2013 Talent Summit

talent summit
The purpose of the Talent Summit is to discuss the ways in which diversity relates to the Talent Cycle (i.e., recruitment, development, and retention). This half-day educational event is designed to help companies maximize the talents and skills of current employees, and highlights best practices for recruiting a diverse workforce.

Cost: Free

Jacksonville Talent Summit

Date: March 15, 2013
Time: 9am-11:30am
Place: Bi-Lo/ Winn Dixie Headquarters
Address: 5050 Edgewood Court, Jacksonville, FL 32254-3699

  • Esther Wright
  • esther
    Esther Wright is currently the Director, Human Resource, at NorthgateArinso. NorthgateArinso is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, UK. Esther’s primary responsibilities’ is providing complete HR support to the North America region for NorthgateArinso.

    Esther provides HR consulting and support to Client Services, Sales, Marketing, Operations, HR Consulting, and other business areas. She is a member of the North America Senior Leadership team. She acts as an integral part of the organization’s People and business strategy.
    Locations include Toronto, Montreal, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Cincinnati, and other cities in North America.

    With her team of twelve HR professionals, she responsible for Talent Management and Succession planning, Talent Acquisition, ensuring delivery of HR services for employees, Payroll processing, Learning and Development, and Compensation and Benefits.

    Esther has served on the Diversity Council with her previous employeer at Convergys and is excited about the opportunity to support Diversity strategy at NorthgateArinso.

    Esther graduated from Rockhurst College, in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a member of SHRM and HR People and Strategy organizations.

    Esther is married to Emerson Wright, has three children, Brandon, Talia, and Sangita.
    She and her husband has lived in Jacksonville for 5 years, attends New Life Christian Fellowship. Esther is involved in several local Leadership organizations and volunteers her time in several non-profit organizations.

  • Kathy Haskins
  • Kathy Haskins

    Kathy Haskins is Florida Blue’s vice president, Human Resources. In this role, Haskins is responsible for the development of strategy, programs and policies for selection, performance management, reward and recognition, compensation and benefits and workforce planning.

    Prior to joining Florida Blue, Haskins served as vice president of Human Resources for Bombardier Transportation Group where she was responsible for talent development, leadership, succession planning and strategic human resources support for executive and management colleagues in 23 countries. Haskins also served as group vice president of Human Resources for the Bombardier Capital Group in Jacksonville, Fla., where she developed leadership and management development programs; Six Sigma training curriculum; global succession planning for North America, Canada and France; and directed the implementation of an HRIS system. Haskins also is on the board of directors for INROADS.

    Haskins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rosemont College, a Master of Arts in Education from Arcadia University and a Master of Business Administration in Industrial Relations from Temple University.

HRCI Credit: 2.25

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