Credits: 4 Business Credits Pending, 2.5 General HR Credits Pending
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"Workplace Trends: Survival Tactics for the Next Decade," Speaker: Margaret Morford
The workforce of the future will look dramatically different from today’s. New employee demographics, attitudes, wants and needs are changing almost as fast as technology is. For managers and HR professionals, this will mean a radical shift in the way we conduct business and manage talent ten years from now. Organizations need to prepare today for the seismic shifts that are coming so that they will not be caught unaware and will remain a viable entity in the future. Management expert Margaret Morford will walk participants through what these shifts will be, some of which are in the infancy stages so they are not even on the radar screens of most organizations. She will offer practical suggestions for things employers need to be doing today in order to prepare as well as protect themselves from the legal liabilities that will arise from some of these trends and shifts. Participants need to start today to be ready for what the workplace will look like in 2015 and even 2022! Don't be caught unaware.
Margaret is CEO for The HR Edge, Inc., an international management consulting and training company. Her clients have included Lockheed Martin, Chevron, Time Warner, Sara Lee Foods, Home and Garden Television, Roche, Nissan North America, HealthStream, Nationwide Insurance, Aegis Sciences Corporation, NAPA Auto Parts, Homeland Security, U.S. Treasury Department, New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell & Columbia Medical Centers), Domino’s, Chimerix, Schneider Transportation, U.S. Marine Corps, Deloitte, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Vanderbilt University, Comcast, Intercontinental Hotel Group, National Institutes of Health, McKee Foods, Skanska, Fox Broadcasting, Schwarz BioSciences, Tractor Supply Company, Cook Medical, Fifth Third Bank, Verizon, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, SAS (computer software), The Nashville Predators national hockey franchise, Northrop Grumman, American Pacific Mortgage, Alliance Data, Miami University, Skogen Foods, Wells Fargo, The Peabody Hotel, The Hartford, TECO Energy, AmSurg, Quorum Health Resources, the U.S. Naval Nuclear Submarine Group and various local and state governments. Previous to owning her own company, Margaret was Sr. Vice President, Human Resources Consulting for a national consulting firm out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has a BS degree from the University of Alabama and a JD degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. She has worked as an attorney, specializing in employment law as well as been Vice President of Human Resources for three large companies. She has written for The Sunday New York Times, is often quoted as a business expert in newspapers and magazines across the country including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, MSNBC, CBS Money Watch and Entrepreneur and appears regularly on local ABC, CBS and Fox television affiliates. She is the author of the business books, “Management Courage – Having the Heart of a Lion” and “The Hidden Language of Business – Workplace Politics, Power & Influence.” She has served on the Board of Directors for various corporations and charities.
Morning Legal Workshop: "Employment Law NoNos- A top 10 list," Speaker: Sara Ackermann, Ruder Ware Attorney
Sara Ackermann will address the most common pitfalls and trouble areas for human resources and management. Employment law is ever-evolving and new legislation is promulgated on a daily basis. Sara will advise you on how to avoid those mistakes most frequently posing problems for her clientele.
Afternoon Workshop: "Responding to a Full-Employment Environment", Speaker: Deb Marshall, Sr. Manager, Human Resource Consulting at Wipfli LLP
It’s no secret that finding and keeping good employees in ANY industry is tough these days, from entry level production to skilled trades, professionals, and even executives. For many employers, it is now impacting their ability to grow. With demographics working against us, and ‘poaching’ at an all-time high, now is the time to seriously review your strategies to engage and retain the talent you already have. In this session we will discuss some innovative ideas related to compensation, branding your EVP, stay interviews, career pathing, non-cash benefits, PTO and scheduling strategies. Organizations that embrace this challenge as an opportunity instead of a problem will benefit from the insight and the effort.
Closing Presentation - Margaret Morford Returns: "What Eagles Dare - The Critical Difference Managing and Leading"
As the labor pool shrinks, employees will examine more carefully the people for which they are willing to work. More and more the type of management that exists within an organization will become the deciding factor for whether the organization will be able to retain its current employees as well as attract new ones. This presentation differentiates leadership characteristics from management characteristics and asks participants to answer eight hard-hitting questions about their ability to lead others and to foster and create leaders within their own organizations. The information will revolutionize thinking about leadership and the way people need to be managed for the future.
HANDOUTS: Presentation handouts will be emailed to you before the conference. Please print these handouts and bring them with you to the conference.
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