Using ANSI HR Standards to Create Business Advantage in the Workplace

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
You will learn how to effectively use recently published HR American National Standards Institute standards in your workplaces.
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Teams of passionate HR professionals, consultants, academics and line managers have worked since 2009 to create professional national workforce standards in the areas of diversity and inclusion, performance management, measures and metrics, staffing and workforce planning, compliance and regulatory issues, and employee and labor relations. By the end of 2012, six American National HR standards will be published and at least 10 others will be in development. In this session we will demonstrate how using recently published and upcoming standards in your organization can create a business and operational advantage, and discuss how to partner within your leadership to successfully adopt and implement the standards.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Jeremy A. Shapiro

Jeremy A.

John Kells


Lee Webster


Lee Webster has been SHRM’s Director of HR standards since February 2008.  In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the development of organizational ANSI and ISO Human Resource standards. 

Over a 15-year period prior to joining SHRM, Lee held important HR positions at Exxon Mobil, PepsiAmericas, and other international Fortune 500 firms.  For several years, Lee has also been an adjunct professor in human resources and business strategy for Trinity, American, and Regent Universities.  Prior to his civilian career, Lee spent several years in the military as an Infantry officer.

Peter Merrill


Susan L. Harmansky

Harmansky, SPHR

Susan L. Harmansky, SPHR, is a management consultant and author focusing on workforce planning and strategy.  She has had a diverse career in human resource management most recently as Global Vice President Human Resources for SGS International, a design-to-print graphic services and marketing firm headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.  Her previous experience includes HR leadership roles with LG&E and KU Energy, Farm Credit Bank, Papa John’s International and the Presbyterian Church USA national headquarters.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Bellarmine University.  She has served as president of the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter and as state director for Kentucky SHRM.  She also led the SHRM-sponsored task force that developed the first American National Standard for performance management and served on the first international committee developing ISO standards for HR.   

She served seven years on the board of the premier international certifying agency for human resources, the HR Certification Institute, including a year as Board Chair during which HRCI expanded its reach internationally to the European Union and China. 

She has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources since 1990 and is a recipient of the Louisville SHRM Award for Professional Excellence.  

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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