Two Years In A Row, G2nd Systems CEO To Represent ANSI As US Technical Advisory Group Delegate To The International Organization for Standardization

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Lorelei Carobolante, President and CEO of San Diego, CA-based G2nd Systems has been elected two years running 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 2015 Plenary Meeting

“This will be our 5th plenary and we now have 42 countries involved at some level in this effort. The hard work of the last five years is now coming to fruition..." Sandy Jeanquart Miles, Vice Chair of the US TAG to ISO/TC260 HR Management.

It is an honor to be elected even once, and G2nd Systems® CEO, Lorelei Carobolante, MBA, GPHR, SCRP, SGMS-T, feels privileged to have been selected a second time to serve as one of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) delegates at the 2015 ISO/TC 260 HRM2015 Plenary Meeting in Galveston, Texas November 9-13. 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, MS, SPHR, GPHR, Vice President of Human Resources at NSF International, as the Technical Committee (TC) Chair through 2017.

Participating at this level affords delegates the opportunity to work in cooperation with representatives of standards bodies of other countries to write an International Standard while influencing domestic and international policy. 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.

During this event, HR experts from multiple countries and cultures – both non-native and native English speakers – will partner to reach consensus and develop working drafts for review by the main Technical Committee. Following discussion, feedback, voting, reviews and finalization, drafts will evolve to potentially become international standards or technical specifications. The overall process is a literal world-class example of leveraging the benefits of globally diverse perspectives, which G2nd is also passionate about.

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 Head of the Delegation this year. “It is a privilege to serve in this capacity,” said Dr. McKinley. “We are fortunate to have the support and expertise that professionals like Lorelei 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.”

"This will be our 5th plenary and we now have 42 countries involved at some level in this effort. The hard work of the last five years from workgroup experts and delegates around the globe is now coming to fruition, as we are on the verge of having three standards published in the next six months. It has been an honor and privilege to represent the U.S. as a delegate and a part of the pioneering work of this great group,” said Vice Chair of the US TAG to ISO/TC260, Sandy Jeanquart Miles, PhD, SPHR, GPHR, Academic FCIPD.

“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 the Delegation for two years in a row is an honor and opportunity to contribute my expertise while learning from the many talented TC member representatives, all of whom recognize the 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 global HR research and development consultancy that improves quality and equity in globally diverse workplaces by providing products and services that enhance workforce communications across non-native and native English speakers and enable inclusive communication across multiple cultures simultaneously. 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 interventions and technology, enabling clients to 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 can be reached by visiting http://g2nd.com/

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