Jodi Johnson, CEO of Titania Solutions Group, Anne Donohue, Senior Vice President & General Counsel at SRA International and Mark Serway, CFO of Govplace joined forces to speak to the WashingtonExec Strategic Human Capital and Critical Talent Council on the changing demands of the human resources role, how to best provide strategic value to the C-Suite, corporate culture sustainability as well as workforce trends.
The panelists indicated that despite current uncertainty in the contracting space, the most efficient companies should prevail and continue to win work. Regarding keeping employees engaged and maintaining high retention rates, the speakers commented that relationship building, establishing a talent management team and maintaining an efficient benefits program are critical in growing a diverse and robust organization.
“This panel engaged our group at every level,” said Eleni Antoniou, VP of Human Capital at FCi Federal and Co-Chairperson of the Council. “Our prestigious guests shared stories of personal triumph, engaging insight and well-received humor to the evening’s event.”
Keeping up with technology trends, embracing telecommuting and providing employees with a variety of opportunities to explore different viewpoints and career options were also takeaways from the roundtable discussion.
Each participating government contracting company sponsors a human resource executive and nominates one critical talent individual for this WashingtonExec Council. Building trust is a key aspect of any business relationship. This one-of-a-kind group allows the VP of HR the opportunity to help develop the next generation of HR leadership while building their own networks.
David Kriegman, Author of Zero to a Billion: 61 Rules Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Grow a Government Contracting Business, Dr. Stephen Fuller of George Mason University’s (GMU) Center for Regional Analysis and Dr. Ginny Bianco-Mathis of Marymount University are all previous keynote speakers for the group. The Council had its first meeting in January of this year.