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HRPS Attendee Spotlight: Jack in the Box

Posted By HRPS Headquarters, Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012
HRPS recently spoke with Melissa Corrigan, Director, People & Organization Effectiveness at Jack in the Box to find out why their organization holds an Enterprise membership and send a number of their team members to the HRPS Global Conference annually.

How, when and – most important – why did you get involved with HRPS? 
Seven years ago, Jack in the Box made a conscious decision to join HRPS. As the HR professionals for our organization, it was a great way to network and learn what our counterparts were doing to attract, develop, motivate, reward and retain valued talent.

In addition, there are few professional HR organizations that engage beyond the basic tactics of HR – except for HRPS. Three things set HRPS apart from all others:
  • The level and quality of strategic HR content
  • The executive involvement of leaders who have a track record of success with strategic development
  • The level of engagement all of the members have toward the betterment of the organization. 
At the Global Conference and in individual interaction, there is no better forum in the country to engage with successful HR executives and hear about their challenges and the successes they are having to meet those challenges.support

Is the 2012 Global Conference your first HRPS event? What is your favorite part about the Global Conference?
This is not the first and will not be the last HRPS Global Conference we will attend. The Global Conference is always set in a very intimate environment that allows for robust and thoughtful interaction and engagement with ALL of the participants, presenters and executives of HRPS. Everyone at the conference is truly committed to making each and every member of HRPS successful in whatever they may be encountering or trying to overcome and is freely giving of their time and effort. 

What is your #1 reason for attending the 2012 Global Conference? What value do you see in bringing your team to the event? 
Outstanding presentations and the overall quality of the content. There are many reasons to attend conferences, but, with competing time and really having to show an ROI on the money we spend for conferences, HRPS is THE organization that has proven to be the thought leader that drives strategic development with great research and has a proven track record of success. HRPS offers our team an opportunity to connect with others who share in our interest in organizational development, strategic management and all that entails. HRPS has never failed to keep our team in tune with those things we embrace.

How has HRPS helped you, your team and your organization grow?
As a group of HR professionals at Jack in the Box, HRPS conferences of the past have been the catalyst for several successful initiatives that have include organizational transformation, individual development through emotional intelligence training and on-going awareness of how the brain learns and develops. As an organization and individuals, we have clearly become more learning agile and focused on the overall individual development and how it drives organizational performance.

What are some issues facing strategic HR leaders within the next 12-24 months? The next 3-5 years? How do you think the 2012 HRPS Global Conference can help?
As customer expectations continue to increase and the competitive landscape becomes increasingly more demanding, organizations are really going to have to become incredibly efficient at ensuring the strategy drives structure, and the core elements of the business are being delivered upon at an exceptional level. Having the most efficient and effective people delivering on the most important aspects of the business will really help drive the organizational value and overall organizational performance. Finding ways to train, retain and develop the very best talent is paramount to future success.


Learn more about HRPS Enterprise Membership or register for the 2012 Global Conference, May 6-9 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City!

Tags:  HR challenges  HR planning  HRPS  HRPS Global Conference  human capital management  human resources management  talent management 

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