Category Archives: Thursday (1:00-2:15)

Recruiting and Retention in Iowa: The Four Things you need to know for 2018

By: Jim Roy
Jim RoyWe will discuss the four primary components of successfully finding and recruiting talent in the current employment market.

How to attract the talent you need: Know your place in the market. What are the top three reasons why an employee should work for you?

On boarding your talent: What does the first day on the job look like? Do you present a training schedule?

What does my future look like as a new employee: Do you have a clear career path to share with new employees on what they can become?

Communication: How often do you formally share progress information? Does the employee know how they are performing?

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Give actual experiences of successful organizations and how they manage their talent. The current labor market is as challenging as it is has been in the history of Iowa. Do employers understand what today’s employee wants to know? Do employers understand what an employee needs?
  • Leave with a clear, current strategy to bring back to their company. The best part of recruiting and retention today…. it’s not as difficult as it seems. However, following best practices is the key to success.

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Privacy in the Workplace: Microchips, really?

By: Mark P.A. Hudson
Mark HudsonIn July, a Wisconsin company installed rice-sized microchips in its employees.  Why?  (1) employees could scan into the building, and (2) employees could purchase food.  From monitoring social media to wearable technology, privacy issues are here to stay.  This session will cover a myriad of privacy related topics in the workplace.  With the privacy law backdrop, the session will then dive into the critical cultural decision of where is the privacy line.

 

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Provide background on a variety of important privacy issues facing the workplace
  • Analyze the legal impacts and risk management techniques to making important privacy-related decisions
  • Engage the participants in an interactive discussion of where privacy in the workplace is going and how to manage such issues

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Adventures in FMLA

By: Rachelle Stewart and Nathan Stucky
Rachel StewartNathan StuckyWe will discuss the more complex intricacies of the Family Medical Leave act including addressing pattern absences, when an employer can have an employee recertify, deciphering what is or is not a chronic condition and what employers can cannot do under FMLA. We will also provide examples of challenging FMLA cases we have worked on at the University of Iowa.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Identify when an employer can request recertification.
  • Learn how to address pattern absences and suspected FMLA abuse.
  • Identify what constitutes a chronic condition.
  • Learn when you can talk to the health provider.

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Managing to Make a Difference: How to Engage, Retain, and Develop Talent for Maximum Performance

By: Larry Sternberg
Larry SternbergBased on the recently published business book, “Managing to Make a Difference,” former president of Talent Plus and General Manager of Ritz Carlton Properties, Larry Stenberg, takes decades of advice and whittles it down to the importance of the following growth areas:

Cultivating Positive Relationships, Accelerating People’s Growth, Maximizing Engagement and Motivation, Building Extraordinary Teams, Shaping Your Culture, Embracing Change and Investing in Your Own Growth

In this highly interactive session, highly sought-after presenter, Sternberg, will engage participants in a lively discussion and series of actionable tools and will share his vast experiences developing great managers.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Discover the importance of strategically managing your teams
  • Understand how culture, engagement, growth and gratitude will move teams forward
  • Implement specific tools tomorrow with your teams

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The 7 Health Plan Metrics Every HR Professional Must Know

By: Nicole Pfeiffer
Nicole Pfeiffer PhotoIn employee benefits, stereotypically the HR professional is advocating for a comprehensive yet affordable benefits package, and the CFO is concerned with the bottom line. As an HR professional, how much do you really understand the different cost drivers of your health plan? By closely monitoring the seven metrics described in this presentation, you can identify areas of your health plan that might be leading to drastic overspending. First, we’ll dive into these different metrics by discussing its importance to financial health. Next, we will describe how each is calculated allowing you to assess your plan. Lastly, if a correction is necessary, we will discuss strategies to move the metric in a better direction. Once you know your health plan’s seven metrics, you’ll be able to craft a plan to drive better financial sustainability with your health care costs. You’ll be the one that shines in front of the CEO at your next employee benefit review.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Learn seven metrics that you should be monitoring to determine the financial wellbeing of your health plan.
  • Discover how to calculate these metrics with your own health plan data and compare to benchmarks.
  • Come away strategies to reduce health plan overspending.

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Build the Next Generation of your Organization

By: Teri Fairchild, Registered Corporate Coach 
Teri FairchildA workforce shortage is on the horizon. Within two decades, millions of baby boomers will retire, which will result in massive turnover among business leaders. Do you have a transition plan in place to ensure your organization will stand the test of time? Forget about relying solely on business valuation and buy-sell agreements.
Attend this meeting and learn the 10-step method for succession that will carry your organization into the next generation.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Learn the 10-step process for succession management
  • Build a foundation for successful recruitment to build management teams
  • Communicate values that validate an organization’s existence and ensure stability and right conduct
  • Understand the essential nature of internal transformation to ensure successful business transitions

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