Gregory A. Gast
Instructor Gregory A. Gast
Product Id 601722
Duration 60 Minutes  
Version Recorded
Original Price $295
Special Offer Price $10
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Aligning Human Resource Strategy with Business Strategy


This webinar is designed for business owners, senior executives and HR leaders who want to unlock the power of HR to drive business results. We will focus on the shift in the senior management and HR leadership mindset and resource allocation necessary for HR to become an indispensable source of business enhancement. The emphasis is on proactively determining the factors driving the success of your organization and then shaping HR activities and programs to support and enhance those factors. In the process you will need to analyze the internal and external business environment, articulate your new vision, and make some difficult choices about staff and programs. This program will fast-forward your thinking and assist you in initiating efforts in each of those areas.

Why should you attend: The cover of the Harvard Business Review recently declared "It's Time to Blow up HR and Build Something New." While this is not an entirely new theme, it is a persistent refrain. Why do business leaders, managers and academics continue to call for the demise of HR? A key reason, among many, is that it is believed that HR is merely an administrative function that provides no business value. If the HR function is to survive and ultimately thrive, its leaders need to identity the primary drivers of organizational success and engage in specific actions to support and enhance those drivers. Organizations who fail to do so will not achieve their desired level of performance. HR leaders who fail to do so will find themselves with diminishing responsibilities, resources and impact.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Defining HR strategy
  • Identifying the drivers of business success
  • Analyzing the internal and external business environment
  • Describing the core strategic roles of HR
  • Communicating your vision
  • Executing your plan

Who Will Benefit:
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • VPHR
  • CHRO
  • HR Directors
  • HR and Management Consultants
  • Business Owners
  • Managing Partners

Speaker Profile
Gregory A. Gast SPHR, CMC® is a leadership advisor, organizational consultant, entrepreneur and HR expert who is founder and current/former president of several multi-million dollar professional services firms. Greg founded his current firm Thirdstage Consulting to focus his work on transforming organizational life through the development of values-based leaders and organizations.

Greg’s initial business venture was the founding of Granatt HR, a Human Resources management and consulting firm in 1998, to which he added an employee insurance benefits agency in 2004. In 2006, Granatt HR partnered with Professional Payroll Solutions to form PROXUS LLC, a full-service payroll and human resources management firm. In 2012 he sold his business interest and became Senior Advisor to the firm.

Greg is the National Chair of Professional Learning for the Institute of Management Consultants and serves on the IMC Colorado Board. Greg's contributions to the field of Human Resources were recognized by his selection as HR Consultant of the Year in the Philadelphia region. His credentials include certification as Certified Management Consultant (CMC®), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Master’s degree in Human Services from John Carroll University, a graduate level certificate in Christian Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Wooster.

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