Talent Acquisition Committee

Timeline 

Began work during Phase 2, starting February 2017 

Charge 

The Talent Acquisition Committee will advise the talent acquisition director on a talent acquisition framework that will attract and retain employees who possess the broad diversity essential for our teaching, research, and health care missions.

Targeted task force recommendations 

  • Support talent acquisition initiatives currently under way: Look for current needs-assessment projects to establish functional requirements, business owners, and recommendations for UI leaders. Apply similar approaches to meeting other HR needs. 
  • Develop comprehensive talent strategies: Meet the needs of a world-class research university and leading academic medical center with initiatives that attract top faculty and staff (e.g., central support for employer branding and advertising), enhance internal mobility (e.g., leadership development), and create new pipelines (e.g., encouraging students to explore UI jobs). 
  • Define roles and responsibilities for talent acquisition: Establish leads from central HR units for staff and faculty acquisition. Collaborate across units and with distributed HR leaders on diversity initiatives and regulatory compliance. Keep candidate and hiring selections local. 
  • Implement a state-of-the-art talent management system: Plan, budget, and acquire tools that address emerging talent-management strategies, starting with talent acquisition. Address the full suite of talent-management needs for varied constituencies in a time frame that respects those needs. (Note: This recommendation is shared with the IT Transition Committee.) 

Co-chairs 

Members 

  • Chris Annicella, human resources director, College of Education
  • Keith Becker, manager, Employment Services
  • Brenda Dodge, human resources director, College of Law
  • Kari Gates, human resources manager, Facilities Management
  • Wendy Loney, human resources director, Research and Economic Development
  • Kendra Malone, diversity resources coordinator, Chief Diversity Office
  • Maggie Moore, director of faculty and staff services/employee assistance, Organizational Effectiveness 
  • Adam Potter, human resources specialist, Employment Services 
  • Jill Robinson, program coordinator, Equal Opportunity and Diversity 
  • Rebecca Schwertfeger, director of talent acquisition, University Human Resources 

HR administrative liaisons 

  • Cheryl Reardon, chief HR officer and associate vice president, University Human Resources  
  • Joni Troester, assistant vice president for benefits, health, and productivity, University Human Resources 
  • Kevin Ward, assistant vice president for human resources administration, University Human Resources 

Contact Talent@Iowa

Campus address
121 USB
U.S. mailing address
University Human Resources
121-10 University Services Building
1 W. Prentiss Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone
319-467-1167
FAX
319-353-2384