As a human resource leader, Marshall Alston holds extensive experience in a wide range of HR activities.
For over twenty years, Marshall Alston has maintained a successful career in human resources working in labor relations, field operations, and everything in between.
Currently standing as Vice President of Human Resources at Prudential Financial, Marshall Alston manages and leads all HR efforts and functions from program development, to business analysis, to team collaborations, leadership planning, and beyond.
- Program Development
As an HR professional, Marshall Alston is always looking for tools and strategies to further develop company success. To identify core competencies for leadership and talent, he created a leadership assessment tool that has subsequently been utilized within the IT interface and acquisitions areas.
- Leadership Planning
In order to better identify opportunities for leadership training and development, Marshall Alston facilitated employee focus groups while collaborating with operations leadership to ensure new strategies were developed to manage any organizational change.
- Team Collaboration
Marshall Alston stands as a member of numerous cross-functional teams at Prudential. He has contributed to team collaboration, managing leadership development, compensation redesign, succession planning, as well as reward and recognition programs.
- Process Improvement
Developing ways to improve the human resource process, Marshall Alston looked to employee survey results to help facilitate change in numerous areas including year-end compensation planning and mandatory training across multi-functional sites.
- Organizational Alignment
In order to meet changing priorities, Marshall Alston coordinated and oversaw plans for downsizing and restructuring, resulting in efficiency and cost savings.
- Change Management
Following along with changes in federal laws, Marshall Alston developed strategies to effectively communicate employee status changes from exempt to nonexempt.
- Business Analysis
To provide a quarterly and full year analysis of all HR statistics, Marshall Alston established a process to gather all necessary information including overtime calculations, employee headcount, employee survey results, promotions, diversity reports, and terminations.