HR Connect 2022

October 12-14, 2022 | Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

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Overview

Throughout the pandemic, employers went to great lengths to ensure that they protected their workers from COVID-19. For some, this meant turning to remote work, which was new for many employers. For others, it meant ensuring that essential onsite staff wore personal protective equipment, engaged in social distancing, and received hazard pay for being on the front lines.

Now that we’re learning to live with COVID-19, employers are taking a step back and reinstating pre-pandemic policies and procedures, which is causing a mass exodus of talent. Employees that got comfortable working remotely are now being forced to go back into the office, after proving they can successfully work from home for over 2 years. For workers on the front lines, the hazard pay has disappeared, and these workers now refuse to go back to their pre-pandemic wages. In order to retain workers and prevent more talent from leaving, it’s time to revamp your talent management strategies.

Through compliance, recruitment, corporate culture, and every facet of the employee lifecycle, your organization must ensure it’s offering an optimal experience to keep your top talent engaged and retained for years to come. The next few years will be a critical time for businesses as they reassess company strategies surrounding staffing, performance, culture, and so much more. Learn how to adapt and overcome the current and next wave of HR challenges when you attend HR Connect!

As this engaging live conference, you’ll learn:

  • Expert tips and tricks for enhancing talent retention and engagement of remote and hybrid workers;
  • How to properly comply with changing employment laws;
  • The secret to attracting and retaining diverse workers of all skill sets and levels for optimal business success;
  • How to accept failure and learn from your mistakes;
  • The leading cause of burnout among your workers and tips to help them handle stress;
  • How to properly support employees who are also family caregivers;
  • Ways to drive performance and innovation among your workforce;
  • And more!

Industry Leading Speakers

Agenda At A Glance

October 12, 2022
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Pre-Conference Registration and Continental Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Full-Day Preconference Training | Mastering the FMLA: A Comprehensive Compliance Training
10:10 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch (Provided)
2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break
October 13, 2022
8:00 a.m.–8:55 a.m.
Registration & Networking Breakfast – Exhibits Open
8:55 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote: 'F' Words at Work General Session
10:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:20 a.m.–11:20 a.m.
The Biggest Wage and Hour Threats HR Will Face in 2023 Compliance Track
Improving the Employee and Candidate Experience for Distributed Workers Recruiting & Culture Track
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Remote Recruitment: Remaining in Compliance When Hiring Distributed Workers General Session
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall Provided
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
The Evolution of Cybersecurity Compliance Track
Maximum Exposure: How to Build an Employer Brand on Social Media Recruiting & Culture Track
2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:50 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
ADA and Long COVID-19: When Is Long COVID-19 an ADA Disability? Compliance Track
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and Refining Your People Skills Recruiting & Culture Track
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Panel: Equal Pay in the Employee Life Cycle General Session
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
October 14, 2022
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Identifying and Combating Employee Burnout in the Hybrid World General Session
10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall Finale
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Sick Leave: If COVID-19 Has Taught Us Anything … Compliance Track
Building Cohesive Teams Through Skills Assessments and Talent Development Recruiting & Culture Track
11:25 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
Interns, Volunteers, or Employees: Navigating the Confusing Maze of Employee Classification and the Hiring Process General Session
12:25 p.m.
Conference Adjourns