HR Workshop

Investing in your career
Cary, NC
HR Workshop
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
May 9, 2017

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Lessons to Be Learned from the Startup World

Presented by: The Tifosi Workforce Design Studio — Founder, Chad Strickland

What makes the startup space so attractive to Millennial and Gen Z talent, especially considering its relative instability and poor traditional employee value proposition? What inspires and triggers the entrepreneurship desires of these innovative generations--and how can established businesses find commonality in the current workforce expectations today across generations? During this session, you'll rethink trust and communication to transform your organization into an aspirational place to work; take steps to ensure a startup level of belief, engagement, and commitment to your cause, even in the largest, most complex corporate environment; use purpose, learning, communication, and engagement as wider catalyst for change within your company.

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Attendee Networking Activity

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

11:00 a.m. - Noon

Wage and Hour: Commonly Misunderstood Areas

Presented by: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. — Shareholder, Kevin S. Joyner

With the increase in collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and class action lawsuits under various states’ wage and hour laws, it is becoming increasingly important for employers to understand their obligations to pay employees correctly. During this session, an attorney from one of the largest employment law firms in the United States will provide specific examples of common wage and hour mistakes companies make resulting in significant exposure. His suggestions will help North Carolina employers minimize their exposure in this increasingly risky area of compliance.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Networking Opportunities

Workshop attendees will have the chance to network with the day's presenters as well as their peers.

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Putting People First with HCM Technology

Your people define your business, and putting them first is essential for success. Discover a people-focused HCM solution designed in every aspect to enhance the employee experience. Ultimate Software’s UltiPro® simplifies complex HR and payroll processes, features powerful business intelligence reporting for better workforce insight, and empowers people to unlock their full potential with collaborative talent management tools. During this live demo, you’ll see firsthand why more than 3,000 companies across all industries use UltiPro, and you’ll learn what it can do for your people and your business.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Steps HR Needs to Take to Be Involved in Your Company’s Business Strategy

Presented by: Coastal Beverage Company — Vice President of Human Resources, Audrey Robbins Bledsoe

Adding value and delivering results for the business are clear expectations of today’s human resources professional. But how can you employ strategic decision-making and practical ways of moving the proverbial HR needle? At this session, the vice president of human resources at the leading beverage distributor in North Carolina will help you take your HR skills and savvy to the next level by presenting the business case for identifying solutions within your organization that will yield long-term value.

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

The Value of Employee Engagement

Presented by: Goodwill Industries of NWNC, Inc. — Director of Human Resources, Karen Caines

Presented by: Goodwill Industries of North West North Carolina — Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development , Rudy Allen

Every company hopes to employ an engaged workforce dedicated to the future of the organization. And there’s a solid financial reason for it: Gallup research estimates that employees who are not fully engaged cost U.S. companies upwards of $350 billion each year in lost productivity. But how many companies currently have programs in place to ensure the satisfaction of their employees? And how does an employee’s happiness on the job align with business strategy? During this session, the HR leadership team for a leading NC nonprofit organization with 1,100 employees will describe the ways their company moved from being reactive to proactive in terms of employee engagement, and the demonstrable difference it’s making in driving the goals of the organization.

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Drawing for Giveaway