Helping spouses of U.S.-bound expatriates can go
a long way toward ensuring the success of those
assignments, just as it can in foreign-bound situations.
WELCOME TO AMERICA
Studies from Dave Ulrich and the RBL Institute show
HR professionals are honing their skills as change agents
to turn business trends into organizational actions.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012 • $8.95
HR LEADERS AT THE NATION’S
LARGEST COMPANIES ARE
TAKING STEPS TO MANAGE
WHAT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS
ONE OF THE TOP RISKS FACING
BUSINESSES: A SHORTAGE OF
PepsiCo’s Cynthia Trudell, executive vice president
and chief people officer, and David Henderson,
chief talent development officer, are working
to ensure their high-potentials can lead their
company into a new and different future.
Human Risk Factor The
BY ANDREW R. MCILVAINE
When you think about the human resource arena, the word “risk” rarely, if ever, comes to mind. After all, risk typically connotes dangers such as kidnappings, oil spills, cyber warfare or theft. Recruiting, benefits administration and employee
development may be perceived as challenging, but hardly risky.