Great Place To Work – CHRO Mega Session Panel

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The 2019 California HR Conference has once again partnered with Great Place to Work to present a CHRO panel, “It’s Not About Perks – The Secret To Attracting & Retaining Top Talent” on Monday, August 26th to foster building Great Workplaces For All Companies.

As an HR professional you need to be a leader, not a follower—and attending CAHR19 is the most effective way to learn new skills, keep up with recent changes, discover new HR tools and maintain your edge in the dynamic world of human resources.

Four days at CAHR19 prepares you to stay current, avoid costly mistakes and rise to the next level in your career while earning up to 18.0 recertification credits!

Our commitment to equipping and advancing the human resources profession leads us to seek out the best industry voices and organizations that can help you, and your organization thrive.

That’s why we’re thrilled to present you with our Monday, August 26 Mega Session Panel in collaboration with Great Place to Work®.

Over the past 30 years, Great Place to Work® surveyed more than 100 million employees to help organizations around the world identify and build high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Powered by decades of research, Emprising®, their Software-as-a-Service survey and analytics platform, empowers companies with access to the assessments, data, and real-time reporting needed to help them create a meaningful impact on their business, their people, and their culture.

Through their certification programs, Great Place To Work recognizes outstanding workplaces and produces Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as a variety of other Best Workplace rankings in the United States and in more than 60 other countries.

Everything they do is driven by their mission: to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All by the year 2030. And isn’t that our mission, too?

Dive into our Monday Mega Session details and meet our 2019 panelists, and be sure to secure your spot by registering today!

CAHR19 Mega Session with Great Place To Work

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It’s Not About Perks — The Secret to Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Monday, August 26th from 11:15am to 12:30pm

With today’s pressure on hiring great people, the question Great Place to Work staff and consultants get asked the most is how companies can build a superior brand experience that attracts and retains the best talent.

In a follow up to last year’s CAHR18 Great Place To Work mega session, Julian Lute, Organization Culture Consultant at Great Place to Work, returns to the stage to moderate a conversation with two list winners from Fortune and Great Place to Work’s 100 Best Companies to Work for.

Suzie Elliott, CHRO of Farmer’s Insurance and Tina Jones, SVP, Global Human Resources of Cadence share their experience building powerful workplace cultures for all employees, regardless of who they are and the roles that they have.

In this session you will learn the key factors that made the biggest difference to their organizational cultures, why culture has made hiring a breeze, how they leverage their people analytics data to further programs or pivot and why people are at the heart of everything they do. With their insights, you will be able to walk away with actionable best practices to help your company earn a spot on the Fortune and Great Place to Work 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

Meet the Panelists

Suzie Elliott

Chief Human Resources Officer at Farmer’s Group, Inc. 

In this role she is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources at Farmers including HR Consulting, Compensation & Benefits, Talent Management, Engagement, Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Inclusion, Talent Data & Analytics and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Suzie has played a key role in building Inclusion@Farmers and started Farmers first enterprise-wide Inclusion Council. She is also Executive Sponsor to the local Women’s Inclusion Network Chapter and her thought-leadership on inclusion has been published by Fortune and the World Economic Forum.
Suzie has over 14 years of international experience in a variety of disciplines including Talent Acquisition, Strategic HR Partnership and Diversity & Inclusion. She began her career with Zurich in 2006 in Australia where she progressed through several HR Consulting roles. In 2010, she relocated to the Corporate Headquarters in Switzerland as Group HR Strategic Assistant and was then appointed Zurich’s first Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion in 2011.
Suzie holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) from the University of Sydney, Australia and professional accreditation in Change Management, Coaching, Project Management and Human Resources Consulting.

Tina Jones

Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Cadence Design Systems

Tina Jones is the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Cadence Design Systems, a company with nearly 8,000 employees who work in 20+ different countries. Cadence is a $20+ billion Intelligent System Design company that provides the tools, software, and IP to help customers build great products that connect the world.

Tina is responsible for the company’s employee policies and practices, including hiring with a focus on universities, talent and performance management, learning and development, organizational design, succession planning, compensation and benefits. Tina is the Executive Sponsor for the Women@Cadence initiative and the Cadence Cares community engagement program.

For the past 12 years, Tina has led the talent strategies that helped to transform the company culture and spark its remarkable turnaround, which has contributed to the company’s 20x growth in market cap. During that time, Cadence doubled the size of its team, experienced 10 consecutive years of revenue and profitability growth, and has been recognized for five consecutive years as one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Tina is passionate about working with the CEO, Executive Management team and the Board on the company’s employer brand, employee engagement and strategic issues.

Julian Lute

Organizational Culture Consultant at Great Place to Work

With more than 15 years of experience as an operational leader and consultant, Julian D. Lute knows what it takes to build high-performance teams. Working with top leaders from Fortune 100 companies, he helps connect the dots between superior business performance and a best-in-class employee experience. He has a deep history working with some of the largest businesses in manufacturing, information technology, and retail. Some clients include AT&T, McDonald’s, Dow Chemical, 3M, Workday, Princess Cruises, Weight Watchers, Activision Blizzard, Virgin America/Alaska Airlines, and he holds an MA and MBA from the University of San Francisco.

CAHR19 Keynote Speakers

Learn from World-Class Experts

Monday Keynote

Bestselling Author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, To Sell is Human and Drive
Tuesday Keynote

Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School & Bestselling Author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation

Wednesday Keynote

CEO, Clovyr, former Blockchain Program Lead at JP Morgan 

CAHR19 Entertainment

Learn all day – and rock all night!

DJ / Emcee

DJ, Actor, expert music curator, and good-time-whisperer, we’re bringing back our beloved Emcee and Director of Music, DJ Noble, to set the mood for our four days. You’ll see him spinning tunes in the main lobby, pre-show sets, and introducing various speakers on the Main Stage.
Sunday Comedy Show

Sponsored by AMTEC

With over 18 years of experience in standup, Al Madrigal has parlayed his talents as a comedian into successful off stage careers as an actor, correspondent, and podcaster. In the summer of 2016, he began production on the Jim Carrey produced Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here, where he stars alongside Melissa Leo as a series regular, and takes his comedic talents behind the camera as consulting producer. Since 2011, Madrigal has filed regular correspondent pieces for the Emmy Award winning The Daily Show.

Tuesday Music Show

Sponsored by SCM

The Supergroup Ezra Ray Hart features Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, and Emerson Hart of Tonic. Together, the members of Ezra Ray Hart have sold over 10 million albums in the US and have 18 top ten hit singles on the US charts, including five number one hits. With all of this talent together on stage, this supergroup is a triple threat crowd favorite that delivers hit after hit. 

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