PeopleMatter’s Anna Turner Selected for SHRM Expertise Panel

February 16, 2016

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Turner to Provide Subject Matter Expertise on Emerging Technology and HR Management Trends as Member of Exclusive SHRM Panel

CHARLESTON, S.C.Feb. 16, 2016 — Today PeopleMatter announced that Anna Turner, vice president of product management, has been appointed to the 2016 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Technology & HR Management Special Expertise Panel. SHRM’s Special Expertise Panels serve as resources to advance the HR profession by reporting emerging trends in specific HR topic areas.

 “My career has been dedicated to helping HR professionals increase efficiencies and solve their most challenging business and compliance issues using innovation and technology. It is an honor to be chosen by SHRM to serve on their prestigious panel of experts,” said Turner. “I look forward to helping educate the larger HR community about the latest technology trends and tools that can enhance how they do their jobs.”

As vice president of product management for PeopleMatter, Turner is responsible for managing the product roadmap and developing new features and products for the company’s industry-leading workforce management platform that transforms how companies manage their people and processes. Prior to joining PeopleMatter in 2012 as a product owner, she served as product manager for Benefitfocus, where she worked closely with employers to define the product strategy and requirements for the company’s solutions. In addition, Turner has held product manager and recruitment roles at Blackbaud and served as a past president and board member of the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers.

A SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Turner also has earned a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute and a Group Benefit Associate (GBA) certification from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Citadel and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Clemson University.

 “Anna has been instrumental in the development of PeopleMatter’s cutting-edge workforce management solutions and ensuring our innovative technology meets the needs of our growing client base of service industry employers,” said George Mackie, president and CEO of PeopleMatter. “Through her work, Anna shows an unrivaled commitment to understanding the HR industry and how it is impacted by technology. I can think of no one more deserving to serve on this panel, and her insights will prove crucial in helping HR professionals to be more strategic.”

In addition to providing expert advice to SHRM and its members, panelists also give guidance on public policy. To qualify for a SHRM Special Expertise Panel, individuals must have a minimum of eight to 10 years of progressive HR expertise with strong knowledge in specific panel topics. Panel members also must possess good communication and interpersonal skills, have an established professional network with strategic and operational connections, and be able to participate in the activities of the panel.

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