Hula Partners is Exclusive Program Partner for LEAP HR Oil and Gas Conference


Hula Partners, LLC (Hula), makers of Kahuna, the first and only solution to directly address the competency management gap for workforces in highly regulated industries, announces it is the exclusive Program Partner for the LEAP HR Oil and Gas Conference 2016 hosted by Hanson Wade. LEAP stands for Leadership, Engagement, Analytics, and Process and represents the “leaps” that HR leaders in the oil and gas industry must make to truly change and improve their companies from the inside out, especially today in this challenging business environment.

Hula and Halliburton will co-present a discussion on the importance of competency management in Oil & Gas at a time when the industry is facing challenges and many companies are looking to re-invent themselves from a Human Capital perspective. Both companies are committed to promoting awareness of this important strategy and will be sharing their thoughts on how to best manage human capital amidst the current downturn. Other speakers include senior management in human resources and talent management from companies such as FMC Technologies, Weatherford, Nexen Energy, Marathon Oil, GE Oil & Gas, Cameron, and more.

“The LEAP HR Oil and Gas Conference is the perfect forum to have these conversations about operational effectiveness, talent, and competency management. These are the leaders in the industry and their expertise and knowledge is beyond measure. The interest in this topic from the conference organizers and attendees is a direct reflection of the momentum that is building for renewed focus on competency management in the industry.” said Jai Shah, Hula Managing Partner, Product Innovation & Development.

“This is a pivotal time for the Oil & Gas industry” said Gareth Pearce, Managing Director, LEAP HR at Hanson Wade, the organizers of LEAP HR Oil & Gas. “Whereas most companies are responding to the low oil price by retreating, reducing costs, and re-sizing, a small number of firms are viewing the current operating environment as an opportunity to gain a competitive talent advantage, and emerge from the current price cycle in a stronger position than they entered it. LEAP HR Oil & Gas has been built around these companies, and the solution providers who can help them gain that advantage, like Hula Partners.”

Hula Partners is excited to be among other exhibitors such as PwC, Arthur J Gallagher & Co, American Public University, and EdAssist.

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Hula Partners is a provider of HR software, strategic consultation, and SAP HCM & SuccessFactors implementation services. With customers worldwide, Hula prides itself on a rich history of creating custom solutions. Hula is the creator of the Kahuna application; the only solution on the market designed to assess competencies and track and manage performance and skill sets by the people that run day-to-day operations. Each of its consultants draw on 10 plus years experience in providing global transformation services to oil and gas, aerospace and defense, the National Football League, audio electronics, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

LEAP HR is a business which exists to create a movement of corporate heroes transforming their companies from the inside. LEAP HR forums provide industry-specific opportunities for ambitious HR leaders to surround themselves with those doing most to achieve people and culture change at the heart of their companies. If you are active in Oil & GasLife SciencesHealthcareTechnologyFinancial Services or Manufacturing, there is a ready made community just for you.


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