091112 On The Go v1.02

On November 12, 2009, in HRExaminer, John Sumser, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser

On The Go v1.02

  • Pepsico produces amazing HR execs with a bottom line business focus. Alan Collins, one of the alumni, just published HR Rules: 21 Secrets for Attaining Awesome Career Success in Human Resources on Amazon. See what the fuss is about at UnwrittenRules.com. He’s using the book to fuel new site SuccessInHR.com
  • In the lodging industry, the question is how to hang on to employees with long tenure when the economy goes south. (It’s not true for all businesses, some industries need innovation which often gets lost as retention improves). This is a report on an interesting panel on retention during a recession in the hotel business.
  • Russell Poole, former vice president and senior HR partner, is the new senior VP, Human Resources, at Novell. Poole will be based out of Novell’s headquarters in Waltham, Mass., and will report directly to President and CEO Ron Hovsepian. Prior to joining HR, Poole was Novell’s Vice President, Law – People.
  • “Too many HR managers think ‘HR’ rather than business.” So sez Fairplace chief executive Michael Moran. “Business strategy will come from the HR strategy if organisations truly believe people are the most important asset and that building talent is key to business success.”
  • Pinstripe adds new execs: Erin Lange – Senior Vice President of Operations and Innovation; Greg Summers – Business Development Director (via Peoplescout, Spherion and Accenture); and, Frank Johnson -Healthcare Practice Leader
  • Sarah Teten is the new Chief Customer Officer at Kenexa. Eric Lochner has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Oracle released Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM 9.1. Developed closely with feedback from more than 40 customers, PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM 9.1 introduces over 100 new features, 20 new Web services and two new products.
  • People’s United Bank has hired David Norton as senior executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Norton will be a member of the bank’s management committee and report directly to president and CEO Philip R. Sherringham. Norton is another Pepsi alum whose most recent assignment was as VP HR for the New York Times.

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