Category Archives: Friday (8:45-10:00)

Leave Me Alone: Handling Intermittent FMLA Abuse and Post-FMLA Accommodation

By: Mary Funk

Mary FunkThis presentation will discuss practical suggestions for handling intermittent leave, including the handling the certification and recertification processes, dealing with surveillance and fraud, implementing and following policies and procedures, handling excessive absenteeism, and addressing the ADAAA concerns that arise when someone is still not ready to return to work following their FMLA leave. The presentation will also look at what lessons the HR Professional can learn from recent cases.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Become familiar with what can and cannot be accomplished in clarifying or authenticating an FMLA certification
  • Identifying when and how to deal with an employee whom may not be using FMLA leave appropriately
  • Dealing with employees whose FMLA has expired but who cannot come back to work to ensure the ADAAA is considered

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ZAP THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION GAP! How to keep Millennials interested, on board and engaged.

By: Meagan Johnson
Meagan JohnsonThe Millennium Generation is filling the ranks of our ever-changing workforce.

Mighty Baby Boomers take note; your millennial children have dwarfed your 72 million and are poised to become the largest generation in the workforce. In five years, 40% of the workforce will be part of the Millennial Generation. It is estimated that in ten years 75% of the workforce across the globe will call themselves the Millennial Generation.

The Millennial Generation is more ethnically diverse than past generations, more racially accepting, more likely to have a tattoo, more open to immigration than older generations and more likely to sleep with their cell phones. They are also more likely to leave their job in less than three years. Raised in a connected world, the younger generation does not appear to be motivated or inspired by traditional leadership models. What worked last year does not work today. What seemed like a perfect solution yesterday is the source of tomorrow’s problem.

The Millennial Generation brings a new perspective to the workplace and a refreshing new set of skills. They also can present a new set of challenges for managers and employers.

Meagan tackles millennial generational challenges, myths and misunderstanding head on. Unwilling to accept standard by-the-book generational generalizations, Meagan demonstrates to audiences, through her own in depth research and program customization, that Millennials possess differences and strengths that go beyond mere age and appearance. Move beyond complaining about the younger generation and revisiting old generational information. Learn from Meagan Johnson what you can do right now to connect and engage with the Millennial Generation.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Millennial Generational Signposts
  • Why you need to stop trying to motivate and start engaging the Millennial Generation
  • Strategies for preparing Millennials to manage older employees
  • A social media policy at work that works
  • Why the Millennials to build a “corporate lattice” not climb a corporate ladder
  • Why Millennials think your workplace stinks and what you can do about it

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How to Utilize Talent Assessments to Improve Hiring and Reduce Employee Turnover

By: Thomas Hamilton, SPHR
Tom HamiltonPlease join us for an engaging discussion covering the use of pre-employment assessments in a 21st century hiring process.

 

 

 

 

 

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • What are pre-employment assessments and how do they work?
  • Are they legal and valid?
  • What are the advantages and the best practices approach to begin
  • Can we use them in succession planning or for training and development?
  • Are there assessments designed for different levels in our organization?
  • Can they help reduce our employee turnover?
  • How to choose an assessment that is right for us?

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The Future of HR: Promoting Business Success in a Changing Global Workplace

By: Nancy Conway
Nancy ConwayAs an HR professional, you can play a significant role in promoting the success of your organization by understanding your business objectives and the changing environment – nationally and globally – in which you compete. In this session, you will learn the business skills you need to develop to become a strong contributor to the “bottom line.” You will also review ways to leverage three key tools – analytics, leadership development, and workplace flexibility – to more effectively engage your human capital assets in fulfilling your business goals.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Learn the business skills you need to develop to become a strong contributor to the “bottom line”.
  • Review ways to leverage three key tools – analytics, leadership development, and workplace flexibility – to more effectively engage your human capital assets in fulfilling your business goals.

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If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement

By: Jill Christensen
Jill ChristensenCompanies in the top tier of employee engagement outperform their peers by 147 percent in earnings per share and have a 90 percent better growth trend than their competition. However, 70 percent of workers are disengaged, sleepwalking though their day and giving you zero discretionary effort.

How do you inspire employees to get off the sidelines and get into the game? Jill Christensen, author of the best-selling book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, has uncovered four principles to turn your disengaged workforce into a unified high-performing team, resulting in increased profits, customer satisfaction, productivity, and retention. Jill’s strategy has been used by global companies in eight industries, and each client realized a one-year increase in employee engagement between four and 11 points (a two-point annual increase is considered statistically significant).

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • a new perspective on employee disengagement and the No. 1 reason employees don’t engage;
  • a proven four-step process they can apply immediately to re-engage employees;
  • tactics to engage senior leaders in employee engagement;
  • clarity on next steps and inspiration to achieve their goals.

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Networking’s Biggest Lie–Skyrocket Your Network with the Truth

By: Randy Brown
Randy BrownWe’ve all heard the mantra of “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Most have adopted that advice as the gospel truth as we pursue our career.  This mantra is the biggest lie in networking. Randy Brown breaks down this fallacy and lays the foundational pillars used to create large, deep and impactful networks. Learn that who you know is only 1% of the solution. The remaining 99% lies in the ability to build and nurture relationships in a mutually beneficial way. This style of networking has helped over 100 of Randy’s mentees gain jobs in college basketball. This session teaches how to achieve the depth of relationship that is paramount to knowing the right people to help at the right time, all the time.

To support my presentation, I cite people who have debunked the Biggest Lie and built their network according to one million. Each story is fascinating, creative, and materialized do to total buy in to the process I teach. In my field, I work with young basketball coaches who aspire to become college coaches. An undergraduate with no ties to basketball becomes a full-time assistant coach at a major NCAA school in four years. A rock star turns in his bass guitar to pursue coaching and coaches in the NCAA Division II Championship game two years later. A Division II student assistant, two years later, participates in March Madness in the field of 64. How does this happen? What looks like an impossible mountain to scale, becomes a series of small trips up the mountain with a guide. The guide supplies the wisdom and knowledge of the mountain through experience. The coach listens, follows the teaching, and gets to the top of the mountain successfully. The point is that no coach can make it to the top of the mountain by himself. It takes a mentor to help guide you to the place you desire to be.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Learn the definition of networking according to the style of networking illustrated in the presentation.
  • Explain how written communication is the key link to forming strong relationships.
  • Understand how networking was used by Randy’s mentees to earn college coaching jobs in an ultra-competitive profession.
  • Describe how building a deep and strong network can boost profits and enrich company teamwork.

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