VP of Human Resources Forum

Dr. Yael Villa & Sigalit Ben Hayoun

On Thursday, 24 November 2016, a meeting of the VP's of HR forum - leaders of the professional HR community in Israel was held in cooperation between TAU Alumni Organization and the HR Management Development and Research Association.


The event was sponsored by Sabon company with participation of over a 100 leaders in the professional community of HR in Israel.
The event's top issue was the leadership and public impact of Human Resources VPs.


Amongst the speakers at the event:

  • Prof. Sharon Toker, Organizational Behavior Program, Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University: Do we need to get stressed over work stress?
  • Miss Michal Tzuk, Director of Employment Regulation & Senior Deputy Director General at Israeli Ministry of Economy: The Labor Market - Future trends and present challenges.
  • Miss Mariam Kabha, National Commissioner for Equal Employment Opportunities: Equal opportunities and diversity in employment.


The CEO's perspective of HR was presented by TAU Alumna Dr. Yael Villa, VP of Sisco.

In her Speech, Dr. Villa pointed out two important messages:

To the Academia: "Academia has come a long way in its efforts to come closer with the industry, and must continue these efforts, which focus on quality and targeting".

To HR executives: "In the world in which we operate today, HR VP is the CEO's best friend, and must better understand the business and characterize the organization and its needs from the CEO's perspective. It is no longer the traditional definition of HR VP as we once knew it".


Executive Director of the TAU Alumni Organization, Sigalit Ben Hayoun, noted at the event that "this meeting is an important connection between academia and industry. TAU Alumni Organization, in cooperation with the Career Development Center, attaches great importance to developing the careers of its graduates and their integration in the industry, both in the early stages of building their career and also at further advanced stages".


In the audience sat Human Resources Executives from the IDF's naval and land forces, from the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Health, high-tech companies (including Microsoft, Check Point, Ness Technologies, Elbit Systems, bynet computer communication, etc.), insurance companies (Phoenix Insurance Company  amongst others), Corporate Communications (Bezeq, HOT), Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Maccabi Healthcare services, NeoPharm Group and more ...

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