You cannot be successful in business, or in life, unless you are successful in cultivating winning relationships. In organizations where toxic behaviors are ignored, invariably inefficiencies abound, productivity and customer satisfaction decline and costs go up. This high-impact and interactive session focuses on the “how” of successful businesses, clarifying the rules of engagement across teams. You’ll learn how to articulate the business and personal impact of quality work relationships, diagnose the health of your professional relationships, and determine the next steps for developing ally relationships while managing adversarial relationships. This keynote is based on Morag Barrett’s bestselling book, Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships.
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence: Helpful Tool or Job Threat?
Lots of mixed emotions surround artificial intelligence (AI) and the effect it will have on the workplace. When it comes to AI in HR, is it a helpful tool or a job threat? In this presentation, HR industry expert Rana Stanfill-Hobbs, director of insights at Ultimate Software, will share how emerging technologies like AI are transforming the traditional ways we work. She’ll highlight the benefits of embracing AI in the workplace and how these tools can greatly enhance decision-making at every level of the organization. Rana will also explain how, much like smartphones and voice assistants, AI is ultimately ineffective without human guidance and interpretation.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking Opportunities
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 6,000 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.
HR’s Efforts to Mitigate the Impact of Social Media at Work
By now, we’ve all stopped asking whether the use of social media at work will impact business, and instead have raised concerns about how far its impact will reach. Twitter users send approximately 500 million tweets each day, and Facebook has more than 1.28 billion monthly active users worldwide. Given the sheer number of people using social media, employers need to know how to deal with their employees’ use of it. Do you have an action plan in place if an employee posts negative comments about your company? In this presentation, Rachel Reingold Mandel of Ogletree Deakins will address the impact and management of social media, and employee use both on and off the clock.
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Feed Forward - An Attendee Networking Activity
Why feedback when you can Feed Forward? Feed Forward is a new knowledge-sharing experience that lets you tap into the collective skills of your fellow HR professionals. Whether you’re facing an HR challenge or looking for ways to take your career to new heights, you’ll have the opportunity to discover tried and true advice from professionals who have walked in your shoes. Plus, you can share your own experiences with a colleague in need to build collaborative relationships that you can lean on in the future.
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunities
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Employee Engagement Check-In: An Interactive Session
Ultimate Software —
Leadership Development Facilitator,
Although it takes many forms, employee engagement is one of the most impactful aspects of running a successful—or unsuccessful—business. Thus, it’s important for organizations of all sizes and industries to routinely “check-in” on employee engagement levels, through informal conversations among managers and direct reports, company wide employee surveys, department town halls, and more. This interactive session includes two components. First, we’ll check in on the status of employee engagement in attendees’ organizations and discuss current scenarios. Then, we’ll break off into smaller groups to brainstorm effective ways of addressing common engagement challenges in the workplace. Workshop attendees will leave with actionable insights for improving engagement and making a positive overall impact at their organizations.