BioNJ Human Resource Conference on Culture Connection Taking Place on May 9

TRENTON, NJ (April 22) – Working from the theme The Culture Connection: Transforming and Creating Cultures that Thrive!, BioNJ, the trade association for New Jersey’s life science industry, will host its 3rd Annual Human Resource Industry Conference on May 9, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgewater, NJ.

The Conference will bring together a variety of business leaders and recognized experts, all of whom bring a wealth of practical knowledge and experience.  Industry human resources professionals will benefit from this unique opportunity to network broadly, while at the same time gaining exposure to innovative initiatives happening now inside local New Jersey companies.

This year’s dynamic Keynote Speaker is Christine Roess, Founding Partner of SDI Communications.  She will provide insight from her work conducting transformational leadership training and executive coaching, as well as from her own fascinating life experiences in a presentation entitled, From Culture Consumer to Culture Creator: A 21st Century Paradigm.  The presentation will address the need for leadership and collaboration as organization hierarchies morph into flattened networks of living, breathing human beings who want to make a difference.

Four expert panels will share their perspectives on current trends and topics, which will include: On Our Radar – Legal Trends and Hot Topics, Impressive Beginnings – Innovative Practices in Onboarding and Branding; Getting it Right:  The Culture Equation – Views and Perspectives from across the Organization, and, The Culture Impact:  How Companies Are Influencing Culture through Performance Management Systems.

In addition, conference attendees will hear first-hand from experts and leaders from a wide variety of employers including Actavis, Celgene Corporation, Cornerstone Search Group , Covance, Drinker Biddle & Reath, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Google, Ikaria, Insmed Incorporated, JBK Associates, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Korn Ferry, Novartis, PTC Therapeutics and Reed Smith.

The Lead Sponsor for BioNJ’s HR Conference will be Cornerstone Search Group, whose client services include providing companies with customized & performance-based Executive Retained Search as effective and efficient alternatives to traditional Retained Search services.  Additional sponsors include, Joulé Clinical & Scientific Staffing Solutions, Scient Federal Credit Union and Scientific Search.  BioNJ’s HR Industry Conference provides a powerful opportunity for Human Resources leaders and their staffs to remain contemporary and to experience how other employers are cultivating initiatives to engage and inspire talent.

A limited number of discounted tickets are available for industry HR professionals who may be in-transition.  Please contact BioNJ for more information:

About BioNJ

With more than 300 member companies, BioNJ is focused on the growth and prosperity of New Jersey’s life sciences cluster. Founded in 1994 by New Jersey industry CEOs, BioNJ serves as the voice of companies located in New Jersey, seeks to advance their economic growth and development and works to encourage new and established companies from around the world to locate in New Jersey. BioNJ represents companies engaged in biopharmaceutical, biomedical, bioagricultural and bioremedial endeavors.



Bill O’Donnell
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