November 27, 2018 – Volume 1 Issue 11


Members in the News:  PwC taps into the gig economy
Research Center: 21 new tech jobs that will define the next decade of IT work
Events: 1:1 HR2IT Member Engagement
New Member Welcome: Fiona Thompson, Ulta Beauty
Coming Soon: HR2IT Trailblazer, The Hanover Insurance Group


A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. In this issue of HR2IT Insider we take a look at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)  Flexible Talent Network that allows them to source their own network of qualified talent to do a specific role for a definitive period of time based on business needs. We also share research from Tech Republic about the next decade of IT work. And, HR2IT welcomes another new member to this growing community of HR Professionals supporting the CIO & IT. 

Members in the News: PwC taps into the gig economy

This year PwC launched their gig economy platform – the Flexible Talent Network. The decision to launch the platform was driven by a survey where nearly 50% of respondents said flexible working hours and work-life balance was a priority when choosing a job. Business Journalist, Jo Faragher shares PwC’s chief people officer, Laura Hinton’s point of view. 

Research Center: 21 new tech jobs that will define the next decade of IT work

We’re hearing and talking more and more about AI, RPA, IA and IPA and not in futuristic terms, rather in terms of right now. For clarity one may need the IEEE Guide to understand the differences but what’s far more interesting are the new tech jobs of the next decade and how more job opportunities will be created versus eliminated. This Tech Republic, Artificial Intelligence article shares research from Cognizant introducing 21 new IT jobs.

Read the story 


Events: 1:1 HR2IT Member Engagement

To provide meaningful, long-term, mutually beneficial experiences and relationships that advance the HR2IT profession and this Community, December will be a month for 1:1 engagement with HR2IT members and soon to be new members. As Executive Director, I commit to reaching out to each of you for conversation and confirmation that our 2018 Community Agenda will be a strong segue into 2019. 

Are the Top People and IT priorities the same or have they shifted? What are your thoughts for continued professional development, for tech talks and for networking among the Community? Please accept my invitation to connect in December as we’re stronger together in achieving our common and individual goals for the New Year ahead.

New Member Welcome: Fiona Thompson – PHR, Director & HR Business Partner at Ulta Beauty

HR2IT is excited to welcome new member Fiona Thompson to the Community. Fiona has been with Ulta Beauty since April of 2017 as HR Director and Business Partner. She is a collaborative partner with deep knowledge in FMLA, self-insured benefits, and complex employee relations investigations. Fiona partners with senior management on employee engagement, professional development, training and coaching. Prior to her role at Ulta Beauty Fiona was AVP and HR Consultant at First Midwest Bank.

Please join me in welcoming Fiona to the HR2IT Community.

Coming Soon: HR2IT Trailblazers – The Hanover Insurance Group

HR2IT Trailblazers will return with a fascinating profile on Founding Member Kelly Villanueva, AVP and HR Strategic Business Partner at The Hanover Insurance Group. Keep a close watch on your inbox for the next HR2IT Trailblazer.
HR2IT is the exclusive community dedicated to the HR executive who supports the CIO and IT leadership team in $1+ billion companies. Please refer prospective members to Lorraine Ludwicki, Executive Director, at

Previous issues of the HR2IT Insider can be read here. If you have feedback on the HR2IT Insider or topics you’d like us to feature in an upcoming newsletter please contact Lorraine Ludwicki, Executive Director, at


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