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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the HCI Global Talent Management Conference

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Screen_Shot_2015-10-09_at_9.08.39_AM.pngAre you gearing up for the Human Capital Institute’s Global Talent Management Conference? Coming up on November 2nd and 3rd, this employee-centric conference will bring in HR practitioners to the LA area to talk engagement, retention, and overall employee satisfaction.

If you’ve taken a look at the agenda, there’s an incredible buffet of topics to cover. Since it’s so tough to know which ones you just can’t miss, we’ve gone ahead and picked out five sessions that really make this conference worthwhile.

November 2

Identifying and Assessing Future Leaders Based on Individual Strengths and Character
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Marcus Buckingham, Founder, The Marcus Buckingham Company

Ever heard of the Global Engagement Index? You will. New York Times best-selling author Marcus Buckingham will take you through this unique tool that helps track development and engagement worldwide. He’ll share how real-time data rather than top-down measures are the best way for team leaders to create high-performing teams.

  • Why engagement and performance happen — or fail to happen — at the team leader level

  • What real-time, reliable data can do to drive positive business outcomes for your organization

  • What truly drives engagement worldwide and why a calibrated global index matters

Data-Driven Strategies Behind Successful Global Talent Management
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Ray Bixler, President & CEO, SkillSurvey, Inc.

Arelis Correa, Director of Global Talent Acquisition & Onboarding, Brown Forman

Jennifer Talley, Talent Acquisition Director, Dimension Data

Recruiting top talent across the globe is hard. Talent managers are challenged to source, recruit, and retain top talent while navigating different cultures, language barriers, and the needs of international employees.

This panel presentation features three key talent management leaders who will share how they overcome these hurdles. You’ll hear:

  • How these organizations maintain a consistent hiring program while adhering to various international labor regulations

  • How Dimension Data created a consultative approach focusing on promoting an effective partnership between talent acquisition and hiring managers

  • How the talent acquisition team at Brown-Forman utilizes candidate insight to create onboarding and development strategies for new hires

 

November 3

TINYtalk: The Top 3 Employee Trends You Must Know to Attract, Engage & Retain A+ Talent
8:50 – 9:00 a.m.

Kevin Nakao, VP Employee Engagement, TINYpulse

Through its weekly pulse surveys sent to over 500 companies across the globe, TINYpulse receives real-time workplace insights on what drives employee engagement and what leads employees to walk out the door for good.

In this TINYtalk, you’ll find out the 3 timely trends driving employee engagement. You’ll learn:

  • The number one thing employees love about their workplace

  • What employees really think about office perks

  • Just how many employees think they’re fulfilling their jobs

Talent Management in the Age of Job Hopping
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Bill Huffaker, Global Director of Talent Management and Acquisition, General Motors

Millennials stay at any one company for an average of 2.6 years. With employees moving from job to job, talent managers can no longer assume top talent will stick around for the long haul.

It’s time to rethink our approach to this long-term view of talent acquisition. This talk will cover:

  • Whether identifying high-potential employees is a waste of time

  • New ideas in thinking of talent pools across companies

  • How we crack the code on career development — a key driver of employee engagement and retention

 

Growing Your Internal Talent Pool to Meet the Needs of the Future
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Neil Wilks, People Partner and US HR Director, SoundCloud

At fast-paced companies, you sometimes need to look within to build and scale up. SoundCloud grew to 300 employees in just seven years and made sure to build their existing employees’ skill set along the way. Today, people management at SoundCloud is focused on helping millennials learn and grow at a pace to meet the company’s future needs.

In this presentation, you’ll learn:

  • How to build a career development framework in a pre-profitable business

  • How to build an environment that thrills and engages the millennial generation

  • How a healthy organization can be measured and ROI tracked

 

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