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Talent Management

  • How Do You Measure Workplace Culture?
    How Do You Measure Workplace Culture? Gary Beckstrand is VP of the O.C. Tanner Institute, Alex Lovell is Manager, Research and Measurement at the O.C. Recorded: May 17 2018 58 mins
    On top of every organization’s to-do list is improving culture. Companies want to create workplace cultures that retain, engage, and attract employees, and they want to see the results of their efforts. But they also struggle with defining their culture and measuring it. It can be difficult to measure something that seems so intangible, but you can’t improve something that you can’t measure.

    Companies often default to only using the metrics they can easily track: usage and satisfaction of company benefits and perks, retention, employee engagement, etc. But are these really metrics of company culture? How do you measure the true influences on your culture?

    Join Gary Beckstrand, VP, and Alex Lovell, Manager of Research and Development, at the O.C. Tanner Institute as they share best practices in measuring the effectiveness of a company culture. Gary and Alex will walk through different methods for measuring your culture, which specific factors are most important to look at, and what types of questions you should be asking. They’ll also discuss the challenges of measuring culture and share stories of what successful companies have done to measure, and improve, their company cultures for maximum results.

    Join Gary and Alex to:

    - Learn the methods for measuring culture, both quantitative and qualitative
    - See the most important culture factors to look at
    - Discover the types of questions you should be asking about culture
    - Understand the challenges and complexity of measuring culture
  • Align your Stars: Creating Strategic Talent to Support Organizational Goals
    Align your Stars: Creating Strategic Talent to Support Organizational Goals Lori Kleiman, SPHR SHRM-SCP Recorded: May 17 2018 29 mins
    Leadership in human resources requires an understanding of the strategic initiatives and the ability to align organizational talent with success. Planning for the future needs of human capital is a key component to success as an HR executive.

    In this action-packed program, we will look at performance management through the lens of strategy and executive interactions. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of what to look for in a strategic plan, and how to craft performance discussions to ensure only those that are headed in the same direction as leadership are considered top talent.

    We will review an HR Topics proprietary tool that helps organizations evaluate who is really top talent, and what those individuals might need to move to the next level. Finally, we conclude with recommendations of how to incorporate changes to the performance conversation into the organization and impact a culture shift that will drive results.

    Learning Objectives:

    ·Identify the strategic goals and initiatives for your organization
    ·Understand the business metrics that drive success in each organization
    ·Review external opportunities that will create meaningful change for top talent
    ·Create communication tools that will impact C Suite engagement
  • State of Employee Engagement 2018
    State of Employee Engagement 2018 Charles Rogel Recorded: May 17 2018 53 mins
    What are other organizations doing to increase Employee Engagement?
    We collected feedback from over 180 organizations to find answers to these questions and more:

    What are companies doing to increase employee engagement?
    What is the ROI of employee engagement for most companies?
    How do organizations effectively measure employee engagement?
    Is employee engagement really working?
    Which programs are most effective in boosting employee engagement?
    Does employee engagement boost profitability?

    Join us as we reveal the results from this 30-question study.
  • How Small Businesses Use Glassdoor to Recruit
    How Small Businesses Use Glassdoor to Recruit Liz Taylor, Human Resources Director; Molly Jones, Talent Operations Lead; Sandy Palicio, Vice President Human Resources Recorded: May 16 2018 64 mins
    Companies who recruit on Glassdoor see great results – like 30% greater retention rates1 and lower hiring costs.2 But how, exactly, do SMBs use Glassdoor to recruit?

    To find out, we sat down with recruiting leaders from Sprout Social, Cumulus Networks and Medical Guardian. Discover the top 5 takeaways from that discussion in this eBook.

    You’ll learn how to:

    - Boost recruiting by attracting better candidates for less

    - Engage with your workforce through open dialogue

    - Retain top talent by attracting the right people for your culture
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Making an HR Technology Change
    The Dos and Don'ts of Making an HR Technology Change Brent Skinner, Principal Analyst, Nucleus Research; Hailey McGrath, Solutions Consultant, Ceridian Recorded: May 16 2018 55 mins
    Thinking of making an HR/Payroll technology change and not sure how to start? Join guest speaker Brent Skinner, Principal Analyst for Nucleus Research, and Hailey McGrath, Ceridian for this webinar as he presents “The Dos and Don’ts of Making a HR Technology Change”. Brent will share insights from three very different businesses that were at a pivotal moment in their HR strategy. Find out how these businesses overcame HR and payroll systems that were impeding operations and costing them money in terms of lost productivity.

    Watch this webinar to learn:

    - What to look for in an HCM technology vendor
    - Factors that drive ROI
    - A sneak peek of Dayforce in action
  • How HR Can Turn Big Data into Predictive Analytics
    How HR Can Turn Big Data into Predictive Analytics Tom McKeown, CEO and Co-Founder of TrenData Recorded: May 16 2018 39 mins
    Big data has become one of the guiding realities for businesses in today’s economy. As with many of its fellow departments, HR is now starting to realize the value and use Big Data to more accurately predict the health and productivity of the workforce.

    In this webinar Tom McKeown, CEO and Co-Founder of TrenData will help define Big Data, in both structured and unstructured form, as well as providing methodologies to access and use Big Data to the business benefit of the organization. This will all be discussed in a framework of how to implement an overall people analytics strategy.

    Tom McKeown is the CEO and Co-founder of TrenData. He is a senior executive with over twenty-five years of experience in bringing innovative software to market. Tom’s passion is to provide easy to use solutions that both visualize and guide organizations to their best possible future.

    During his career, Tom has propelled growth in several early and middle stage start-up companies resulting in acquisitions that provided multi-million dollar returns for investors. In the past 10 years Tom has lead two Dallas based human resources software companies, HRsmart and Aquire Solutions, to triple digit growth and successful acquisitions by larger industry players. Prior to that Tom held senior level executive positions at Citrix Systems, Quantum Corporation, and Adobe Systems.


    Tom is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science.
  • A Scientific Approach to Designing High-Performance Teams
    A Scientific Approach to Designing High-Performance Teams Erin Michelson, CEO / Tech Entrepreneur / Author Recorded: May 16 2018 46 mins
    We provide an introduction into how to leverage behavioural science to better understand not only the corporation’s stated values but also the lived values of employees. By assessing institutional and individuals values, we can ascribe a numeric “score” that measures the cultural alignment (and misalignment) within the workplace. As a result, HR professionals gain the intelligence they need to recruit, retain and engineer a highly-engaged, top-performing workforce.

    Learn how quantifying corporate culture can benefit:

    * Executives: Increasing company profitability & employee performance
    * Managers: Maximizing employee engagement & workgroup productivity
    * Employees: Understanding cultural fit & opportunities for advancement

    Erin Michelson is Founder & CEO of Summery (www.summery.ai), a data analytics company that leverages behavioural science to quantify institutional culture and individual social impact values. Recognized as a pioneer in the #PhilTech space, Erin has been profiled in @Entrepreneur, @BBCTech, @HuffPost, @NatGeoTravel, @NPR, @FoxNews.
  • S2 08 - Diversity in Insurance and the Essential Topic of Men
    S2 08 - Diversity in Insurance and the Essential Topic of Men Julia Streets Recorded: May 16 2018 35 mins
    Josh Brekenfeld, Oversight Manager, Lloyds of London, and Jemima Jefferson, Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) consultant and Mental Health First Aid National Trainer with Mental Health First Aid England, explore the question of LGBT and D&I progress from the perspective of one of the City’s oldest financial institutions, and how to accelerate the pace of change. On this podcast we take our first foray into the essential topic of mental health, offering practical advice for corporates to help employees.
  • Is your company ready for Giggers?
    Is your company ready for Giggers? Mike Cotton, VP - Sales & Marketing, Tremolo Recorded: May 15 2018 47 mins
    “By creating a temporary pool of skills and services, organizations can achieve a wage reduction in the range of 40-70%.”, European Commission

    In this webinar we will discuss the changing landscape of the contingency talent market as more people opt to have a flexible work environment. We will discuss how an organisation can prepare and manage their own contingency workforce in onboarding and compliance, then have the whole organisation leverage the freelancers in projects, finally automatically connecting to finance to get paid and track deliverables.

    Mike has spent over 25 years in the software space, selling, implementing and supporting enterprise applications like SAP, Siebel, Oracle and ondemand software. Mike has always spent a significant portion of his career and focus working with and through partners to sell and implement software products. Based in the US for 6 years and EMEA for the rest of his career, Mike has a real global perspective of the market.
  • Paired Stream - BTF Episode 01
    Paired Stream - BTF Episode 01 Paired Sourcing Recorded: May 8 2018 11 mins
    We are celebrating joining the BrightTALK family of content creators
  • Is Threat Hunting the Next Frontier: Separating the Hype from the Reality
    Is Threat Hunting the Next Frontier: Separating the Hype from the Reality Dr. James Stanger Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA Recorded: May 3 2018 78 mins
    One of the more interesting-sounding job skills today is that of the “threat hunter.” Let’s talk about the activity of “threat hunting,” and deconstruct it a little bit. The idea behind threat hunting is to proactively look for adversaries and for traces of their activity. So, is threat hunting all that it’s cracked up to be? Is looking for trouble really the best approach today? It’s very possible that the one key element of threat hunting is one fundamental assumption: That you’ve already been hacked, but you just don’t quite realize it yet. In this presentation, James will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of “active defense,” and where it fits in with other security activities.
  • S2 07 - Inclusivity Without Alienation
    S2 07 - Inclusivity Without Alienation Julia Streets Recorded: May 2 2018 38 mins
    In an appetite to drive greater inclusion, how do we avoid the potential for over-swing and risk of further alienation? Robert Baker, Senior Partner and Global Client Director at Mercer, and Steve Brown, Director of Empiric and Group Director of Tourstan Group, join host Julia Streets to discuss the role that technology, intersectionality and alliances all play in driving change.
  • Designing an effective performance support framework
    Designing an effective performance support framework Alexander Knof - Global Solution Owner - SAP Enable Now Recorded: Apr 30 2018 46 mins
    Join us on Monday, April 30 at 2:00 pm to learn more about how to use SAP Enable Now to create a reliable and well-rounded performance support framework. This kind of framework should be designed to increase the productivity of corporate software users by providing the right knowledge or material at the right moment.
    In this free 45-minute webinar, SAP will share experiences and lessons learned to overcome initial hurdles and how to plan and design an effective performance support program – either by using the embedded user assistance of SAP applications like SAP S/4HANA or SAP SuccessFactors or by starting from scratch. Learn how SAP Enable Now helps to create multiple different knowledge assets while keeping the efforts for the production and maintenance as low as possible. For more information, please visit the SAP Enable Now InfoCenter: https://enable-now.sap.com.
  • Pragmatic Security: Balancing Investment and Protection
    Pragmatic Security: Balancing Investment and Protection Pete Clay, Katzcy Consulting Advisory Board member Recorded: Apr 26 2018 53 mins
    With the volume of attacks growing, the mutations and variations in attack methods broadening, and a seemingly endless catalog of defensive solutions available, it can be difficult to prioritize your security investments and operations. Join our cyber defense experts to hear tips on how to cut through the noise, effectively identify the most likely and riskiest attacks and thwarting them efficiently through balanced and targeted investment in resources, time and technology.

    About the Speaker:
    Pete Clay, Katzcy Consulting Advisory Board member, is a 20+ year veteran in the cybersecurity industry with experience in security operations, mergers and acquisitions, cyber policy, risk management, and program management.
  • VW Settlements: Best Opportunities for School Buses
    VW Settlements: Best Opportunities for School Buses Joe Annotti Recorded: Apr 26 2018 49 mins
    With more and more states publishing their funding plans, the picture is becoming clear as to how the $2.925 billion Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund will make its way into stakeholders’ hands. Joe Annotti, senior programs manager for Gladstein, Neandross & Associates and a former U.S. EPA staffer, will identify the best opportunities for student transporters and how the industry stands to benefit from the funds. Join him during a free webinar on April 26 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET to learn about the latest information on this important emissions reduction grant opportunity.
  • Gamification and Security: The Role of Competitions in Readiness and Defense
    Gamification and Security: The Role of Competitions in Readiness and Defense Lisa Jiggetts, Founder, President & CEO of the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu Recorded: Apr 26 2018 57 mins
    Security operations face intensifying pressures along numerous fronts, including a constantly shifting threat landscape, an increasingly complex environment to defend, and an extreme shortage of skills. This panel of distinguished security experts will discuss the role that competitions – at the primary school, collegiate and professional levels – can play in attracting workers to the security arena, growing their skills, and developing methods to identify and defend against the greatest threats and risks of the day.

    Lisa Jiggetts, the Founder & CEO of the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu, one of the fastest growing nonprofits dedicated to women in cybersecurity, will spearhead this panel of experts is cyber security and competitions.

    Other panelists include Mika Devonshire, Director of Forensics and Cyber Risk Analytics at SSIC; Marcelle Lee, Threat Researcher at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions; and Dan Manson, Professor of Computer Information Systems at Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Fürsorgepflicht – Wie gut ist Ihr Notfallplan?
    Fürsorgepflicht – Wie gut ist Ihr Notfallplan? Andreas Krugmann Global Account Director Concur (Germany) GmbH, Jochen Neubauer, Customer Value Sales SAP SE Recorded: Apr 23 2018 56 mins
    Für Unternehmen besteht – und das wissen viele gar nicht - eine Fürsorgepflicht für Ihre Geschäftsreisenden. Sie sind verantwortlich dafür, dass Ihre Beschäftigten vorbereitet und sicher reisen.

    Lernen Sie:
    - Warum es so wichtig ist, das Thema Fürsorgepflicht ernst zu nehmen.
    - Was Arbeitgeber alles beachten müssen, um Ihrer gesetzlichen Verpflichtung hinsichtlich der Fürsorgepflicht nachzukommen.
    - Wie SAP Concur Unternehmen so ausstattet, dass diese sogar über den Notfall hinaus in der Lage sind, mit den Reisenden in Kontakt zu bleiben.
  • Breaking Into FinTech 101
    Breaking Into FinTech 101 Sophie Winwood (Innovate Finance), Ina Yulo (BrightTALK), Valentina Kristensen (OakNorth), Kathryn Harris (LBG), Nina Mohanty Recorded: Apr 19 2018 64 mins
    FinTech is a hot and trendy industry with topics like blockchain, digital banking, and cryptocurrencies on just about everyone's lips. The peaked interest in the sector has even encouraged universities, such as Oxford, to create courses specifically for FinTech. Meet-up groups and accelerators are also constantly delivering workshops on the top skills needed to make candidates more attractive to hiring managers.

    Join this session to learn:
    Do you need a background in Financial Services or Tech?
    The key skills that all FinTech start-ups will be looking for
    The positives and negatives of working for a large institution
    The positives and negatives of working for a start-up
    CV hacks: some easy ways to make your CV more FinTech-friendly
    Top resources available for people who want to learn more
  • S2 06 - Allies, Role Models and Champions of Change
    S2 06 - Allies, Role Models and Champions of Change Julia Streets Recorded: Apr 18 2018 35 mins
    Robert McKillop, Global Head of Product at Aberdeen Standard Investments, and Ruben Kostucki, COO at Makers Academy, join host Julia Streets to discuss the importance of nurturing and supporting middle management as they endeavour to embrace change, how to find and empower new tech talent from ages 16 to 60+ and why we need change more than ever before.
  • [Live Interview from RSA] Mary Writz on AI and Machine Learning Security Trends
    [Live Interview from RSA] Mary Writz on AI and Machine Learning Security Trends Mary Writz, Director of Product Management at Micro Focus Recorded: Apr 17 2018 21 mins
    Join Mary Writz, Director of Product Management at Micro Focus for a live interview with Jessica Gulick, Founder & CEO of KATZCY from RSA 2018 as they discuss everything from the conference, cybersecurity trends and AI and Machine Learning.
  • Compensation in Small Business - Its not such a mystery
    Compensation in Small Business - Its not such a mystery Lori Kleiman Recorded: Apr 12 2018 26 mins
    Compensation is often the highest line item on any organizational budget. But do your employees really understand the value they receive from you - which goes WAY beyond their paycheck. We will look at the components of compensation that you should be talking to your employees about - and then easy ways for you to create statement in house without a lot of cost or trouble. Options are provided for external resources as well. HR certified - extra bonus, 1 SHRM or HRCI credit for attending!
    Learning objectives
    •Evaluate your organizations total compensation package
    •Consider options for do-it-yourself statements
    •Create messaging to enhance overall employee communication
  • MAGIC-5 Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement
    MAGIC-5 Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement Dr. Tracy Maylett, Ed.D. Recorded: Apr 11 2018 56 mins
    HRCI and SHRM credit

    Join Dr. Tracy Maylett, for a presentation on “MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement.” Dr. Maylett will review the research behind the five keys and how managers can use MAGIC to increase engagement with their teams. During this session we will provide answers to the following questions:

    What is the personal benefit of being engaged?
    What is the difference between being satisfied with your job and being engaged?
    How does each of the MAGIC elements contribute to engagement?
    How do you avoid a victim mentality and take ownership for your engagement?
    How can managers create an engaging work environment?
  • Leading Indicators: Transforming from a dance scholar to a research manager
    Leading Indicators: Transforming from a dance scholar to a research manager Dr Caitlin McDonald, Data, Research & Insights Manager at Tes Global Recorded: Apr 11 2018 13 mins
    Leadership is not about how many people report to us, but what kind of influence we have in the teams and communities we operate in.

    Join Caitlin for a few career stories illustrating how we can step into leadership with confidence and clarity in a constantly shifting career landscape.
  • Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
    Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture Tariq Meyers, Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Lyft Recorded: Apr 10 2018 2 mins
    Before you can successfully recruit and retain diverse candidates, it's imperative to create a culture of belonging. We've learned this through our own experience here at Lever, and so have several other leaders.

    In this short video, we asked leaders at Lyft, Netflix and GoDaddy to share how they've built their inclusive, widely revered cultures. Watch now to learn what they told us!
  • 5 Steps to Double Your Recruiting Productivity
    5 Steps to Double Your Recruiting Productivity Molly Stark, Head of Talent Acquisition Operations & Programs at Medallia Recorded: Apr 9 2018 44 mins
    Productivity is pretty much the holy grail in recruiting. With interviews to run, hiring managers to wrangle, and sourcing outreach to personalize, it’s vital to do a lot with a little bit of time.

    So, how do you reach that high level of efficiency? You learn from teams who are leveraging the right shortcuts to get results.

    The team at Medallia is one such team. In two quarters, they doubled recruiting coordinator productivity, scheduling twice as many interviews as before. Then, after doubling down on their sourcing strategies, they increased sourced hires by a whopping 177 percent. And they haven’t stopped there.

    Join us alongside two leaders on Medallia’s team to learn their secrets for success. Head of Talent Operations Molly Stark and Talent Coordination Lead Chiara Moore will break down 5 tactics that have helped them double their recruiting productivity.

    Tune in to learn:

    * Why automation tools are vital to improve productivity
    * How the Medallia team got rid of Google sheets to streamline their hiring
    * The keys to improving your candidate engagement and conversion rates
    * The returns you’ll get by investing in talent already in your pipeline
    * And much more!

    You don’t always have to work harder to increase productivity. Learn Medallia’s shortcuts here!
  • GDPR - staying on the right side of the regulation
    GDPR - staying on the right side of the regulation Betsy Kendall, Data Protection Officer and VP of Global Programs, OPP and Petra Merne, Director, Global Marketing, OPP May 24 2018 12:15 pm UTC 60 mins
    MBTI and other business psychology practitioners hold a lot of information on their clients, much of it of a sensitive nature addressing issues from performance data to aspects of personality profiles, and therefore are disproportionately affected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This will not be a legalistic presentation but practical session with time for Q&A to provide an appreciation of how it could affect our professional lives.
  • Transforming Your Workplace Culture with Purpose and Opportunity
    Transforming Your Workplace Culture with Purpose and Opportunity Gary Peterson, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, O.C. Tanner May 24 2018 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Imagine leading a team that is highly multicultural or multigenerational. Or a team that is largely offline, remote, or working in diverse locations—perhaps where the opportunity for raises and promotions seem slim due to company structure or the economy, or where employees don’t feel inspired by the company’s underlying purpose or reason for being?

    Is it possible to build a workplace culture where every employee feels inspired by and connected to the company’s purpose? Where each team member is actively working to improve the company because they feel a sense of belonging and feed off all the possibilities to make a difference that the company’s strategy represents?

    It is, if you can build trust, provide opportunities to grow and develop skills, and empower employees to do great work and be successful in their own unique ways. It starts by aligning employees’ work to company goals and giving purpose to their work. Then make sure employees have a voice, empower them to lead the way, and encourage them to be innovative.

    When companies take steps toward thriving workplace cultures, they see dramatic improvements in employee engagement, innovation, retention and business performance. Just ask Gary Peterson, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Production, at O.C. Tanner. He was able to transform a manufacturing workforce that struggled with engagement and collaboration into a culture where employees innovate, succeed, and celebrate together.

    Join Gary as he shares best practices and strategies on using purpose and opportunity to create a great place to work.

    During the webinar, you’ll:

    - Learn how to provide employees with purpose and opportunities to grow and develop even when promotions and pay raises aren’t available.
    - Gain best practices in empowering employees to innovate and do great work.
    - See a case study and results of these efforts on employee engagement, retention, and innovation.
  • Engagement is a Competency
    Engagement is a Competency Christian Nielson and David Long May 24 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Engagement is a learned competency. Join with us as we discuss how managers and leaders in your organization can learn to be engaged and engage their team members. Learn specific values that are associated with the engagement competencies and explore DecisionWise's new Engaging Leader Assessment.
  • Should you Kill the Annual Review?
    Should you Kill the Annual Review? Aaron Adams, Partner - HR Strategy May 25 2018 5:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    There has been a lot of talk about killing the annual review. Should you really do away with the annual review or should you change it? What are some of the pros and cons of the annual review?

    Join us to learn about when it makes sense to do or not do an annual review.
  • Breastfeeding and other Triumphs and Tribulations of the Working Mom
    Breastfeeding and other Triumphs and Tribulations of the Working Mom Jennifer Riggins May 30 2018 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Being a working mom is the new norm but that doesn’t make it any easier. This week’s cuppa talks to four working moms — in non-profit, healthcare, business, and entertainment — who have juggled contracted and self-employed roles, motherhood, and breastfeeding.

    Our awesome guests to kick off this series of conversations with awesome women of influence will be author of 'The Big Letdown', communications strategist and social commentator Kimberly Seals Allers; actress and musician Noa Bodner; self-employed occupational therapist Melinda Eriksen; and nonprofit marketing director Kate McLoughlin Thornton.

    We talk about the challenges and celebrations of the working mother, and share tips, stories and tricks that can help other working mothers and the folks that work with them. Along with your questions, we will cover topics like:
    - the personal journeys of each remarkable woman
    - family leave, childcare and breastfeeding support on and off the job
    - the different experience of mothers in different roles, races, cultures and economic levels
    - specific struggles and discriminations facing working mothers and how to deal
    - where working mothers can find allies
    - work-life balance tips
    - advice for moms getting back to work after a long leave after kids
    - and of course your questions during the live taping!

    NOTE: This week is just as important for non-parents to join. We all work alongside working moms and they are essential to the future of every sector — including humanity! Join the live show to get the answers to all the questions you were afraid to ask or catch up by signing up now and get the recording sent to you afterwards.
  • The Truth About Electric School Buses in California
    The Truth About Electric School Buses in California A-Z Bus Sales, ADOMANI & Blue Bird May 31 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A-Z Bus Sales, ADOMANI, and Blue Bird present a webinar answering your questions on electric school buses in California. Learn more about available electric technology, infrastructure concerns, necessary training, funding opportunities and real-world experiences with developing an electric school bus fleet—all tailored specifically to applications in the Golden State.
  • Create your own Anti-harassment Programs that Work
    Create your own Anti-harassment Programs that Work Lori Kleiman Jun 7 2018 7:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    What they don’t know WILL hurt them! Creating programs for Anti-harassment that work

    You don’t want to be the next company on the evening news! But if employees don’t know the basics of identifying and reporting harassment how can we expect them to follow your procedures.

    We will cover the basics you need to include in Anti-harassment and discrimination training, how to engage your audience and the legal compliance pieces that cover the responsibility your business has. If you are working in a company that expects you to be responsible for this with little or no budget for external training – this is the program for you!

    You will learn:
    ·What are the key components of a training program
    ·How to align your message with your culture
    ·Engage employees to participate
    ·Covering legal obligations
  • The Power of Mentoring
    The Power of Mentoring Jennifer Riggins Jun 13 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This conversation features women in tech who have benefited from receiving and giving mentoring, but it's really for anyone who is looking for a hand up or to offer one. Our experts will talk about importance of mentoring — though that it's not for everyone — how to find the right mentor and mentee for you, and how it's an important part of building a career in tech.

    So grab your cuppa and join the conversation for the second episode of WIT: Women in Tech! We are talking to four awesome women in tech -- Tammy Bütow, SRE (site reliability engineering) and chaos engineering specialist at Gremlin; Charity Majors, database reliability engineering and CEO and engineer at Honeycomb.io; Ana Medina, freelance SRE, infrastructure, and chaos engineering (formerly Uber); and Prima Virani, senior security engineer at Marqueta.

    Their jobs in systems stability, observability, and reliability engineering benefit from a wealth of experience working with and securing those systems. But you usually have to have already worked with those systems to then be able to get jobs working with those systems -- a struggle for any junior-level job, but a particularly strong one in the tech space. This is where mentoring comes in. Each of these awesome women has benefited from being mentored and benefit from giving back and mentoring.

    Join us (or sign up to listen to the recording later) to learn the best way to find a mentor or mentee/mentoree and how to leverage that relationship so you're both getting the most out of it. You'll learn about informal and formal guilds that support that mentoring, and what companies should do to facilitate these benefits. And you'll hear personal stories from these women who have built solid careers in tech on the shoulders of experience and support.
  • The Future of Work
    The Future of Work James Marsh, HRreview; Richard Doherty, Senior Director, Workday; Kim Atherton, Chief People Officer, OVO Energy Jun 21 2018 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    The workplace is changing fast and new radical developments are just around the corner, This webinar will explore the future of the workforce and how HR professionals can prepare their organisations for this brave new world.

    We will be looking at workforce automation, the impacts of new technologies, innovations in the use of data, the rise of AI and how tech can be used to enhance the employee experience. We will also explore the future skills market including what will be in demand, how to motivate and retain complex groups of employees, the future of the gig economy, flexible working contacts, changes to pension structures and more.
  • How to Design the Career You Love
    How to Design the Career You Love Jennifer Riggins Jun 27 2018 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    We all want to say “I love my job!” but it’s not a magic wish. Job satisfaction is something you have to design into your daily life, from your work choices to your profile to your networks. This episode we sit down for a cup and conversation with Mia Sherman from the popular Escape the City (https://www.escapethecity.org/) job transformation coaching in London and New York, and two women who have successfully redesigned happiness at work.

    This episode we'll learn the stories and ask questions of two fabulous female entrepreneurs: Vix Anderton, talking about her journey from an Royal Air Force intelligence officer to building a portfolio career and her own company The Practical Balance (thepracticalbalance.com), a platform to promote the wellbeing and mental health of founders; and Luzana Costa, talking about her purposeful pivot from the oil and gas industry to working with a couple of social enterprises in Angola and a crowdfunding company for social enterprises here in London, and working full time with tech startups -- plus check out her inspiring blog: A Woman about the World (https://medium.com/woman-about-the-world) Both women are heavily dedicated to empowering diversity.

    Get ready to ask your own questions and learn from those that have been there, done that in designing careers they truly love!

    Women and men alike are welcome to listen in (live or sign up now for link to recording later) to learn and ask our WIT women at work experts for advice!
  • Staying Power: Best Practice for 50+ and Carers
    Staying Power: Best Practice for 50+ and Carers James Marsh, HRr; Jennifer Liston-Smith, MFC; Deborah Richards, IBM; Daniel Pike, Supercarers; Caroline Waters, Carers UK Jun 28 2018 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    By 2025, the biggest age group of employees is likely to be the over 50’s. People over 50 now make up nearly one-third (31%) of the entire UK workforce (up from 21% in the early 1990s*) and if growth continues at the current rate, will be the dominant group by 2025.

    Now, more than ever, employers need to consider how we can address the issues and opportunities for older workers and the wider workforce. Just as enabling work+parenting has become a hygiene factor for employers, it’s now imperative to address work+carers.

    The 50+ group often includes your senior talent and keepers of core knowledge and relationships. There are many further factors combining to make this a group worthy of some forward-planning: the baby boomer population bulge, increased longevity, more fluid retirement ages, more involved grandparents and changes to pensions (particularly for women). But whatever the reasons, the burning platform for employers is clear.

    In this webinar, we’ll be sharing our experts’ experiences and opinions and showcasing best practice for employers.

    Host and HR professional James Marsh will be joined by a range of employers, commentators and experts including Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching and Consultancy of My Family Care, and Deborah Richards, Diversity and Inclusion Leader at IBM. Deborah will share insights into how multiple diversity award winner, IBM approaches supporting carers in the workplace. Jennifer will be bringing a very broad perspective on the challenges for employers, and insights gained through her work with employers of different sizes and sectors.

    Also joining the discussion will be Daniel Pike, Co-Founder of Supercarers and Caroline Waters OBE, Vice President of Carers UK. They will provide an overview of the changing landscape of care and do some future-gazing on the work and care front.

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    The Future of the Business Coach and the Agile World Jennifer Riggins Jul 11 2018 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    What exactly is a business coach? An agile coach? How do you build a career as a coach? What are the hurdles facing the coaching world as agile turns for software niche to taking over the business world? Grab a cuppa and join this conversation (or watch the recording later) as our agile and coaching influencers try to answer these questions and more (and yours!)

    Meet our Agile Mavens: Andrea Darabos is an agile coach at HSBC as well as a leadership coach; Portia Tung is an executive and personal Coach, agile coach and play researcher; Nikoletta Tatár is a Certified Scrum Professional, agile coach and Scrum Master; and Marjan Venema is an agile advocate, storyteller, developer and designer.

    Who should join? Anyone interested in making a career in coaching or anyone who is involved in a company considering or going through an agile transformation. Questions welcome!
  • Creative Interviewing - Thinking beyond the question
    Creative Interviewing - Thinking beyond the question Lori Kleiman Jul 18 2018 7:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Recruiting has to be more then just filling a vacant position – and retaining top talent is all about making the right selection to begin with. Managers need to look at the scope of the role – and how that may have changed since the last person held the position. What do they really need in the future…and how can succession planning be impacted by hiring just the right person. Candidates look for jobs in a new way, and the tools available to managers to screen candidates should be utilized. Technology can be a huge time saver in communicating with and evaluating candidates. Tools in background evaluation and personality assessment will be reviewed to help managers determine which are appropriate to bring into their recruiting process. We will provide participants with recommendations to determine starting salary and the proper preparation of the offer letter. Finally, our discussion will conclude with the tools to identify top talent and ensure they are aligned with the long-term success of your organization.
    Learning Objectives:
    ·Options for filling the candidate pipeline
    ·Embracing technology while still creating a personal connection
    ·Utilizing pre-employment testing at the right time for the right results
    ·Development in background and credit check compliance
    ·Full cycle recruiting goes beyond the offer letter