IHRIM Board Announcement and Membership Survey

Atlanta, GA, July 31st, 2017 – The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading membership association for the HRIT profession today announces the appointment of Stacey Harris, VP Research and Analytics at Sierra-Cedar, to its Board of Directors.

“Stacey’s appointment is part of our commitment to re-engaging the IHRIM community. Stacey is an accomplished business leader with a tremendous track record of developing and delivering research-based insights on HR technology trends,” said Jim Pettit, Chairman of IHRIM. “I am excited to welcome Stacey to the board and am confident that the leadership team, committees, and membership will benefit greatly from her innovative perspectives on creating a community of HRIT professionals around the world.”

Ms. Harris is VP of Research and Analytics for Sierra-Cedars growing industry research function, including the esteemed Annual HR Systems Survey and White Paper, now in its 20th year. A former executive with HR research firms Bersin & Associates by Deloitte and Brandon Hall, she is a frequent speaker at HR events both in the U.S. and abroad, and quoted in major media outlets such as Forbes, FastCompany, and HR Executive Magazine. Prior to joining the research community, Harris obtained her Master’s in Education, worked as a consultant and practitioner, and led multiple HR, Talent Management, and Learning initiatives for Fortune 100 organizations around the world. Stacey also co-hosts the popular HR Tech Weekly Radio Show every Thursday morning at HR Examiner, covering HR Technology news and trends.

As Director of IHRIM’s Education Initiatives, Ms. Harris’ first priority is crafting a new approach to education for IHRIM members—one that engages our community and promotes significant member benefits. Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts with Stacey through our IHRIM member and prospect survey before it closes on August 4th: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IHRIM_2017Survey.

“As an HR technology community, we are standing at the edge of opportunity—one that takes advantage of infinitely scalable infrastructures, machine-driven personalization, and data-driven markets. It is both an exciting and complex time to be an HRIT decision maker,” said Ms. Harris. “I believe professional associations like IHRIM will help us develop the skills needed to bridge the gap between current and future HR technology environments, and are integral to developing the next generation of HR Technology leaders. I’m looking forward to helping our community grow.”

IHRIM also continues to invest heavily in membership events and education:

· The new Florida Community is hosting its next event on September 14th and 15th in Miami

· Upcoming IHRIM webinars include “Employee Wellbeing and Business Performance” and “Preparing for Presentations with HR Executives

· Two offerings of the HRIP Certification Exam Review Course are August (Click Here) and November (Click Here)

With the appointment of Ms. Harris, IHRIM’s Board consists of 11 members, including Jim Pettit (Halyard Health, Board Chair), Mick Collins (SAP SuccessFactors, Vice Chair), Gary Morlock (Qualcomm, Chief Financial Officer), Joyce Brown (Acosta, Secretary), Shafiq Lokhandwala (Executive Director), MaryAnn McIlraith (TCT Training, Director), Stuart Rudner (Rudner MacDonald, Director) Catherine Honey (SafeGuard World International, Director), Doug Sampson (Soteritech, Director), and Sharon Thompson (TCT Training, Director). Please connect with us in IHRIM’s LinkedIn Group!

About the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM): IHRIM is the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry. Since 1980, IHRIM has been the only membership association for HR technology professionals, advancing the industry by providing unparalleled education and professional development opportunities through its annual conference, educational courses and webinars. IHRIM is a community of industry experts – a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students, and faculty that continues to grow, not just in numbers, but in its scope of knowledge and information. For more information about IHRIM, including how to become a member, visit www.ihrim.org or contact Laurie Carantit at [email protected].

Jim Pettit

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Jim Pettit is the Manager, HRIS for Wayne Farms where he provides leadership in design, implementation, testing, communication, maintenance, and administration in support of Wayne Farms human resource information systems strategy. A numbers first HR professional throughout his 3+ decade career Jim takes great delight in linking human capital to organizational effectiveness. Jim has been involved in virtually every aspect of corporate leadership, project management, systems implementation, financial management, people management and development. He has lectured, conducted workshops, and been published nationally. Jim’s previous volunteer roles with IHRIM include: Board Member 2003 – 2006, 2015 – Present, Board Chair 2016-2018, CFO, Vice Chair, Finance Committee, Conference Committee, Chapter President, and Chapter Vice President. IHRIM Member since 1990. Jim has received certification in Human Resources, Human Resources Information, project management, client relationship management, Total Quality Management facilitation, sales, negotiation, strategic management and Workday HCM.

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