HR Workshop

Investing in your career
New Orleans, LA
HR Workshop
Loews New Orleans
December 7, 2017

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

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

Welcome and Introductions

Presented by: Ultimate Software — Liaison-Special Projects, Tony Segreto

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

You have your EEO policy in your handbook but is that enough?

Presented by: McGlinchey Stafford — Of Counsel, Magdalen Blessey Bickford

Navigating Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance laws and implementing an effective policy means having more than just a section in your employee handbook. There are many potential concerns organizations commonly overlook, such as whether your EEO policy undermines employees’ at-will status, makes it easier for employees to steal confidential business information, exposes your company to unfair labor-practice charges, and protects you if an employee says he or she felt like they could not complain. In this presentation, Magdalen Bickford from the Labor and Employment team at McGlinchey Stafford will discuss your most pressing employment law concerns, and will help you identify issues to determine whether your policies are up-to-date, so you remain compliant and stay out of the headlines.

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

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

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Understanding Your Emotional Intelligence: The Art and Science of Human Performance

Presented by: Ultimate Software — Senior Director of HCM Innovation, Dr. Jarik Conrad

Studies show that traditional intelligence, or IQ, is not enough for employees to perform at a consistently high level. Individuals will need to possess not only well-developed intellectual and technical abilities, but also equally impressive social and emotional skills—“emotional intelligence”—to navigate their ever-changing, increasingly stressful work environments. In fact, researchers have determined these skills account for between 27 and 58 percent of job success. During this interactive session, an award-winning author, speaker, and consultant will help you understand how emotions affect decision-making and can often get in the way of connecting with people. He'll provide concrete tools on how to use our whole brains to better understand employees and guide them through their workplace struggles.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Networking Opportunities

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fostering Collaborative Communication in Your Organization

Presented by: Five Ways Forward, LLC — President, Colin T. McLetchie

Effective partnerships and results come from clear agreements held in mutual regard. The ability to make clear requests and offers and work together to craft workable agreements differentiates highly effective managers and leaders from the rest of the pack. During this session, find out how to craft these partnerships to get the most out of your business relationships.

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Smart Teams: Creating Teams that Succeed Together

Presented by: LeadSmart, Inc. — President, Jason Young

Team work. Team building. Team player. Successful organizations know that business is not really a game to be won or lost. But to achieve success, everyone must use many of the same principles found on our playing fields today. In this presentation, Jason Young goes beyond the buzzwords to expose the keys that help people work together as a team to achieve real success. By developing goals, your team will create shared initiatives out of trust and mutual respect for one another. That active collaboration will lead to employee empowerment and organizational momentum. You’ll discover how your all stars can raise the bar within your organization without alienating your other players, while creating an environment that rewards risk taking. From base hits to home runs, everyone plays their part to attain victory.

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Drawing for Giveaway