HR Connections

Invitation-only forum for multinational human resources executives

Mergers and Acquisitions: restructuring in today’s competitive market

By Steve Andress | Nov 17, 2017

It is one of the most difficult scenarios any human resources manager must handle. Mergers and acquisitions have the power to create nervous uncertainty among employees to a level that can suspend productivity company wide. Dual speakers at WorldCity’s HR Connections shared how they’ve handled the various elements that HR must handle when dealing with…

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HR Americas Conference 2017: Memorable Quotes and Presentations

By Steve Andress | Oct 5, 2017

Adding value to your company through human resources was a constant theme, as WorldCity held its 5th annual HR Americas Conference last week, with attendees coming from both South Florida and Latin America. Here were some of the memorable quotes from keynote speaker Dave Ulrich, “the father of modern human resources” and partner at the…

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HR Connections: The War for Talent 2.0

By Steve Andress | Aug 25, 2017

Disruptive talent retention strategies was the topic that sparked spirited discussion and debate at the latest HR Connections session. Ideas and past experiences flew around the table about how to change the way human resources professionals think about keeping their best or most promising employees. Among the topics discussed: Treating employees like customers The importance…

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Human Resources Connections: Role Clarity

By Steve Andress | Jul 21, 2017

  People may not be clear on the purpose of their role. When people aren’t clear on that, conflicts rise and can result in some trying to take power into their own hands. Discussion leader Ilia Rodrogiez-Torres, Ph.D. emphasized the importance and impact role clarity can have on an organization from the outset of the latest…

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Closing the Deal: the role of HR in helping sales optimization

By Steve Andress | May 12, 2017

Click Here to register for the 5th annual HR Americas Conference   Adapting to disruption continues to be an overarching theme at WorldCity events in 2017, and the latest HR Connections panelist expressed just that. Dario Kanevsky works as Vice President of HR for Emerson Automation Solutions and spoke about how plummeting oil prices in…

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Whirlpool: HR insights from the outside

By Steve Andress | Mar 23, 2017

Bridging the gap between the business and human resources side of a company served as an overarching theme at the latest HR Connections, led by Whirlpool’s Antonio Netto, who has spent the past three years as Director of Human Resources in Latin America, after working for 11 years in finance at the company. Several HR…

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New Frontier: HR leader as executive coach

By WorldCity Staff | Jan 24, 2017

After 30 years in human resources, Daniel Loria was looking for a new challenge. He sought something to boost his professional fulfillment and even provide a legacy. “The answer came through coaching,” he said. Loria now is Chief Human Resources Officer at global telecommunications leader Millicom International Services. He led the discussion on coaching at…

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How Motorola Solutions is changing its focus and its workforce

By WorldCity Staff | Oct 30, 2016

For Motorola Solutions, the past was about making and selling two-way radios and other communication devices for governments, police and other first responders. But times have changed. Now, the company focuses on crafting units with software tailored to each client’s needs. And that means transforming the workforce as well, said Henry Lara, Motorola Solutions’ human resources leader supporting…

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Western Union: The re-imagine from within

By WorldCity Staff | Sep 1, 2016

It’s been a long time since the digital world moved from the economy’s periphery to its center. Even companies with long-established business models are folding online commerce and social media into operations. Some, like Western Union, view tech not as a threat but as a tool  to increase its customer base and build a more…

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