2018 Human Capital Forum: Employee Experience in the Digital Era
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Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading HR executives for our 2018 Human Capital Forum: Employee Experience in the Digital Era in San Francisco. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that HR executives are facing going into 2018, with an agenda geared specifically towards CHROs, Chief People Officers, Chief Talent Officers, Chief Learning Officers and Chief Diversity Officers, as well as VPs and Directors of HR, talent, learning & development, change management, and HR analytics in a leadership role. Key topics that we will discuss include (but not limited to):
- Building a consumer and digital HR organization
- Using an agile approach in talent recruitment and employee development
- Leveraging technology to enhance the employee experience and workplace collaboration
- The future of HR as a business partner and strategic advisor
- Identifying and developing the next generation of leadership within the organization
Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will provide you with actionable takeaways to bring back to the office, as well as the opportunity to both strengthen and expand your network of peers. We look forward to hosting you in the Bay area!
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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Uber View Bio »
Mr. Pranesh Anthapur joined Uber about 7 months ago as VP of HR, supporting several business lines. He is currently building his team and providing leadership for the culture turn-around efforts in the company. He is based in San Francisco.
Prior to Uber, Pranesh served as the first Chief People Officer at Nutanix Inc. for over two and half years. As the first CPO at Nutanix, he scaled the company from 500+ to over 3000+ people globally, built the People team and introduced several people processes including their first performance review process. He was also a member of the executive team that took the company to a successful public listing in 2016.
Prior to Nutanix, Pranesh served as the Vice President of HR at Walmart eCommerce, where he helped develop the Walmart Labs brand, building the division's talent channels and capabilities on a global scale for more than two years. He held various positions in HR and in Business Operations over 13 years at Yahoo!.
Pranesh studied Engineering followed by a Masters in Management Studies from India.
River City Bank View Bio »
Amii Barnard-Bahn is a passionate culture builder with over 20 years of experience helping executives and teams to achieve transformational leadership and sustainable business results. Amii currently serves as SVP HR for River City Bank, California's premier business bank with assets of $2 billion. Amii partners with organizations to develop high performing leaders and teams, and coaches executives who are dedicated to improving their organizational impact.
Amii’s expertise is built upon her corporate background as a Senior Executive and Board Advisor with more than 20 years of success across the healthcare, financial services, and entertainment industries. Prior to River City Bank, as Chief Administrative Officer for the California Dental Association, she created the infrastructure to drive operational agility and led a reorganization resulting in an upgrade of IT and HR functions for the $100 million non-profit association. She previously spent five years as Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer with McKesson, where she designed and executed compliance strategy for the $137 billion Fortune 5 company’s most profitable business unit with $90 billion in revenues and 6,500 employees in 40 international locations. Here she led implementation of a five-year strategic plan that reduced risk, improved operational efficiency, and increased employee engagement. Prior to this, she worked for eleven years with Fireman’s Fund (a subsidiary of Allianz) where she managed a $2 million budget and directed HR and employment law strategy. She brings this wealth of “in the trenches” experience in service to organizations, understanding the challenges today’s leaders face on a daily basis.
Amii holds a BA in English from Tufts University, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She has served on multiple non-profit boards, including currently as a Leadership Committee Member with 2020 Women on Boards. She has taught Corporate Compliance & Ethics at Golden Gate University School of Law and is a frequent speaker on topics including leadership development, employee engagement, and ethical culture.
Invitation Homes View Bio »
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SilkRoad View Bio »
Lilith Christiansen is the Vice President of Onboarding Solutions for SilkRoad and the author of the book Successful Onboarding. With 20 years of consulting experience, Lilith has helped many global organizations design and implement strategic onboarding programs which enabled them to drive key business outcomes for new hires and the organization as a whole. Lilith leverages her experience to help SilkRoad clients design, implement, and optimize global onboarding programs to enable organizations to achieve Talent Activation.
Ayco View Bio »
Adam is senior vice president and head of product strategy―wellness. In this role, he is responsible for Ayco’s Foundational Counseling business, including economic and market strategy, key relationships, product design and development. Adam is a member of Ayco’s Management Committee.
Prior to his current role, Adam was senior vice president and co-head of Digital Business Strategy, responsible for formulating Ayco’s digital strategy across businesses and firm initiatives, and was a vice president in Ayco’s Corporate Development Group, focusing on creating sales and marketing strategies and enhancing sales operations. He also spent 10 years in the legal department, leading legal support for firmwide initiatives and regulatory activities.
Prior to joining the firm, Adam practiced law at Holland & Knight LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
Adam has a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from William & Mary School of Law.
Uber View Bio »
Liane Hornsey is Chief Human Resources Officer at Uber. She leads efforts in scaling Uber's entrepreneurial, start-up culture across more than 60 global offices.
Previously, Liane was the Chief Administrative Officer & Operating Partner of Softbank Group International, where she helped a number of portfolio companies hire diverse and high performing employees. Before SoftBank, Liane spent nearly a decade at Google, where she led People Operations for Global Business, and became Google's first female Vice President in HR. During her Google tenure, she worked directly with Nikesh Arora, the company's Chief Business Officer, and Omid Kordestani, a senior advisor, as she grew and inspired some of the largest teams across multiple offices.
Outside of work, Liane is the proud mom of two children, and regularly runs half marathons
The Honest Company View Bio »
Janis Hoyt is the Chief People Officer of The Honest Company, which was launched in 2012 with a mission to inspire and empower people to live a happy and healthy life.
As Chief People Officer, Hoyt oversees all people functions including the HR, Talent Management, Recruiting and Workplace teams. A seasoned HR executive with 20+ years of experience, Hoyt has held leadership positions at major companies in the Healthcare, Consumer Packed Goods, Retail, and Technology industries. Prior to The Honest Company, Hoyt was Vice President of Human Resources at Blue Shield of California where she was responsible for driving people strategies for all corporate functions and leading several key initiatives in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion, Mergers & Acquisitions and Talent Management. She is a certified Executive Coach and deeply believes in coaching business leaders as well as developing high performing teams. Hoyt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of California Berkley and a Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development from University of San Francisco.
The Honest Company is a mission-driven company that provides 100+ trusted and delightful products across a wide range of consumer categories, including baby, personal care, home care, and vitamins & supplements, to a passionate community of consumers united by values and style. Honest products are available across the U.S. via honest.com and honestbeauty.com, as well as at a wide range of retailers across North America such as Target, Whole Foods, Costco and Ulta Beauty. The Honest Company is privately held and headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
Since its inception, the mission-driven Company has donated over fifteen million products and over 15,400 employee participation hours through it's Honest to Goodness program. Honest has been honored with a wide range of recognitions and awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Los Angeles Region, ACG Award for Social Responsibility, PC Magazine’s Seal of Consumer Approval in Tech, three Allure Best of Beauty Awards, as well as the Pioneer in Sustainability Award by the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles. Honest is honored to be named top 100 innovators in Diversity and Inclusion.
Whole Foods Market View Bio »
Eric Hunn is Vice President of People for Post's active nutrition brands, which includes PowerBar and Premier Protein among others. He oversees the people teams for a diverse and fast-growing category of brands based in North America and Europe.
Prior to that he was the co-interim Head of Global Human Resources for Whole Foods Market, and the Head of Human Resources for Whole Foods Market, California Inc. where he oversaw the HR, learning & development, recruiting, and legal functions for 9,000-employees. At Whole Foods he launched a company-wide initiative to replace the annual performance review with a lightweight, quarterly, and theme-based series of development-focused conversations. He also led an initiative to improve the front-line employee experience for all 90,000 employees by creating a number of new employee commitments, including allowing any store employee to get two days off in a row and ending so-called ‘open availability’ schedules to better balance employees’ personal lives with work.
Prior to joining Whole Foods, he was the Director of Human Resources for Ghirardelli Chocolate. Eric began his career as a Presidential Management Fellow working in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). His first foray into human resources began at OMB where he was the liaison between the White House and the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. From there he moved into management consulting for federal agencies working on designing human capital and performance management initiatives.
Eric is passionate about flexible workplaces and tries to bring high-freedom workplace practices more often associated with the tech sector to CPG and retail organizations. He believes in finding creative ways to make work feel less like work so employees can show up as themselves and not feel the need to put on their work persona.
Eric lives in Lafayette, California with his wife and two young sons. He is currently the Chairman of the Contra Costa County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission, as well as a leader for his eldest son's Cub Scout Den.
Plantronics View Bio »
InaMarie Johnson is senior vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer at Plantronics. In this role, she supports the company's broad business objectives and sets strategic direction for people and culture to drive innovation and growth.
Johnson joined Plantronics in 2015 and has over twenty years of experience in human resources leadership. Previously, she was senior vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer at UTi Worldwide, a $4 billion non-asset-based supply chain management company with more than 370 offices in over sixty countries. During her four years with UTi, she and her team established engagement and development programs at all levels of the company along with change management tools. She spent a decade at Honeywell, where she provided human resources leadership for the transportation systems and specialty materials divisions, including organizational design, talent management, compensation, employee and labor relations, staffing, learning and diversity. She also held various human resources leadership positions for six years at The Clorox Company.
Johnson is a featured leader in the 2014 book Leading Well: The Essence of Wholehearted Inspirational Leaders and has been published in the Harvard Business Review and other business publications on a variety of leadership topics. She is a board member of Harbor Interfaith Services, a non-profit organization serving the homeless and working poor based in Southern California.
Mechanics Bank View Bio »
Jacqueline McCormick was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Mechanics Bank in 2016 and is a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee. She is responsible for creating the company's strategic vision for staffing, employee relations, training, organizational development, compensation, and benefits. She plays a major role in the company's overall performance, leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness, M&A activities, and elevating team performance through innovative leadership.
Ms. McCormick most recently served as President of DJM Consulting, Inc., an HR consulting firm for high growth, start-up and mid-sized organizations. Her clients included First Look Media, BlueFeet Software and NeoTract, Inc., among others. During her 20 years in Human Resources, she spent 11 years at Fremont Bank serving as Vice President, Human Resources and three years as Human Resources Manager for Irwin Home Equity.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior with honors from the University of San Francisco. She is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School (University of Washington). Ms. McCormick is a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP), and holds a Human Capital Strategist Certification (HCS).
Ms. McCormick looks forward to continuing her service with the Northern California Human Resources Association’s (NCHRA) Greater Tri-Valley Chapter (2014 -2016 Chair) and as First Vice President of non-profit, Kidango, Inc.
PeopleFluent View Bio »
Julia Méndez is Principal Business Consultant for the Workforce Compliance and Diversity Solutions division and a team member of the Peoplefluent Research Institute. She is based out of the New Orleans office. Ms. Méndez’s current duties include overseeing the training programs for customers as well as creating content and delivering training in areas such as equal employment opportunity (EEO), affirmative action (AA) compliance, and diversity. She also has over 20 years of experience in assisting clients through OFCCP compliance reviews, and offering technical assistance both to clients and internal customers. She has also been invited to speak at national, regional and local conferences on topics such as recruiter compliance with AAPs, regulatory requirements for veterans, and individuals with disabilities, updates on EEO laws and settlements, as well as recognizing unconscious bias and other diversity topics.
Ms. Méndez is a graduate of University of New Orleans where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. She also has a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University where she graduated with distinction. Ms. Mendez was appointed in 2016 by the governor of Louisiana to the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights. She holds a Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute, is a Society of Human Resources Professional Certified Professional, is a Certified Employment Law Specialist from Columbia Southern University, is a Certified Affirmative Action Professional from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity as well as is a Certified Diversity Professional through the Institute for Diversity Certification.
Memberships in professional organizations include the Louisiana Liaison Group (LLG) where she served in 2007 and 2008 as President and continues to serve on the board; Society for Human Resource Management; New Orleans SHRM where she served as Diversity Chairperson from 2007-2011; Society for Diversity, and is a member and past Personnel Committee Chair for the American Association for Access, Equality, and Diversity for which she contributed monthly to their EEO Tips section of their email publication. She also serves on the editorial board for INSIGHT into Diversity and is active with the Inclusion Allies Coalition.
Randstad Sourceright View Bio »
Michelle Prince provides strategic human capital leadership in the areas of leadership development, employee engagement, organization design, organization effectiveness, career development and mobility, HR analytics, and innovative learning techniques. Michelle has over 25 years of national and international experience in HR solutions, technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and financial services, working for market leaders Randstad, First Data, Novartis and Siemens.
In her current role, Michelle is responsible for ensuring Randstad learning and development investments are optimized to deliver business results and create a strong leadership pipeline for the company. Randstad is a global leader in human capital solutions headquartered in Diemen, Netherlands with over 36,000 corporate employees working from over 4,500 locations, across 42 countries, employing over 625,000 people.
Michelle holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Science in Human Resources from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Binghamton University.
Michelle is a frequent speaker and media contributor on the topics of workplace issues and trends. Her personal passion for supporting the professional development of women leaders, particularly in the STEM fields, is demonstrated in her various coaching, mentoring and volunteer efforts. She is an Advisory Council Member for George Mason University Executive & Professional Education, Advisory Board Member for Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Atlanta Chapter (hbanet.org), Advisory Board Member of JF&CS (jfcsatl.org), a repeat mentor for Pathbuilders (pathbuilders.com) and has helped establish several successful women's networking and development groups.
Instacart View Bio »
Guissu Baier is Senior Employment Counsel at Instacart, the on-demand grocery delivery platform. As Instacart’s primary legal advisor on workforce issues, she advises on all aspects of employment law matters including wage and hour compliance, corporate practices and policies. She manages employment-related administrative and regulatory matters before state and federal agencies and advises on legislative and policy initiatives. Before joining Instacart as its first in-house employment attorney, Guissu served as Visa's global in-house employment counsel.
She began her career as a litigator at the national labor and employment law firm Littler Mendelson. She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics and Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.
Pandora Media View Bio »
Kristen is responsible for Pandora’s global people strategies and operations. She’s committed to amplifying Pandora’s culture, which is grounded in a deep sense of purpose and principles, and a respect for diversity, calling on people to be themselves. She is dedicated to mentoring up-and-coming talent and enjoys creative, fast-paced environments where people are committed to excellence.
Kristen has developed deep expertise building global teams for technology companies, including Yahoo, Verigy, Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard. Her experience includes finance, marketing, and new venture management, and she combines these perspectives with her passion for HR.
Kristen holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College.
She lives in the south bay with her husband, who is a winemaker. And, she’s a mom to a daughter in med school and a son studying architecture in college.
Kristen is passionate about jazz and can’t live without her Miles Davis and Bad Plus Pandora stations. She’ll mix it up with alt-J, Radiohead and Philip Glass, depending on the mood.
Treasury Wine Estates Americas View Bio »
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Tivo View Bio »
Suzanne is the member of TiVo’s HR leadership team responsible for most aspects of TiVo’s Employee Experience, including talent lifecycle processes, executive, leadership & employee development, organization development, change enablement, and diversity, inclusion & belonging strategies and programs. Suzanne also consults to TiVo executives on specific people aspects of business strategies. Prior to TiVo, Suzanne lead talent and organization development strategies and execution at Blue Shield of California. She has extensive experience as both an internal talent practitioner and external consultant, and is passionate about architecting employee experiences that bring out the amazing in everyone!
University of California View Bio »
Donna Salvo has been with the University of California since 2010 and appointed as Executive Director, Systemwide Talent Management in 2012 responsible for the initiatives related to Systemwide strategies and programs including attracting, hiring, deploying, developing and retaining talent. She focuses on identifying and leading best practices in a systemwide integrated talent management function enabling employees to succeed by strengthening the connections between the employee and their opportunities at UC.
She is known for her expertise in aligning strategies to attract key talent, improve performance, drive leadership effectiveness and employee engagement. She is passionate about advancing the disciplines in talent management by creating positive experiences which resulted in sharing her insights at 2011, 2012, 2013 LinkedIn Talent Connect, 2016 Perspectives, and 2017 HCI conferences and webinars. She was recognized in 2016 with the “Creating an impact in Higher Education” award from Skillsoft/Sum Total. She and her team were also recognized with the Talent Management Bronze award for transformational work in organizational learning and development at the 2017 CLO Symposium+PLUS event.
Donna was involved in the development of the Systemwide Job Site, the deployment of LinkedIn tools to help UC’s Talent Acquisition groups, and the creation of the Systemwide Talent Management Consortium to deliver programs that create a synergy across UC. Additional programs include: The Management Development Program, UC-CORO Systemwide Leadership Collaborative, the People Management Series of e-courses which include Hiring for Success, Onboarding and Performance Management, and UC systemwide first annual People Management Conference supporting the development of UC’s 46,000 people managers.
Prior to joining UC, she held the position of Vice President of H.R. Operations for AAA. In her over 20+ years of experience she has held other top human resources positions with Wells Fargo Bank, Citigroup, Palm Inc., Hexcel, ADP, Transamerica and Colgate-Palmolive.
Indeed View Bio »
As a Senior Manager with the Indeed Employer Insights Team, Aaron Schwartz leads a national team of Recruitment Evangelist's who pair platform data with industry trend analysis to share Indeed’s story and bring the value of the company’s programs and solutions to life. As an evangelist himself, he has helped hundreds of employers optimize their recruitment solutions and make the key hires they need to grow their businesses.
Aaron was a distinguished and award-winning member of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland and also served as a Sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces.
Espresa View Bio »
Alex Shubat is co-founder and CEO of Espresa – a Workplace Employee Programs platform. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Goji FS, a startup in the foodtech space. He co-founded and was the CEO of Virage Logic before it was acquired by Synopsys. He is on the Industry Advisory Boards of Santa Clara University and the University of Toronto. He holds an executive MBA from Stanford University, a Ph.D. from Santa Clara University and a BS/MS from the University of Toronto.
ServiceNow View Bio »
Jen Stroud is an HR Evangelist and Transformation Leader at ServiceNow. In her role, Jen communicates the HR service delivery value proposition to HR leaders and teams, is a trusted HR customer advisor and works with organizations to identify opportunities to elevate their employee service experience. Prior to joining ServiceNow in 2014, she spent 10 years in HR at TTEC, a customer experience and strategy company, and most recently was the Executive Director of Human Capital Services.
In 2012, Jen was responsible for leading an enterprise HR transformation initiative at TTEC. Central to this initiative was the transition from a decentralized HR support model to a Shared Services operating model. The HR portal her team developed leveraging the ServiceNow platform included an extensive HR knowledgebase, a service catalog with over 70 distinct transactions and a sophisticated case management workflow. Her team also successfully launched mobile and chat support to employees around the globe. This transformation initiative boosted employee satisfaction scores by over 50% and enabled her team to reduce headcount costs by $1.6M and achieve an overall ROI of approximately $7.4M.
Jen is passionate about leveraging her HR knowledge and experience to strategize with other organizations on how to improve their HR business outcomes and provide employees with the great workforce experience they want and deserve. Since joining ServiceNow, she has worked with hundreds of organizations across different industries and has discovered that most HR organizations are facing many of the same challenges she faced while at TeleTech: Create a modern digital employee experience, improve how work gets done in HR, and move HR from the back room to the boardroom by automating tasks and removing unnecessary administrative work.
O.C. Tanner View Bio »
David Sturt is an Executive Vice President of O.C. Tanner, a $500 million global recognition and culture company. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love and the newly released companion book, Appreciate.
His work and interviews have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Inc.; and he co-authors a weekly leadership column for Forbes.com.
David has spoken at TEDx, and to thousands of business leaders at conferences around the world, and at companies including Bank of America, Dow Chemical, Nationwide, Tata, Home Depot, and MGM.
David has a bachelor’s degree in Training and Development and an MBA, and has two decades of experience in research, innovation, and leadership. He was born in England, raised in South Africa, and educated in the US and Asia.
David is driven by making a difference in the world.
For a more extensive bio for David, go to www.linkedin.com/in/dsturt
Pandora Media View Bio »
Adelmise is Pandora’s Chief Counsel – Employment, Compensation and Benefits. She advises Human Resources, management, and the Executive Leadership Team on employment matters, compensation and benefits internationally, and manages employment litigation and administrative claims. Adelmise is a strategic partner to Human Resources and the senior leadership, working to develop and implement employment and compensation strategies and initiatives, and ensuring compliance with employment laws.
With 17 years of experience in labor and employment law, Adelmise has represented private companies and government entities. Prior to joining Pandora, she served as employment counsel at Electronic Arts Inc. Before Electronic Arts, she was a Senior Labor and Employment Associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, during which she was seconded to Gap Inc. as an employment counsel. Adelmise also spent several years as employment attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.
Since 2015, Adelmise has served on the Board of the San Francisco-based non-profit organization, the Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), which trains under-served women and girls in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through art and music. She also serves as a frequent speaker on panels discussing relevant employment law-related issues. She received her Juris Doctor Degree from Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, California) and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 8:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
8:35am – 9:10am Fireside Chat featuring Pandora: "The Employee Experience at Pandora: Lessons Learned"
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Join Kristen Robinson and Adelmise Warner as they discuss Pandora’s exciting workplace culture, key factors that make an ideal employee experience, and why this is crucial in every organization.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Employment Counsel and Strategic Partner
9:15am – 9:45am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed: “The Human Side of Hiring”
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In an increasingly automated world, we’re regularly compelled to contend with experiences that threaten to dehumanize us—and the hiring process has not escaped this trend.
Join Indeed’s Recruitment Evangelist, Aaron Schwartz, for an in-depth look at candidates’ decision-making and behavior at specific junctures during the hiring journey. You’ll walk away understanding how to establish a strong connection with job seekers throughout the recruiting process and why doing so has the power to transform your talent pool.
9:45am – 10:10am Networking Break
10:10am – 10:30am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring ServiceNow: "Transforming the Employee Experience Through Service Delivery"
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Creating workplaces that foster innovation and productivity to drive bottom line results is a central concern for every CHRO. Yet so many people today would say that it is not easy to be an employee in their organization and certainly far from frictionless. In their outside lives, employees live in a world where it’s easy to get things done and services experiences are often not only just ok, but delightful. How would the employee experience be different if we treated our employees the same way we treat our customers? What if we put the employee at the center of our HR strategies? In this discussion, we will discuss approaches to reimagining the employee service experience so that our greatest asset, our employees, can get back to the business of moving our organizations forward.
HR Evangelist and Transformation Leader
10:30am – 11:15am Panel Discussion: “Talent Trends Impacting HR in 2018”
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Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
- Transforming talent strategies in the organization
- Aligning talent strategy with the overall business strategy
- Best practices in engaging today’s candidates
- Overcoming workforce challenges and turning it into a competitive advantage
- Creating a resource-rich organization in order to attract and retain the best people and leveraging automation and artificial intelligence
- Attracting and retaining talent for tomorrow’s workforce
- Talent trends impacting HR beyond 2018
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
VP Human Resources
Head of Human Resources (CHRO and Vice President)
Vice President, People
SVP, Global Head Learning & Development
11:20am – 11:40am Networking Break
11:40am – 12:00pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring SilkRoad: "Strategic Onboarding to Drive Business Outcomes"
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Unemployment is low, voluntary attrition is high, and organizations are fighting to find and retain the right caliber of talent. What’s more, organizations are struggling to communicate the impact of their people initiatives on business outcomes such as customer service and revenue performance. Join SilkRoad’s Lilith Christiansen, author Successful Onboarding, for a session on what is strategic onboarding and how to leverage strategic onboarding to drive business outcomes.
VP of Onboarding Solutions
12:00pm – 12:45pm Panel Discussion: “Enhancing Diversity in the Workplace”
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Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
- Defining diversity and inclusion
- Challenges facing in creating a diverse workplace
- Successful initiatives and best practices in identifying D&I issues
- How analytics can measure the impact of successful D&I strategies in your organization
- Leveraging technology to increase diversity in the organization
- Using big data to eliminate workforce discrimination
- Responding to feedback on how diversity and inclusion initiatives impact employees
- Identifying, preventing, and eliminating bias in the workplace
- Future D&I efforts in the organization
Head of Global Talent Management
Chief People Officer
The Honest Company
Principal Business Consultant
Guissu Raafat Baier
Vice President, Human Resources
Executive Director, System-Wide Talent Management
University of California
12:50pm – 1:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Ayco: “Trends in Financial Wellness”
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Amongst a growing trend of Financial Wellness program offerings, there is also a growing expectation by employees that their employer will offer some type of financial benefit. With so many options, it can be difficult to make an informed decision that will also align with your organization’s culture and goals.
Join Adam Hills, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Strategy – Wellness, to learn how to identify and segment the marketplace of available financial wellness program models, evaluate program designs, and understand the difference between sustained engagement strategies (what works well) and flawed design (what doesn’t).
Senior Vice President and Head of Product Strategy―Wellness
1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
2:10pm – 2:30pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Espresa: “Engaging Workplace Programs: Understanding Modern Trends”
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Curious how top companies engage their employees? Workplace programs have become the latest trend in employee benefits. Alex Shubat, CEO of Espresa, will reveal the best practices that your company can immediately implement to create a company culture that fosters employee engagement using a modern digital environment.
2:30pm – 3:15pm Panel Discussion: “Building a High Performance Organizational Culture”
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Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
- Defining culture and how it is linked to the organization’s purpose
- The role of HR in creating and leading a cultural transformation
- How HR can impact organizational culture to align purpose, enhance leadership, and create growth and opportunity in the organization
- Enhancing employee engagement and sustaining a high performing culture
- Cultural barriers encountered and how they are formed
- Main factors that contribute to a high-performing culture
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
River City Bank
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Vice President of Human Resources, Capability and Transformation
Treasury Wine Estates Americas
Executive Vice President, Marketing, O.C. Tanner Institute
3:15pm – 3:30pm Networking Break
3:30pm – 4:05pm Fireside Chat featuring Uber and Treasury Wine Estates: "Building an HR Strategy at Uber"
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In this session, Liane Hornsey will discuss her journey since taking on the CHRO role at Uber, how the HR and people team is building a strategic direction at the organization, and enhancing the overall employee experience.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Vice President of Human Resources, Capability and Transformation
Treasury Wine Estates Americas
4:05pm – 4:10pm Argyle Closing Remarks
4:10pm – 5:10pm Closing Reception
Explore the most critical challenge areas and hot topics for HR leaders such as:
Examine how your organization is using technology to better align HR with the business to drive results, and how these adjustments are impacting the bottom line. Our speakers will discuss:
- Using workforce and predictive analytics to make decisions
- Leveraging mobile and social tools to manage recruiting efforts
- Modernizing the function through adoption of new skillsets
- Sharing the impact of human resources with the executive team
Empowering the workforce
Review the obstacles of building a unique organizational culture through employee engagement, and the importance of finding solutions to develop workforce efficiency. Get briefed on:
- Pinpointing employee needs and wants through effective communication
- Measuring the success of training initiatives and learning opportunities
- Providing engaging learning and development options for staff
- Deploying tools to nurture leaders and grow engagement from within
Recruiting top talent
Reflect on major issues that are intrinsic to identifying top talent and maintaining a high level of engagement, and discuss how the candidate profiles differ across generations. Gain insight into:
- Approaching and engaging the digitally savvy candidate
- Using innovative tools to attract and empower
- Prospecting smart with a strategic, targeted workforce plan
- Maintaining selectivity while humanizing the application process
The role of HR
The HR discipline continues to evolve in scope and practice. Discuss the ways human capital executives are change agents, reviewing the challenges of creating a results driven vision and culture. Hear about:
- Aligning the organization with a new 'people' strategy
- Creating a high performance culture that supports business goals
- Leveraging mechanisms and tools to motivate and engage employees
- Making a difference through a larger role on the executive team
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event was designed for busy executives - we get
I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to
Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you!
I don't see the event venue listed. Where will
the meeting be
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venue address until
the registration process has been completed. All
details will be shared once you have requested a
pass and been
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