HR Connect Virtual Conference

November 9-10, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. EST daily | Virtual

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Overview

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 Virtual from November 9-10, 2021, you’ll head into 2022 armed with valuable lessons learned and the hindsight to protect your organization in the years ahead.

This exciting virtual conference will cover all aspects of the HR function! Our expert speakers will present sessions on employment law, recruiting, and talent and culture topics.

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
  • Requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccines
  • Talent optimization strategies
  • Inexpensive methods for sourcing top talent
  • And more!

Industry Leading Speakers

Agenda At A Glance

November 9, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Open Enrollment Season Is Here! Establish or Fine-Tune Your Communication Strategy for Hassle-Free Enrollment
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Legal Do’s and Don’ts to Rehiring Laid-Off Workers
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Break
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Cracking the Code to Effective Talent Optimization
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Is Preboarding the New Onboarding? Setting Employees Up for Success Before Day 1
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Employee Classification: Applying the Old ‘New’ ABC Test
November 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Rebroadcast: All Things Vaccine: Passports, Protected Status, and Rules on Employer Mandates
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How to Implement Actionable Change in Your Hiring Process
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Break
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
EQ in Times of Uncertainty: Transforming Teams to Be Agents of Change
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sourcing Hacks: Cheap and Easy Ways to Source and Recruit Top Talent
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Harassment, Bullying, and Toxic Behaviors: Creating a Culture of Compassion and Empathy to Eliminate Hate and Negativity