HR Daily Advisor 2018 | Igniting Engagement for Performance and Retention
March 8-9 | Savannah, GA
HR Daily Advisor 2018 is the year’s premier HR conference, arming today’s professionals with proven strategies for fostering talent, nurturing employee wellness, strengthening the employment brand, and other data-backed tips to boost employee retention and business performance. In addition to dynamic keynotes by engagement and culture influencers, this two-day event features tracked sessions, live broadcasts of BLR’s award-winning HR Works podcast, and superior networking opportunities in the heart of Savannah.
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Get the Latest Developments on:
- New data underscoring the business case on why C-suite executives need to invest in employee engagement (like the $350 billion national cost of lost productivity)
- Why your benefit communication strategy could be failing and how to make your total rewards statements stand out from the pack
- The most effective ways to provide feedback to successfully manage performance management
- How to communicate your wellness program’s “invaluable” benefits—and measure them against objective data, such as productivity, retention, absenteeism, and more, to get to a truer sense of the VOI
- Revelations from high performance organizations on how to increase market share, customer satisfaction, and profitability
Wallet-friendly tricks for enhancing company culture
- And much more!
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2018 Program Agenda
TRACK 1: Wellness & Benefits
TRACK 2: Engagement & Culture
|7:00 am – 8:00 am||Registration & Breakfast|
|8:00 am – 8:15 am||Welcome Remarks from BLR’s HR Daily Advisor|
|Get a high-level view of the state of employee engagement, workplace culture, and wellness programs—and the all-important correlation among the three—as BLR’s HR Daily Advisor editors share some of the latest developments impacting what truly makes a best place to work.|
|8:15 am – 9:15 am||Kickoff Keynote: Building a Magnetic Culture—How to Attract & Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce|
|Presented by: Kevin Sheridan, Employee Engagement and Management Expert and Best-Selling Author
To become the best in the business, it is essential to employ the best people. But how do employers build a staff that is ready and able to take an organization to its next level? Inspired by the best-selling book, this dynamic keynote focuses on how to attract talented employees to the workplace, empower them, and sustain an environment in which they are more likely to stay. Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, Kevin Sheridan gives you the strategies and tactics to transform your organization by creating and maintaining a magnetic culture.
-How to redefine employee engagement
|9:30 am – 10:30 am||10 Ways to Make Your Company a Best Place to Work|
|Companies strive to make those coveted top 10, 50, 100 best places to work lists that job sites, media outlets, and publishers unveil annually, such as Glassdoor, Fortune, Forbes—the list goes on. What are the common themes among small-to-mid size employers that consistently make the cut?
This session will reveal:
-Why some workplaces are marked for greatness—and tell-tale signs that others won’t make the cut
|10:00 am – 6:00 pm||Exhibits Open|
|10:30 am – 11:00 am||Networking, Exhibits & Refreshments|
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||Employee Engagement to Drive Business Success: ROI You Can Take to the Bank (and to the CEO)|
|Presented by: Jill Christensen, Jill Christensen International
Disengaged employees can be a death knell for business. HR consultancy McLean & Company found that a company can kiss goodbye $3,400 of every $10,000 spent on a disengaged employee’s salary. In the United States alone, this adds up to $350 billion in lost productivity its research concludes. On the flip side, an engaged workforce drives growth and profitability.
This session will deliver:
-Cold-hard facts the C-suite won’t be able to ignore on why your organization needs to invest in employee engagement
|12:15 pm – 1:15 pm||A Proven Formula for Aligning Corporate Culture with Business Strategy|
|Does your company’s culture match where the business leaders want the organization to go? How can you tell? It’s time to roll up your sleeves as we dive into examining whether the cultural DNA of your company matches where the company is heading—and what you can do to get it back on track if things are currently misaligned.
-Why it’s so important to identify your company’s true strategic business priorities—regardless of what everyone says the focus should be on, e.g., innovation, efficiency, customer service, employment brand, quality, or other attributes
|1:15 pm – 2:15 pm||Networking Lunch|
|2:15 pm – 3:15 pm||Afternoon Breakouts|
Wellness & Benefits
You’ve invested a lot of time and money in your wellness program. The problem is that employees don’t seem engaged and aren’t participating the way you had hoped. This session, led by a benefits communication expert, will deliver a road map for educating the workforce on your company’s benefits through total rewards statements and other strategic communications that foster engagement and gets them to actually take advantage of—and appreciate—the valuable resources available to them.
-The top 5 reasons benefit communication strategies fail
Engagement & Culture
There was a push to replace traditional annual performance reviews, and many larger employers like Adobe, Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte, Dell, and General Electric hopped on the bandwagon. But, recent research suggests that doing away with formal ratings might backfire. CEB reported that at organizations where performance-rating systems had been abandoned, employee performance dropped by 10 percent. Engagement went down, too, by 6 percent.
This session will provide:
-Research into the most effective ways to provide feedback to today’s workforce
|3:15 pm – 3:45 pm||Networking, Exhibits & Refreshments|
|3:45 pm – 4:45 pm||Afternoon Breakouts Continue|
Wellness & Benefits
Return on investment (ROI) or value of investment (VOI)—which should you be measuring to evaluate the success of your wellness program? The answer is it depends, as the right choice often depends largely on company culture and program size.
This session will explain:
-Examples of how business culture and goals factor into employee wellness program success
Eighty-five percent of intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) individuals are unemployed in the United States, representing a strong pool of talent that largely goes untapped, noted DirectEmployers. It added that the Institute for Corporate Productivity research shows that over a five-year period, over 33 percent of high performance organizations employing IDD workers experienced increased market share, customer satisfaction, and profitability and said their IDD employees were good matches for their open positions. This session is chock full of stories illustrating why hiring and developing talent with IDDs is good for promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion, and the business’s bottom line.
-Business and talent benefits of hiring workers with IDDs
|4:45 pm – 6:00 pm||Networking Happy Hour|
|6:00 pm||Exhibits Close for the Day|
|6:00 am – 6:45 am||Early Bird Meet-Up (Mindful Meditation or Power Walk)|
|7:00 am – 8:00 am||Breakfast
|7:00 am – 3:15 pm||Exhibits Open|
|8:00 am – 9:00 am||Opening Keynote|
|9:15 am – 10:15 am||Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: How to Create and Manage Effective, Collaborative, and Inspired Teams|
|Exceptional teamwork can take your company from good to great. This session will reveal the secrets workplaces that rock share for establishing and maintaining cultures that are collaborative and positively impact their business goals.You’ll learn:
-How to create a seamless flow of communication—a key challenge many employers face amid today’s distributed workforce
|10:15 am – 10:45 am||Networking, Exhibits & Refreshments|
|10:45 am – 11:45 am||20 Budget-Friendly Tricks for Enhancing Company Culture|
|Nap pods; unlimited, free food; laundry service. These are just some examples of employee perks that companies like Google provide to the workforce. But, Google, and companies like it, have deep pockets that many small-to-mid-size employers just don’t have. And, when thinking about organizational culture, perks are just one slice of the pie. To truly embrace and enhance business culture, workplaces need to pay close attention to other factors, too, such as employee engagement, collaboration, values, and personal and professional goals.
This session will provide:
-Low-to-no cost ways that work for boosting your company’s culture
|11:55 am – 12:55 pm||Panel: Company Leaders Who Practice What Their Cultures Preach|
|This panel brings together C-level executives from a variety of industries that represent some of the nation’s top small-to-mid size employment brands to share how their approach to talent management supports their respective footholds as leading innovators, efficient product producers, all-star customer service providers, and more. Their companies have achieved great business success and their insights will provide actionable ways your company leaders can earn the workforce’s respect, trust, and buy-in into your culture, too, depending on what your strategy business focus is.
-What these company executives have done to partner with departmental leaders to steer their positive culture on the straight and narrow course to success
|12:55 pm – 1:55 pm||Networking Lunch|
|1:55 pm – 2:55 pm||Afternoon Breakouts|
Wellness & Benefits
Can workplace wellness programs translate into bottom line financial and strategic results? You bet they can! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that individual and family health issues saps productivity at U.S.-based companies to the tune of $1,685 per employee (or collectively) $225.8 billion per year. The link between wellness and health, and engagement and overall business success shouldn’t come as a total surprise. Healthier people are often happier and experience lower rates of absenteeism. Wellness programs may also be a big benefit for companies looking to boost retention rates and their recruitment efforts. But, how are today’s wellness plans different from those of the past, and what can businesses expect in terms of the return on investment when rolling out new initiatives to employees’ financial health, trends in parental and caregiver leave, bettering mental and emotional health, managing stress and anxiety and more?
This session will cover:
-Research demonstrating incentives today’s employees want and those they likely could care less about
Engagement & Culture
Engaged workers care, disengaged workers don’t—and your business will pay for it. Annual employment engagement surveys can still be a useful tool for taking a barometer on employee commitment. The problem is the results rarely lead to proactive changes. Businesses that approach engagement more holistically, by marrying engagement surveys with people analytics have a better chance of success. People analytics can deliver valuable insights into whether employees believe their ideas are valued, how involved they are in making decisions, and whether there’s room for their growth at the company.
This session will cover:
-The most meaningful ways people analytics can be used to get a pulse on engagement/disengagement at your company
|2:55 pm – 3:15 pm||Networking & Refreshments|
|3:15 pm||Exhibits Close|
|3:15 pm – 4:15 pm||Afternoon Breakouts Continue|
Wellness & Benefits
Wellness programs can help lower health care costs and boost productivity in the workplace, since absenteeism rates may diminish when workers aren’t sick as often. Many employers have rolled out or are considering launching wearables-based initiatives to help employees stay on track with fitness and overall health goals. Others are taking it a step further by inserting wearables into company identification badges so they can track and measure employee well being. For instance, Humanyze, a Boston-based start-up, has launched an opt-in “Sociometric Badge,” a microwearable that collects data on the workforce and analyzes it to identify trends. Badge sensors track posture, location, tone, and conversation speed.
This is certainly an emerging area, and during this forward-facing session, HR leaders will learn:
-The latest statistics on why companies are rolling out wearables-based initiatives right now—and examples of companies that are experiencing desired results
Engagement & Culture
Baby boomers continue to retire at a steady rate, and there are three other generations at work now, too—the Gen Xers, the Millennials, and the emerging Gen Z workforce. Companies are faced with the big dilemma of how to effectively manage and lead these diverse subsets of the employee base. Right now, MIllennials (Gen Y) represent the largest workforce segment, according to Pew Research Center’s analysis of the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data. That means Millennials are also taking on more management roles. But do Millennials want to rework the way things are currently managed by their baby boomer and Gen X counterparts? And if so, how? This session will provide the latest research on what it takes to lead and manage in this multi-generational workforce.
-What employees from each generation tend to value most—and how to manage them accordingly
|4:15 pm||Conference Adjourns|
Venue and Accommodations
14 Barnard Street
Savannah, Georgia, USA, 31401
Room Rate: $189
Call 1-888-421-1442 for Reseverations.
Reference Workplace Violence Conference room block when making reservation.
Reservation cut-off date: February 7, 2018
Self-Parking: Andaz Savannah is attached to the Whitaker Street Garage, with convenient underground parking or valet parking is $28 per night.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided both days.
Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks provided on Day One.
Morning refreshment break only provided on Day Two.
Welcome reception immediately following the final session of Day One.
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Recertification Credit Information
This program has been pre-approved for 12.0 hours of general recertification credit toward PHR and SPHR recertification. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
Business & Legal Resources (BLR) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 12.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM Certification website at www.shrm.org/certification.