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HR Strategy: Competitive Advantage Through People

  • April 02, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Cacharel Restaurant 2221 E Lamar Blvd (9th Floor), Arlington, TX 76006


  • Limited Seating

Professor George Benson will present an introduction to the basic concepts of business strategy and competitive advantage for HR professionals.  He will discuss tools and techniques for linking HR practices and business strategy using case examples. 

In this program, you will gain a better knowledge of the evolution of strategic management and contemporary views of business strategy. Dr. Benson will highlight the identification of behavioral imperatives for a given strategy using strategy maps. He will discuss the concepts of horizontal and vertical alignment of an HR System. He will also review the differentiation of critical talent and roles in an organization.

About the Speaker

George S. Benson is an Associate Professor and Chair of the MSHRM program at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Dr. Benson earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Effective Organizations in the Marshall School of Business.  Dr. Benson’s research focuses on HR measurement, employee involvement, and strategic management of human capital. He co-authored with Ed Lawler and Sue Mohrman Organizing for High Performance (Jossey-Bass, 2001).  Dr. Benson’s writing has appeared in Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Organizational Dynamics, Sloan Management Review, and Training & Development among others.  Dr. Benson’s work with companies has included HR metrics, job design, compensation, employee engagement and retention programs, employee attitude surveys, and training design and evaluation. He has worked with a wide range of organizations including Alcon Laboratories, ADESA Corporation, Aetna, FedEx, Frito-Lay, HKS Architects, KFC-Yum Brands, Pratt & Whitney, and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.  Dr. Benson previously worked as a researcher at the American Society for Training and Development in Alexandria, Virginia.  He also holds degrees from Washington and Lee University and Georgetown University. 


This program is pending approval for 1.00 recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Institute (HRCI).  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at .


HELP US SUPPORT the SHRM Foundation. This meeting will also include a special "Wine Pull" event benefiting the SHRM Foundation. Those contributing to this fun event will have a chance to take home a bottle of wine valued at over $100.00!!! Contact John Hagan for more information.



All online meeting reservations are due Monday at noon prior to the meeting. Online registration will be closed at that time. Attendees not registered online will be considered walk-in registrations and will be charged the guest rate of $35 at the door. Subject to available seating.




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