|Eric Pringle - Member Spotlight|
What is your involvement with HRPS?
I have been a member for a number of years and have enjoyed many of the annual conferences and a few of the topic-specific forums, such as Talent Management. In recent years, an active local chapter here in Colorado started called Rocky Mountain HRPS. I have had the pleasure of serving as a panelist regarding Executive Search as well as assisted in driving membership growth and participation for a specific segment of the Denver Front Range.
Why do you value your HRPS membership?
As an internal HR professional, it was a great way to network and learn what my counterparts were doing to attract, develop, motivate, reward and retain valued talent. As an HR consultant and executive search provider, it has been a great way for our firm to stay on top of HR trends and best practices so that we can shape our service offerings to better meet client needs. There is also no better forum in the country to engage with the brightest HR executives and hear about their challenges and the great work they are doing to meet those challenges.
Can you provide a personal story of how HRPS has helped your professional career?
HRPS has been invaluable in both segments of my career. While at U S WEST, being able to network with people from HRPS allowed us to build a more effective cost of turnover model that we could use for driving effective recruiting and retention strategies. And a few years ago, when the labor market was very tight, hearing HR execs lament the challenge of building solid bench strength led to the development of an external succession planning process, or ESP if you will. This really changed how we could help our clients by becoming a proactive business partner rather than a reactive service provider. HRPS provides a forum for active idea exchange rather than feeling you have to invent everything yourself.