HORSHAM, Pa., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Resource Executive®, the leading HR business magazine, named John M. Murabito, executive vice president of human resources and services for CIGNA Corp., its 2009 HR Executive of the Year.
In addition, the magazine named to its HR Honor Roll V. Michael Ferdinandi, senior vice president of human resources for CVS Caremark; Elease E. Wright, senior vice president of human resources for Aetna; Christina K. Picha, director of human resources for Austin (Minn.) Public Schools; and Natalie Saiz, director of human resources at the Johnson Space Center.
Winners were recognized on Oct. 1 during a special awards dinner sponsored by Monster at the University Club of Chicago.
"The HR Executive of the Year award recognizes human resource leaders who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations and who exemplify the increasingly strategic role of HR in business today," says David Shadovitz, editor of Human Resource Executive®.
After taking over the HR helm at CIGNA Corp. six years ago, Murabito was able to turn an anemic HR function into an efficient and productive one through analytics, teamwork and a talent transfusion.
One of Murabito's first tasks was to break down walls between the various HR silos. At the time he was hired, every department of the company had its own HR function with its own policies and compensation practices. Murabito replaced that structure with a pyramid, in which all of human resources and talent management came through his office.
CIGNA's HR leaders also began to study the human-capital metrics of each function of the organization and used that data to institute a number of significant changes, including the revamping of the company's pay-for-performance structure. Many of the changes led to substantial cost savings for CIGNA.
Murabito also successfully addressed turnover issues in CI
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