TV stations are still hiring during the pandemic, but HR executives say they’ve had to get creative in their largely virtual environments, turning to social media and marketing tools to fill key positions, particularly account executives, producers and executive producers.
ViacomCBS has named corporate heads of HR and inclusion as the companies prepare for the merger that is set to close early next month. The soon-to-combine Viacom and CBS have tapped Nielsen alum Nancy Phillips to serve as EVP and chief people officer. Viacom alum Marva Smalls will serve as global head of inclusion, a role she holds now at Viacom.
Terri Lynn Bush is promoted to associate counsel and SVP of human resources while Charles W. Pautsch is named associate counsel and VP of labor and employment relations.
Keeping top talent motivated and moving forward requires an investment of a manager’s time and attention. Most importantly, taking the necessary steps to support a rising star within your organization avoids the task of replacing them, which can be much more costly and time-consuming.
If there is one thing we should take away from the market values assigned to digital media enterprises like Twitter and Facebook, it’s the recognition that our people remain fundamentally important to our success. A failure to focus on talent management will slowly chip away at the value and success of our business.
Kevin Lord today was named SVP and chief human resources officer of Gannett Co. Lord will join Gannett on Oct. 22. Lord joins Gannett from NBCUniversal, where he was EVP of human resources for NBC News. Lord also served as global HR transition leader for NBCUniversal, guiding the company’s human resources transition from General Electric to […]