HR Initiatives in 2019: Making the Most of Your HR Budget and Staff

Presented by: Valérie Gobeil at Officevibe, Cassie Whitlock at BambooHR, Allison Kiniry at PayScale, and Katie Miller at BizLibrary

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It may be hard to consider next year while you’re in the thick of open enrollment, but helping your organization support each employee is more than just an annual event. Preparing recommendations for your leaders to consider during the reflective year-end period can help your organization give employees more than just resolutions for 2019.

Join experts from BambooHR, BizLibrary, Payscale, and Officevibe in this panel webinar where we’ll discuss the broad range of HR initiatives that can help you start the new year with concrete, actionable plans.

  • Examples of major HR initiatives for 2019 and how they align to company objectives
  • The role HR plays in the workforce planning process, with best practices for implementing workforce planning
  • How organizations can communicate effectively with employees about pay and benefits
  • How to evaluate your current HR technology stack and consider new technology for 2019


Valérie Gobeil
Learning & Development with GSoft


Valérie works at GSoft, the parent company of Officevibe, where she is responsible for learning and development. She has a passion for fostering reflection and growth within individuals and teams. She seeks to place empathy and collective intelligence at the center of everything she does.

Cassie Whitlock
Director of Human Resources


Cassie started her career in the accounting world, but working with small and medium-sized companies, the HR function was always handed to her. She loves the intersection of business and humans, and believes that when companies focus on the human aspect of their people, the people in turn focus on the business needs. She enjoys her work most when she can take her talents in data, processes, and human psychology to make someone's day better.

Allison Kiniry
Senior People (HR) Business Partner


Allison recently joined PayScale in September 2018. She has been working as an HR Professional in a variety of HR roles for the last 14 years with companies such as UnderArmour and Sinclair Broadcast Group. She prides herself on being a strategic business partner across all levels of an organization. Allison also believes in providing good HR customer service while also being known for strong leadership, taking the initiative and forward thinking.

Katie Miller
Webinar Host


As a Marketing Specialist with BizLibrary, Katie helps facilitate and create educational and engaging webinars geared towards Human Resources and Learning and Development professionals. She conducts research and works with subject matter experts to ensure the BizLibrary audience is receiving the most relevant and up-to-date content possible.


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BizLibrary is a credit provider for HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour (general credit) for SHRM and HRCI. For more information visit our accredited content page.