Founder and CEO
A: Establishing the Connection Between Employee Experience & Customer Experience
Employees’ expectations of their experiences at work are evolving. Similar to their customer experiences, they want an overall employee experience that fits more seamlessly into their lives. In the past, organizations have focused on their own priorities as an employer, but that pendulum has swung. Organizations should start with the employee lifecycle, and identify moments that matter; where the employee and employer needs are most aligned. A design thinking approach can be used to engage employees in the process of identifying and designing a best fit solution. In this roundtable, we will lead participants through a discussion that explores what employee experience (EX) is and how it relates to employee engagement along with tips to approaching, assessing and improving the employee experience.
Sponsored By: McLean & Company
B: Beyond the Hype: How Blockchain for HR and Recruitment Might Just Be the Next Game Changer
In this roundtable we will start with a clear definition of blockchain and hear how it can be applied to HR processes focussed on recruitment and talent management. Attendees will learn how to navigate the complexities of this new application and review the cost savings and productivity benefits.
Jaspreet Randhawa, Founder & CEO, resourceverified
C: The Rise of a Gig Economy: Managing a New Normal
By 2020 Intuit predicts that 43% of the US workforce or 60 million people will be gig economy workers (consultants, freelancers, contractors, part-time) and we will be managing a workforce of full-time employees to a more blended workforce. These workers will help fill-in skill gaps, particularly with the rising competition for cyber and AI roles. In this roundtable, you’ll learn how HR can make the most of this gig economy.
D: The Missing Link in Strategic Leadership: Developing the Next Generation
Thinking beyond the next move, asking higher level questions, critical thinking, communication, and leadership presence are highly sought after traits by high-performing organizations. Yet there is a material gap between need and competence in strategic leadership. Change is inevitable and not easy; exemplary executives know this and that strategic leadership is difficult to teach. The long-term strategic opportunity lies with middle management being the champion and protagonist of change. Yet, how should strategic opportunity be leveraged? Join this roundtable discussion to hear the latest research on how to close the gap between need and competence in strategic leadership, as well as share case studies on organizational transformative learning that results in higher performance for initiatives and KPIs, increased employee engagement, enhanced problem-solving and improved life and work balance.
Sponsored By: DDJ Myers
E: Eliminating the White Noise: Driving Cohesion & Collaboration Across a Multigenerational Workforce
Never before has there been such a diversity of generations in the workforce. With competition for talent on the rise, there is even greater urgency to develop a culture of employee commitment, and that all starts with understanding how your multiple generations wish to continually improve and grow. Each group has their own sets of values, needs and motivators. During this roundtable we will address the impact of different generations and the impact of HR, and understand what makes each generation tick, so that attendees may begin to craft a corporate HR strategy that meets their needs and motivates performance.
F: Navigating the Unknown: HR’s Role in Crisis Management
Given what happened with Equifax, Facebook, the natural disasters, recent shootings, and harassment issues, how can we as CHROs best prepare our workforce to effectively lead, communicate with, and inspire employees through crisis or the worst of times for an organization? Attend this roundtable and learn how HR can be more involved in the crisis planning process and how to develop the training and mechanisms to mitigate potential problems the company – and employees- might face.
G: Managing Ethical Practices in the Digital Age
Now, more than ever, ethics is “the price of admission in high-performing organizations.” Ensuring business -wide ethical practices have grown more difficult in the digital age. This Ignite will discuss how HR Leaders must expand their ethical charges, including the ethical use of data, the role of technology and the risk factors at play.
H: Focusing on Inclusion vs. Diversity
This roundtable will explain how a siloed focus on diversity and not inclusion can promote disconnection and marginalization. Learn how to use inclusion to create new cultures that brings diversity rather than a primary focus on diversity for its sake.