Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago
OCTOBER 15-17TH, 2017

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Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago IL
October 15-17th, 2017

Talent Acquisition & Retention

Today’s workforce continues to grow more multi-generational and competitive, the hiring and retaining talented individuals is key for an organizations success.  Companies cannot afford to stick to their old ways of attracting, training, managing and of course retaining talent.   Beneficial strategies, first hand success testimonials and trending topics will be discussed by fellow HR Leaders during The Art of Attracting and Retaining Talent track.  

  • Strategies for Recruiting Top Talent
  • New Talent in an Old Industry
  • On-boarding Processes and Techniques
  • Retaining Millennials who want to move up fast.
  • Remaining Competitive with Pay and Benefits
  • Developing Career Paths of Employees within Company 

Keynote Presentations

Keynote Panel: Organizational Culture as a Competitive Advantage

SPEAKERS

Moderator: Tamara Heimonen
Associate Director, HR Research & Advisory Services, McLean & Company

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Judy Edge
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, FedEx Corporation

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Shawn Bryant
Vice President, Finance - North American and EMEA Payroll Operations at American Express, American Express

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Keynote Panel: Organizational Culture as a Competitive Advantage

This panel of top level executives will come together to address and discuss how to develop and foster a company culture by using recognition, reward, transparency and compensation versus replicating the hot culture of the moment. The attendees will hear a dynamic discussion coming from the point of views of both an HR executive and VP of Finance.

Breakout Presentations

The Evolution of Bank of America's Life Event Services Team

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Lori Henkel
SVP, Global Human Resources- GHR Life Event Services Executive, Bank of America

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The Evolution of Bank of America's Life Event Services Team

Lori's presentation will focus on sharing the story of Bank of America's Life Event Services team, an in-house Global HR team dedicated to supporting employees, retirees and in certain situations, family members, who are impacted by a significant life events including taking a leave of absence, retiring from the company, facing a terminal illness, experiencing the loss of a loved one, critical events such as a natural disaster, or domestic violence. The team also supports our employees who are transitioning gender within the workplace.

 
Key Takeaways:
  • How the BAC Life Event Services (LES) team was created
  • The services offered by Bank of America's Life Event Services team
  • Lessons learned from the evolution of LES
  • Impact of our services to our clients and our LES teammates
Diversity & Inclusion and the Corporate Bottom-line:

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DK Bartley
Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition, Dentsu Aegis Network

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Diversity & Inclusion and the Corporate Bottom-line:

There are many misconceptions around implementing D&I. what are some proven tactics that work and also removes these challenges?

 

Studies show that most companies that actively promote a formal D & I initiative are more successful and gain a significant increase in revenue. This puts diversity & inclusion in a very different light. Many of the other structural benefits of creating a targeted strategy will start to organically happen and present new opportunities, particularly now in a digital economy, focused on Millennials. Linking diversity and inclusion goals to the corporate bottom-line is a differentiator. This session is design to talk about those barriers, provide proven examples that work and allow attendees to come away with a preliminary framework, of how to build the D&I business case and effectively communicate to the business in a language other than HR speak.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • What are Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices 
  • Understanding how D & I can be a revenue generator no matter what company or size 
  • What are D & I KPI’s and how do they work
  • Insuring executive sponsorship and creating the D & I business case
Gremlins in the Attic: Uncovering Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

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Heather E. Vogel, MHRD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief Talent Officer, The Children’s Home Society of Florida

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Gremlins in the Attic: Uncovering Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

We know diversity efforts help us to increase our talent pools and retention. What we don’t know is that unconscious bias may be lurking underneath, undermining all the good we’re doing. Bias, hidden in the form of an unfair act or policy, costs an enormous amount of lost business, turnover and litigation. This session will provide a background on unconscious bias theory, explore how it applies to people processes and present strategies for reducing it in the workplace.

Key Takeaways:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Define the term, unconscious bias.
  • Diagnose the characteristics and behaviors of unconscious, subtle and disguised bias.
  • Implement strategies for increasing awareness of and mitigating unconscious bias.
Engaging Top Talent Through Technology

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Michael Pratt
Director of Partnership Development, Orange Tree Employment Screening

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Engaging Top Talent Through Technology

The US is facing the toughest employment market to date.  How will your business keep up with the demand for top talent?  We'll show you how to best leverage technology for the hiring needs of your organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why candidate engagement is critical
  • Marketplace trends for employment
  • How technology can engage your candidates
  • How to apply these principles in the fight to hire top talent