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Fireside Chat: Navigating HR Challenges and Innovations Through JCPenney’s Employee-Centric Approach
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Fireside Chat: Navigating HR Challenges and Innovations Through JCPenney’s Employee-Centric Approach

Andre JoynerSVP/Chief Human Resources OfficerJCPenney Andre Joyner is the senior vice president, chief human resources officer at JCPenney. Andre is responsible for the development and execution of strategic human capital decisions and leads the Company’s human resources functions. Andre brings more than 20 years of innovative human resources and management experience in retail, health care, and consumer packaged goods industries. Most recently, Andre served as the senior vice president, head of human resources at Victoria’s Secret where he led the brand through its most significant organizational transformation. Earlier in his career, he held HR leadership roles at Merck & Co….

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Fireside Chat: Leveraging Team Effectiveness to Drive Business Performance in Times of Transformation
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Fireside Chat: Leveraging Team Effectiveness to Drive Business Performance in Times of Transformation

Rosa SantosVP Talent & Org EffectivenessPepsiCo Rosa Santos is the Vice President Talent Management and Organization Effectiveness PepsiCo Beverages NA for PepsiCo, a position she has held for almost nine years now. She is also the co-founder to the Color Forward Podcast: Advancing Multicultural Women. Prior to joining PepsiCo she worked for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Inter American Development Bank, and the Work Bank. She holds a number of post-secondary degrees from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross school of Business, the Fielding Graduate University, the University of East London, and the Universidad de…

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Are You Ready For a New Deal When It Comes To Employee Engagement?
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Are You Ready For a New Deal When It Comes To Employee Engagement?

Stephane CharbonnierFormer Chief Human Resources OfficerL’Oreal USA Charbonnier has over 30 years of experience helping organizations function at their best to achieve business growth. He is passionate about attracting and mentoring talent and is a thought leader on HR trends including employee engagement, labor relations, talent development, and the future of work. He has worked in HR leadership positions at global organizations including L’Oréal, Towers Watson, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, American Express and McDonalds in Europe and in the United States. In his most recent role as CHRO, Charbonnier pioneered a data-driven talent strategy which resulted in a strong talent pipeline….

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Preserving and Evolving New Balance’s Culture
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Preserving and Evolving New Balance’s Culture

Joan McGrailChief Human Resources OfficerNew Balance Athletics, Inc. Joan McGrail is a proven Human Resources executive with extensive experience in all facets of the department. She assumed her current role, Chief Human Resource Officer for New Balance Athletics, Inc., in May of 2020 and currently oversees all global HR operations for the company’s more than 9,000 worldwide employees. Joan is responsible for leading her team’s strategic HR planning and execution, with particular focus on diversity and inclusion; organizational effectiveness; talent development; culture enrichment, and HR operation data and analytics. She promotes agility and innovation, striving to unlock new ways of…

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Process Intelligence (PQ): The Key to Building High Functioning Leaders
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Process Intelligence (PQ): The Key to Building High Functioning Leaders

Most organizations conduct leadership training to attempt to develop and retain their leadership talent, however, the last three years have put an unprecedented strain on our leaders and organizations. Leadership fatigue is at an all-time high, the “Great Resignation” is real and relevant, and the leaders of the future must possess much more than just IQ and EQ. Learn the four “Non-negotiable Elements of PQ” that make High Functioning Leaders: Shane YountPresident & CEOCompetitive Solutions, Inc. Shane A. Yount is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, and President of Competitive Solutions, Inc. (CSI), an international Business Transformation consulting firm which pioneered the acclaimed…

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Be A Hero To Your Frontline Heroes: How EWA Can Help Support Your Workforce During Uncertain Economic Times
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Be A Hero To Your Frontline Heroes: How EWA Can Help Support Your Workforce During Uncertain Economic Times

During the global pandemic, our frontline heroes bravely kept our economy moving forward while making sure our communities had the necessities we needed to survive. Almost four years later, as inflation remains stubbornly high, we have the opportunity to support those very same frontline workers with impactful financial wellness benefits to help them manage their own finances during these challenging times. Join us as we discuss how Earned Wage Access is among those benefits that empower workers with choice and control over their earned income to pay bills on time and live a better financial life. Barbie WinterbottomWorkplace & People…

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AI 101: Empowering TA with Automation
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AI 101: Empowering TA with Automation

Kristen BaileyVP, Talent AcquisitionParadox Kristen has dedicated her life’s work to building TA organizations that drive business success. Prior to joining Paradox, Kristen spent 12 years at Amazon, last serving as Director of Talent Acquisition. Now, she is responsible for building the teams, systems, and strategies that help Paradox scale. And yes, that means thinking about how we use Paradox tech at Paradox!

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DE&I After SFFA v. Harvard
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DE&I After SFFA v. Harvard

Yesenia GallegosPartnerMcDermott Will & Emery Yesenia Gallegos is a partner in the Employment group at McDermott Will & Emery. She focuses her practice on a wide range of matters, including restrictive covenants, wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment claims, executive employment agreements, leaves of absence, employee terminations and reductions in force. She represents employers in employment litigation—including class actions—pending in both state and federal court. She also represents employers in actions against former employees in trade secret and embezzlement actions that require immediate restraining orders, injunctions and/or liens. She is frequently sought after to conduct and oversee workplace harassment…

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Whac-A-Mole: Proactive and Personalized Solutions to HR’s Biggest Challenges
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Whac-A-Mole: Proactive and Personalized Solutions to HR’s Biggest Challenges

Being an HR leader often feels like a giant game of Whac-A-Mole. You solve one problem, then another one pops up, then another…then another. Faced with ever-evolving employee expectations, HR leaders need to innovate in 2024 and beyond to meet the diverse needs of their workforce. If you can craft a people strategy which offers employees a high degree of personalization and flexibility, you don’t just get ahead of the game – you win it. Join this session with {speaker} and Bright Horizons to learn: Denise O’BrienGVP Growth Strategy and OperationsBright Horizons Mike XavierSr. Director of Financial HealthComcast Mike Xavier…

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More than a Paycheck: New Ways to Win the Race for Talent through Benefits!
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More than a Paycheck: New Ways to Win the Race for Talent through Benefits!

There are exciting changes in healthcare coming that we can use to achieve new goals in 2024. Join our exciting session that will be geared towards every HR professional to understand what is coming and how we can develop cutting edge solutions to increase the value of our healthcare benefits programs. Marybeth GraySVP, Health Benefits ConsultingTrion, a Marsh & McLennan Agency For more than 25 years, Marybeth Gray has worked on behalf of employers across the country to reduce the cost of healthcare and improve quality. Marybeth was recognized as a 2023 Top Women Leaders in Pennsylvania, and she was…

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How Mission Technologies, an HII Company, has Transformed their Talent Attraction & Retention Strategy with AI
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How Mission Technologies, an HII Company, has Transformed their Talent Attraction & Retention Strategy with AI

Claire FangChief Product OfficerSeekOut Claire joins SeekOut with a wealth of experience in the HR tech space. She was recently the Chief Product Officer for the EmployeeXM product line at Qualtrics where she led the team to grow the revenue more than 6X during her tenure. Throughout her career, Claire has held various product leadership positions in the tech industry, including leading the Business Platform product team at Facebook, building and growing Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure, consulting experience at McKinsey, and overseeing all product development efforts at a drone startup, eHang. In her new role, Claire is responsible for product…

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Solving the Volume Recruiting Challenge with AI
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Solving the Volume Recruiting Challenge with AI

Hope WeatherfordGlobal Head of PeopleFountain With over 15 years in the People space, Hope Weatherford has been captivated by HR tech, from how it can change the way we work to how it can change the lives of others for the better. She has worked at different levels for all types of companies, from Fortune 100 to early-stage startups. She also serves as an advisor to multiple HR tech startups. Today, Hope leads the People Team at Fountain where she and her colleagues pride themselves on changing the world, one job at a time.

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Which HR Leader Are You? Exploring HR Personas and Their Approach to Evolving Workforce and Benefit Priorities in 2024
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Which HR Leader Are You? Exploring HR Personas and Their Approach to Evolving Workforce and Benefit Priorities in 2024

Your industry, corporate culture and leadership style can influence the way you approach workforce priorities and benefits strategy. In this session we’ll explore common HR archetypes and their approach to supporting the diverse needs of their workforce in 2024. Join the Wes Burke, CHRO at Care.com to explore: Wes BurkeCHROCare for Business Wes was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Care.com in April 2023.  As CHRO, he oversees the Company’s global human resources function, including people operations (talent acquisition, compensation, performance management and benefits), workforce strategy, and culture and engagement, among other areas. An accomplished and seasoned executive, Wes…

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Building Talent Resiliency With Early-Career Tech Talent
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Building Talent Resiliency With Early-Career Tech Talent

Over the past year, there’s been a fundamental shift in the way Gen Z tech talent approaches the job search. High-profile layoffs have shaken confidence in both big-name tech companies and fast-growing startups. Yet the tech contraction has also opened up opportunities for employers in other industries to attract early-career tech talent, while also pushing tech students and new grads to reflect on what’s most important to them in their careers. Join this session to: Monne WilliamsChief Impact OfficerHandshake Monne serves as Handshake’s Chief Impact Officer. Prior to joining Handshake she was a Partner at McKinsey & Company based in…

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Fireside Chat: Purpose At Work: How Google Is Forging a New Frontier for Diversity and Inclusion
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Fireside Chat: Purpose At Work: How Google Is Forging a New Frontier for Diversity and Inclusion

Where are most companies missing the mark with diversity, equity, and inclusion? How is this affecting abilities to attract and retain top talent? Shifting internal conversations to ensure leaders and teams are deeply engaged to build a culture of empowerment and safety Focusing on senior leadership: Overcoming fears of failure, encouraging effort, whole-picture thinking, and deconstructing old habits Leveraging partnerships that disrupt traditional approaches to DEI and building community and shared experiences across your corporate culture Solving environmental issues that create exclusion to produce long lasting change — Melonie Parker Chief Diversity Officer Google Melonie Parker is an HR executive committed…

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