.”

“ISO/TC 260 HRM was created in 2011 and had its first meeting in 2012. These initial years have been especially meaningful to me because collaboration among the Technical Committee 260 members leverages global HR expertise in ways that foster genuine creative synergy across the workgroups and entire TC,” said Carobolante. “To be selected as a member of this year’s Delegation is an honor and opportunity to contribute my expertise while learning from the many talented TC member representatives, all of whom recognize the organizational value of developing standards to leverage the benefits of using effective HR processes globally.”

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 or emailing central@)iso.ch or calling + 41-22-749 01 11.

About ANSI®
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private not-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). ANSI can be reached by visiting http://www.ansi.org/

About G2nd Systems®:
G2nd Systems (G2nd) is a professional consultancy with recognized expertise in workplace communication and assessments, TOEIC English proficiency testing and benchmarking, diversity and inclusion, workforce mobility, and global HR. G2nd is the original developer of the first culturally-neutral English and accent clarity learning systems for effective communication across non-native and native English speakers simultaneously (GSL® English™). Using its Global Second Language® approach and Global 2nd Language® technology, G2nd integrates clients’ metrics and analytics into customizable interventions, enabling clients to validate progress and substantiate the return on learning and development investments. G2nd helps non-native and native English speakers communicate effectively in today’s workplaces that operate across multiple cultures simultaneously. G2nd is an ETS Preferred Associate https://www.ets.org/ and WBENC certified company http://wbenc.org/ and can be reached by visiting http://www.g2nd.com

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