November 11 - 13, 2018
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ

Marc Howells

VP, Human Resources, North America Commercial

Marc leads the US Commercial Human Resources team and supports the continued transformation of the North America business. Previously, Marc held the role of Vice President of Human Resources, Global Operations & IT, AstraZeneca Enabling Units & Japan Commercial. In this role, he supported strategic workforce planning and the delivery of AstraZeneca’s talent strategy across multiple business areas, while successfully leading through significant organizational change. Marc joined AstraZeneca in 2004 and has held a variety of human resources and business leadership roles, including Vice President, Global Commercial Supply; Vice President Supply & Manufacturing roles in China and Australia; Global Human Resources Business Partnering; and Global Talent & Strategic Workforce Planning Director for Global Operations and Research & Development. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Marc held HR leadership roles in FMCG Retail & Online Shopping Business. He hold a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies from Sheffield Hallam University, UK and a Masters of Science in Organization Design & Development. 

1:15 PM Panel: Preparing & Managing for a Talent Shortage: Six Ways HR Can Bridge The Gap

The single biggest constraint organizations face in capturing the opportunities of this economic revival is talent. In periods of rapid change and tight labor markets, the idea of a talent strategy has never been more salient. Globally, employers report the highest talent shortage since 2007! This session will provide a variety of strategies and tips for preparing for a skills shortage and retention strategy.   
·         Take a look at the hardest skills to find and hear how companies are addressing their current and future gaps
·         Hear how nontraditional solutions like the gig economy, automation, remote work and “grow your own” are making their way into modern workplace talent and retention strategies
·         Focus on adaptability to apply workforce skills in a different way
·         Utilize analytics to help bridge the talent deficit
·         Highlight effective succession management strategies 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Marc.

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