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Assessments for Talent Management

When: 10/14/2014
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where: Mercer University - Trustees Dining Room
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, Georgia  30341
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Assessments for Talent Management

From personality tests, learning agility appraisals, behavioral simulations and cognitive measures, there’s a myriad of assessments available in today’s marketplace. Evaluating which assessments are best for an organization can be overwhelming, time consuming and costly. The challenge for most HR professionals is determining which assessment will provide the greatest ROI when used as part of the hiring, development and/or promotion decision process. Come hear from our panel of HR professionals who have "been there, done that" as they provide their insights to the assessment arena; including best practices when evaluating these tools and pitfalls to avoid. The panel will also share how they have used assessments to ensure a pipeline of talent with the competencies and skills to achieve the company’s strategic goals. 

Moderator: Lyn Turknett, President, Turknett Leadership Group
-Barbara Blevens, VP, Talent Acquisition, Randstad Staffing
-Stacia Familo-Hopek, Ph.D., VP Talent Management, First Data Corporation
-Leslie Joyce, Chief People Officer, Novelis
-Scott Mondore, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Strategic Management Decisions, LLC

Carolyn Turknett is co-founder and President of Turknett Leadership Group, an Atlanta-based consulting firm providing leadership and organization development services to companies in a variety of industries. She has more than 20 years experience in management and leadership consulting. The focus of her work is character in leadership, organization assessment and change, executive team development, and leadership in turbulent times. Ms. Turknett’s consulting engagements have included leadership and executive team development, cultural assessment and change, mergers, and individual feedback and coaching. She is particularly interested in helping teams at all levels improve effectiveness and working relationships, and in helping organizations maximize intellectual capital and create cultures that support flexibility and initiative. Ms. Turknett attended Mount Holyoke College and received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.A. in Sociology, with special emphasis in organizational sociology, from the University of Georgia. 


Barbara Blevens was appointed Vice President, Talent Acquisition in December 2014 for Randstad North America General Staffing. In this role, she is responsible for identification, selection and hirin internal talent within the US operations, to include branch operations, onsite operations and corporate roles, filling 800+ positions annually. In November 2010, Barbara joined Randstad to create the Talent Acquisition function for Randstad General Staffing and built a team to support field operations, implemented an Applicant Tracking System, and selected an assessment platform vendor to streamline assessment ordering, invoicing and timely delivery of results.  Randstad is the third largest staffing organization in the US.  Randstad delivers a comprehensive range of temporary, temporary-to-hire, permanent placement and outsourced placement services putting approximately 100,000 people to work in the US each week. Blevens earned her Bachelors Degree from Georgia State University and has been certified or deeply educated in a number of assessment tools for selection and development through Center for Creative Leadership, Myers Briggs, Birkman, Hogan, Wonderlic and Raven. 

Stacia Familo-Hopek
, PhD, Vice President of Talent Management at First Data Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia, has more than 18 years of experience as an internal and external consultant. Stacia joined First Data in 2012 to lead the organization's succession planning/talent review and top talent development strategy and programs. She also partners with sales and operations to support the identification, development and engagement of talent to drive business objectives. Prior to joining First Data she held roles at NCR Corporation in Duluth, Georgia as the Director of Talent Management, UPS as an Organizational Development Manager and Personnel Decisions International (PDI) as a consultant in Atlanta, Georgia.Stacia is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She is also an Executive Board Member of The Empty Stocking Fund.


Leslie W. Joyce, PhD is Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for Novelis Inc - the world's leading producer of aluminum rolled products and the world leader aluminum recycling. Novelis has 12,500 employees in 31 facilities in 11 countries and annual revenues of approximately $11B. As the world leader in aluminum rolled products, Novelis is the key supplier to such premium brands as Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes, Coca-Cola and AB-InBev. Leslie joined Novelis in September 2009 as Vice President, Global Talent Management, responsible for all aspects of talent value chain from talent acquisition to leadership development succession planning and talent deployment. Prior to joining Novelis, Leslie was Vice President and Chief Learning Officer for The Home Depot. Leslie led the The Home Depot’s Learning function for 5 of her almost 7 years with the company. In her role as CLO she was responsible for all aspects of delivering full service learning solutions for The Home Depot's 300,000+ employees. Leslie holds a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from North Carolina State University.

Scott Mondore
has over 16 years of experience in the areas of strategy, talent management, measurement, customer experience and organizational development. He has internal and consulting experience across a variety of industries including transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and hospitality. Scott is the managing partner of Strategic Management Decisions (SMD)—and HR technology and consulting organization. Before SMD, he served as East Region President for Morehead Associates, a healthcare HR company. Before joining Morehead, Scott worked as a Corporate Strategy Director at Maersk, Inc. He also worked as an Organizational Effectiveness Leader at UPS, focusing on employee assessment and measurement as well working as a consultant to large and small organizations in both the private and public sector. Scott holds a master's degree and doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Georgia and has been an adjunct professor at Fairleigh-Dickinson University, The University of North Carolina-Charlotte and The University of Georgia.

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7:00 - 7:30 am - Registration, Networking & Breakfast
7:30 - 9:00 am - Panel Discussion

Registration Deadline:
 October 13, 2014
Cancellation Deadline: October 7, 2014

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