Retrospective on HRs Resilience in 2020
COVID silver linings. Thats the term
that Cox Communications EVP and Chief People Officer
Karen Bennett uses to describe the positive outcomes that
came from a year filled with a pandemic, police violence and
political unrest. Karens phrase has continued to resonate
since we first heard it during last weeks C2HR webinar
(available on YouTube).
This issue of HR Pulse is dedicated to celebrating
the silver linings across the C2HR community.
Human resources professionals and their companies responded
to the great challenges of 2020 with resilience, agility,
empathy and grace, and we are proud of what industry employers
collectively accomplished. The stories below provide a snapshot
of what was achieved by C2HRs 50+ member companies.
The articles are both a source of inspiration and a blueprint
for best practices on social justice, DEI, business continuity,
corporate social responsibility, and caring for employees
during a global health crisis.
Networks Is Committed to Magnifying All Voices
By Karen Gray, EVP of HR, A+E Networks
Networks Works to Build a More Inclusive, Equitable Workplace
By Jennifer Dunn, SVP of People & Culture, AMC Networks
HR Journey to Readiness
By Sandy Gunn, SVP of HR, Comcast Advertising
Culture of Caring Rises to Community Needs
By Judy Mills, Group VP of HR, Mediacom Communications
Initiatives Keep Employees Informed, Prepared, United and
By Angela Auz, VP of HR, Univision Communications
Redoubles Support for Employees, Partners and Audiences
in a Time of Crisis
By Conway Shui, SVP of Executive Search, ViacomCBS
Equity & Inclusion: Listen. Understand. Act.
By MyKhanh Shelton, SVP of Enterprise Inclusion, WarnerMedia
Mindset for 2021 & Beyond
is a major skills shift occurring across America and industry
employers are refining their talent management strategy
to ensure they have the talent on tap to meet the needs
of tomorrow. C2HR recently assembled a panel of esteemed
industry leaders for a candid and dynamic conversation
on the topic of talent management and DEIJ. Special thanks
to our four panelists: Karen Bennett, EVP &
Chief People Officer, Cox Communications; Julie
Neimat, EVP of Employee Experience & HR Operations,
Discovery Inc.; Chris Powell, CEO, Talmetrix;
and Christopher Strazzella, Global Head of Talent
Acquisition, WarnerMedia. Thanks to the generous
support of our sponsors JM Search and Talmetrix,
you can you can view it on the C2HR
You Tube channel.
the 2021 C2HR President
January 1 Dave Crossen, SVP of HR for NBCUniversal,
stepped into the role of C2HR President. Dave is an 18-year
veteran at NBCUniversal where he is responsible for all
aspects of human resources for the Broadcasting and Advertising
Sales division which has 5,000 employees. While Dave studied
economics at the University of Manchester, his career took
him a different route. Dave brings more than 25 years of
human resources experience to his C2HR leadership role.
To introduce you to Dave, we invited him to share his HR
predictions, vision for C2HR and the person hed most
like to meet.
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C2HR member companies Comcast NBCUniversal, Cox Enterprises, Univision and ViacomCBS achieved a top-score for LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, earning them the designation of being a 2021 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” We applaud their achievements! To learn more about the Corporate Equality Index, visit www.hrc.org/resources/corporate-equality-index.
C2HR is pleased to announce our 2021 Executive Committee
of the Board of Directors:
President Dave Crossen, SVP of HR, NBCUniversal
Vice President Julie Neimat, EVP of Employee Experience
& HR Operations, Discovery Inc.
Treasurer Judy Mills, Group VP of HR, Mediacom
Secretary Sandy Gunn, SVP of HR, Comcast
Immediate Past President Michele Parks, SVP of HR
Service Delivery, Cox Communications
Executive Committee Member Kara Anderson, VP of
Compensation, HRIS and HR Analysis, ESPN
C2HR also welcomes a trio of new board members: Angela
Conklin, SVP of HR for Vyve Broadband; Ellen
Russ, VP of HR for WarnerMedia; and Ravena
Valentine, SVP of the People Partner Team at A+E
Networks. For the complete list of C2HR board members,
please visit: c2hr.org/about/.