C2HR CON Unveils Mission-Critical Sessions

While many questions remain regarding the future of work, there is one certainty: Business as usual no longer exists. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, industry employers have discovered new processes, technologies and agility that are reinventing how we work. The upcoming virtual C2HR CON, August 10-13, will feature a diverse array of HR leaders, industry executives and HR experts sharing their discoveries, priorities and winning strategies that are shaping the future of work.


The Top 4 HR Priorities in 2021

There is no doubt that the pandemic changed many things in the world of work. To gauge priorities in the new paradigm, the Intrapreneurship Academy at The Cable Center, in partnership with C2HR, conducted an HR Priorities Survey in the first quarter of 2021. Among the key findings: While 58% of people leaders note that the way their organization operates has changed significantly, only 24% of HR professionals believe their leaders are prepared with the necessary skills to respond. Read the full article to discover what HR professionals identified as the top 4 priorities for 2021.  


All Things Considered: The Hybrid Workplace

As many employers embrace a distributed work environment, human resources teams face the unprecedented challenge of creating policies and practices to support a distributed workforce, foster engagement and ensure equity. C2HR will host a webinar titled “All Things Considered: The Hybrid Workplace” on July 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is free for members and will feature an expert team of diverse mindsets to share insight into the myriad of considerations that companies face when developing a return to office/hybrid workforce plan.



Cablefax Diversity List Seeks Nominations

Every year, Cablefax recognizes the top multi-ethnic executives based on their influence and power within the industry. Help Cablefax celebrate the women and men who are shaping the industry and opening doors for others across all areas of business. In addition to The Diversity List honorees, this year’s magazine will also feature winners in special categories. As always, it's free to nominate. Check out the details at Diversity List and nominate by July 16.  

Member Accolades

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Walt Disney Co. has named Paul Richardson (pictured above, top row, left) Senior EVP and Chief HR Officer. Paul most recently served as SVP of HR for ESPN and was Disney’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Paul is also a former C2HR Board Member. Congratulations, Paul!  

Congratulations to C2HR Board Member Ellen Russ (top row, center) for her appointment to Senior Vice President & Head of Human Resources for Warner Media News and Sports! 

Karen Gray, (top row, right) Executive Vice President of HR for A+E Networks, was showcased in Variety’s 2021 Inclusion Impact Report. Over the past year, Karen led A+E to “super-charge” its equity and inclusion effort with the Voices Magnified programming initiative to create content with people making positive change for the community. It also simultaneously gets more women in internal spaces with thriving executive advisory councils, multiple subcommittees and regular cultural town halls to discuss a variety of intersectional topics. “You have to make sure that all the systems and processes within your organization are set up to allow for inclusivity,” Gray says. “It’s making sure that it becomes so much part of the fabric that people don’t even think about it.”   

Cable One announced that Megan M. Detz (bottom row, left) will join the company as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In her new role, Detz will manage all aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition, leadership development, associate engagement, compensation and benefits. She will also provide oversight of Cable One’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team and initiatives. Congratulations, Megan!  

Hearst Televisionnamed Yasmine Osborne (bottom row, center) as Director of Diversity & Inclusion, a new position at the company. Congratulations, Yasmine!  

Longtime C2HR Board Member Michele Parks (bottom row, right) has stepped into the role of Chief People Officer for Cox Automotive. While we will miss her presence within our organization, we wish her all the best in her exciting new role!  

A picture containing text    Description automatically generatedHere we grow again! C2HR welcomes our newest member company, Xpand! Check out the 50+ industry companies in our membership community. 


A picture containing text    Description automatically generatedFortune Magazine ranked Comcast NBCUniversal the 21st best place to work in the United States in 2021.  Credited for its pandemic response, Comcast NBCUniversal jumped more than 40 spots in this year’s list.  See the entire list of top 100 companies here: 100 Best Companies to Work For | Fortune


A picture containing text    Description automatically generatedWe congratulate long-time C2HR member Mediacom Communications for being named as a 2021 US Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. The program recognizes US private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials, all while facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


C2HR members AMC Networks, Comcast, Cox Communications, ESPN and Spectrum were named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers For Diversity. We applaud their dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion!