How HR Professionals CAN Take a Seat at the Table and Stay There!

Posted on October 11, 2011 By

For years, HR professionals have asked for and often complained about not having a seat at the proverbial  “table.”  In today’s economy, it is clear that HR practitioners can no longer wait for a seat to be pulled out for them. “We must take it!” says Cristina Amyot, SPHR*, MHRM*, president of EnformHR, an HR consulting firm, Red Bank.

Amyot, a Jackson resident, willpresent “Take Your Seat at the Table,” Monday, October 24, 2011, 1:45 p.m. at the Garden State Council’s 20th Annual SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Conference and Expo, Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, N.J.  The Conference runs from Sunday, October 23 through Tuesday, October 25. To register, visit This presentation is approved for Strategic Credit.

Amyot, a sought-after speaker on HR topics, says, “As with any profession, but perhaps more with HR than others,  getting and keeping a seat at the executive table is an ongoing challenge.  But it’s one that, after years of study, preparation and experience, we are ready for.”

The session will show attendees how to take a leadership position in the organization and position HR as a key strategic driver.  It will expose the HR professional to the new needs and  some old needs of business owners,executives and line managers. This session will give HR professionals the tools to understand and address company “officials” in a way that gets HR heard.  Finally, attendees will learn how to keep the
seat they have earned and continue to show value to the organization.

* SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources); MHRM (Master’s in Human Resource Management)

About EnformHR:  EnformHR, an HR consulting firm, provides customized HR services for businesses, including compliance assistance,
state-specific employee handbooks, conflict management, and recruiting and  staffing; and training and development, including anti-discrimination/non-harassment, team building, and workplace diversity; and strategic partnering, including executive coaching, succession planning, and change management, among other services.

About Cristina Amyot: Amyot holds a BA in History and MA in Human Resource Management (MHRM) from Rutgers University. She is certified as a SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and is licensed in Life, Accident and Health Insurance by the N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance.  Amyot is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Association and is on the board of directors of the Human Resources Management Association, Princeton; Catholic Charities, Monmouth County; and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.
She is a member of JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources), the Business Growth and Development Committee of the MODC (Monmouth Ocean Development Council), NJBIA (New Jersey Business and Industry Association), and Ladies Who Launch.