Closing General Session

2016 Talent Symposium

The Washington Outlook: Countdown to the General Election and Spotlight on the Workplace
 (3:05 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.)
 
Workplace Application: You will hear about the latest information on pending and anticipated legislative, regulatory and judicial activity that will affect the workforce.
 
In an election season that has been less than conventional, voters will head to the polls in November to elect a new president and decide which party or parties will control the 115th Congress. Key workplace issues are front and center on the campaign trail including compensation equity, paid maternity/paternity leave, immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act and tax reform.  Efforts to consider new workplace flexibility options and address labor-management practices are all at the forefront of Congress as it tries to conclude its business for the year. The Obama administration is also trying to put the finishing touches on its workplace regulatory legacy with changes to the overtime regulations, changes to labor-management relation practices and new requirements for federal contractors. How will these issues affect your workplace? This session will provide an overview of:
 
•         Current congressional activity.
•         A preview of potential issues for a new Congress and administration and how these issues could impact your organization.
•         An up-to-date discussion on current federal regulatory activity.
Presenter: Michael P. Aitken, vice president, government affairs, SHRM, Alexandria, Va.
 
Top Recruiting Trends for 2016 and Beyond: A Panel of Experts Provides Its Insights
 (3:50 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.)
 
Workplace Application: Hear from a panel of talent management experts about the top trends in recruitment and talent acquisition.
 
Adopting smart talent acquisition strategies is key to the successful growth of most companies. This session will explore how new recruiting technologies are reshaping the competition for talent. You will learn about new trends in recruiting tactics, as well as hear insights into how companies are building their employer brand. A panel of experts—moderated by Tony Lee, SHRM’s vice president of editorial—will help you prepare for the top recruiting trends of 2016 and beyond by analyzing these important issues and by providing advice on strategies for success. This session will explore:
• Key advancements in recruiting strategies, with advice on how to implement them.
• Emerging technologies to allow you to connect with critical talent.
• Proven techniques that help your company stand out from your competitors.
Moderator: Tony Lee, vice president, editorial, SHRM, Alexandria, Va.
Panelists: Peter Weddle, chief executive officer, TAtech, Stamford, Conn.; Thomas M. Darrow, SHRM-SCP, founder and principal, Talent Connections, LLC, Atlanta, Ga. and chair, SHRM Foundation, Alexandria, Va. ; and Danielle Monaghan, director of Talent Acquisition – Consumer, Amazon, Seattle, Wash.