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.
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, 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
James Marsh,HRr; Jennifer Liston-Smith, MFC; Ruth Thomas, CURO; Catherine Manson, Christie's; Sarah Gregory, Baker & McKenzieRecorded: Apr 30 201975 mins
The UK has one of the biggest gender pay gaps in Europe as well as a growing skills shortage. Research shows 92% of people would use gender pay gap information when looking for a job and half of female employees would favour an organisation with a smaller gap (Business in the Community, 2015).
We now have data from two rounds of Gender Pay Gap reporting and we’ve seen many narratives and action plans exploring the drivers, and solutions.
In this webinar we’ll be sharing analysis of the latest round of reporting and examining what it tells us about any progress in closing the gap. But it’s not just about the numbers, we’ll also be considering challenges and opportunities of the mandatory narrative and asking what ‘good’ looks like.
We’ll be discussing what employers are actually doing to close the gap with a focus on addressing the key ‘motherhood’ and ‘good daughter’ penalties.
Join James Marsh and our panel of employers, thought leaders and gender pay experts for an insightful and lively discussion.
Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching, Consultancy and Thought Leadership at My Family Care and Ruth Thomas, co-founder and Senior Consultant at Curo Compensation will be providing expert insight and a broad perspective on the topic. Catherine Manson, Global Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Christie's and Sarah Gregory, Inclusion and Diversity Partner at leading law firm Baker & McKenzie will be sharing their gender pay gap journeys.
Daniel H. Pink New York Times Bestselling AuthorRecorded: Apr 23 201966 mins
A SmartTalkHR Webinar with 'New York Times' best selling author Daniel
Most of us make decisions about when to start a business, schedule a class, take the next step in a relationship, or make a change in our careers based on intuition and guesswork.
You may be surprised to learn that timing is really a science. Let New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink show you his newly discovered scientific method for timing your decisions to propel you into a richer, more satisfying, and more successful lifestyle.
In this #SmartTalkHR webinar, Daniel will reveal the scientific secrets of perfect timing to help participants discover how to:
•Use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule
•Create natural breaks to improve performance
•Turn a stumble into a fresh start
•Identify the ideal time to make a change
Christian Sutherland-Wong, President & COO at Glassdoor, Madan Nagaldinne, Chief People Officer at CompassRecorded: Apr 16 201952 mins
Christian Sutherland-Wong sits down to chat with Madan Nagaldinne, Chief People Officer of Compass, about how to truly engage your people, the impact of actively promoting the spirit of entrepreneurialism within your company, and widespread shifts that are shaping the future of the workplace.
Presented by Ben Eubanks, Human Resources Analyst, Lighthouse Research & AdvisoryRecorded: Apr 9 201960 mins
A SmartTalkHR Webinar with Ben Eubanks
How do we move beyond checking the box on performance management to engage in high-impact performance activities? New insights uncovered by Lighthouse Research reveal a clear distinction between the performance management and engagement practices used at high-performing firms versus their lower-performing peers. The top-performing companies leverage a mixture of recognition, regular conversations, and other practices to create more engaging workplace experiences for their employees, ultimately driving engagement and performance to new heights.
In this #SmartTalkHR webinar, HR analyst Ben Eubanks took us through the research to discover what it can teach us about how to improve our approach to performance management. More practically, we examined some case studies and stories of companies that have modified their approach to performance management to reap a variety of rewards. You will learn:
•The deep links between engagement, performance management, and business results
•How to adapt performance management practices to improve outcomes
•Best practices from other firms that have changed their approach to performance
James Marsh, HRreview; Charlotte Schaller, cut-e; Lauren Jepson, Vodafone; Dean Callaghan, cut-e.Recorded: Apr 4 201963 mins
The world is changing: Brexit, industry convergence, digital transformation, increasing automation and the arrival of the information age.
Is traditional recruitment keeping pace? It is time to rethink talent acquisition. Start talking the language of business and deliver tangible business value.
Learn how Vodafone revolutionised finding future digital leaders with the award winning tool ‘the future jobs finder’.
Join us on this one-hour webinar at which we will explore:
- What trends impact the role of HR in 2019
- Case Study: Vodafone – Digital transformation in early careers
- The impact of technology, gamification and artificial intelligence on talent assessment
Pensions Aspects Live is the leading pension conference in London. The event takes place at the world largest engineering institute, IET the Savoy Place. The conference will attract over 400 industry professionals - it also features: a 20 booth exhibition, multi-streamed programme, a business match making service and much more.
Bart Macdonald - Sapling, Christina Luconi - Rapid7, Craig Forman - Culture Amp, Jamie Hitchens - GlassdoorRecorded: Mar 14 201960 mins
When it comes to hiring and retention, your employer brand is huge. It’s your company’s value proposition combined with overall reputation that prospective and current employees use to evaluate whether or not your company is the right place to work. Employers need to meet high expectations and find innovative ways to communicate their culture to these audiences.
In this panel webinar, HR leaders from Glassdoor, Sapling, Rapid7, and Culture Amp, will discuss how to leverage your employer brand to attract and retain top talent. Expert panelists from high-performance, hyper-growth organizations will answer your questions and share their practical experience, starting with how to ensure that your company values act as a rallying force for each team member in your company.
The conversation will also cover these key aspects of building a powerful employer brand:
- The best employee perks to boost your employer brand
- How to define and showcase your employer value proposition
- How to use your organization’s core beliefs as a rallying force for attracting and retaining your top talent
James Marsh, HRr; Jennifer Liston-Smith, MFC; Deborah Richards, IBM; Sally McCann, Macfarlanes; Liz Kotze, SkyRecorded: Feb 14 201974 mins
With a workforce that is ever-more age and life-stage diverse, it’s never been more important for organisations to enable their employees to combine Work+Family successfully.
In this webinar we will share the highlights of My Family Care’s Work+Family Snapshot – exploring the challenges faced by working parents and carers, and their priorities for keeping career on track alongside family.
We’ll also be discussing the solutions, successes, and lessons learnt by leading employers including IBM as a case study.
We’ll explore the culture, policies and benefits that contribute to making an organisation family-friendly and inclusive; the trends, benefits, and return on investment for the employer including:
1.The key trends and innovative practices emerging in UK
2.How clever employers use family-friendly practice to build their employer brand
3.How family-friendly practices translate into employee engagement
4.Measuring the business impact and ROI of these practices
In this lively webinar, James Marsh will be joined by Panellists including Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching and Consultancy at My Family Care, and Deborah Richards, Diversity & Inclusion Leader at IBM.
Nick Economos, Miaciah ManuelJul 25 20196:00 pmUTC60 mins
An educational webinar on a simple 5-step 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.
David Bloom, GM at SterlingJul 30 20196:00 pmUTC43 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.
Tanya Fish - Strategy Advisor - ITA Group Inc.Jul 30 20196:00 pmUTC51 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
James Marsh,HRr; Jennifer Liston-Smith, MFC;Sep 26 201910:00 amUTC90 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.
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.