Working Group Focuses on Human Resources in Globalization

Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) at Cornell University’s School


Steven M. Darien leverages more than 30 years of experience in strategic planning and human resources to serve as the chairman and CEO of the Cabot Advisory Group in New Jersey. On top of his responsibilities with Cabot, Steven M. Darien has held leadership roles with several other organizations, including a seat on the Advisory Board of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

CAHRS recently issued a press release to discuss the results of a Working Group (WG) session led by CAHRS managing director Steve Miranda on March, 31, 2015, that focused on the role of human resources in globalization. During the session, group members agreed that despite a large variation in revenue growth among the attending partner companies, human resources organizations face the same increasing pressure to develop global expertise.

The group reflected that the accelerated pace at which organizations must become globally adept has been influenced by numerous factors, such as enhanced qualifications in foreign markets, global labor arbitrage, and growth of the global economy. Through the WG session, participants isolated four main areas for human resources professionals to focus on in relation to globalizing an enterprise’s human resources function. For the full report on these topics, please visit

George Street Playhouse Seeks Funds to Celebrate Its 40 Years

George Street Playhouse


As chairman and chief executive officer of the Cabot Group, Steven M. Darien oversees the strategic solutions firm’s daily operations. In these roles, he utilizes his 30-plus years of experience to provide organizational design, succession planning, and employee communication to the Bridgewater, New Jersey, company. Active within his community, Steven M. Darien holds positions with several noteworthy organizations, including George Street Playhouse, where he is the chairman.

Established in 1974, George Street Playhouse is a nationally recognized theater that represents several on- and off-Broadway productions. This regional theater, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, offers five main-stage productions during its season. In addition to productions performed on site, it features a touring theater that travels to more than 250 schools in the tri-state area.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, George Street Playhouse aims to raise $500,000 divided among three separate funds. The artistic enhancement fund gives the theater an opportunity to mount larger-scale productions, such as musicals. Increasing the equipment replacement fund would allow the theater to replace a dimmer rack and purchase equipment that it currently rents. Contributions in the final category, the patron experience fund, would enable the theater to undergo upgrades to its facility, including handicap-accessible restrooms and cosmetic improvements.