“Ready Now” – Nationwide’s approach to Leveraging Data for High Impact Talent Strategies

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Many companies continue to struggle to achieve a satisfactory ROI for their time invested in succession management and find themselves dependent on external talent to fill key leader- ship positions. Learn how Nationwide consistently achieves high executive successor place- ment rates and dramatically increased satisfaction with their overall talent planning approach through a focus on assessments and data-driven insights.

The presenter of this session will share the strategies to:

• Leverage assessment insights for successor development, selection and onboarding support
• Leverage talent planning data insights to drive targeted talent strategies
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Kathy Smith
Associate Vice President Executive Development & Succession,
Nationwide Insurance
In this role, Kathy is responsible to lead the philosophy, process and tools for enterprise talent planning, performance management, career and development planning and recognition. In addition, she leads efforts to accelerate development of enterprise executives and critical talent pools through assessment, coaching, mentoring, learning, developmental assignments and planned moves.
Kathy previously served as Associate Vice President IT Human Resources where she led a team of HR consultants in talent management, workforce planning, change management, team effectiveness and engagement efforts for IT Infrastructure & Operations, Enterprise Applications and IT Workforce Effectiveness.
Prior to Nationwide, Kathy primarily held HR business partner roles and also gained experience as a leader in workforce diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition and consumer-packaged goods marketing.
She is active in the community and currently serves on the board of the Mentoring Center of Central Ohio.
Kathy graduated from The University of Toledo with a bachelor's in communication and The Ohio State University with both a master's degree in education and an MBA.