HR Workshop

Investing in your career
Pittsburgh, PA
HR Workshop
Heinz Field
September 14, 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.

Background Checks: Best Practices for Ensuring Compliance

Presented by: Fox Rothschild LLP — Partner, David J. Garraux

Hiring the right people for the right jobs is one of the most crucial components of running a successful business. While conducting background checks on candidates helps facilitate successful recruiting, there are several compliance rules to keep in mind. In this presentation, David J. Garraux, partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, will discuss best practices for ensuring your organization remains in compliance when running candidate background checks. Knowing what to look for—not only in a candidate, but also in a compliant background check—can help ensure you find the right fit for your company.

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

Attendee Networking Activity

This short activity is designed to get you thinking about your hiring practices. Whom do you hire, why do you keep them onboard, and what does it mean for the organization? We’ll pose a series of “Would You Rather…” questions, and then open the floor to discussions about each scenario.

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

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

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

The What vs. How of Performance Management: How to Have the Courageous Conversations that Keep and Get Employees Back on Track

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

Real performance management is a culture-infused way of being between leaders and employees. It cultivates—nay requires—leaders to have open, constructive, honest dialogue with team members about their performance, on an ongoing, consistent basis, seeking to help employees understand “this is how you’re perceived, this is what’s working, this is where you’re struggling, and this is where we see you headed". Careers get derailed when leaders don’t talk frankly about the “how” things get done. During this session, you'll discover that the way you start these courageous conversations is critical to success. Using practice role plays and feedback, you'll learn to start reinforcing the value of the employee and their contributions, and much more.

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

Lunch and Networking Opportunities

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 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.

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

3 Reasons Your Staff Engagement Isn’t Improving...and What You Can Do About It

Presented by: Vicki Hess, LLC — Certified Speaking Professional, Vicki Hess

Every day your goal as an HR professional is to positively contribute to an organization that delivers the highest-quality, most efficient, and financially viable customer-centered products and services. The reality is, you can’t do that without highly engaged leaders and staff. Many organizations are trying to improve engagement; few are successful because of three reasons. During this interactive, thought-provoking session, Vicki Hess shares proven ideas for overcoming these obstacles. Looking at engagement in a counterintuitive way creates powerful, new opportunities for creating and sustaining long-term change from the HR suite.

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Humanology: The Future of Technology in the Workplace

Presented by: Talent Think Innovations, LLC — Owner/Chief Innovations Officer, Janine N. Truitt

The demands in business today are tremendous, and ignoring both the prevalence and importance of technology in the workplace can be detrimental. Humanology theorizes that the future of work and business dictates technology and humans will have to work together seamlessly toward a common goal. In this presentation, you’ll learn how HR can adopt new technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality to not only alleviate excess work, but also drive organizational value in new ways; discuss moral and ethical considerations when bringing cognitive technology into the workplace; discover the impact HR’s current data has on our ability to implement and work with cognitive technology; and explore the three areas in HR where AI and VR can be piloted to have an immediate impact

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Drawing for Giveaway