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Select International to Present at ASHHRA's 49th Annual Conference

Posted by  Bryan Warren


Pittsburgh, September 24, 2013 --Ted Kinney, Ph.D., Director of Research and Development at Select International and Rhonda Larimore, SPHR, Vice President of Human Resources at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC have been selected to lead a session at this year's ASHHRA Conference in Washington, DC.

The presentation is titled, "The Business Case for Employee Investment," and will examine Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's journey to improve HR and work-culture metrics. This session will explore HR's role in driving organizational culture, how metrics are used to demonstrate change, and how the organizational strategic plan facilitates HR's annual goals and achievements. It will also look at strategies to hard wire values into the culture, and how to effectively incorporate selection tools in the hiring and promotion process to ensure that decisions are based on behaviors that support the culture.

Rhonda Larimore's expertise and leadership helped transform Children's Hospital's Human Resources Department into a business partner with the every hospital department, the health system, University of Pittsburgh Physicians and outside companies who provide contract staff to the hospital. Under her leadership, Children's HR Department focuses on the people who carry out the mission of the hospital every day.

Dr. Ted Kinney brings his experience managing selection efforts across various industries, to his healthcare clients. He has particular expertise in behavioral interviewing, turnover reduction, effective selection strategy, and executive assessment. His extensive work with healthcare organizations allows him to serve as a trusted advisor to senior leaders, and to navigate the often complicated culture of hospitals and hospital systems.

ASHHRA'S 49th Annual conference is being held in Washington, DC from September 28th to October 1st. Rhonda Larimore and Dr. Ted Kinney will present on Tuesday, October 1st at 8 a.m. To find out more about Select International's healthcare initiatives go to hiringinhealthcare.com.

About Select International

Select International develops employee assessments and hiring systems to help organizations identify, select and develop a strong, productive workforce. The company's employee selection and development solutions include pre employment assessments, executive assessment, online interview training, manufacturing assessment tests, healthcare hiring assessments, customer service assessment tests, and tools to help organizations hire safe workers. Select International works closely with its clients to improve hiring at all levels, and across all industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, customer service, energy, retail, transportation and logistics, and distribution.

Select International is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and maintains offices throughout North America and around the globe. For more information on Select International, call 1-800-786-8595 or visit http://www.selectinternational.com.


Bryan Warren

is the President of J3 Personica, a consulting, assessment, training, and coaching firm, and a guest blogger for PSI. Bryan is an expert in progressive talent strategies, with a particular focus on leader and physician selection and development.

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