Talent Management Track Sessions at CAHR19

Talent Management at CAHR19 in Long BeachToday’s tight labor market makes your talent management strategy more important than ever. At the 2019 California HR Conference, we understand what a challenge it is to navigate the ever-changing best practices and emerging trends to stay competitive in the hiring market. But in 2019, talent management is so much more than recruiting – what strategies will you implement in 2020 to invest in your talent, their engagement, and their growth? Attracting, retaining, and growing your talent base requires an understanding of what the future of work will bring.

Our 2019 Talent Management track brings together forward-thinking experts ready to teach you how to attract, recruit, manage, and inspire the most sought after employees who will have the greatest impact on your company. From fostering genuine inclusion in the workplace, to navigating the effects of ICE raids on your company’s talent, to simply working with difficult people, the content in the Talent Management sessions will prepare you with best practices and insight to handle tough situations with ease.

Take a look at the speakers and sessions in the Talent Management track below, then register to attend today to save $50!




Browse our Talent Management Track speakers and sessions below, and don’t forget to register for CAHR19! Prices increase Wednesday, July 31. 


Recruit From Your Head and Your Heart

Kara Yarnot – Monday 8/26, 11:15am – 12:30pm

Talent Management Track Presenter at CAHR19To be an amazing recruiter, you need to win the minds and hearts of everyone involved in the process – your candidates, your network, your hiring managers, and your leaders. Using the best technologies and applying analytics to your recruiting is just the basis for amazing recruiting. You must stay connected to the hearts of others. Kara will share a personal journey that reminded her how personal touch matters in creating first impressions, building your network, and staying connected to people.

At the end of this session, you’ll be inspired to:
• Create a candidate experience that inspires people to be an ambassador for your brand
•Build networks that include individuals beyond possible candidates and other talent acquisition professionals
• Construct plans to follow-up and stay in contact with your network

By using your head and your heart, you’ll discover that people want to include you in their journeys and you’ll be a better recruiter because of it.

Kara Yarnot is Vice President, Strategic Consulting Services at HireClix.



Best Practices for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace

Allison VanKuiken – Monday 8/26, 2:00pm – 3:15pm ☀️Sunshine Session☀️

Talent Management Track Presenter at CAHR19The landscape for LGBTQ inclusion is changing every day. In the US, an estimated 1.4 million adults in the US identify as transgender. A study put out last year by the Williams Institute discovered that 27% of youth in California are identified as transgender or gender non- conforming. When thinking about younger generations, we know that in the year 2025, millennials will represent 75% of the workforce. And millennials are more than 2xs as likely to identify as LGBTQ and more likely to identify as non-binary or genderfluid than previous generations. For employers, it is no longer a matter of what to do if they have transgender employees, but a matter of preparing for when they have transgender employees.

This session will provide an environment for professionals to elevate their cultural competency of transgender inclusion. Learn important human resources information about how to hire and support talented employees who are transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC).

Topics covered will include:

The business case for TGNC inclusion
The gender spectrum & transgender identities
• Coming out & navigating transition in the workplace
Concrete actions for employers to elevate the level of inclusion in the workplace

Allison VanKuiken is Executive Director at Trans Can Work.



ICE Raids, Green Cards, and Work Visas: Practical Guidance for HR Managers

David Fullmer & Bernard Wolfsdorf – Monday 8/26, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Talent Management Track Presenter at CAHR19Talent Management Track Presenter at CAHR19This session will provide education and an update on laws and procedures relating to the most common work visas utilized in the corporate world, including employer-sponsored permanent residence “Green Card” applications, as well as immigration-related work-site compliance and enforcement.

Topics to be discussed include:

• H-1B Cap
• Alternatives to H-1Bs: L-1, O-1, E-2
• Free Trade Visas
• The employment based 1st, 2nd, and 3rd preference categories
• Perm labor certifications
• Process for completing I-9 with foreign workers
• How to do I-9s for foreign workers
• Tips for tricky I-9s
• I-9 raid statistics
• Employer rights during an I-9 audit
• How to prepare for an audit
• AB 450

David Fullmer is Partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP.
Bernard Wolfsdorf is Partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP.



Nine Minutes on Monday

James Robbins – Monday 8/26, 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Talent Management Track Presenter at CAHR19Get ready for an inspirational, funny, and highly practical session to help you transform your leadership. Managers around the world are feeling the pressure of having too many plates to spin. Nine Minutes on Monday is a simple, easy-to-follow framework guaranteed to increase engagement and motivation among your staff. Thousands of managers around the world are seeing the results of using this simple blueprint. By following the Nine Minutes on Monday process, you will see an increase in employee engagement, a greater loyalty in your staff, and higher morale among your team.

James Robbins is President at The James Robbins Company LLC.



10 Data-Driven Methods for Better Engaging Your Employees

Ben Travis – Tuesday 8/27, 11:15am – 12:30pm

Talent Management Track Presenter at CAHR19Are your employees engaged? How can you tell? What is engagement? Employee Engagement is one of the most popular yet misunderstood topics in HR. It requires much more than the annual employee engagement survey. This session will demystify employee engagement, share the advantages of optimal employee engagement, challenge HR leaders to examine their own practices, educate the audience on data-driven methods (based on never before seen data), and inspire attendees to more purposefully engage their own teams. For those who want to better engage their own teams but don’t know where to start or even those who’ve attempted to improve their own engagement programs but have hit a wall, this presentation will kick-start a new level of employee engagement.

Ben Travis is Customer Growth Manager at Bonusly.



10 Minutes by Friday: Enhance Motivation and Accelerate Business Results

Gregg Lederman – Tuesday 8/27, 11:15am – 12:30pm ☀️Sunshine Session☀️

Talent Management Track Presenter at CAHR19Eighty-plus years of research has proven that humans CRAVE three things that enable them to become more motivated: Respect: Help me feel respected for the work I do. Purpose: Show me how what I do has purpose, makes a difference, and is relevant to the organization. Relationship: Help me build stronger connections with people, especially my immediate manager/supervisor. Lederman says, “We, as humans, love recognition, but we struggle to give enough of it. Whether we want to admit it or not, recognition plays a huge role in our everyday work lives— in our happiness, well-being, and working relationships. Learning to strategically recognize employees is the most effective and efficient way to give people what they CRAVE. Doing so leads to accelerated improvements in employee engagement and the work culture, which together inspire a more consistent customer experience.” In this highly interactive session, supervisors, managers, and executives commit to the 10 Minutes By Friday™ habit for giving people more of what they CRAVE! In return, they become better managers and leaders who are able to achieve the business results that matter most to their team, department, and/or organization.

Gregg Lederman is a professional speaker and the President of Employee Engagement at Reward Gateway, .



Working with Difficult People: Suffering at Work Is Optional

Shari Harley – Tuesday 8/27, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Talent Management Track Presenter at CAHR19When you feel depleted and exhausted at the end of a workday, chances are, it wasn’t the work that tired you out, but the people you work with. People can be difficult, hitting CC and Reply All when everyone doesn’t need to know, missing deadlines, talking about others when they’re not there . . . the list is endless. Difficult people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress. What if suffering at work was optional? What if you could work with just about anyone? Get easy-to-use techniques to smooth out even the most challenging workplace relationships. Find out why difficult people are so difficult. Get some practice to prevent difficult behavior. And get the words to tell people to back off or step up.

Shari Harley is President at Candid Culture, Inc.



High Functioning Teams Deliver High Performance! What is Your Plan?

Curt Archambault – Tuesday 8/27, 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Talent Management Track Presenter at CAHR19Highly skilled team members are not enough. You must have high functioning teams to succeed today. Teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage because it is so powerful and so rare. Leaders who take on the goal of building high performing teams need a disciplined, persistent, and thoughtful plan. By attending this session, you will be presented with solutions that will create a high-performance team culture.

Leaders and team members willing to do the heavy lifting with the team can experience the following benefits of high performing, cohesive teams:

• Avoid wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of lack of buy-in
• Make higher quality decisions and accomplish more in less time and fewer resources
• Are comfortable asking for help, admitting mistakes and limitations and take risks offering feedback
• Tap into one another’s skills and experiences
• Put critical topics on the table and have lively meetings
• Align the team around common objectives
• Retain star employees

In this highly interactive session, you will learn about processes, tools and innovative ideas that can assist leaders to build stronger, high performing teams which achieve critical organizational goals.

Curt Archambault is Vice President at People and Performance Strategies.



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