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Top Legal Pitfalls Hiring Managers Make Along the Employment Lifecycle
July 28, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by LinkedIn
In 2014, employers were sued in more than 88,000 employment-related lawsuits. For managers in small to mid-sized businesses, identifying and avoiding legal pitfalls when hiring, managing, and terminating employees is critical. In this program, Dan McCoy, a partner at Fenwick & West, will cover the hidden risks in the initial stages of the employment process: recruiting and onboarding employees. He'll discuss red flags to look for when recruiting and onboarding employees and provide a list of interview dos and don'ts.
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The Secret To Having Your Best Open Enrollment Ever? Think Like a Marketer!
July 29, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by ALEX
Ever get the sinking feeling that your employees don’t really pay attention to the open enrollment messaging you send out every year? Wish you could get them to stop sleepwalking through open enrollment once and for all—and take the actions you want? Bob Armour, Chief Marketing Officer for ALEX at Jellyvision will explain how your HR team can use the tried-and-true communication strategies used by the country’s best marketers and creatives to emotionally connect with -- and motivate -- employees to make smarter benefits decisions. Get useful plug-and-play advice for getting through to even your hardest-to-reach employees.
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The Rise of the Freelance Marketplace: Embracing Digital Transformation in the Workplace
July 30, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Glint
New technology is removing barriers that have traditionally restricted talent sourcing to local markets and enabling businesses to find and work with top talent around the world -- and in near real-time. Online talent platforms will benefit up to 540 million people in the next 10 years. In this webinar, Zoe Harte, vice president of HR at Upwork, will discuss the rise of the freelance talent marketplace and how it's changing the way businesses build and collaborate with their teams. You'll also learn how businesses and HR offices are innovating their approaches to finding talent by integrating freelance talent marketplaces into their strategy.
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Three Ways to Transform Managers into Leaders
August 5, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Root Inc.
The classic role of a manager is to direct processes, projects, and people. Yet, behind the endless meetings and growing to-do lists hides the part of their role that, when done right, accelerates success for your organization. The art of engaging and inspiring people is the game-changer that separates managers from leaders. In this program, author and strategy execution expert Gary Magenta will detail three ways to transform your managers into leaders.
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Strategic Outcomes: Elevating the Value of HR's Operational Activities
August 6, 12 noon / 9 a.m. PT
Sponsored by BambooHR
The operational overhead of HR won't go away, and automating it is only part of the solution. In part two of a four-part webcast series on strategic HR in small and medium-sized businesses, Rusty Lindquist of BambooHR introduces a "strategic HR outcomes map." It provides a framework that will help you map daily activities to strategic outcomes so that you can elevate the value of the operational activities that consume so much of HR's day.
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Investigations in the Workplace
August 6, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
What actions should your managers take if an employee makes a harassment complaint? If expensive inventory is missing? If you suspect an employee has downloaded sensitive information without permission? In this program, Sharon Sellers of SLS Consulting discusses how HR managers can prepare and train themselves and their managers to understand existing policy, preserve evidence and initiate an investigation. Learn how to conduct your investigation while at the same time preserving both the dignity of those involved and your company's positive culture.
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California’s Sick Leave Law and Upcoming Legislative Changes
July 2015
With an effective date of July 1, 2015 for the Healthy Workplace Healthy Families Act of 2014, California employers need to understand how this new law will impact them, their employees, and what -- if any -- changes to the paid sick leave law the California legislature may pass in June before the law’s effective date. Michael S. Kalt, CalSHRM legislative director and a partner with the law firm of Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, will discuss employer responsibilities under the new law and highlights other workplace issues percolating in Sacramento.
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Open Year-Round
July 2015
Sponsored by VPI/Nationwide
Employers' benefits offerings extend beyond just health insurance. Now's your chance -- as employees are reading about the Affordable Care Act and adjustments to your plans -- to help your employees see the big picture. In this program, Jennifer Benz, a recognized expert in benefits communications and CEO of Benz Communications, will review effective benefits communication strategies. She'll describe activities you can engage in year-round -- not just at open enrollment time -- to help employees understand the total value of your benefits and increase participation in voluntary benefit programs.
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Recruiting & Measuring: Who and What Federal Contractors Must Count
July 2015
Sponsored by PeopleFluent
With the new “blacklisting” Executive Order soon to go into effect for federal contractors, compliance with the OFCCP regulations and other employment laws is more important than ever. In this program, Cara Crotty of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete will discuss federal contractors’ recruiting obligations and how to track those individuals who apply for employment. You'll learn about new voluntary self-identification requirements for individuals with a disability and protected veterans and how to determine which candidates for employment are “applicants.”
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Make a Hard Core Impact with Great Soft Skills Training
July 2015
Sponsored by BizLibrary
Soft skills are at the very heart of professional and organizational success. However, many organizations struggle to deliver impactful and effective soft skills training. The reasons vary from organization to organization. Many of the reasons are rooted in the complexities associated with the development of the skills themselves which, in turn, leads to complex challenges with measuring the business benefits to soft skills training. In this program, you'll learn research-backed learning and development best practices and techniques for developing soft skills and how to apply micro-learning to your soft skills training efforts to increase the organizational impact, as well as methods for capturing the business impact.
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Four Steps to Digitize the Employee Lifecycle from Hire to Retire
July 2015
Sponsored by Adobe
HR teams are tasked with attracting candidates to key roles, hiring great talent, onboarding those individuals quickly, managing their tenure and transitioning them seamlessly. Unfortunately, this requires HR departments to implement manual processes and spend their time scanning, faxing and printing documents with little insight into the status. In this program, Karen Prince, senior director of people resources strategic planning & technology at Adobe, will reveal key steps your organization can take to digitize your employee workflow to help get employees contributing to the business faster.
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ACA after the Supreme Court: Compliance Requirements and Strategies
July 2015
Sponsored by Hub International
In June, the Supreme Court issued a key ruling upholding the health care reform law. Specifically, federal subsidies can be provided in states that did not set up their own exchanges, which leaves intact the employer mandate and its related penalties. Now that the law is here to stay, with changes by Congress highly unlikely, what does this mean for the employers? In this program Sibyl Bogardus, Chief Compliance Officer at Hub International, will discuss employer obligations post-Supreme Court ruling, including private exchange solutions, reporting, Cadillac plan strategies and more.
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Changes to the Department of Labor's Overtime Rules
July 2015
After much delay, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. In this program, Michael Eastman, counsel to SHRM on the overtime regulations and veteran of the 2004 overtime rule changes, provides up-to-the-minute insight into the proposed changes from. Also, Nancy Hammer, SHRM Public Policy Counsel, will outline SHRM's member advocacy efforts on how to respond to these proposed changes. Learn how you can help influence the final overtime regulation by providing DOL with direct feedback and describing your experiences complying with the FLSA and how the proposed changes could impact both your workplace and your employees.
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Automated Employee Scheduling: How Not to Schedule Headaches
June 2015

Sponsored by Celayix
Whether you're scheduling 50, 500 or 5,000 employees, the complexities and headaches of manual scheduling can seem insurmountable. This program discusses how automated and self-scheduling techniques can help you overcome some of the most common obstacles such as: complex shift management, overtime costs, ACA compliance and time off. Richard Metcalf of Celayix Software will discuss both the causes of scheduling complexity and the solutions available today.
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Employee Financial Education: More Than Retirement Planning
June 2015
Sponsored by PurchasingPower
When it comes to financial wellness, it's likely that you're beginning to look at programs that do more than just prepare employees for retirement. But how can you be sure that your financial wellness program is helping employees with their short-term needs and setting a foundation for their long-term stability? In this program, Elizabeth Halkos of PurchasingPower will discuss how you can implement a financial education program that will help your employees address current challenges and improve their total financial picture.
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An Overview of Absence Management Practices
June 2015
Sponsored by Sage
A sound absence management practice can reap a variety of dividends, including boosting employee effectiveness, tracking drains on productivity and complying with leave laws. In this program, Michael Klachefsky of AIG will discuss what numbers employers should be tracking and how to interpret and act on what they see. The program will look at trends in absence management, the proliferation of leave laws in the United States and the relationship between absence and workplace productivity.
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Why Strategic HR Is Crucial Now -- and How to Get Started
June 2015
Sponsored by BambooHR
The world is changing, and so are the workplace, the workforce and the role of HR. In this first of a four-part series on strategic HR in small and midsize businesses, Rusty Lindquist of BambooHR will provide viewers with the data, principles and economic ideas needed to understand the changing landscape for HR. In the process, you'll catch an inspiring vision of your future and gain the language to be able to articulate your own value in your organization.
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Talent Analytics in the New Era of Cognitive Computing
June 2015
Sponsored by IBM
HR collects a wealth of data; from recruiting applications, employee surveys, performance management data -- but it remains largely untapped. While this data can help drive strategic decisions about your workforce, analytic tools have often been difficult to use and required heavy IT involvement. But a new generation of analytics systems is now available -- cognitive tools that learn and get smarter as they experience new information, new scenarios, and new responses. In this program, Jackie Ryan, director of Science and Analytics Product Management at IBM Smarter Workforce will discuss how Cognitive Talent Analytics can arm you with the information to grow HR's impact on your organization.
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Delivering Benefits Bad News: Tips for Communicating Changes Your Employees Probably Won't Like
June 2015
Sponsored by Alex
If you're a benefits professional, delivering bad news is part of your job. While you might not be able to control what news you're obligated to share, you absolutely can control how you share it. In this engaging, hour-long webinar hosted by HR communication superstar Tim Sackett, attendees will learn eight actionable tips for delicately and strategically delivering less-than-happy corporate news in a way that is transparent, considerate and professionally responsible.
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Understanding the Relationship between Employee Satisfaction, Engagement and Future Behaviors
June 2015
Sponsored by Answers
Surveys tell us many employees are not satisfied, and it's primarily because of their bosses. Or is it? In this program, you will hear results from the new the Answers American Employee Study, which takes a revolutionary methodological approach, using predictive analytics to quantify the employee experience. Eric Feinberg of Foresee by Answers will provide strategic insights into employee motivation and tactical insights into what employers can do to improve the employee experience.
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Onboard, Not Overboard: Accelerating the Time to New Hire Productivity with Training
June 2015
Sponsored by BizLibrary
With the economy finally turning around, many companies adding talented new employees. That means a lot of first days on the job and a lot of time and money invested (and sometimes wasted) while new employees get up to speed. What if you could lessen the time it takes for an employee to reach his or her full potential? In this webcast, Chris Osborn from BizLibrary will give you five ideas for accelerating the time it takes to get a new employee up to speed.
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Time to Talk: Effective Benefits Communication During Open Enrollment Season
June 2015
Sponsored by GuideSpark
For many companies, the end of summer coincides with the start of open-enrollment season. You may have made final decisions about the benefits you're offering, but have you thought about how you will communicate this information to employees. In this program, Bruce Elliott, SHRM-SCP, Manager of Compensation and Benefits for the Society for Human Resource Management, will review effective methods for communicating changes in benefits plans and the employee value proposition. You'll hear best practices and innovative approaches to communicating with both in-person and remotely based staff, with the objective of increasing everyone's understanding and participation in your benefits plan.
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Strategic Benefits Trends and Communications Tips
May 2015
Sponsored by Castlight Health
Employer's benefits continue to be an important part of the employee value proposition. With salary growth remaining slow, employers need to both ensure their benefits are keeping up with those being offered by other companies; and that the value of those benefits are being communicated effectively. In this program, Karen Wessels, a lead researcher with SHRM, will report the findings of new research on trends in employee health care and wellness coverage, and how employers are using the quality of their benefits package to attract and retain top talent. Scott Matthews, Vice President of User Engagement and Growth, Castlight Health will then reveal tried-and-true best practices in communicating your benefits programs
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FLSA: Stay Safe Now and in the Future
May 2015
The government has been getting ready to roll out new FLSA regulations, particularly in the areas of employee classification and overtime. However, with no firm date on the horizon for announcing or implementing these regulations, employers can't afford to grow complacent in their FLSA practices. In this webcast, you'll learn best practices for employee classification, wage and hour compliance, and recordkeeping. You'll also get advice for conducting self-audits of your company's practices and what to expect from the Department of Labor when regulations are issued.
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Developing Executive Presence: Projecting Confidence, Clarity and Credibility
May 2015
Sponsored by lynda.com
Help leaders across your organization project self-confidence, clarity, and credibility even under conditions of stress, pressure, and uncertainty. Join Dr. John Ullmen, PhD, executive coach and lynda.com author, to explore key research and step-by-step methods he uses to advise and support leaders around the world.
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'We Don’t Do HR': How to Be A More People-Focused Organization
May 2015
Sponsored by Glint
Every smart company knows its people represent its most important asset. Engaging and inspiring them is the most important opportunity organizations have to compete and win. But by implementing "human resources" companies have used for years, many organizations today do their people a great disservice--and lose money in the process. In this webcast with Tony Levitan, head of People at Proteus Digital Health, discover why one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative organizations did away with HR in favor of a philosophy that stresses visibility, communication and people-first practices.
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Manufacturing and Workflex: Solutions for the Production Floor
May 2015
Manufacturers can support the work-life needs of production employees with workflex. That may seem counterintuitive, but there is more to implementing workflex than the common strategies of telework and flexible schedules. In this program, Kenneth Matos, co-author of Workflex and Manufacturing Guide: More Than a Dream, joined by Bernadette Scarola and Craig Porter, will discuss strategies and provide real-life examples from factory floors. The program will provide you with new ways of thinking about flexibility at manufacturing workplaces and how you can support your organization's and employees' goals.
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Sink or Swim: Keys to Helping Newly Promoted Managers Succeed
May 2015
Sponsored by BizLibrary
Newly promoted managers face long odds for success. Yet the high failure rates for newly promoted managers are more often organizational failures than the new managers' mistakes or shortcomings. What can HR and learning professionals do to improve the odds for success? In this program, Chris Osborn of BizLibrary discusses new strategies to learning and development, support, and socialization that will improve the chances that your managers will succeed in their new roles.
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Three Habits of Highly Productive Organizations
May 2015
Sponsored by Kronos
How do successful organizations improve employee productivity and reduce labor costs? Newly released research by Aberdeen Group reveals that successful organizations have certain habits in common. In this program, Kevin Prouty, Senior VP of Research at Aberdeen, and productivity consultant Ken Madley of Kronos will share the research results and discuss how organizations are reducing unplanned overtime by up to 33 percent, realizing as much as a 20 percent improvement in productivity metrics and achieving the flexibility to improve organizational processes. Learn how you can apply these habits to your organization and improve employee productivity and impact your bottom line. HR's Crystal Ball: The Value of Predictive Analytics
April 2015
Sponsored by Graebel
Analysis of workplace metrics can help you understand what has already happened. Predictive analytics (with the same data) can give you a basis for forecasting what will happen. Making decisions about investing in training, hiring, promotions and transfers can be based on analysis, not just assumptions -- a critical step for true business success. In this program, Dr. Scott Mondore, a managing partner at Strategic Management Decisions and author of Investing in What Matters, will discuss what predictive analytics can and can't do -- and outline simple steps you can take to integrate predictive analytics into your workplace planning.
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i-Engage: Employees' Role in Engagement
April 2015
Sponsored by Ceridian
Engagement is often seen as a top-down process driven by organizational management. Employees often expect the company to do things to engage employees, and employers hope their managers lead in a way that creates a culture of engagement. While it's true that employee engagement starts at the top, engagement is truly dependent on individual accountability. In this session, consultant Bob Kelleher, author of Employee Engagement for Dummies and other books, will discuss why so many of your employees aren't engaged and how to give your workers the insight they need to understand what drives them.

When and How To Start a Rewards & Recognition Program
April 2015
Sponsored by BambooHR
Learn what research and executives say about what role reward and recognition play in building a productive workforce. This webcast provides new ideas about how to build a reward and recognition program. Ben Peterson of BambooHR and Jason Corsello of CornerstoneOnDemand will look at issues like who to reward and recognize and when to do it; what actions should be rewarded; and how to get management on board.
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8 Benefits Communication Hacks That Boost Employee Engagement
April 2015
Sponsored by Alex
The days of the low-strategy, low-impact benefits communication plan are over. HR professionals can no longer approach benefits communication as a chore that must get done as quickly as possible. Strong benefits communication strategies drive employee engagement levels through the roof. In this lively program, Tim Sackett of HRU Technical Resources will discuss how smart, strategic benefits communication can have more of an impact than company picnics and spiffy logo polo shirts. Which means ... the benefits team just got elevated to strategic employee engagement driver number one.
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How Less Stress Can Attract and Retain Talent
April 2015
Stress has been cited in numerous studies as a key reason why employees have looked for new jobs and even turned down promotions. In this webcast, author and corporate wellness expert Kirsi Paalanen will describe how she helped her client reduce work stress through a wellness program that led it to win a best place to work award. Get tips on how a stress reduction program can improve morale and boost your efforts to retain key employees.
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What's the Big Deal with Big Data?
April 2015
Sponsored by Oracle
Harnessing the power of big data can have a universal impact on your organization's performance in terms of quality, marketing, customer retention and HR. How, then, can HR leaders use data to predict behaviors that impact attrition, engagement and strategic workforce planning? In this session, Oracle's Mike Bollinger will explore answers to these questions and discover the skills necessary to embrace the numbers that can no longer be ignored. You'll discover the many ways HR can use big data -- and five big mistakes to avoid.
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The Art of Recruitment Video: How to Get Started
April 2015
HR videos can be useful tools throughout the employee life cycle, from building brand awareness to onboarding and employee engagement. But many HR professionals fear creating video is an expensive and complicated process and often don't know where to begin. In this presentation, Barnaby Cook of Casual Films will review how companies effectively use video. Using recent examples from some of the world's leading brands, he will outline steps employers can take to create successful and effective video projects. The programs will include a look at the pros and cons of user-generated content, the use of video on social media and how to decide whether to create videos in-house or outside.
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The Pay Gap: Trends in Agency Enforcement
April 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has launched a compensation collection pilot as it moves forward with plans to have employers report their pay data to the agency as part of the annual EEO-1 Survey. In addition, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has made compensation a priority in its compliance evaluations of federal contractors and has set the stage for the Obama administration's enforcement efforts to close the pay gap. In this program, Kathleen K. Lundquist, Ph.D., from APTMetrics Inc. and David S. Fortney, Esq., and Leslie E. Silverman, Esq., from Fortney & Scott will discuss effective and proactive approaches organizations can take to address compensation issues. They will review the latest enforcement trends from the EEOC and the OFCCP to help you prepare for review from the labor and employment enforcement agencies.
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