Strategic HR Leadership Summit: May 15 – 17, 2013
Coming to the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona
2013 Conference Highlights
Why HR Still Isn’t a Full Strategic Partner — And How to Change This
For years now, HR has gotten blue in the face trying to convince the C-suite that it needs to be a full strategic partner in the organization. And the C-suite has finally gotten the message — or has it? While a lot of progress has been made in this area, the fact that it’s still on everyone’s minds is clear evidence that we’re not truly there yet. In this provocative keynote, you’ll hear from one of the top experts in the field about what the remaining stumbling blocks are — and how to finally overcome them.
Strategic Relationship Management: The Secret to HR’s Success
While a lot of your time is spent dealing with individuals – the people in your department, supervisors, and employees – a key function of HR is the ability to skillfully manage the relationships between these individuals. Only through relationship-building can you achieve key organizational objectives and overcome entrenched resistance to change.
Wellness Programs That Really Work
“Wellness” is a popular catchphrase these days, but until you know exactly what you want your program to accomplish, and how to accurately measure its ROI, you’re just spinning your wheels.
Hiring: Creative Ways to Fill the Skills Gap
As our country slowly emerges from the economic doldrums, many employers are ready to start hiring again — but they just can’t seem to find people with the specific skills they require. This is particularly true for technical positions that don’t lend themselves to on-the-job training. Don’t miss this session, which will offer concrete, field-tested methods for managing this quandary.
Outsourcing: The Good, The Bad, and the Far-Flung
Whether you’re using workers across the country or across the globe, outsourcing certain business functions poses great benefits for American companies. But if your program isn’t carefully thought out and appropriately managed, it may be more trouble (and cost) than it’s worth. This session will explain some common pitfalls to watch out for, as well as the opportunities you could be taking advantage of.
Healthcare Benefits: Untangling the Web
The U.S. Supreme Court’s long-awaited ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act means you now have some firm idea of the legal landscape in this area — at least for the time being. But you’re still probably overwhelmed by the complex array of benefits offerings, not to mention ongoing employee concerns/complaints about their coverage and financial obligations.
The Talent Bottleneck: How to Manage the Downside of Succession Planning
Before the Great Recession set in, word on the street was that tens of millions of Baby Boomers were going to retire in waves as they turned 65 – leaving millions of unfilled jobs by 2010. Now, of course, we know that just didn’t happen. Many would-be retirees just kept on working, and the promising employees brought in to fill those spots are now stuck without spots to advance to.
Your HR Prayers Answered: Guidance for New Waves of Religious Diversity
The United States continues to be a melting pot for people from all over the world, and that is never more evident than in the hundreds of different religions and faiths that must now coexist within the same factory or workplace. Unsurprisingly, religious discrimination complaints to the EEOC are on the rise — but the legal issues are only half the challenge. Even when no lawsuits are filed, you must deal with increasing tensions and teamwork issues that may arise when people disagree on religious customs, dress, scheduling and so forth.