Few organizations today doubt the role that people play in driving performance and creating and sustaining true competitive advantage. But building the kind of culture and work environment that promote higher levels of workforce performance remains elusive for many, and this webcast will reveal groundbreaking new research that confirms why. This webcast will identify the often missing critical components of a sound workforce strategy that can engage your organization's talent across different segments of the workforce, and what's required to bring your workforce strategy to life.
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Samira is a senior consultant in Towers Perrins Change Implementation practices in New York. Samira has been with Towers Perrin since 1998 and has spent time in both the Chicago and Toronto offices. She currently provides a variety of strategic and technical consulting, as well as project management services, to her clients. Samira has experience with clients in a variety of industries in Canada and the U.S. focusing on workforce effectiveness. Over the past few years, she has focused in the area of rewards optimization, strategic workforce planning, and people strategy development. Samira works with clients to guide them through the process of taking a holistic view of their current people and reward program performance and its impact on employee attraction, retention and engagement.
Samira provides clients with comprehensive assessments of their current talent strategies and programs by identifying the factors that drive costs, risks and employee engagement; evaluating the organizational climate for change by assessing employee attitudes and behaviors; and making recommendations around specific program strengths and actions/opportunities for improvement. Samira has worked with several national and global organizations including American Express, PepsiCo, The Royal Bank of Canada, MasterCard, Eli Lilly, Lancaster General, Astrazeneca, IKON Office Solutions, Bruce Power, LVMH Fashion Groups, George Weston Loblaws, and Sears Roebuck.
Samira earned a masters in public health from Yale University and a bachelor of science degree in biology and psychology from McMaster University.
Judy Nygard, C.P.A. is a Global Practice Leader for the firm's Executive Compensation and Rewards Practice and the Global Consulting Group. Judy is also a leader in the Workforce Effectiveness Practice with a focus on helping clients define their workforce needs, deliver better financial results and ensure the optimal performance of leaders, managers and employees.Judy has a wealth of experience working with large, complex global organizations. She assists clients with HR strategy, practices and design and implementation of Total Rewards programs. With nearly 20 years of consulting experience, Judy is a recognized expert in workforce strategy and planning, and managing human capital issues across geographic and organizational boundaries. She works with clients on all aspects of global HR, including strategy, structure, program design, implementation, legal, valuation, equity and competitive market alignment.The premier global companies Judy has worked with span various industries, including Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Consumer Goods, Technology and Financial Services. She is an author and frequent speaker on global HR practices. Her recent speaking engagements include global HR conferences in Europe and Asia, the Conference Board Conferences and leading global industry forums.Prior to joining Towers Perrin, Judy was a principal and practice leader for an international consulting firm where she managed the global consulting business and advised major multinational organizations on global HR strategies, practices and programs. This followed her tenure as Vice President of a financial services firm. Judy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois and a certificate in arts and sciences from Northwestern University.