Recent Webinars a Dialogue Between Jason Averbook and Bill Kutik -- Exclusive Focus on What’s Happening Soon in HR Tech

Date: August 7, 2013

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

Join two of HRE’s "World’s Most Powerful HR Technology Experts" – long-time friends who don’t always agree – for a discussion about the future of HR technology. Not what might happen eventually, not what’s likely to happen next year, but the changes they see happening that will impact you soon, if not right now.

No two are better informed for this dialogue. Jason Averbook meets with CHRO’s of major companies about their technology strategy every day – when he’s not on planes flying between them. Bill Kutik is on top of vendor strategies and products and will have just returned from a week of full-day briefings with the major HCM players in Silicon Valley.

Some developments that affect you they will consider:

*         Companies are finally doing Metrics and Analytics now.

*         What does HR need to be great at today to be successful?

*          How can organizations (and why they must) provide consumer-like software experiences.

*          Why do some big companies – with the same tens of millions of dollars invested in their on-premise HR systems – "rip and repair" today, while others may wait five or ten years?

*          What’s wrong with continuing to upgrade old technology?

*          HR is starting a perfect five-year storm with the same mandate for massive change that IT got with the Y2K problem. What are the three parts?

*          Let’s not waste another generation of new computing technology.

Your questions will be addressed throughout the discussion. E-mail with others beforehand.

Space is limited, so register today!


HR Succession: When the Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes

Date: June 26, 2013

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

According to a study by Cornell University, only 36 percent of chief human resource officers in the United States obtained their position through promotion from within, while 54 percent were hired from outside the organization. Meanwhile, the same study finds that 65 percent of CEOs and 54 percent of CFOs were promoted from within.

If you don’t find this discrepancy disturbing, you should. Not only do these findings suggest that strong internal candidates for the top HR role are being overlooked, but that the HR department -- which is typically responsible for ensuring succession planning is taking place throughout the organization -- is failing to perform this vital function for itself.

When HR leaders take the time to develop an HR succession plan, it can not only save companies the time and expense -- not to mention minimize the potential risks -- associated with finding outside candidates who can step into these roles, but it also elevates the overall talent and capability of your top HR team.

In their presentation, Patti Johnson and Michael Peel will draw upon their own extensive experience as HR leaders and through advising clients on what often gets in the way of HR executives being promoted from within, what HR leaders can and should be doing to groom their potential successors, and the keys to success in this vital endeavor.

This webinar is intended not only for HR leaders, but also for high-potential HR talent who hope to one day assume the top HR spot at their organizations.

Join us for what promises to be an informative and lively event. Space is limited, so register today!

A Roadmap for Building and Sustaining a ‘Brandful’ Workforce

Date: April 9, 2013

Time: 2:30pm EST

The internal organization and the external brand are no longer two separate entities. It’s impossible to separate employees from the brand of an organization because they are a defining part of the brand. For better or for worse.

After serving eight years as a leader in JetBlue’s People Department -- an organization known for its army of brand ambassadors -- Julia Gometz created the first-ever roadmap for organizations on how to build and sustain what she calls a Brandful® Workforce -- that’s a workforce where employees work for the brand rather than against it. It’s based on authenticity, a solid business model and mission that employees can get behind, and execution.

In this webinar, you will learn through examples:

•   The wrong approach and the right approach to building a workforce of true brand ambassadors.

•   Three pillars every organization needs to create such an environment. If you don’t have these in place, your employees may be “bashers” instead of brand ambassadors.

•   The six channels for promoting employee involvement.

•   Strategies for attracting talent who can walk in the door already promoting your brand -- as well as even turning those who don’t get the job into brand ambassadors.

Think about it. If your employees are not actively promoting your brand, what are they? Join us for this webinar and ensure that your employees are part of your brand -- for the better, not the worse.

Please join us for what is sure to be an engaging and informative event.

Space is limited, so register today!

Beyond Action Planning: The Manager’s Role in the Engagement Equation

Date: March 20, 2013

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

As organizations move toward leaner, flatter and more matrix-based structures, the pace of change, innovation and the volume of communications are all growing. As a result, managers are caught between a rock and a hard place: more fluid, ambiguous and fast-paced work environments and, as player-coaches, less time to spend on their long list of competing priorities. So what do most organizations do? Many add “engagement action planning” to managers’ to-do lists, placing the burden of employee engagement solely on the managers’ shoulders. And the results? At best, patchy. Worst, disengagement occurs.

That’s because managers cannot make employees engaged; they can only facilitate their team members’ engagement journeys. And even the best-intentioned managers will shelve extra work such as action planning while they tackle their day jobs.

In this webinar, Christopher Rice and Mary Ann Masarech, two authors of The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce, will explore the challenges of equipping managers with the expectations, skills and tools to create a workforce that is enthused and in gear -- achieving more great days at work and more great results for the organization.

The authors will share a model for the role that managers need to play, examples of organizations that successfully built the commitment and competence of managers in creating more engaged teams, and pitfalls to avoid.

Please join us for what is sure to be an engaging and informative event.

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