The Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas NV
March 5-7th, 2017

The Art of Attracting and Retaining Talent

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 

Breakout Presentations

Panel Discussion: Retention of Top Talent

SPEAKERS

Colin Beynon
Vice President of Human Resources, DHL Express U.S.

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Dave DeFreitas
Group CFO, Corporate Services, Caterpillar Inc.

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Panel Discussion: Retention of Top Talent

Panel Discussion 

Selling the Insurance Industry - Attracting and Retaining Millennials

SPEAKERS

Ray Stevens
Asst. VP, Talent Management, The Hanover Insurance Group

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Selling the Insurance Industry - Attracting and Retaining Millennials

Insurance isn't sexy. It's tough to attract millennial talent looking for high tech, innovative roles with flexible work schedules. But brand, reputation and growth remain important in all companies. Looking to attract and retain millennials? This session outlines how Hanover Insurance is appealing to the next generation of workers.

Key Takeaways:

  • Market research and industry talent trends
  • Creative ways to address talent challenges
  • The importance of pipelining
  • Retention strategies that work

 

 
Generational Differences in the Workplace- How to Recruit &Retain

SPEAKERS

Jill Kreissl
Vice President, Human Resources, 21st Century Oncology

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Generational Differences in the Workplace- How to Recruit &Retain

How to recruit, motivate and retain a workforce that spans the generations.

Key Takeaways:
  • One size does not fit all
  • Leverage the skills and competencies of all people
  • Build a brand as a company that truly values diversity. That’s what makes a great place to work.
 
Millennials - Our Future Leaders and Their Expectations

SPEAKERS

Angela Batterson
Vice President, Global Human Resources, NewNet Communication Technologies

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Millennials - Our Future Leaders and Their Expectations

Millennials will be our future leaders around the globe. By 2020, Millennials will make up 50% of our workforce. Digital communication using the latest technology is second nature to them. As Millennials become our future leaders, companies that learn to embrace change; especially with communication, development and retention, will win the talent capitalization game. Companies will need to spend time creating initiatives to put in place and finding out what will work best for each individual company. Are you and your company ready for our future leaders?

Key Takeaways:

  • Find balance with generational difference
  • Adapt to our future leaders communication style - mobile communication, text blasts, twitter, etc.
  • Create the value proposition for the employee - Millennials have a need to understand the business and how they add value in making the company successful
  • Create a flexible work environment
  • Invest in training & development , regardless if Millennials job-hop every couple of years
Fast Track Recruiting

SPEAKERS

Karen King
VP of Talent Management, projekt202

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Fast Track Recruiting

In many industries, the revenue of the company is predicated on how quickly recruiting can fill roles. The speaker will share 10 easy-to-implement steps for fast-tracking your recruiting process and actual data on how this process is working for her team to help you recruit like a rock star.  

Key Takeaways:

  • a framework that recruiters can use to quickly fill roles 
  • an understanding for the importance of having strong relationships and good communication with hiring managers and leaders in the organization
  • an understanding for the importance of understanding the dynamics for hiring at their company

SPEAKERS

Terry Westfahl
Principal / Vice President of Human Resources, GRAEF

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"Why you gotta be so mean?" Address Bad Behavior by Bullies Before Your Best and Brightest go Bye-Bye.

Caustic coworkers are one of the top pain points for HR leaders, and consistent reason for key employee turnover. The focus is to shine a laser-focused beam of light on the, now irrefutable, epidemic of workplace bullying, its impact on retention, and the case against and the correction of the existence of this inhumane tactic by the least ethical among us. Intended to uplift!

Key Takeaways:

  • What the cost is of doing nothing,
  • Why, when dealing with bullies, doing something isn't always better than doing nothing,
  • How to respond to push back comments from senior management when you suggest taking action and they say "You're being too sensitive! That's just (insert bully's name here) being (insert bully's name here)," and
  • The map and methodology to mean-free meetings and other dealings in the workplace.
Tools and Techniques for the art of attracting and retaining talent

SPEAKERS

Jason Westenskow
VP of Human Resources, Zachry Corporation

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Tools and Techniques for the art of attracting and retaining talent

In the pursuit of talent, how can you keep up with the Kardashians and the Jones? Lead, or at least keep up with, the market to attract and retain the best talent for your business? What are the most effective ways to build and maintain your employment proposition? 

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Know what you're looking for - sell first and screen second
  • Create success profiles - internally and externally
  • Be specific - in what you can and can't do
  • Be flexible - don't let an outdated process spoil your talent search or retention efforts
Building a Movement at IDEA Public Schools

SPEAKERS

Phillip Garza
Chief College and Diversity Officer, IDEA Public Schools

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Building a Movement at IDEA Public Schools

IDEA aims to democratize higher education, building a network of high-performing public schools that achieves its mission, "College For All." In this pursuit, it is building movement across regions that provide each student an extraordinary college-preparatory education.  This session dives deep into IDEA’s talent cultivation, acquisition, engagement and retention strategies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Talent starts with mission, vision and values
  • Recruitment isn’t a phase, it is a constant
  • Scale demands exceptional management
  • Great people know great people
  • Tools help, but judgment transforms