Using Assessments To Drive Better Outcomes In Hiring And Development

May 14th, 2018

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Today’s Breakfast Topic

Using Assessments to Drive Better Outcomes In Hiring And Development

You will hear the perspectives of three seasoned HR executives. Collectively, the panelists have experience and expertise across several of today’s leading assessment tools – from NBI to Hogan to Predictive Index and beyond.

Our panelists will discuss how and when assessments are effective and when they could be misleading, confusing and counter-productive. They will share their personal experiences and the assessments they use for promoting self-awareness, driving positive behavioral change, encouraging collaboration, and building efficient work teams.

They will also discuss the extent to which assessments have helped them to achieve remarkable gains in hiring and retention metrics.

In short, you will learn the good, the bad, and the useful in this jam-packed 90 minute seminar.

The Panelists

Carla Vilar
VP, Human Resources, Worldwide at Orion Holdings, a division of Interpublic Group

Carla Vilar

Carla joined Orion in 2012. Six months later, her role was expanded to include all offices outside the U.S. Shortly thereafter, she was promoted to Vice President. Since joining the organization, the company has more than doubled in both size and billings. During her tenure, she has revolutionized the way the company recruits, hires and develops talent based on behavioral assessments. In addition, she has developed the global sales training program, created an employee diversity group within Orion, formalized an employee exchange program and implemented a global communications strategy.

Prior to joining Orion, Carla served as Director of Human Resources for two digital agencies experiencing exponential growth. One of them, was recognized as the first interactive agency in the U.S., and for its time was the largest digital agency in the world. It was purchased by Omnicom and later incorporated into TBWA.

Carla’s success is defined by her ability to project a company’s growth path and match incoming talent appropriately. She has an innate ability to perceive an employee’s strengths, and use them to both the company’s and the employees’ advantage. Earlier in her career, Carla worked as both a recruiter and an associate producer in broadcast production. Her job at Orion combines the skills of both worlds.

Arturo Pagán
Deputy Director and Chief HR Strategic Partner at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Arturo has worked at UNFPA for over 10 years as Human Resources Specialist, then Chief of the Learning and Career

Arturo Pagan
Arturo Pagan

Management Branch before becoming the Deputy Directory. As Deputy Director, Arturo leads leads the Strategic Partnering Branch overseeing a group of seven HR business partners who provide strategic HR support in each of the Region they cover.

Before joining UNFPA, Arturo worked as a Human Resources Officer with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy and as a Senior Program Officer with the Institute for International Education in Washington, DC supporting USAID-funded development initiatives.

He is currently a board member of AHRMIO, the Association of HR Managers in International Organizations, and is a member of SHRM and ATD (formerly ASTD).

Shavit Bar-Nahum

SVP, Leadership Development Executive at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management / Bank of America

Shavit is responsible for the talent strategy, leader development, organizational design, performance management, assessment

Shavit Bar-Nahum
Shavit Bar-Nahum

design, and executive coaching. Shavit also drives cultural transformation work and regularly designs and delivers leadership and change management workshops.

Shavit joined Bank of America in early 2007 as a Global Markets Learning and Leadership Development Consultant, looking at strategic business initiatives as they relate to talent management, performance, and leadership development. In 2008, Shavit became the Leadership Development Executive supporting U.S. Trust, focusing on executive coaching and organization effectiveness, strategic talent management, and enhancing sales performance. In addition, she led the talent assessment and organizational design process for Global Wealth Management during the Merrill Lynch transition. From 2010 to 2014, Shavit supported GWIM Technology and Operations and Technology Infrastructure.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Shavit worked at Personnel Decisions International as a Senior Consultant and the Director of Leadership Development. At PDI, Shavit partnered with global organizations to evaluate pivotal talent constraints and create integrated systems for measurement, development and talent management processes to enhance bench and align current and future leaders with organizational vision.



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