Small businesses and enterprises alike are competing for not only market share, but also for the best employees to move their businesses forward. Competitive salary and benefits packages are the foundation of high employee satisfaction. Join this community to keep up with changing regulations and learn how to optimize workforce costs with competitive yet cost-effective employee benefits and compensation plans.
Michael Mathison, Employee Engagement Manager, Global Community Impact, NikeRecorded: Aug 14 201920 mins
Nike had developed a custom, sophisticated in-house corporate social responsibility (CSR) software platform, but as the company grew it became costly to maintain and challenging to scale. With employees working in hundreds of retail locations across the globe, Nike needed a technology partner to alleviate the administrative burden and provide their dispersed workforce with localized giving and volunteering experiences.
But could they find a partner capable of providing the functionality of their custom, homegrown platform while enabling them to evolve their program?
Listen as Michael Mathison, Employee Engagement Manager, Global Community Impact at Nike shares about the experience of finding the right tech partner to power their CSR program—and several key lessons learned along the way—in this webinar hosted by Maryann Fiala of the ACCP (Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals).
Deb Calvert, Executive Coach, president of People First Productivity SolutionsRecorded: Aug 7 201941 mins
Slow down that revolving door of talent! Keep the people you want to have on your team! How? That's the BIG question.
And we're going to answer it in this webinar. We'll take a look at the research and best practices that make some employers better at retaining top talent than others. Spoiler alert: It's not because they pay more or have better free food in their cafeteria! What they've got is a higher level of employee engagement. And you can have that, too.
In this presentation, we'll show you how:
- Employee engagement really does matter when it comes to retention (and every other indicator of business success!)
- You can boost engagement levels and have a positive impact on retention (and every other indicator of business success!)
- HR and front line managers can impact employee engagement even in a difficult corporate environment
- YOU can make a difference that makes a positive impact
There's a reason that human capital tops the list of C-Suite concerns in 2019. And we're going to cover that, too. We'll address some of the myths and mis-perceptions that get in the way of truly engaging and retaining people in your organization. You'll also receive a free checklist for daily engagement activities that you can distribute to all your managers. Don't miss this presentation from Deb Calvert, president of People First Productivity Solutions -- we can help you build organizational strength by putting PEOPLE first.
Nick Economos, Miaciah ManuelRecorded: Aug 7 201939 mins
An educational webinar on a simple process to help plan sponsors meet their fiduciary duties. We'll perform a deep dive on our retirement plan checkup to address retirement readiness, plan administration, costs, investments and service providers. Clear next steps will help attendees begin to assess the state of retirement at their company and map out a path forward.
Erin Michelson is Founder & CEO, SummeryRecorded: Aug 7 201948 mins
An introduction into how to leverage behavioral science and AI technologies, such as Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing, to attract and engage top talent. The discussion focuses on the scientific methodology underscoring the Net Culture Score℠ and Employee Net Culture Score℠ assessments. Use cases demonstrate the advantages of using evidence-based applications to measure, re-engineer, and monitor your corporate culture, providing a look at the future of HR analytics.
Participants will learn how engineering corporate culture can benefit:
· HR Executives: Increasing stakeholder accountability, workgroup productivity and corporate profitability by establishing and auditing a cultural baseline
· Recruiting Managers: Maximizing the pool of diverse candidates and using AI-based social impact values matching to close open positions faster
·Applicants & Employees: Providing personal insights into your social impact values to better discern cultural alignment & find opportunities for advancement
Erin Michelson is Founder & CEO of Summery (www.summery.ai) a data analytics company that harnesses AI technologies to help companies better recruit, retain, and engage high performing talent. Erin has been profiled in @BBCTech, @Entrepreneur, @NPR, @NatGeoTraveler, @FoxNews, and @HuffPost. Follow her @ErinMichelson
Dave Sciuk, VP of Corporate Development, BenevityRecorded: Aug 7 201911 mins
Discover 10 revealing questions you need to ask a prospective Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partner to assess if they're the best choice to help you;
- Set up your company's corporate giving program
- Enrich employee engagement and volunteer programs
- Get your grantmaking program on a path to unlock its full potential
Tanya Fish - Strategy Advisor - ITA Group Inc.Recorded: Jul 30 201951 mins
The workplace is quickly becoming society’s social hub and, for some, the only way to commune. But the quality of those interactions is often lacking, leading to an overwhelming epidemic of loneliness. This loneliness—and its detrimental side effects, including declining physical and psychological health—impacts employees, both at work and in their personal lives.
Join us for a fast-paced exploration of how you can infuse opportunities for high-quality connection points throughout the employee experience. We’ll share insights about this alarming trend, discuss how it’s impacting the health and wellbeing of your workforce and—most importantly—share a variety of ideas that your organization can immediately implement.
• Why social relationships are crucial for maintaining strong physical and psychological wellbeing
• How building meaningful connections among employees promotes workplace satisfaction and productivity
• New ideas for facilitating meaningful team member interaction in a variety of workplace environments
• Lessons learned from others who have successfully created highly-connected cultures
• How to anticipate—and manage—c-suite objections to the added investment for these activities.
• How organizations can determine the right combination of initiatives to deliver the key psychological benefits that ultimately drive talent retention
David Bloom, GM at SterlingRecorded: Jul 30 201943 mins
Being accountable for the safety of your workplace and employees is a weighty responsibility. Background screening staff is critical, but “background check” can mean many different things, and is frequently a very surface-level, problematic check.
We’ll unpack what makes a good background check and share questions to ask screening providers, so that you can be sure you are getting a legally compliant, rigorous check that will help you keep your company safe.
Presenter: David Bloom, GM at Sterling
David is General Manager of the Small and Mid-Sized Business Group at Sterling. David was included in Entrepreneur Magazine's Brilliant 100 and on Business Insider’s list of 100 most interesting people in the New York City tech scene. David holds a BA degree from Bates College and an MBA from Cornell University.
Chris Connelly, Propositions & Solutions Director, EquinitiRecorded: Jul 26 20196 mins
Chris Connelly, Propositions & Solutions Director, Equiniti speaks to us about the 3 main technology trends within the industry, how schemes can improve engagement, the future of member engagement & more.
Alison Hernandez, Director, RiseSmart Australia and South East Asia; Emily Elder, Senior Manager, Practice DevelopmentRecorded: Jul 18 201948 mins
Projecting an “employee-first” culture is the number one motivation for employers around the globe to offer better severance packages to more people. Organizations hoping to create five-star experiences for employees understand the importance of maintaining a competitive edge at every stage of the employee journey—including upon separation.
In a recent survey of over 1,500 HR professionals from the U.S. and abroad, RiseSmart identified some important trends in severance benefits and the ways in which employers are shifting policies and practices to retain employees and create brand ambassadors.
In this #SmartTalkHR webinar, we’ll take a global view of severance and the trends that are forming the new Employee Relationship Economy to inform HR leaders and help them benchmark their severance programs against their competitors worldwide.
Key takeaways include understanding:
•Changes in who receives severance packages
•Which benefits take top priority for employers and employees
•What is driving the shift toward redeployment and retention
•The focus on taking care of employees upon release
•How social media and employer review sites are driving HR policies
•The similarities and differences between North America and Global severance policies
This SmartTalkHR webinar has been approved for 1 hour of recertification credit through HRCI and Professional Development Credits through SHRM.
Jonathan Watts-Lay, WEALTH at work, Michael Clark, CBC Pension Services, David Davison, Dalriada Trustees, Tim Middleton, PMIRecorded: Jul 17 201946 mins
The webinar will consider how employers and Trustees can help employees and pension scheme members overcome the risks they face at-retirement such as falling for a scam, buying inappropriate retirement products, paying more tax than necessary or ultimately running out of money.
Erica Carranza, Ph.D. VP of Consumer Psychology Chadwick Martin Bailey & Christina Zurek Insights & Strategy Leader ITARecorded: Jul 11 201951 mins
Enriching compensation packages is an effective but expensive way to engage individual employees, and as recent research has revealed, many of the most common employee wellness and engagement initiatives are not yielding their promised impact. What are these initiatives missing?
Join us to learn more about the results of a landmark study that seeks to answer this question by uncovering what engagement initiatives must accomplish for employees—on a psychological level—to be effective.
Using scientific insight into human motivation and advanced analytic techniques, we will share several key findings from our research, including:
•How tapping in to five critical psychological benefits can provide a framework for true, sustainable engagement
•Why wellness and other popular programs aren’t delivering on the promise of employee engagement—and where organizations must focus instead
•How organizations can determine the right combination of initiatives to deliver the key psychological benefits that ultimately drive talent retention
Irwin Lazar, VP and Service Director, Nemertes ResearchRecorded: Jul 9 201949 mins
Collaboration apps like Cisco Webex Teams, Google Hangouts Chat, Mattermost, Microsoft Teams, RingCentral Glip, and Slack are rapidly taking over the workplace, enabling groups to communicate in context and weave together workflows and data.
• But how to do organizations successfully adopt team collaboration?
• How do they integrate it into their existing application and collaboration environment while meeting governance, security, and compliance requirements?
• And how do they drive user awareness and adoption?
In this webinar we’ll look at the trends around team collaboration and the characteristics of successful deployments and provide a roadmap that IT leaders should follow to measurable business benefits.
James Marsh, HRreview; Richard Doherty, Workday; Jeremy Lief, PwCRecorded: Jul 4 201962 mins
In June 2018 we discussed the future of the workforce and how HR professionals can prepare their organisations for this brave new world.
One year on it’s time to revisit the future of work with a review of what has changed in the last year and a look at how new waves of technological disruption and innovation will continue to shape the new world of work where agility and therefore HR, will be at the heart of an organisation’s ability to succeed.
Joining the discussion and sharing some of their innovative work in this area will be Richard Doherty, Senior Director Product Marketing EMEA at Workday & Jeremy Lief, a partner at PwC, leading the HR Transformation & Technology practice in the UK.
This webinar will examine and consider the impact of the following areas on the workplace:
James Marsh,HRr; Jennifer Liston-Smith, MFC; Nikunj Upadhay, Barclays; Cassie Raine, PiPA; Yvonne Smyth, HaysRecorded: Jun 27 201976 mins
In the competition to attract and retain talent across multiple generations, the best Employee Value Propositions include family-friendly benefits and policies. Inclusion of working parents and carers also plays a part in your overall consumer brand, corporate social responsibility perception as well as measures such as Gender Pay Gap reporting.
• Nearly 61%* of women would take an organisation’s gender pay gap into consideration when looking for a new job.
• Flexible working is the top benefit people look for when considering a new role, way beyond any other typical benefits.**
• Women put parent and carer benefits second only to flexible working when considering a new role**
With online comparison sites and social media further increasing transparency on employer culture, policies and benefits, prospective and existing employees have never been more aware or had more access to this level of information. And it matters to them!
In this webinar hosted by James Marsh, we’re delighted to be joined by a strong panel of guests from Barclays, PiPA, Hays, recruiting experts worldwide, and My Family Care / Bright Horizons.
Join us for a lively discussion, expert comment and some surprising insights into the value of family-friendly in your employer brand and talent attraction!
*Survey of 2,515 UK employees by the Equality and Human Rights Commission
** My Family Care/Hydrogen Competitive advantage of flexible family friendly working report 2016
James Marsh, HRreview; Suzanne Courtney, Cut-e; Lena Justenhoven, Cut-eRecorded: Jun 13 201961 mins
Talent Assessment in the digital era is changing, organizations must focus on attracting, retaining, and developing digital talent, as no one can predict the future of work in five years’ time.
As the war for digital talent continues to progress, assessing for technical skills and “soft skills” together become key to building an agile, digitally ready workforce.
Join us for a free webinar to discuss:
- Identifying skills gaps and redeploying internal talent
- How to make better decisions when hiring for agile and digital behaviors with case study examples
- Top digital readiness trends and how to get your organisation ready for digital change
Karen Scates,Manager, Content Marketing/PR Kimberly Schneiderman, Senior Practice Development ManagerRecorded: Jun 4 201948 mins
SmartTalkHR Webinar on insights from two job seeker studies
How do job seekers decide where to work — and how do you get them to choose your company?
With the war for talent once again heating up, companies that take care of their employees at every stage in the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to separation, will be the biggest winners. As the steward of the employer brand, HR professionals benefit from discovering how to enhance the employee experience and become an employer of choice.
In this #SmartTalkHR Webinar, RiseSmart’s Karen Scates, manager content marketing and PR and Kimberly Schneiderman, senior practice development manager, will reveal the insights gained through two recent job seeker studies focused on how and why people choose to join an organization — or not.
James Marsh, HRr; Jennifer Liston-Smith, MFC; Dr Sarah Forbes & Dr Holly Birkett, Birmingham Business School.Recorded: May 23 201969 mins
Retaining employees through the transition to parenthood is now a mainstream tenet of most organisations’ talent retention strategy It’s been 5 years since Shared Parental Leave was introduced in the UK and Gender Pay Gap reporting has added further impetus to organisations’ efforts to retain women as well as men through the new parent transition.
Many employers have reviewed, updated and introduced new programmes, policies and benefits.
In this webinar we’ll be sharing the results and insights from My Family Care’s New Parent Transition Benchmark. It’s been designed to shed light on changes to benefits and policy in this area, high-lighting innovative practice and the impact that organisations have seen as a result.
Elizabeth Kerry, Inclusion Partner, Hermes Investment Management and Gemma Dale, Policy and Engagement Manager, University of Manchester will be sharing their employer journeys in supporting the parental leave transition.
Dr Sarah Forbes is joining us to discuss the findings of the latest research from the University of Birmingham Business School into the factors that enable or block the take-up of Shared Parental Leave.
Last, but my no means least, Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Thought Leadership, Coaching & Consultancy at My Family Care will be contributing her insights from long term working relationships with employers across a very diverse range of organisations.
Brad Phillips, Director of Client Strategy, JD PalatineRecorded: May 9 201922 mins
It’s impossible to retain top talent if they never make it onboard!
Over one third of employers report losing candidates because of a bad background screening process. In a competitive labor market, even the slightest hitch in the hiring process can lead to a poor candidate experience and lost hires. In contrast, well implemented background screens can improve the candidate experience, reduce risky hires, and lead to reduced turnover.
You will learn:
-Why background screening is critical to the candidate experience
-What to look for when selecting and implementing a background screening provider
-How background screening can impact your overall employer brand and improve retention rates
Stephanie Davies CEO Laughology learning and developmentRecorded: May 9 201934 mins
When attracting and recruiting top talent, what does your organisation focus on? Pay? Financial and health benefits such as health insurance and pension or is it something else? Advertising what else your organisation does to promote employee experience and happiness will undoubtedly make you stand out. Attracting and retaining top talents needs an approach that is round and includes more than just pay and benefits. This webinar will look at some of the latest trends around happiness and growth mindset in organisation and why these are the secrets to creating a talent pool of top people in your organisation.
Jenni Stone, MHRM, PHR, SHRM-CP Partner, HR Director-HR Shield, Robin Quale Sr. Talent Acquisition Advisor-MalwarebytesRecorded: May 8 201962 mins
“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”- Jim Collins, Good to Great
Not that long ago, talent acquisition was referred to as the recruiting department – with no more responsibility than reviewing resumes, screening candidates, and organizing candidate interviews. The phrase “talent acquisition” is now mainstream and widely accepted by companies of all sizes.
Now you and your organization, your employee brand ambassadors, have a story to tell, one that draws people to your organization now, and in the future, so what’s YOUR STORY?
This presentation will identify how individual communication impacts the brand, how brands communicate and what it all means for recruiting and employer branding. This session will demonstrate how to utilize the best search engines and sourcing tools available today to find biographical information as well as lists of names of top talent on the web. We will explore a variety of search tools as well as essential techniques for leveraging social media sites to attract and locate the candidates that you need to fill your toughest requisitions.
There is a broad end-to-end focus needed; one which stretches from building a strategic employment brand, through sourcing and recruiting, all the way to onboarding top people.
Planning and Strategizing
Segmenting the Workforce
Creating, Validating and Maintaining an Employment Brand
Managing and Cultivating Candidate Relationships
Nicole Campbell, Principal of Goodness Consulting at BenevityAug 21 20194:15 pmUTC58 mins
How do you get more people excited about your workplace giving and volunteering programs, especially when you have such a diverse workforce? We’ve taken exclusive data from our Fortune 1000 clients and outlined 6 actionable ways to create a compelling program that will make your people feel connected and purpose-driven. In other words, the program they’ve been waiting for!
Brianne V.L., Success Marketing Specialist; Anusha S., VP of Client Success; Nicole C., Principal of Goodness ConsultingAug 23 20194:15 pmUTC35 mins
We’ve seen a big trend this year with leading CSR programs shifting their approach to doing good by putting their people at the center—and they’re driving more employee engagement and social impact as a result. Learn how these companies are maximizing their impact by leveraging three key ingredients: responsiveness, democratization and inclusivity.
Amy A. Anger, Independent Worker Advocate and Principal of Atrip ConsultingAug 28 20196:00 pmUTC42 mins
How do you know if you have a culture that is attractive to talent...all talent (gig and remote workers, project-based contractors and full-time employees)? There are ways to create a work environment where every employee feels connected to your company's mission and to each other, regardless of where and how they work.
Tune in to learn how to optimize your workforce and specific actions you can take that will keep employees inspired and committed to the corporate vision, with our next guest, Amy A. Anger, former Chief Culture Officer at Kelly Services, Independent Worker Advocate and Principal of Atrip Consulting.
Presenter Bio: Amy Anger has always believed that adaptability is her most valuable trait. Whether as an in-house lawyer, life-long learner, daughter, wife, or mother, in anything and everything she has ever done, she needed to adapt. In her final corporate role she focused on the freelance economy and the business need to create fluid workforce models. That work ignited her passion for coaching and helping people and companies adapt to our more fluid and mobile lives.
Julie Olson and Lauren Price of Talent Path, David Bloom of SterlingSep 5 20196:00 pmUTC55 mins
Young people just graduating from college need relevant entry-level jobs, and employers are hungry for talent, but a skills gap stands between them. How can your business tap into this talent pool without risk, and provide young talent with an escape from the employment catch-22 “you need experience to get experience”? Join us on Thursday, July 25th as David Bloom, General Manager of the SMB and Gig teams at Sterling, talks with Julie Olson, Head of Talent Path, and Lauren Price, a recent college graduate, about the skills new graduates need—and how to bridge the divide.
Julie Olson is head of Talent Path, a leading provider of last-mile education for early career talent. Talent Path is a division of Genuent, one of the nation’s leading technology staffing and solutions firms. Julie was a 2018 winner of the Staffing Industry Analysts’ 40 Under 40 Awards, recognizing industry trailblazers.
Lauren Price is a Business Analyst Consultant from Talent Path Houston’s most recent track. She is skilled in data visualization, project implementation, and process improvements with experience in the manufacturing and semi-conductor industry. As an ex-collegiate athlete, communication and teamwork are a couple of Lauren’s best attributes. She is excited to begin consulting and is currently in the interviewing phase.
David Bloom is General Manager of the SMB and Gig teams at Sterling, a global leader in employment background screening solutions. David was included in Entrepreneur Magazine's Brilliant 100 and on Business Insider’s list of 100 most interesting people in the NYC tech scene.
James Marsh,HRr; Jennifer Liston-Smith, MFC;Sep 26 201910:00 amUTC90 mins
There has been an explosion of interest in extended paternity leave recently, further propelled to national news headlines by Theresa May’s focus on this topic during her last days in post as Prime Minister. No doubt your employees are asking about your stance on paternity leave vs shared parental leave and the Government is now asking for opinions as part of a wider consultation on proposals to support families.
Government consultations on transparency regarding flexible working and Parental Leave and pay close on 11th October and 29th November.
In this timely webinar in partnership with My Family Care / Bright Horizons we’ll give you the inside track on the topics, how best to respond as well as how to communicate your position as an employer externally and internally while the consultation is ongoing. Crucially, what are the immediate and future implications for employers for attracting and retaining talent?
We’ll be joined by thought leading employers, who’ll share their views, insights and innovative practices in this area.
James Marsh,HRr; Jennifer Liston-Smith, MFC;Nov 7 201911:00 amUTC90 mins
Technology, demographics, cultural, social and generational changes mean that why and how we work has changed almost beyond recognition in the last decade. There’s now a five generational workplace, fewer of us to do the work, increased care responsibilities and a fundamental shift in how younger generations want to work and how they value the components of work, life and family.
The pace of that change continues unabated and it demands that we all start thinking in a different way when it comes to the way we work and live, especially when it comes to ‘managing the balance’.
In this lively, future-gazing webinar, James Marsh will be discussing the trends, challenges and possible solutions with leading global employers and thought leaders. In amongst that panel, Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership at Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions brings her deep insight and experience of working with leading employers to shape programmes to engage and retain talented parents and carers.
James Marsh, HRr: Richard Doherty, WorkdayNov 28 201911:00 amUTC60 mins
How can businesses rise to the challenge of engaging an ever-more diverse and disparate workforce?
The last 20 years have been a time of enormous change for many workplaces, with evolving cultural pressures, legal frameworks and working practices. These changes to our working environments, with the help of technology, are accelerating. So how does a business navigate these challenges and still keep their workforce engaged, happy and productive?
In this webinar we will take a look at the key building blocks for creating and maintaining an environment of engagement for all employees, including:
James Marsh,HRr; Jennifer Liston-Smith, MFC;Feb 6 20202:00 pmUTC90 mins
Increasingly employers want a joined-up global approach to supporting employees in combining work and family. Driven by the competition for talent, greater transparency on gender pay gaps and new gender-neutral expectations around parental leave, we need to ‘think globally and act locally’ working with differing cultural considerations, circumstances and expectations.
In this lively and practical webinar, James Marsh will be discussing emerging global family-friendly trends and solutions with leading global employers and Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership at Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions. We’ll place particular emphasis on what the UK can learn from, and offer to, other global regions.
Since Bright Horizons acquired My Family Care in February this year, the combined business serves around 1,500 client organisations globally, bringing deep insights into best practice on policy and on provision from workplace nurseries and backup care to coaching for parents and carers, training for line managers and online resources such as the Parental Leave Toolkit.