Welcome and Opening General Session with Hank Jackson and Ben Casnocha

2016 Talent Symposium
The Alliance: How to Manage Talent in the Networked Age
The employer-employee relationship is broken. Managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: You can’t afford to offer lifetime employment. But you can’t build a lasting, innovative business when everyone acts like a free agent. The solution: Stop thinking of employees as family or free agents and start thinking of them as allies on a tour of duty.
Based on his recent New York Times bestselling book with Reid Hoffman, founder/chairman of LinkedIn, in this keynote he will explain how to recruit, manage, and retain the entrepreneurial employees your business needs to succeed in the networked age. You’ll learn:
• The most important recruiting strategy that innovative companies use to attract their best employees.
• How to rebuild trust and loyalty with your employees even though you can't guarantee lifetime employment.
• How to manage employees who seek constant career growth by defining unique “tours of duty.”
• Why it pays to empower your employees to build their personal brands and expand their professional networks on LinkedIn and Twitter.
• How to develop an employee value proposition that resonates with millennials.
This is the management and business framework that will help your company generate Silicon Valley-style innovation, delivered by one of the field’s most engaging speakers.