2021 HR Connect

October 18 - 20, 2021 | Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL

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Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, 2020 brought a historic year of change for all HR professionals. Forced to adjust to hastily created remote work spaces as the nation went in and out of lockdown, HR pros were also tasked with understanding and complying with new laws designed to help employers and employees alike overcome some of the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

On top of compliance challenges, HR professionals had to pivot the workplace culture (and the workplace itself) to accommodate for social distancing guidelines and other safety precautions. Workplace happy hours and corporate meetings became Zoom calls and e-mails. In-person face time became virtual screen time, and many employees were stuck caring for children forced into remote learning for the same reasons.

With 2021 came the hope for “normal,” but just because the calendar changed dates doesn’t mean these challenges magically disappeared. This year is a time for recovery and building back your organization to pre-pandemic levels.

To do that, you must learn how to prepare and plan for new challenges while mastering the art of overcoming the current ones. By attending 2021 HR Connect from October 19–20, 2021, you’ll head into 2022 armed with valuable lessons learned and the hindsight to protect your organization in the years ahead.

This exciting, COVID-compliant live event will cover all aspects of the HR function! You’ll have the opportunity to choose from three separate tracks that best suit your organization’s needs! Our expert speakers will present sessions on employment law, recruiting, and talent and culture.

Other session topics that will be discussed:

  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI)
  • Open enrollment benefits communication
  • Leave management in the aftermath of COVID-19
  • Employee classification in the gig era
  • Onboarding in a remote setting
  • Job descriptions for hiring remote workers
  • Requiring mandatory flu and COVID-19 vaccines
  • Drug testing do’s and don’ts
  • And more!

Gain even more HR knowledge by attending our preconference event on October 18, 2021. You’ll have the opportunity to select from a variety of sessions that will help meet your HR needs.