By Debbie Bolla
Planning and preparation is in full swing for our annual HRO Today ForumâÂ and if a certain workforce challenge is on your agenda as an HR leader,Â itâs likely on our agenda too. Incorporating AI tools into the recruitmentÂ process? Check. Bringing agility to human capital management? Check.Â Ways to leverage data for better decision-making? Check.
Employee engagement continues to be a hot-button topic, so itâs a goodÂ thing that Dr. Beverly Kaye, founder and chairwoman of Career SystemsÂ International, is returning to the stage as keynote. Kaye literally wrote theÂ bookâseveral actuallyâon employee engagement and strategies that work.Â She will be sharing how organizations can motivate employees to give moreÂ on the opening full day of the Forum.
Peer-to-peer learning has always been a key aspect of the Forum, and thisÂ year isnât any different. The achievements of the participants in the âDrivingÂ Corporate Strategyâ CHRO panel are downright impressive. Some include:
- Reduced turnover to seven percent and improved internal mobility by fiveÂ percent in two years.
- Ensured there was any increase in out-of-pocket benefits costs forÂ employees for three consecutive years while the annual average was a 6.5Â percent increase.
- Developed and retained employees during nine acquisitions.
There will much to learn from Jim Hazboun, vice president of humanÂ resources, Hyundai Capital; Christine Esckilsen, chief human capital officer,Â Piper Jaffray; Roger Gaston, senior vice president of human resources, GatesÂ Corporation; and Julie Fletcher, chief talent officer, AMN Healthcare, Inc.
And I would be remiss if I didnât mention my one-on-one interview withÂ Andrea Ledford, executive vice president, chief administration officer, andÂ chief human resources officer for NCR. From a redesign of the onboardingÂ process that has resulted in decreased first-year attrition to a new learningÂ model that has increased time to productivity, Ledford and I will take a deepÂ dive into what business practices are needed for the future. Weâll be talkingÂ everything HR and if you have a question that you want answered, email meÂ at Debbie.Bolla@SharedXpertise.com.
Find out even more about the HRO Today Forum inÂ the story Connecting the Dots. I hope toÂ see you there!