Tough Love: What Your CEO Won’t Tell You About HR, But I Will

SHRM 2012 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
In this session, the presenter will discuss how HR can increase its effectiveness in dealing with the C-suite.
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We hear a lot of HR professionals talking about wanting a seat at the table. Less often discussed is why we are sometimes excluded. It is painful to hear the criticisms. It is more painful to be unaware of, and therefore, unable to counteract them. Among the issues discussed in this session will be: avoiding overuse of HR lingo, overemphasizing consistency as opposed to thinking, failing to understand the business of your business, avoiding risk rather than managing it, and forgetting that human resources requires a delicate balance of law, business and humanity so we must learn to live comfortably in the gray. And, by the way, don’t ask for a seat at the table. Take it!

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Jonathan A. Segal

Jonathan A.

Jonathan is a partner at Duane Morris in its Employment Practice Group.


Jonathan provides counseling, strategic planning, leadership training, policy development and/or privileged audits in areas including harassment, pay equity, wage and hour compliance, criminal background checks, high-level terminations and investigations of misconduct.


Jonathan has provided training to federal judges on various employment issues across the country for 20 years.


Jonathan testified before the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues on how employers can prevent and respond to harassment in Male-Dominated Jobs.


Jonathan was appointed by the EEOC in 2015 to its Select Task Force on Harassment.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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