Book Description: Capitalizing on HR Trends is an authoritative, insider's perspective on identifying, assessing, and harnessing the power of today's most important trends in human resources. Featuring HR executives representing some of the top companies in the nation, Capitalizing on HR Trends provides best practices for accurately forecasting the impact a variety of trends will have on your company, and how to best keep up with each of these rapidly changing HR developments. This book provides valuable insight for those daunted by the constant influx of innovations in this media-hungry business world by giving tips for discerning between a leading edge and a bleeding edge trend and whether your company wants to be the first to adopt it. From analyzing changing demographics to selecting the global HR trends relevant to your company to describing the integral role that vendors play in discovering the latest developments, these authors illustrate how to predict the financial impact of each trend you decide to incorporate into your HR strategy. Highlighting the importance of recruiting and retaining top talent in this increasingly cutthroat quest for talent in the business community, these authors discuss new strategies for attracting first-rate candidates, reducing turnover, and capitalizing on the latest hiring trends before competitors. The different niches presented and the breadth of perspectives represented enable readers to get inside some of the leading HR minds of today, as these insiders offer up their thoughts around the keys to choosing which trends your company should leverage in order to support the solid, sophisticated, strategic HR plan that will catapult your company far ahead of the competition. Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business intelligence from C-Level executives (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies nationwide, rather than third-party accounts from unknown authors and analysts. Each chapter is comparable to an essay/thought leadership piece and is a future-oriented look at where an industry, profession or topic is headed and the most important issues for the future. Through an exhaustive selection process, each author was hand-picked by the Inside the Minds editorial board to author a chapter for this book. Chapters include: 1. John L. Pothin, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, GTECH Corporation - "HR Trends and Patterns of Responsible Stewardship" 2. Linda Amper, Ph.D., Vice President, Business Administration and Human Resources, OSI Pharmaceuticals - "Implementing Trends in HR" 3. Brenda Mullins, Second Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity Officer, Aflac Inc. - "Keeping Up with Changes in the Workplace" 4. Deborah E. Bermond, Vice President, Human Resources, Roy Anderson Corp - "Recruiting and Retaining Talent" 5. James Aromando, Vice President, Human Resources, Jevic Transportation Inc. - "Providing Focus and Resources toward Identifying and Implementing New Trends" 6. Laura Lentenbrink, Vice President, Human Resources, Borgess Health - "The Evolution of HR Trends" 7. Michael Alicea, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Nielsen Business Media - "Riding the Digital Wave: Finding, Hiring, and Mentoring Employees with Digital Skill Sets" 8. Brent Adams, Vice President, Human Resources, NAFTA, Continental Automotive Systems - "Focusing on Value Proposition to Prioritize HR Trends Based on Business Needs" 9. Cynthia Y. Thompson, Senior Vice President and Director, Human Resources, Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. - "Using Creativity, Collaboration, and Diligence to Stay on Top of HR Trends" 10. Robert Hargadon, Vice President, Human Resources, drugstore.com inc. - "Strategizing for Success in HR"