Virtual Human Resources Management Conference

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Presenting a virtual conference with an agenda that tackles the vital workplace issues of the moment, including the many uncertainties about the employment climate under a new administration-while looking to the long-term requirements for sustainability in this always-changing industry.

Tuesday, May 16

All times are Central Daylight Savings Time

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Ca-ching! Hiring, Retaining and Motivating Sales Leaders Who Produce Results 

This session will guide you through the entire process of assembling high-achieving sales leaders, from the questions each organization must ask itself before hiring anyone to the ongoing process of keeping salespeople motivated. You'll learn how to hire based on your organization's core competencies, and how to map those to your sales process.

Among the topics covered: Giving sales management the tools needed to assess candidates; how to on-board new hires with leadership, mentorship and culture; the coaching tactics that achieve the highest potential from sales teams; and how to motivate salespeople based on personal preferences, experience and team dynamics. By the end of the session, you'll know how to direct all this development of sales leaders back to your organization's KPIs. Presented by Charity Huff, Managing Partner, Maroon Ventures

Presented by Charity Huff, Managing Partner, Maroon Ventures
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1:00-5:00 p.m. HR Legal Briefing from Seyfarth, Shaw LLP

This is one, 4-hour webinar with five segments. There will be a 15 minute break

Seyfarth Shaw's expert labor and management-side attorneys lead a deep dive into the many legal and compliance issues facing newspaper human relations professionals. Their invaluable counsel will undoubtedly save attendees from numerous legal entanglements, headaches—and bills.

1:00 - 1:45 - The Trump Administration and Hot HR Issues Keeping You Up at Night
Topics include a high level review of issues on EEO, DOL, NLRB, independent contractor/joint employer and other non-traditional employment models, the gig economy and the new EEO harassment policies and practices guidance.
Presented by Camille Olson, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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1:45 - 2:30 - Health Care Update and What's Ahead
Presented by Ben Conley, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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2:30 - 2:45 - Break

2:45 - 3:30 - Pay Equity: State and Federal Compensation Issues
Presented by Christine Hendrickson, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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3:30 - 4:15 - Union Organizing and NLRB Issues
Presented by Michael Rybicki, Partner and Kyle Hartman, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

4:15 - 5:00 - Answers to Your Most Important Day-to-Day HR Questions
Including issues on ADA, state and federal waiver and release agreement requirements, state and federal leave obligations, performance evaluations, current status in light of layoffs and wage freezes, accommodations and more. With Condon McGlothlen, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Wednesday, May 17

9:30-10:30a.m. Your LEAN Toolkit: How to Implement Process Improvement in your Department
Many organizations have robust and mature process improvement programs spanning across most functional areas but they can be rigid and lack practical application to day-to-day operations.  With continuing cost pressures and unrelenting focus on "doing more with less," Lean Six Sigma can add significant value to an organization and reduce some of these pressures.  Lean thinking is a continuous improvement philosophy that is focused on eliminating waste in a process while also looking to embed efficiencies where possible such as the use of technology, creative staffing solutions and knowledge management.  Lean can be eaten in small bites, using different tools and techniques to address process variation and identifying wastes.  For bigger challenges, the lean framework can be invaluable and lead your department on a journey worth exploring.  In this presentation, we'll share our experience in adapting and adopting Lean Six sigma - the pitfalls and the successes.
Presented by Kim Craig, PMP, Managing Director, Lean Solutions, Seyfarth Shaw
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11:00 a.m. Meet the National Labor Relations Board Chairman (confirmation pending)

The NLRB has a huge impact on the newspaper business, regardless of whether a media company has unionized employees or not. NLRB rulings and regulations affect everything from hiring and firing front-office employees to the independent contractor status of the people who deliver the newspaper. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the NLRB's future approach to these many issues from the board newly appointed chairman.
Special speaker, Philip A. Miscimarra, Chairman, National Labor Relations Board

2:00-3:00 p.m. Employer Branding: Your Employment Brand Can Speak Volumes About Your Workplace Culture and Values

So what is your employment brand saying about your organization? This session will focus on the importance of building a brand and staying on the branding message, all with practical steps to achieving a brand with appeal in the workplace and in the community.

With Patti Minglin, Founder and CEO, Go Girl Communications
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Thursday, May 18

10:30-11:30 a.m.  Beyond Team Building - Using a systems approach to improve team effectiveness and impact the bottom line.
Attendees will be introduced to essential factors that go into creating high performing teams.
Session Objectives:

  • Attendees will understand the difference between team building and team coaching
  • Attendees will better understand how to compare their view of the teams strengths and weaknesses to a proven model of team effectiveness
  • Attendees will leave with ideas and actions they can utilize to make teams more effective.

With Susan Davidson Talmadge, Consultant, HR Catalyst Consulting LLC