The HR community participated in an open house forum held at the Fawcett Center on Monday, August 26, as an opportunity to connect with HR leadership in an open dialogue about Ohio State’s HR Transformation efforts. This informal event also provided the nearly 400 HR professionals in attendance additional information that will help shape their careers within the future HR model.
Attendees heard Senior Vice President Susan Basso underscore the goals of the HR Service Delivery initiative. Participants also received updates about how they will express interest in future roles in breakout sessions.
Breakout sessions were facilitated by HR leaders and covered a range of topics relevant for HR professionals:
- Core HR
- HR Shared Services
- Employee Labor Relations
- Integrated Talent Management/Acquisition
- Service Support
- Taking Control of My Development
- HR Service Delivery and the Career Roadmap
- Wellness and Managing Change
Additionally, demos of future support technology, such as ServiceNow and Workday, were available for attendees to experience first-hand and ask questions.
Sharon Saia, director of the Ohio State Employee Assistance Program, acknowledged the personal and collective challenges that come with complex, transformational changes.
“People tend to put themselves on the back burner through this kind of change – they tend to white-knuckle through this and they don’t need to do that,” said Saia. “We are here for them and want to take action on some of the items that would relieve their stress.”
In the coming weeks, the HR community will be guided through an “expression of interest” process to formally declare interest in future roles. Please contact HR-Transformation@osu.edu with additional questions.