Seismic Change Begins with You

A picture containing person, woman, holding, indoor  Description generated with very high confidenceOne of HR’s greatest challenges is to help people overcome their natural resistance to change and embrace new ideas. In this article, Dr. Lois Frankel, President of Corporate Coaching International, offers tips to recognize our own change challenges and take the first steps towards leading seismic change. Dr. Frankel will be the keynote speaker at CTHRA’s HR Symposium on October 2 in Philadelphia.

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Executive Spotlight: NBCUniversal’s Pat Langer

A person smiling for the camera  Description generated with very high confidenceAfter 39 years of service in our industry, Pat Langer will soon retire from her position as NBCUniversal’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources. In this interview, Pat reflects on favorite memories and achievements and also shares advice based on her wealth of experience.

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SCTE•ISBE: L&D Opportunities for Technical Employees

A close up of a logo  Description generated with high confidenceThe Queens School of Business and Gallup reported that disengaged workers had 37% higher absenteeism, 49% more accidents and 60% more errors and defects. SCTE•ISBE’s Jill Banks presents a compelling business case for leveraging learning and development (L&D) to improve employee engagement. She also outlines a variety of programs for tech employees.

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Seeking Hiring and Retention Best Practices for Veterans

A close up of a sign  Description generated with very high confidenceMission Media is seeking companies and veteran employees to feature in "Models of Success," a collection of case studies focused on employers' best practices for recruiting, onboarding and retaining veterans. Check out the inaugural publication which focused on Spectrum's veterans hiring program. Please send recommendations for future spotlights to Pamela Williams.




HR Award Nominations Due June 15

A screenshot of a cell phone  Description generated with very high confidenceThere is still time to submit a nomination for the Team Innovator of the Year and Aspiring Leader Award! The winners will receive industry-wide recognition including a luncheon held in their honor at CTHRA’s HR Symposium and feature articles in Cablefax and HR Pulse. Nomination forms are available at





Member Applause

A person wearing a suit and tie  Description generated with very high confidenceA person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera  Description generated with very high confidenceCTHRA is thrilled to announce two new additions to its board of directors! Scott Porter (pictured left) is SVP of HR, Corporate and Technology for Turner. After seven years as a partner in the labor and employment practice at Taylor English Duma, Scott returned to Turner in 2014. Previously, he had worked in the Turner legal department for eight years. Chris Powell (pictured right) is the CEO of Talmetrix.  Prior to joining Talmetrix, he was an HR leader for 20 years at Scripps Networks Interactive, ING (VOYA), Marriott and Deloitte. Powell is a past president of CTHRA and serves on the steering committee for Mission Media.  We welcome Scott and Chris to the board!

Congratulations to Charter who received the 2018 Cablefax Top Ops Award for MSO Social Responsibility.

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HR Pulse is a bi-monthly resource published exclusively for the members of CTHRA.