Increasingly, it’s common knowledge among managers and human resources professionals that engaged employees add to a company’s bottom line and overall workplace quality. But how does an organization engage its employees?
An upcoming conference in San Francisco will help answer and address this question and shine light on how companies can enhance engagement of their own employees. The 2015 Employee Engagement Conference: Creating a Culture of Accountability, Growth and Connection, is slated July 28-29 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, with pre-conference workshops scheduled July 27. This event is held by the Human Capital Institute.
The conference will address five obstacles that often stand in the way of employee engagement. These include: lacking a clear employee engagement strategy; inconsistent buy-in among middle managers who may not be engaged; no clear owner leading the effort; limited funding to support employee engagement efforts; and senior management not identifying employee engagement as a priority.
Conference topics grew out of research and surveys conducted by the Human Capital Institute that reveal the most effective ways to increase employee engagement: manager accountability and senior executive buy-in; developing employee skills and their career paths; and a connection to senior management that is based on trust.
Conference participants will learn how to: train managers in driving engagement; create a culture of “multipliers”; communicate goals with connect with employees; create trust and transparency as part of company culture; and how to achieve buy-in from management. Attendees will also learn about the most effective strategies for employee engagement and retention.
A variety of educational and informative presentations include (but aren’t limited to):
Engagement through Embracing Change, presented by Jim O’Gorman, senior vice president of talent and organization at Hulu
How to Maximize Employee Engagement without Breaking the Bank, presented by Douglas Howe, chief people officer at SugarCreek
A Culture of Accountability: Eight Power Moves to Motivate Managers and Tie Engagement to Their Business Success, presented by Lydia Greene, vice president of human resources and diversity at Tufts Health Plan
Employee Engagement at High Speed: Tips from Tesla on How to Think Big and Act Fast, presented by Louis Efron, head of global employee engagement at Tesla Motors, and Juliana Bednarski, associate HR business partner at Tesla Motors
Managers Are People Too: What Are the Responsibilities and Accountabilities for Engagement? presented by educator, speaker, consultant, and author Mark Allen
To register, visit the conference website. For more information or for assistance with registration, contact Shane Lennon at 866/538-1909, ext. 1904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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